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Do you have a passion for forensic science, psychology or criminal investigation? Are you excited by the prospect of passing on your knowledge and experience to the next generation of students? Have you always dreamed of living and working within an area of natural beauty and vibrant culture?

Key Facts

Contract Term: Permanent
Hours: Part-time (0.6fte - 22.2 hours per week)
Actual Salary: £14,969 - £18,918 depending on qualifications and experience
Pay Scale: £24,949 - £31,530 fte
Closing Date: 24/11/2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly competent and enthusiastic Lecturer to join us in delivering outstanding teaching and learning on our Science courses. Our Science department delivers BTEC programmes in Medical and Forensic Science at level 3 as well as Access to Higher Education programmes in Science/Policing/Health and Human Sciences for mature learners alongside Degree level apprenticeships. We take an interdisciplinary approach to Science but are keen to hear from applicants with backgrounds/experience in health/social/probation and science sector.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least Level 3 and capable of sharing their knowledge with our students in an engaging and informative manner that benefits their passion for the subject.

Kendal College offers unique and state of the art facilities to our students that provides Lecturers with an exciting place to teach our passionate and dedicated students. Teaching experience is desirable, but we are looking for someone with the confidence to share their experience and knowledge with our students - we would provide support for gaining a formal teaching qualification alongside your work with us.

Kendal College is at the forefront of looking after our employees. Alongside our dedicated commitment to staff development, we offer a generous benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, holidays and efficiency days, Cycle to Work scheme and comprehensive staff awards, rewards and wellbeing scheme. In addition to that, we are consistently ranked in the top five percent of UK Colleges for student success rates (16-18) and have consistently invested in providing our students and staff with an outstanding and unrivalled range of modern facilities and resources.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • To develop a stimulating an exciting programme for learners.
  • To manage and provide good quality teaching and learning to support student achievement.
  • To seek to ensure that student retention and achievement targets are met.
  • To contribute towards the College’s strategic objectives.
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment in which to work and learn.
  • Ensure a high quality of adequate resources and materials are provided to enhance learning, thereby enriching the opportunity and experience of learners.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.



  • A recognised teaching qualification or be willing to obtain within 2 years of appointment
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a related discipline
  • English & Maths at Level 2 (GCSE A* to C or equivalent)


  • Recent experience of teaching in an educational environment


  • Recent experience of teaching in an FE/HE environment
  • Industry experience in the science/health and social/community/probation work sector


  • Psychology and Sociology
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Good general knowledge of health and safety at work in an educational and the relevant vocational environment


  • Psychology (with relation to Forensic Science)
  • Knowledge of the field of Criminal Psychology/investigation
  • Sociological aspects of health and social care
  • Child protection
  • Safeguarding of children and adults


  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Effective use of ILT to promote teaching and learning and monitor learning
  • Ability to provide high quality pastoral care to learners
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Comprehensive current technical knowledge and skills commensurate with the required vocational delivery in Science and Social work Sector
Applications without the essential requirements will not normally be considered for appointment.

Safeguarding Statement

Kendal 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.

Please return your completed Application Form to