FE Sessional Lecturer in Biology - #5529361

University of Derby

Date: 24/06/2022
City: Derby, England
Salary: £23 per hour
Contract type: Full time
University of Derby

Job details


Buxton & Leek College

Responsible to

Curriculum Leader


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£23.40 per hour

Closing date

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Contract type


Post type

Hourly paid



Please note: applicants already contracted to full-time positions within the University are not permitted to undertake additional contracted hours due to the weekly working time directive.

About the role

You'll deliver high quality teaching and assessment to the students of Buxton and Leek College and facilitate effective learning in line with the requirements of the Education and Training Foundation Professional Standards.

Actual hours and days will be described in a ‘Schedule of Work’.

Principal accountabilities

  • To teach effectively (including the necessary preparation) using a variety of methods on appropriate programmes as directed by the subject Curriculum Leader.
  • To assess and record students’ progress on a regular basis by appropriate means e.g. marking, internal verification, learning agreements, action plans etc.
  • To respond to the personal and social needs of students in the learning situation.
  • To prepare programmes of work and lesson plans, set assignments, tests, examinations, marking schemes.
  • To ensure that all appropriate administrative records are accurately completed and maintained in accordance with College procedures, e.g. enrolment forms, attendance registers, student Individual Learning Agreements.
  • To ensure that students behave in a responsible manner to a high standard of safety in classrooms, practical areas and around the College and University campus.
  • To comply with the requirements of Health & Safety, other relevant legislation and College documentation.
  • To comply with copyright and software licensing legislation and related University procedures.
  • To undertake appropriate training and Continuing Professional Development activities as requested by the Curriculum Leader.
  • To work with support staff, programme and course teams as appropriate.
  • To ensure that the College’s Quality Assurance Procedures are completed and actioned.
  • To contribute to the marketing activities of the College.
  • To comply with the requirements of Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, Prevent, Health and Safety and other University and College policies including Equal Opportunities, Risk Management and Equality and Diversity.
  • Attendance at the following Boards/Meetings, where it is appropriate and where meetings can be arranged to fit in with other commitments:
  • Development meetings
  • Probation and Development Review
  • Course/Team meetings
  • Any relevant meetings associated with internal and/or external periodic scrutiny (e.g. OFSTED)

All staff should be aware of the importance of their own and the University’s joint responsibility to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults.

Person specification

Essential Criteria


  • Hold or be willing to undertake a Level 3 teaching qualification e.g. Certificate in Education.
  • Level 2 Qualifications (either in Functional Skills or GCSE A-C) in both English and maths or a willingness to achieve within an agreed timescale.


  • Demonstrable evidence of ability to engage with learners to support high quality learning outcomes.
  • Previous experience of teaching/facilitating Access to HE Biology.

Skills, knowledge & abilities

  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to work effectively on your own and with a small team.
  • Well-developed administrative and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly within a team.
  • Good time management skills.

Business requirements

  • A commitment to the principle of widening participation.
  • A commitment to continued professional development.
  • A commitment to the College’s values and behaviours.
  • A willingness to work across College sites and externally.

Desirable Criteria


  • Assessor Awards.
  • Relevant science-based degree.


  • Experience of delivering teaching or training programmes to post 16 age group.
  • Experience of Internal and External Verification processes.
  • Practical experience of promoting equality and diversity.

Skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Knowledge of the latest developments in Education and Training.
  • A knowledge of appropriate progression routes for students.


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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