Lecturer in Biology

Salary: £30,031 – £44,498 FTE per annum

(Salary dependent on qualifications and experience)

Contract: Full Time, Permanent – Part Time will be considered

Required: 1st September 2024


(If you are looking for a part time role, please state this on your application for consideration).

Would you relish the opportunity to teach students the subject of Biology within a college setting?

Not only can we offer the chance to teach successful and ambitious students, but we can do so in the beautiful Cotswold setting of Cirencester. The department itself is a vibrant, supportive and forward-thinking team; the teaching staff work together closely and have a genuine passion for the subject. We are seeking adaptable and creative individuals to join our high achieving Biology team and contribute to curriculum initiatives. You would teach surrounded by a large and supportive team who will readily share resources and best practices, and offer support whenever required. Within this environment we would help you further develop as a practitioner, as you in turn develop your students.

This is a great opportunity whether you are experienced in Further Education or want to make the switch from an 11-18 school. 

Candidates should have a commitment to further education and be motivated to achieve high standards in teaching and learning.  The ability to work well within teams and to adapt to curriculum demands is essential.  Ideally candidates should possess a good honours degree and a teaching qualification. 

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Teach to a high standard, and develop the relevant skills to teach truly outstanding provision
  • Candidates should have a commitment to providing high quality learning to enable all learners to achieve their full potential.  The ability to truly work as a team player is also essential.  The post holder will be expected to demonstrate outstanding organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates should possess either proven experience in industry or a good honours degree in a related subject (or a combination of both). Ideally you will hold a teaching qualification or be committed to obtain a suitable qualification once in post.

Closing Date: 19th April 2024, noon

Interviews Scheduled from: 13th May 2024

However, we reserve the right to interview early should we receive a large number of applications.

Benefits include: Teachers Pensions defined benefit pension scheme – 28.6% college pension contribution (including life assurance), generous holidays, sick pay scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, free on-site car parking, on-site fitness suite, Refectory and Cycle to Work Scheme. This role is compatible with the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) initiative. TTF is designed to help unqualified teachers gain experience and train to be a qualified teacher. This includes benefits such as a reduced timetable, team teaching opportunities and access to a teaching qualification while you work

Cirencester College may carry out online searches during the recruitment process on shortlisted candidates, as part of due diligence checks.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Cirencester College welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

Internal Applicants should complete an ‘Internal Application Form’ and send to hr@cirencester.ac.uk Forms are located on CCO under Cross College Documents, Forms, ‘Internal Application Form’