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HE Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing

Warwickshire College
Moreton Morrell, Warwick
£24,272 - £34,591 (Lecturer Salary Scale Points 1-7), £9,712.35 – £13,837.41 per annum (part time)
Closing date
27 Jul 2022

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Warwickshire College

Post title: HE Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing (1 Full time, 1 Part Time)

Salary Range:

Full Time: £24,272 - £34,591  (Lecturer Salary Scale Points 1-7) 

Part time: £9,712.35 – £13,837.41 per annum - Salary estimation based on 14.8 hours per week, 52 weeks per year 

Protection of Children and Young Persons (The Children’s Act 1989)

Any offers of appointment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check  (formerly CRB), a certificate of good conduct if applicable, plus receipt of satisfactory  references, Occupational Health clearance, an understanding of safeguarding and  qualifications verification. An Enhanced DBS check is required for this position as you will be  working within 'Regulated Activity' within a specific place (i.e. the College). 

This role is classed as working within Regulated Activity. It is an offence to apply for this role  if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. By applying for this position you agree to an Enhanced DBS check in line with DBS regulations.

Background to the post 

As one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK, with unique colleges  across two counties, we aim to deliver learning experiences which lead to the development  of wider skill bases and improved destinations for all of our students. 

Our recent Ofsted inspection highlights our success and strong focus both on students and  on meeting industry needs. We are also one of only five colleges in the UK to be granted  Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council – meaning our higher education  academic quality and standards are equal to any university. 

For candidates who are not teacher qualified, don’t be put off from applying as WCG will get  you there through our Trainee Lecturer programme. The successful post holder will move on  to the Trainee Lecturer programme to achieve the required DET qualification (for posts of  greater than a 0.5 fraction).

Based at Moreton Morrell College, part of the Warwickshire College Group, the person  appointed will join a team within the thriving and successful Higher Education Veterinary  Nursing department. The person appointed will hold appropriate qualifications, have  experience within the veterinary and/or animal industry, and will ideally have experience within  an education context. 

Job Purpose 

Planning and delivery of teaching provision across a range of courses to meet set  quality standards; 

Assessment of learners in line with College and Awarding Organisation standards; ∙ Provision of course management and tutorial support to ensure positive outcomes for  learners.

Main tasks 

Teaching – The person appointed will be able to contribute to the teaching programme  delivering the subject. 

Preparation and Assessment - The person appointed will develop and produce  teaching materials as required and the relevant paperwork associated with the  planning and assessing of the course. He/she will undertake assessment, produce a  relevant scheme and keep accurate records. 

Administration - The person appointed will undertake administrative tasks relating to  the programme(s) that they teach on and College requirements, under the guidance of  the Head of Department. 

Quality Systems - The post holder will undertake Internal Verification as required by  the line manager. The College has a lesson observation process and all lecturers will  have an observed lesson each academic year. 

Health and Safety - To ensure a safe working environment for colleagues, students  and visitors in line with the HASAW Act and the College Health and Safety Policy. 

Safeguarding - Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults  for whom you are responsible and whom you come into contact with. 


In order to support during busy exam periods, you may be asked to undertake exam  invigilator duties. The College will provide training. 

The list of duties is not exhaustive but outlines the main features of the post at appointment  and may vary as the job evolves without affecting the nature of the duties or the  responsibility level. 

Hours of Work

The postholder will be expected to work such hours as are necessary for the proper  performance of their duties and responsibilities, normally 14.8 hours for the part time role and 37 hours for the full time role.

Place of work 

The principal place of work will be Moreton Morrell. However, the post holder may be required  to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises at which we may provide  services. 

Employee Benefits 

When you join WCG we offer you a whole host of employee benefits, including: 

  •  The opportunity to apply for Hybrid working 
  •  Generous annual leave entitlement plus up to 4 free College Closure days a year ∙ Comprehensive training programme 
  •  Leadership & Management training programme to develop our next generation of  managers 
  •  Superb health and wellbeing support with Wellbeing@WCG 
  •  Employee Assistance Helpline offering free, confidential, 24 hours support and  guidance 
  •  Free onsite gyms at most colleges 
  •  Discounted part time and professional courses 
  •  Cycle to work scheme 
  •  Childcare vouchers 
  •  Discounted hair & beauty treatments in our college salons 
  •  Pension schemes 
  •  Free will writing service 
  •  Free car parking on site 
  •  Staff discounts in our Plant Centre at Pershore College 

Teaching Qualifications 

For unqualified lecturers, the successful post holder will move on to the Trainee Lecturer  programme to achieve the required DET qualification (for posts of greater than a 0.5  fraction). It is essential that all new teaching and training staff gain the appropriate teacher  training qualification. The continuation of your Contract of Employment is subject to you  acquiring your teacher training qualification. These qualifications are mandatory for all  lecturers, trainers and Instructors who teach on a publicly funded provision. (Full details of  the qualifications are attached).

Person Specification

Ability to perform the tasks as described in the job description.  If you have a disability you should not be discouraged from applying, since there are schemes available within the College which allow for the provision of special aids, premises to be adapted and other appropriate support provided.

Ways in which these schemes might help in particular circumstances can be discussed with the HR department when making your application.

Essential Attainments:

  • Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) or  Veterinary Surgeon (MRCVS) status 
  • Qualified to at least Level 6 either as a  Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) or  Veterinary Surgeon (MRCVS), for  example BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing,  BVMS, BVetMed etc 
  •  GCSE grade A-C or equivalent qualification in Maths and English  
  • Teacher Training Qualification or the  willingness to undertake the courses  required to gain this 
  • A willingness to undertake teaching and  vocational Continuing Professional  Development, including secondment into  the animal and veterinary industry

Desirable Attainments:

  • Previous experience of teaching and  assessing veterinary nursing and/or animal welfare and management at the  relevant level

Essential Experience & Attributes:

  • Experience of working within the  veterinary and/or animal industry 
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge to  teach a range of topics in veterinary  nursing and animal welfare and management.
  • Demonstrate experience of teaching to  a high standard
  • Availability to teach on days and times of  the course  
  • Demonstrable experience of teaching in  an HE or FE environment 
  • The vision, drive and enthusiasm to achieve targets 
  • Excellent organisational skills with an  adaptable and flexible approach 
  • Good time keeping and time management skills with ability to work to  deadlines and targets 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work as a  team member and to communicate  effectively with students and industry  organisations 
  • Self-motivated with an ability to motivate others 
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure 
  • Enthusiasm and ambition for personal  and College development 
  • A commitment to equal opportunities,  inclusive learning, widening participation,  and lifelong learning 
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding  and knowledge of safeguarding and  promoting the welfare of children and  vulnerable adults 
  • Ability to demonstrate behaviours which  support the Core Values of the College 
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding  and knowledge of Equality & Diversity

Desirable Experience & Attributes:

  • Working knowledge of information  technology such as e-mail, the internet  and other software applications

To submit your application click the apply now button.


Our values and culture are centred around entrepreneurialism and innovation and our aim is to create students who are ready for the professional world. We believe that the wellbeing of our staff is key to ensuring that we can deliver on those aims.

WCG is a friendly, supportive and prosperous place to work. Read more about what our current staff think about working here by clicking on “What our staff think” to the left of this page.

Other benefits include:

  • We offer a number of college benefits including generous annual leave entitlement and childcare vouchers
  • There are also a number of free benefits including money off private healthcare and discounts and special offers at a range of high street retailers
  • We have several awards including RoSPA Gold
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Warwickshire College Group
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE
United Kingdom
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