Royal National College for the Blind are looking to recruit a Teacher in Charge of IT (Programme Areas)


Job title:         Teacher in Charge of IT (Programme Areas)

Reporting to:  Directors of Learning and Curriculum

Hours:             Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary:            £30,942 – £36,780 per annum

Closing Date: Sunday 4 September 2022 at 5pm
Job purpose: 

To manage, develop, teach and promote the vocational IT Programmes within the college and to broaden employer engagement and effective work experience for those students enrolled on the Level 2 and Level 3 IT/Computing programmes.  

Duties and responsibilities:

•    To manage the IT Vocational (BTEC and OCR Technical) curriculum area, providing innovation and best practice in teaching, learning and assessment and ensuring that strategies conform to the requirements of the subject/course awarding body.
•    To ensure that all qualifications and content is accessible to all students using their assessed Assistive Technology (AT) solution.   
•    To ensure you and your team develop skills in using all Assistive Technology solutions for Visual Impairment and adapt your resources accordingly.  (Braille Technology, screen reading and magnification software)
•    To take a lead in innovation in curriculum design in the curriculum area to ensure outstanding outcomes and to meet aspirations of students.
•    To ensure that there is an active strategy enabling external employers and agencies to contribute to Curriculum Areas as required by examination bodies.
•    To ensure effective Internal Verification across all IT and computing courses according to all assessment body guidance.
•    To produce submissions/revalidations to the appropriate awarding bodies and act as the contact between the College and the External Verifier(s) as required.
•    To organise internal examinations and assist with external examinations in liaison with the College Examinations Officer. To ensure that appropriate submissions are made to the relevant awarding bodies for the subjects and courses in the curriculum area and the specific access needs of our students.
•    Improving and supporting accessibility through working with awarding bodies and college staff
•    Plan and deliver appropriate schemes of work and lesson plans to meet the needs of the individual learner, the staff and the accreditation bodies.  

•    To ensure that the quality of the delivery is of the highest standard by implementing college quality processes and embedding effective quality assurance/quality improvement arrangements.
•    To take a lead in innovation in curriculum design in the curriculum area to ensure outstanding outcomes and to meet aspirations of students.
•    To ensure that subject and course teams work together effectively in the delivery of the subjects and courses.
•    To ensure that college procedures for the monitoring, review and evaluation of the Curriculum Area are implemented by staff where appropriate.
•    To set, implement and monitor objectives within the self-assessment and planning processes to ensure effective implementation of action plans.
•    To organise and assist with cover for absent staff, including set work for students.
•    To assist with drafting staff timetables in line with employee conditions of service guidelines.
•    To assist with the quality review processes, by carrying out:
o    Formal lesson observations
o    Regular informal observations
o    Reviews of marked work
o    Management of benchmarking and peer review processes
•    To implement the college appraisal system and, specifically, ensure the effective performance management of staff and setting and monitoring targets in the area. To carry out staff appraisals and to identify, plan and implement staff development needs for staff in their teaching roles.
•    To ensure the induction, probation and mentor support for new staff and carry out reviews as relevant.
•    To hold regular minuted team meetings in accordance with the College calendar.
•    To ensure that registers are accurately recorded and maintained.

Student Progress
•    To monitor the progress of students including requirements on Education, Health and Care Plans.
•    To record and report on learner progress and achievement in line with the college recording and reviewing cycle including setting SMART and personalised goals, objectives and targets.
•    To inspire student progression, ensuring that students are well informed about career options relating to computing and IT subjects and courses.
•    To provide effective monitoring of the curriculum area to ensure that college values, employability skills and British values are embedded in curriculum sessions.
•    To work with the transitions team to ensure that all students develop employability skills and have effective work experience relating to the IT industry.
•    Set standards and monitor learner attendance, punctuality and retention and record this information including reporting any trends in issues to tutors and Learning 

To Apply click HERE

RNC is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. 
Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

Note: This job description covers the main, current duties and responsibilities of the job; however, it is subject to review and amendment in the light of developing or changing organisational needs. Other activities commensurate with this Job Description may from time to time be undertaken by the Job Holder. 

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