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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly competent and enthusiastic lecturer to join us in delivering outstanding teaching and learning on our Healthcare and Science courses.

Key facts

  • Part-time, permanent post
    18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE).
  • Salary
    £13,367 to £16,893 (£26,734 to £33,786 FTE), depending upon qualifications and experience.
  • Closing date
    12th February 2023.

Do you have a passion for Healthcare and Science? Are you excited by the prospect of passing on your knowledge and experience to the next generation of Health and Science students? Have you always dreamed of living and working within an area of natural beauty and vibrant culture?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly competent and enthusiastic lecturer to join us in delivering outstanding teaching and learning on our Healthcare and Science courses. Both our Health and Science departments deliver BTEC programmes in Medical and Forensic Science at level 3, Health and Social Care at levels 2 and 3, and A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These department areas also deliver Access to Higher Education programmes in Science and Health & Human Sciences for mature learners alongside degree-level apprenticeships. We take an interdisciplinary approach to Health and Science but are keen to hear from applicants with backgrounds or experience in the health 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 befits their passion for the subject.

We offer unique and state-of-the-art facilities to our students, providing 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 as we would provide support for gaining a formal teaching qualification alongside your work with us.

Summary of responsibilities

  • To develop a stimulating and 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 the Job Description for full information.

Why choose us?

Set within the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District, Kendal College is a FE college that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. Under the leadership of our new Principal, the 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 focus 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 generous holiday entitlement.
  • Seven efficiency days per year (pro rata) in addition to your hard-earned holiday allocation.
  • A college 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 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.

What we're looking for



  • A recognised teaching qualification or be willing to obtain within two years of appointment.
  • Maths at level 2 (GCSE grade 4 or equivalent).
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in the related discipline.



  • Recent experience of teaching in an educational environment or willingness to develop a career in teaching.
  • Clinical experience and currently, or very recently, NMC registered.


  • Recent experience teaching in an FE/HE environment.
  • Industry experience in the healthcare or science sector.
  • Current NMC registration and a willingness to keep this active whilst in post.

Knowledge & Skills


  • Healthcare practices.
  • Good general knowledge of health and safety at work in an educational and relevant vocational environment.
  • 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 Health and social care / Science sector.


  • Human biology.
  • Anatomy and physiology.
  • Sociological aspects of healthcare.
  • Working in health and social care.
  • Professional practice.
  • Public health.

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.