R360 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education: Visa sponsorship available

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education: Visa sponsorship available


University of Derby

Salary: £37,099 to £54,395 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 April 2024
Location: Derby, Derbyshire
Company: University of Derby
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 0092-24


Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

Due to growth in our Initial Teacher Training and Education (ITTE/E) partnership an opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Training and Education, within the Institute of Education (IoE). Applicants should be experienced in the delivery of the primary curriculum. Applicants who have specialisms in wider curriculum subjects and who hold Qualified Teacher Status are particularly welcomed.

The Institute of Education has a long and successful history of educating and training educational professionals. It is an innovative and supportive community of learners with a strong research culture and reputation for providing innovative solutions to the field of education. Working with a range of external partners we play a central role in the provision of educational services throughout the Midlands and beyond. Our staff are experts in the field of early childhood, SEND, careers guidance, professional and vocational education and Teacher Training. We have a vibrant teaching portfolio through which we offer diverse perspectives, blend digital technologies and facilitate work-based opportunities to support graduate employability.

As a member of the ITT/E team you will be responsible for teaching, leading, curriculum development, research and consultancy within the field of primary education, especially pertaining to any of the subject areas identified above. You will use innovative and inclusive learning strategies which serve to motivate and support students and staff alike to achieve outstanding academic and professional outcomes.

You will need to value highly the student experience, teaching quality and standards, flexibility, professional practice and employability. We expect to appoint a future facing, innovative candidate who is fully conversant with current debates within education.

For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Jo Byrd -Assistant Head of Discipline: Primary ITT/E via j.byrd@derby.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position. Visit https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa for more information.

To be eligible for sponsorship you must evidence that you hold all essential qualifications listed on the job description. Please note, equivalent experience will not be accepted as evidence of the essential qualifications.

If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

To apply for this job please visit findajob.dwp.gov.uk.