BioGrad biobank
BioGrad biobank

Vacancy

Job Description

Professional Education Lead
Contract: Full-Time
Salary: £35,000 – £42,000 per annum – 5 days per week including weekends and bank holidays where required
Location: Liverpool
Reports to: Head of Education
REF: JD34BioEdCLFE
Key contacts: Quality Assurance Lead, Head of Skills Bootcamps and Lecturing team
Role Overview: Oversee the FE curriculum, manage academic teams and lead in the areas of teaching, learning, assessment and Learner outcomes. To develop, deliver and assess the BioGrad Education science programmes of study, in line with awarding bodies, that will stretch and challenge all learners. Manage a team of lecturers monitoring their delivery, assessment and record keeping.

Key Responsibilities

1. Oversee the FE curriculum, manage academic teams and lead in the areas of teaching, learning, assessment and Learner outcomes.

  • Oversee all FE provision within BioGrad Education including Skills for Life Bootcamps, Income generated programmes such as level 3, undergraduate and postgraduate provision.
  • Manage academic teams to deliver high quality learning programmes that align with awarding organisations and Ofsted.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, awarding organisations, funding agencies and department heads to understand the learning objectives and requirements of the funded learning programmes.
  • Lead the design and development of a comprehensive curriculum that aligns with the needs of the target audience such as employers, research groups and medical schools.
  • Ensure compliance and incorporate proven methodologies to support different learning styles and accessibility into all programmes in line with our policies and procedures.
  • Support the department heads in the use of instructional design principles and best practice to create effective and engaging learning materials including course overviews, schemes of work, lesson plans, assessments and a variety of resources.
  • Accurately map all Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours and wider curricular criteria to embedded functional skills and information, advice and guidance in all learner journeys.
  • Collaborate with the Quality and Assurance Lead, department heads and subject experts to design and develop critical components within the learner journey.

2. To develop, deliver and assess the BioGrad Education science programmes of study, in line with awarding bodies, that will stretch and challenge all learners. Manage a team of lecturers monitoring their delivery, assessment and record keeping.

  • Possess and utilise a full range of teaching methods to support learning. These may include lectures, laboratory sessions, tutorials and supervision and train others in these methods of delivery.
  • Conduct performance reviews and create development plans setting realistic goals which are measurable, and time bound.
  • Design teaching materials that allow every learner to access the content required for their course and ensure learning materials are reviewed and updated on a regular basis or as and when required.
  • Develop module assessments in line with awarding organisation’s criteria using rationale to support the choice of assessment.
  • Understand equal opportunities and how it relates to teaching delivery and academic content.
  • To observe, support and train lecturers and liaise with the Quality Assurance Lead where applicable.
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in andragogy and implement these into the module and course programmes.
  • Implement these updates by training staff on andragogy and observing lectures to assess their implementation and outcomes.
  • Develop networks both internal and external in areas such as Learner recruitment, marketing activity, identifying sources of funding and any other area that develops the BioGrad Education business.
  • Delivering group lectures both online and face to face to 20-200 Learners Delivering small group teaching both online and face to face to 1-20 Learners Assess and grade work such as essays, exams, case studies and presentations.
  • Course design, development and delivery in line with awarding organisations.
  • Provide both formative and summative structured feedback to Learners that allows the Learner to develop their skills and knowledge in a way that challenges them.

3. Keep policies and procedures up to date and assist in continuing recognition criteria for Ofqual and other awarding bodies.

  • Contribute to policy writing and updating and training staff to use policies during their working day.
  • Attend and run training sessions and meetings as and when directed by the business or Head of Education.
  • Liaise with external examiners and stakeholders where applicable.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures in accordance with company standards including safeguarding and GDPR.
  • Provide support for team members who are supporting and mentoring our internships and work placements.
  • Undertaking clerical duties as and when require

4. To ensure all Health and Safety Policies are adhered to keep staff and Learners safe.

  • Ensure that equipment and work/teaching areas are routinely cleaned, and equipment maintained
  • Work in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, Health and Safety guidelines, ISO standards and COSHH guidelines.
  • Train staff on SOP’s, H&S guidelines, ISO standards, risk assessments and COSHH
  • Understand and perform procedures for spillage of chemical and biological material, and fire alarm procedure. Ensure all staff are trained in this area and adhere to protocols.
  • Maintain stock levels of all PPE, equipment and consumables
  • Responsible for the health and safety of Learners in the laboratories making sure Learners are not left alone in the laboratory areas.
  • Ensure Learners wear appropriate PPE.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Training & Knowledge

Essential
Desirable

Skills & Behaviours

Essential
Essential/ Desirable

Company Benefits

35 days Holiday per annum pro rata
Employee Assistance Programme
Benefits Available after 1 years’ Service.
House Loan Scheme –   down payment on new home
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Package
Enhanced Sickness and Absence Pay
Enhanced holiday package after 5 years and 10 years’ service

Apply Now

If you are interested in this job position, please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@biograd.co.uk