LECTURER/ SENIOR LECTURER DIGITAL APPRENTICESHIPS

Buckinghamshire New University
South East
£35333 - £40931

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Job Description

Location
High Wycombe
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary Range
£35,333 - £39,745 / £40,931 - £51,805
Hours per week
37
Closing Date
09/12/2022
Ref No
1096

Full Time - Permanent - High Wycombe
Salary - Lecturer £35,333 - £39,745 / Senior Lecturer £40,931 - £51,805

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That’s why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.

Our University’s DRIVE values are at the heart of all that we do. We are united in being dynamic, responsible, inclusive, visionary and empowering to ensure that we provide the best experience to our learners and offer excellent service to our partners and to each other as colleagues.

BNU continues to experience rapid growth in student numbers, making us one of the fastest-growing higher education providers. This is an exciting time to join the University as we invest significantly in estate developments and welcome Jay Blades MBE as our inaugural Chancellor.

This exciting role within the School of Creative and Digital Industries is for an Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Digital Apprenticeships (depending on experience) to teach on our Level 6, three-year, Digital Technology Solutions Professional Apprenticeship programme. The programme is designed for current or aspiring practitioners in the IT related areas covered by the apprenticeships standard for Digital and Technology Solutions Professional. Within this context, it is designed for professionals who provide technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers in a range of areas including software, business and systems analysis, cyber security, data analysis and network infrastructure. We are particularly looking for talented individuals with experience of:

  • Front-end web development (HTML, CSS, JS, front-end frameworks)
  • Back-end software development (Java, C++, C#, Python)
  • Mobile app development ( React Native)
  • Cloud Computing (AWS or Azure)
  • Cyber Security and InfoSec
  • Technical / Digital leadership

What we offer:
  • a generous holiday entitlement (35 days per annum, plus bank holidays & closure days)
  • training & development support opportunities
  • contributory pension scheme
  • discounted gym membership for our on-site gym
  • a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

Please click here to see our wide range of benefits available for employees.

If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University’s values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further information about this role please contact Jonathan Jackson at \Jonathan.Jackson@bucks.ac.uk.

All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymized shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CVs or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

Closing Date: 9th December 2022
Interview Date: 16th December 2022

If you are successful in securing an interview for the role, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.
The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Digital Apprenticeships

School: Creative and Digital Industries

Grade: G/ H

Location: High Wycombe Campus/ online

Hours: 37

Responsible to: Head of School/ Deputy Head of School for Creative and Digital Industries

Job Purpose:
The post-holder will be required to contribute to the following:
  • To teach and support students by adopting a learner-centred approach, delivering a first-class student experience.
  • To lead and undertake curriculum development, professional practice, enterprise activity, research and other forms of scholarly activity as outlined within the Bucks Academic Framework
  • To be a team-player and contribute to the wider work of the School and wider University.

Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:
Education:
  • To undertake research-informed teaching in the subject discipline managing all aspects of curriculum delivery and the associated student experience to the highest standards in accordance with the University’s requirements and the TEF.
  • To undertake associated activities in connection with the courses taught including: module and course leadership; curriculum development; personal tutoring student recruitment; assessment, review and evaluation.
  • To achieve good student satisfaction – demonstrating ‘customer focus’ and achieving strong NSS results.
  • Demonstrate inclusive practice in curriculum design and delivery. Work to eliminate attainment gaps.
  • To contribute to Open Days, school, college and partnership links and the marketing and promotional work of the Department and School.
  • To support students in supervising placements, learning in practice, internships and work-related activities.
  • To deliver pastoral care to, and project supervision of, students.
  • To plan and deliver the curriculum using appropriate digital technologies, including the use of IT and multimedia.
  • To provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students, which promotes improvement of performance.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of your practice; use data and student feedback to identify opportunities to enhance the quality of your teaching and the outcomes for learners. Proactively work with colleagues in the School and across the University to share good practice, seek opportunities to enhance practice, and thereby demonstrably enhance the student experience and outcomes
  • To undertake and promote cross disciplinary teaching to contribute to the success of the wider University.
  • To engage in professional development activities (e.g. CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to teaching, learning and assessment.

Research and Professional Practice:

  • To conduct research and scholarly activity of relevance to the senior lecturing role and/or area of professional practice and align own research with teaching and learning.
  • To contribute to the REF and KEF and to internal and external research and enterprise strategies, as applicable.
  • To engage with relevant business and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context.
  • To engage in professional development activities (e.g. CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to research, enterprise and/or the relevant profession.
  • To maintain an external profile within own academic subject area at a level appropriate to the discipline.
  • To maintain and foster the high reputation of the University in practice partner settings.

Leadership and Management:
  • To manage and lead on initiatives/areas of work which facilitate School and/or University performance.
  • Demonstrate involvement in the support and development of Lecturers and Graduate Teaching Associates, contributing to the recruitment and mentoring of new colleagues, as appropriate.
  • To promote the University values within the academic community.
  • To adhere to the Bucks Values and advance Equality Diversity and Inclusivity for students and colleagues.

Liaison and Networking:
  • Participate in relevant internal and external networks
  • Promote and market the work of the University in the subject area.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of education quality and thinking in the field by being involved in quality assurance, external decision-making bodies, groups and subject associations.

Comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR; Health and Safety; and Equality and Diversity requirements and legislation in all working practices.

Any other such reasonable duties as required by the Head of School / Deputy Head of School.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
E – Essential D = Desirable A = Application T = Test I = Interview
Education, Qualifications & Training

E / D

Means of Testing

First degree in a relevant field

E

A

Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field or significant work experience in a relevant field

E

A

Recognised HE teaching qualification or willingness to undertake one

E

A/I

Fellow of the HEA or willingness to work towards achieving HEA Fellow accreditation

E

A/I

Evidence of recent scholarship and/or continuing professional development relevant to the post

E

A/I

PhD level qualification in relevant field

D

A

Knowledge & Experience

E / D

Proven experience of teaching and working with students at HE level

E

A/I

Proven academic experience within higher education, including; curriculum development

E

A/I

Evidence of scholarship and proven capability in either research, enterprise or professional practice within contemporary subjects aligned to the School’s portfolio

E

I

Proven experience of working effectively within a team

E

I

Proven experience of course leadership

E

I

Skills

E / D

Excellent knowledge of relevant industry

E

A/I

Demonstrable expertise in key areas such as:
  • Front-end web development (HTML, CSS, JS, front-end frameworks)
  • Back-end software development (e.g. Java, C++, C#, Python)
  • Mobile app development (e.g. React Native)
  • Cloud Computing (AWS or Azure)
  • Cyber Security and InfoSec
  • Technical / Digital leadership

E

A/I

Excellent presentation and communication skills

E

I

Excellent word, excel and power point skills

E

I

Excellent writing skills, particularly in the context of writing bids or formal documents

E

I

Special requirements

Willingness and ability to work flexibly in other sites on and off campus as required

E

I

ROLE COMPETENCIES
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Agreeing and Delivering Expectations

Level 4 Indicators
  • Sets standards across different areas
  • Seeks to overcome poor practice
  • Identifies and resolves issues affecting overall productivity and levels of service
  • Monitors student expectations and implements changes required to meet future demands

Teaching and Learning

Level 4 Indicators
  • Integrates a series of topics/syllabus/curriculum in order to achieve long term development of the whole curriculum
  • Ensures quality audits are carried out regularly
  • Promotes and mentors colleagues in teaching and learning
  • Creates and promotes learning communities


PARTNERS / OUTWARD FACING

Influencing and Networking

Level 3 Indicators
  • Builds relationships across schools and departments
  • Collaborates with other departments and schools to deliver goals
  • Relates well to different types of people and deals confidently with senior levels
  • Handles objections from others convincingly
  • Identifies objections and constructs counter arguments
  • Uses humour to create enjoyable relationships

PEOPLE / RELATIONSHIPS

Adhering to Bucks Values

Level 3 Indicators
  • Challenges inappropriate behaviours that breach the values
  • Maintains high personal ethical standards in approach and decision making
  • Acts as a role model

Applying Expertise/Scholarly Activity

Level 4 Indicators
  • Maintains ‘expert’ status through professional development
  • Identifies appropriate goals and direction for others in specialist area
  • Acts as ‘expert’ for consultation internationally

PERFORMANCE

Achieving Personal Objectives

Level 4 Indicators
  • Shows determination to increase contribution to own and others’ goals
  • Identifies development strategies for self and others to assist in attaining career goals
  • Uses appropriate media to keep others up to date
  • Benchmarks to improve University’s performance