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Lecturer, Degree Apprenticeship, Manchester

Lecturer Degree Apprenticeship, Manchester: Responsible for Delivering effective lecturing, and leading on the provision of learning for specific modules of degree apprenticeship

Closing date 20th May 2022

Package Competitive Pension, 25 (fte) days holiday, plus closure days, normally around Christmas, hybrid working opportunities, academic development opportunities  

Location Manchester

Salary Competitive Salary rates dependent on relevant experience

Working Hours Full time ideally, or part time (minimum 3-days per week)

We are the Government’s National College for Digital Skills. Our mission is to educate and empower the next generation of diverse digital talent. We train 250+ digital degree apprentices for over 30 organisations ranging from Google and Salesforce through to Deloitte and Cazoo as well as a number of fast-growing fintech and health tech companies. We offer high quality teaching as well as significant in-work support that helps transform the career prospects of our apprentices.

We have an authentic focus on diversity recruitment with over a third of our Apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds. A further third of our apprentices are young women, and over 40% are from ethnically diverse backgrounds. 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, collaborative Lecturer who is keen to share their own passion and technical expertise with the next generation of digital pioneers. 

You will be responsible for: 

Leading the online and in-person 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. Facilitate other industry professionals to support you and coordinate with support lecturers and our apprenticeship skills coaches to ensure that the curriculum meets the apprentices’ needs.  Support apprentices through their 3-year journey to successful completion.

As part of the wider teaching team at Ada, you will collaborate with your peers (including 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. 

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Lecturing across specified modules aligned to your experience and expertise

  • Leading the delivery of engaging course material to apprentices and ensure their educational progress

  • Updating and creating new learning content for existing lectures and workshops preferably applying it to real world scenarios

  • Creating and marking assignments and exams

  • Providing feedback to apprentices on their progress and additional support where necessary

  • Working 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

  • Actively participate in team-led initiatives.

About you

Ideally you will have:  

  • You will have a Masters degree in a technical subject (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, STEM subject with demonstrable use of technology) or comparable industry expertise

  • Teaching and/or training experience 

  • Experience of academic assessment 

  • Proficiency in programming in at least one of: JavaScript, Python and SQL 

  • Strong collaborative working skills and a sense of enjoyment from working in a high performing team 

  • A strong interest in strengthening your teaching practice

  • A passion towards sharing your knowledge and supporting others to learn effectively 

  • Ability to inspire people 

  • Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - At Ada, we are committed to developing a culture that is inclusive and that values diversity so that we can best serve the needs of our learners, staff, and stakeholders well. If you join us, we will expect you to play your part in the development of our culture.  

Applicants with disabilities - Ada 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 Department.

Safeguarding - Ada 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 successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and references will be sought from previous employers prior to commencing employment. Other related pre-employment checks appropriate to the post will also be carried out.

Sponsorship - Sadly, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role so can only accept applications from candidates who have the legal right to work and remain in the United Kingdom.

How to apply
Please email with a copy of your CV and a brief statement, no more than 500 words, stating why you wish to join us as at Ada.