Skills for Volunteering and Work Tutors


    Website Fircroft College of Adult Education

    Skills for Volunteering and Work Tutors

    Salary £28,715 – £35,288 per annum, pro rata

    Various fractional posts teaching equivalent of between 9 and 18, 3 day ‘short courses’ per annum.

    Evening and weekend teaching essential

    Fircroft is a residential college occupying a former Cadbury family home, set in six acres of beautiful grounds in Selly Oak, Birmingham. We were originally founded to provide educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged and excluded members of society. One hundred years on from the birth of Fircroft College, its mission of ‘social justice’ is more relevant than ever. Fircroft is a thriving and ambitious College with a vast and diverse community of learners and a strong ethos.

    Fircroft is currently in an exciting phase of improvement and development, we are now in a position to appoint fractional tutors to plan and teach on agreed programmes and to lead development and practice in relation to skills for volunteering and work.

    As a member of the Education Team, you will contribute to the development of our curriculum.  You will be required to meet the targets and criteria set by the college for outstanding teaching, learning and assessment.  As part of the role, you will collaborate with staff across the college to ensure an excellent learner experience and progression and will participate fully in the college’s quality improvement activity, including moderation and learning walks.

    To be considered for this role you must hold an appropriate degree or professional qualifications in a relevant subject, together with a recognised teaching qualification and/or Level 5-7 subject specialism.  You must have the ability to teach on programmes that are designed around skills for volunteering and work, such as Applying for Work. Presentation Skills, Becoming Self-Employed.  You must also be able to demonstrate a track record of curriculum innovation and materials development.  Ideally, you will also have past experience of community learning and RARPA.  You will have a personal commitment to reflection and CPD.

    The right person will be someone who understands the differences of teaching in adult education and has a background or some exposure of working with students who may face many disadvantages. Any experience of adult or residential education would be beneficial.

    Benefits at Fircroft include free parking, free cooked lunch, free hot drinks, 37 days annual leave, a relaxed, friendly and unique working environment, 6 acres of beautiful grounds, childcare voucher scheme, pension scheme and a passion for education, social justice and community improvement.

    If you meet the criteria above and would like to apply for this role please e-mail for an application form.

    Closing date for this post is: Monday 15 May 2017.

    Interviews to take place: w/c 29 May 2017

    This College is committed to equality of opportunity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.



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