Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Education

University of the West of England


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The School of Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol is a vibrant community with a mission to advance social justice through education and lifelong learning. We have a long-term commitment to providing high-quality learning, teaching and research.

We achieve this through partnerships with a large number of local schools, colleges and other organisations.   We offer a range of programmes in Initial Teacher Education, Childhood, Education, and Professional Development.  Our undergraduate and postgraduate Early Years and Primary programmes are long-established with excellent outcomes and feedback from students.  Within the school, we also have a suite of online programmes, international programmes and are developing new programmes across the field of education.

We are looking to appoint one full time and one part time (0.6) Senior Lecturer in Education to work in our team. The posts will be based primarily in the Initial Teacher Education team and are permanent roles. The role will require you to plan and prepare teaching and you will work with experienced colleagues to prepare, deliver, and assess modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes.

You will be expected to eventually contribute to our research portfolio and should be willing to study for, or have already completed, a master’s qualification.  Applicants should have had at least 6 years primary classroom experience.

As part of your role you will be required to support trainees on school experience and therefore a working knowledge of the DfE Teachers’ Standards and Qualified Teachers Status (QTS) are essential requirements for the post. As our partnership is wide, access to a vehicle will be necessary to fulfil this role.

You will be able to enthuse and motivate students, be flexible in your approach, have excellent interpersonal and mentoring/coaching skills, be highly organised, able to manage a varied and challenging workload and take a collaborative approach to your work.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements  include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 24th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2023 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables ‘.

We are an ambitious and values led  university. We’re focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims. 

Add your individuality to ours

UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community .

We are proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing community and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol, however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while incredible new facilities  continue to be developed to enhance our offer even further.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days pro rata
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Start date: January 2024 (depending on notice period of successful applicant)

We would consider applications from applicants interested in part time contracts.

This post requires enhanced DBS clearance.

Please see the full job description and person specification for the role at www.uwe.ac.uk/jobs
Interviews for successful applicants will be in the week beginning 27th November 2023.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Karan Vickers-Hulse on 0117 3284137 or email: [email protected]

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.

Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview.

Advice to applicants

We’d love to hear from you – if you are excited about joining us at UWE please complete our application form as soon as possible.

Tell us about how your skills and experience relate to the requirements of this role by describing how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria listed in the Person Specification section of the Job Description, and include specific examples wherever possible.

Once we have completed shortlisting we will let you know the outcome of your application by email, so please check your inbox for updates. 

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