Digital Media Subject Tutor

Category: Teaching

Closing Date: Monday 05 December 2022 11:59

Salary: £25,149 - £41,882.00 per annum

The Prospect Trust is a leading Multi-Academy Trust in the South of England, with an aim of providing outstanding education for all learners within a family of local academies. There are currently three academies within the Trust: The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Tomlinscote School and Frimley Church of England Junior School.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Media and Film Department within an outstanding Sixth Form College. We are seeking a proactive individual to provide an excellent level of support to both staff and students in the College.

The College will, as one of the region’s most distinguished providers of 16-19 education, be at the heart of this undertaking sharing expertise, skill and leadership.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate able to teach Digital Media in a consistently successful curriculum area.  Candidates should be willing to teach on the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Digital Media qualification. Please state in your application if you are able to teach in any other related subject area. 

Key strengths of The Sixth Form College are:

  • ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted 
  • Achievement of high grades with excellent value added;
  • Outstanding teaching by a team of experienced and motivated staff;
  • Exceptional levels of support for students both inside and outside of lessons;
  • Innovative use of IT to promote learning embedded as a regular part of normal teaching.

The Curriculum Area of Media and Film

The Media and Film Department consists of 10 specialist teachers who deliver the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Digital Media qualification, A Level Media and A Level Film Studies to approximately 550 students. Alongside the teaching staff a team of technicians support students in the delivery of skills in the subject area and deliver enrichment opportunities. 

The Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Digital Media is offered as an Extended Certificate (Single option) or Diploma (Double option) over two years, with approximately 150 students across these courses. 

The Media and Film Department provides strong industry recognition and links with its work experience with external clients and the “Creative Kickstart” initiative, making students aware of progression opportunities across a range of subject areas.

The Post of Digital Media Tutor

We are looking for a teacher who displays the following characteristics:

  • A thoughtful and self-reflective approach to pedagogy;
  • A desire to be an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • A passion for the subject;
  • Excellent ICT skills that makes learning visible in the classroom 
  • Excellent subject knowledge and a desire to build on this; and an
  • Enthusiasm for working with 16-19 year old students.

You should be capable of delivering the subject to a range of student abilities. In addition we are looking for a candidate who recognises the critical importance of developing our students’ literacy and numeracy skills and will implement this as an integral part of their teaching.   

Candidates will be part of a team where resources and ideas are freely shared for the greater good of the department. The successful applicant is expected to be flexible, not afraid to meet challenges, and innovative in their approach to curriculum delivery.

How do we support you?

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider college community.  This will include:

  • a mentor to help you through the first year (in particular);
  • support from your curriculum manager and director of faculty; and
  • an extensive programme for all new staff to help induct you into College life as well as to develop your approach to teaching

We regard our staff as our most important resource and will do our utmost to support you throughout your time at the College.

For graduates we will organise and fund a teaching qualification - usually a Professional Certificate in Education programmes (Further Education and Skills Sector - FESS) through the University of Greenwich which is a long distance qualification gained after two years.  At the end of these two years we can apply for you to get QTLS through the University of Greenwich.  In addition we offer ECT status through The Xavier Hub and Teach First.

We regard our staff as our most important resource and will do our utmost to support you throughout your time at the College.

Why should you join us? 

We continue to be an outstanding provider of post-16 education and in 2019 the results gained by our students placed the College in the top 25% for A-level, and the top 10% for level 3 vocational courses.

All teaching staff are provided with either a touch screen chromebook or an iPad to support learning and teaching within the classroom. 

If you are motivated by a challenge and feel you could support us to achieve even greater results, this is the right College for you. It is a truly great place to work.

Contract/Hours: Term-Time, Full time hours (Part time would be considered for the right candidate)

Working Pattern:  Monday to Friday, Term-Time only

Start date: January 2023

If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role please contact the HR team on team_HR@prospecttrust.org.uk.

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk by Monday 5th December 2022, 12 noon.

Early applications are encouraged, as the Trust may at its discretion elect to both interview and select candidates before the advertised closing date.

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to acting in line with the GDPR regulations; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for an interview. 

The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.