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Are you an experienced Games Designer or Games Design tutor looking for a new challenge?

Are you excited by the prospect of passing on your knowledge and experience to the next generation of students?

Have you always wanted to live and work within an area of natural beauty and vibrant culture?

Key Facts:

Job Title: Lecturer – Creative Media Production & Technology (Games Design)

Permanent part time role 25.9 hours per week (0.7fte)

Actual pay £17,640- £22,292 depending on qualifications and experience.

Pay Scale: L1 points 23-31 £25,199 to £31,845 depending upon qualifications and experience

Closing Date: 23rd August, 2021

We are looking for a part time games design tutor to join a team based at the campus of Creative and Media Industries, Kendal. We would expect the successful candidate to have a range of experiences in the interactive media/digital games arena. Industry experience is desirable (but not essential) along with the ability to identify current trends and evolving technologies in the industry and the application to the teaching and learning environment.

Your main responsibilities will be to work to support students to design and develop games.

This will include preparation, teaching, assessment, as well as student support and administration.

Technical skills – we are interested in hearing from applicants with combinations of the following skills but will consider an applicant who may meet some but not all of the following:

  • Unity, Unreal Engine and basic scripting skills
  • Blender or Autodesk Maya for 3D modelling and animation
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Unity for 2D & 3D game production using C#
  • Drawing and 2D Art skills
  • Experience with Photoshop - concept art/textures for games
  • Game design industry planning and research skills
  • Visual scripting/basic programming skills

The successful candidate will be capable of sharing their knowledge with our students in an engaging and informative manner that befits their passion for the subject. 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.

Job Overview

  • 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.

See Job description for full details.

Why Choose Us

Located next to the breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District, Kendal College is an FE College that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. Under the leadership of our Principal, Kelvin Nash, Kendal College is embarking on a series of bold steps to grow the College and remain a top-notch education provider for Cumbria and the North West 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

  • This is a part time position with negotiable hours according to the availability of the right candidate
  • A generous holiday entitlement
  • 7 efficiency days per year (pro rata) in addition to your hard-earned holiday allocation.
  • Supportive, developmental environment with a creative and innovative approach to education
  • Be part of a successful and expanding organisation
  • A College that is committed to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability.
  • Collaborative working within our departments and campuses to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work.
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop.
  • A College that promotes and supports flexible working
  • On-site canteens with locally sourced ingredients.
  • A Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to support your students.
  • A comprehensive Staff awards, rewards and Wellbeing scheme.

Job Requirements - The Right Candidate will have:

Qualifications – Essential

  • Recognised teaching qualification or be willing to obtain within 2 years of appointment
  • English and Maths at Level 2 (GCSE A* to C or equivalent.

Qualifications - Desirable

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in the related discipline
  • Level 3 Qualification in the relevant discipline

Experience – Essential

Experience of working with some of the following:

  • Unity, Unreal Engine and basic scripting skills
  • Blender or Autodesk Maya for 3D modeling and animation
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Unity for 2D & 3D game production using C#
  • Drawing and 2D Art skills
  • Visual scripting/basic programming skills

Experience – Desirable

  • Recent experience of teaching in an FE/HE environment
  • Experience of working in a relevant industrial/commercial environment
  • Game design industry planning and research skills
  • Experience with Photoshop - concept art/textures for games

Knowledge/Skills – Essential

  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Effective use of ILT to promote teaching and learning and monitor learning
  • Comprehensive current technical knowledge and skills commensurate with the required vocational delivery

Knowledge/Skills – Desirable

  • Graphic Production (Photoshop, Animation, InDesign etc.)
  • Software development or game design
  • Good general knowledge of health and safety at work in an educational and the relevant vocational environment

Safeguarding Statement:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects 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.