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The successful candidates will themselves be educated to at least Level 4 and capable of sharing their knowledge with our students in an engaging and informative manner that benefits their passion for the subject.

Key facts

  • Part-time, permanent
    22.2 (3 days) hours per week
  • Salary
    £18,199 to £21,719, depending upon qualifications and experience
  • Closing date
    Wednesday 24th July 2024
  • Interview date
    Friday 2nd August 2024 (interviews will only be taking place on this date)

Unlocking Potential - Transforming Lives - Creating Bright Futures

The successful applicant will contribute to teaching fashion and textile technology (which may include but is not limited to garment technology, garment production, and contemporary issues in fashion and textiles). The candidate will be aware of investigating advancements in fashion textile technology that impact design, garment manufacturing, and sustainability within the fashion sector, researching the technical aspects of product innovation in materials and manufacturing processes.

The successful candidates will have experience delivering the highest-quality teaching and learning. They will embrace an environment that values creativity, technology, and forward-thinking methodologies. They will build strong, positive working relationships with a supportive and collaborative team of educators and professional services who share the goal of providing a meaningful educational experience.

They will have excellent organisational and time-management skills and can prioritise work effectively to meet objectives and deadlines. They will be comfortable with and proactively adapt to rapid changes in educational trends within the sector. They can plan and prioritise their work schedule to achieve objectives, have strong IT skills, and be happy to be part of a close-knit team with shared objectives.

The successful candidates will themselves be educated to at least Level 4 and capable of sharing their knowledge with our students in an engaging and informative manner that benefits their passion for the subject.

Teaching experience is desirable, but we seek someone confident in sharing their experience and knowledge with our students. We would support you in gaining a formal teaching qualification alongside your work with us.

Job Overview

  • Teaching: Deliver engaging and effective lessons across a variety of curriculum disciplines.
  • Curriculum Development: Lead the development of specific subjects within the curriculum, ensuring content is current and industry-relevant.
  • Research & Consultancy: Engage in significant research and consultancy activities to enhance the academic and practical learning experience.
  • Course Verification & Leadership: Oversee course verification processes, coordinate course teams, and provide leadership to ensure high education standards.
  • Impactful Role: Play a crucial role in shaping the future of the related industry by mentoring and educating the next generation of skilled professionals.
  • Classroom Management: To ensure student retention and achievement targets are met. Provide a safe and healthy environment in which to work and learn. Ensure that adequate resources and materials are provided to enhance learning, thereby enriching the opportunity and experience of learners.

See the Job Description for full details.

Why choose us?

Set within the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District, we are an FE college that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. Under the leadership of our Principal, Kelvin Nash, we are embarking on a series of bold steps to grow the college and remain an excellent education provider for Cumbria and the Northwest region. Our students are focused on their learning, achieve high levels of attainment, and consistently give us high satisfaction ratings. The college recognises the wellbeing of its staff as a priority, as well as ensuring that excellent work is appropriately recognised and that a healthy work-life balance is maintained.

What we offer

  • A friendly and supportive environment
  • Rewarding jobs, working with talented students
  • Great career progression opportunities
  • A generous holiday entitlement
  • Excellent pension schemes for all staff
  • 7 efficiency days per year (pro rata) in addition to your hard-earned holiday allocation
  • A college that is committed to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop
  • A college that promotes and supports flexible working
  • On-site canteens with locally sourced ingredients
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Electric car and Cycle to Work scheme
  • A comprehensive staff awards, rewards, and Wellbeing scheme
  • Membership options are available to other discounting/saving providers
  • A full range of hairdressing and beauty therapy treatments
  • Discounts in the college Restaurant
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • Enhance absence Pay

Our vision

We will provide outstanding education and training opportunities that are responsive to the needs of our students and our community. All our actions will help develop our students to deliver positive economic and sustainable environmental change both now and in the future.

Our values

  • Excellence & Ambition
  • Respect & Honesty
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Loyalty & Commitment
  • A Positive Environment

    What we're looking for


    Essential Desirable
    A recognised teaching qualification or be willing to obtain within 2 years of appointment A Bachelor/Master’s degree in an required discipline
    Level 4 qualification (BTEC HNC, NVQ) in in a Fashion, textiles or Art discipline or be willing to work towards it
    English, Maths, and Science at Level  (GCSE A* to C or equivalent)


    Essential Desirable
    Understanding of Fashion and Textiles and potential specialisms that you can inspire students to progress into Recent experience of teaching in an FE/HE environment
    Recent experience with some industry specialisms

    Knowledge & Skills

    Essential Desirable
    Effective communication and presentation skills Capable use of IT to promote teaching and monitor learning
    Effective work management skills that can be translated into a classroom Ability to provide high quality pastoral care to learners
    Good general knowledge of health and safety at work in an educational and relevant vocational environment
    Comprehensive current technical knowledge and skills commensurate with the required vocational delivery

    Applications without the essential requirements will not usually be considered for appointment.


    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expect all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the college is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service, and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education(KCSIE) guidance, we will conduct online searches about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal obligation to meet safeguarding duties in accordance with KCSIE.

    Right to work

    You may need to obtain permission to work in the UK if you don’t already have the unrestricted right to work in any role. There are various types of visas, which include the right to work. You can check if you need a UK visa using the Government’s online tool and find information about UK visa routes and the eligibility criteria that must be met for each route Work in the UK - GOV.UK ( All staff are required to prove their right to work in the UK before they attend an interview.

    Equality & diversity

    We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community. We strive to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of age, disability, gender/gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation (the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010).


    All adults employed by the college have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations

    Armed Forces Covenant

    We are committed to supporting veterans' integration into civilian life after their loyal service to the Armed Forces. We welcome applications from veterans, and those who meet the essential criteria will be automatically invited for an interview.

    Please note CVs cannot be accepted without a completed application form.