Data Analytics Tech Trainer / Lecturer

Date listed
11 February, 2020
Application deadline
19 March, 2020

Welcome to Ada!

We are a specialist digital skills college training and developing diverse higher-level apprentices into fantastic roles in the tech sector and transforming their lives in the process. We work with over 30 of the most cutting-edge companies on the planet. They choose us because of the amazing quality of our teaching, learning and support.

We are growing rapidly. We have nearly 250 apprentices on roll from a wide range of backgrounds: 75% are recent school leavers, though the oldest is 42. A third are young women, one third BAME and many come from tough backgrounds. They represent over 15 different nationalities. They are united by their passion and enthusiasm for tech!

Apprentices enrol on one of three degree apprenticeships: software development, data analytics or a more generalist tech consultant programme all of which are validated by the Open University. All of our apprenticeship training is currently delivered from our Whitechapel campus, just minutes from the tube and train station.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic professionals who are keen to take on a new challenge and demonstrate their skills at teaching, sharing their expertise across a range of tech related topics with the next generation of digital pioneers. We will invest in your development so that you can develop your skills and change the lives of thousands of young people with a passion for tech desperate to break into the sector.

Your role will be integral in ensuring on-going high standards of teaching for our degree programmes. We will work with you to identify which modules you have expertise in and give you exposure to new modules in a supporting role. You will have a significant part in shaping a new type of education institution that is on track to have a national impact.

Nature of the role: Full time and Part time roles available

Responsible for: being an effective lecturer & then leading learning for specific modules of degree apprenticeships

Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 dependent on relevant experience and qualifications

Closing date for applications: Thursday 19 March 2020. We reserve the right to remove the advert should an excellent candidate be identified before this date so early applications are recommended

Start date: Spring 2020

Responsible for:

Ultimately you will lead the delivery and assessment of a range of modules for our degree programmes, creating and adapting content to ensure it is up to date and fit for purpose, facilitating other industry professionals to support you and co-ordinating with support lecturers and our apprenticeship skills coaches to ensure that the curriculum meets the apprentices’ needs.

You will have specific responsibility for modules on the Data Analytics pathway, being the champion for those apprentices on this course. You should ensure that they experience a logical and comprehensive learning experience. Their modules have an underlying skillset built on Python and a sound statistical understanding. You do not need to deliver all the modules on this course but you need to ensure that they all meet the highest quality standards.

As part of the wider teaching team at Ada, you will collaborate with your peers (including all our 6th form staff) and team members, giving and receiving feedback, planning ahead and supporting each other to ensure an ever-improving experience for our apprentices and a culture of continued professional development for all staff members.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Learn to be an effective lecturer for specific modules aligned to your experience and expertise
  • Lead the delivery of engaging course material to apprentices and ensure their educational progress
  • Differentiate your teaching style and learning materials for a diverse range of abilities and prior experience
  • Update and create new learning content for existing lectures and workshops preferably applying it to real world scenarios
  • Create and mark assignments and exams
  • Provide feedback to apprentices on their progress and provide additional support where necessary
  • Work collaboratively with the teaching team to ensure that individualised support programmes are in place for learners such as those with Special Educational Needs
  • Supporting the programme management team with reviewing work-based evidence

The Person

Ideal Experience

● EITHER: Professional experience in software development or data analytics

● AND/OR Degree/Higher Apprenticeship in technical subject (Computer Science, Software Engineering, STEM with demonstrable use of technology)

● Teaching experience

Bonus Experience:

● Experience of academic assessment

● Proficiency in programming in JavaScript or Python

Personal Qualities, Aptitudes and Skills:

  • Strong collaborative working skills
  • A strong interest in teaching
  • A passion towards sharing your knowledge and supporting others to learn effectively
  • Ability to inspire people
  • Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills

Safeguarding

The successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and completed other pre-employment checks appropriate to the role. Further information about the DBS be found at www.gov.uk.

How to apply

How to apply

Please email jobs@ada.ac.uk with a copy of your CV and a brief statement, no more than 500 words, stating why you wish to train to become a Data Analytics tech trainer/lecturer at Ada.

Ada is unable to offer Tier 2 sponsorship for this role. Please ensure that you already have the legal right to work and reside in the UK.

In the subject field please write “Application to train as a Data Analytics Tech Trainer” followed by your name.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and where required overseas police checks.

Equal opportunities

Ada. National College for Digital Skills recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its strengths. The following principles apply in respect of the College’s commitment to equality and diversity:

  • To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity;
  • To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential community;
  • To ensure that all employees and prospective employees of the College are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds such as age, disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender reassignment, trans status, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction;
  • To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation;
  • To promote good relations between individuals from different groups.

Applicants with disabilities

Ada. National College for Digital Skills is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs. We therefore encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application please contact our Hr Manager via hr@ada.ac.uk .

Ada, National College for Digital Skill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The post holder will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and references will be sought from previous employers prior to commencing employment

Thank you for your interest and good luck with your application!