We have a great opportunity based at our Shuttleworth campus for a flexible hourly-paid Associate Lecturer In Animal Biology to become part of our Animal Sciences department.

As a Lecturer, you will play a role in the success of our students through:

  • Preparing and delivering lessons in Animal Biology
  • Providing a high-quality learning experience which supports students to achieve success.
  • Contributing pro-actively to developments in the curriculum and innovative teaching.
  • Participating in marketing and promotion activities to support a range of programmes and learning opportunities.
  • Our ideal candidates will have experience of knowledge of current issues and developments within the animal care sector and experience within the animal sector, alongside the following qualifications:

  • Degree Level Qualification in Animal Biology or other relevant subject
  • English and mathematics or similar at GCSE grade A-C/4-9 or equivalent or willingness to achieve English and mathematics Level 2 within one year
  • Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational values:

  • Student centred –  At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Educational excellence –  We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.
  • Teamwork  – We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Continuous improvement –  We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.
  • Caring  – We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.
  • Inclusive –  We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Further details of the safeguarding requirements and essential criteria for the post can found within the Job Description.

    The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group’s policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

    What is an Associate?

    Associates work on a short term basis as assigned. They teach or provide support services and they work with and are supported by core staff. As an Associate you will be issued with an Associate agreement, under this Agreement period you will be eligible to work on assignments offered to you. Typically an agreement runs from January to December and may be renewed thereafter.