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Bellerbys Science Subject Leader

Deadline for applications: 20 July 2018

Job Purpose:

To lead the academic development and annual monitoring of all modules on the pathway relevant to the cognate subject area. Provide support and training to those delivering the modules in the subject field and ensure the integrity and quality of assessments, the curriculum and the constructive alignment of the modules to the programme. 

Other information:  

PT: Science (Chemistry 1&2, Matter & waves, Electricity)

This role is available on the following terms:

  • Fixed-Term tenure of up to 2 years.

Full-time roles assume a 37.5 hour week; Part-Time roles will be based on a working week of between 0.4FTE and 0.6FTE depending on the subject area and individual preferences.

It is assumed that full-time employees taking a part-time Subject Leader Role will continue to teach for the remaining hours of their existing contract (unless they wish to formally change to part-time status).  

Key Responsibilities:

Student learning experience

  • Liaise with University of Lancaster Link Tutors, Bellerbys University Partner and Bellerbys Foundation teachers to maintain the currency and quality of each module in the subject field to meet the needs of students progressing to their respective university degree programmes
  • Maintain and update the VLE site for students to ensure that module sites are consistent with the Study Group VLE framework and that students are provided with additional support materials for each module of the subject area,  assessment practice and resources to promote wider research or reading of their field of interest
  • Deliver guest lectures to Foundation students on the Pathway at each of the 3 Bellerbys colleges 

Teacher support

  • Source, produce and update teaching and assessment materials for Bellerbys Foundation teachers for each module of the pathway and maintain the teacher VLE site for the pathway
  • Provide subject related training and professional development to Bellerbys Foundation teachers  through workshops and  webinars, in liaison with college management
  • Produce and contribute to a pathway handbook for new Bellerbys Foundation teachers to the pathway and update this as required 


  • Organise and contribute to the writing of exam papers, mark schemes and other assessments for the modules in the pathway
  • Organise the checking of the exam papers and liaise with external examiners to ensure the quality of assessments
  • Oversee the production, printing and distribution of assessments for the pathway and ensure any erratum notices are sent in timely manner

Quality and standards assurance and enhancement

  • Take responsibility for the academic development and appropriate diversification of the modules on the pathway (including revision of modules and the development of new modules) in consultation with link tutors and Bellerbys Foundation teachers using appropriate approval procedures
  • Organise cross college moderation of assessments and resolve issues with the support of Bellerbys Academic Management
  • Collect and analyse results of individual modules and the pathway to produce termly and annual reports  for Bellerbys College Foundation Committee and to contribute to the Annual Monitoring Report for Lancaster University
  • Attend steering meetings, BCFQC meetings and be present at any academic oversight visits including PAB meetings as required

Organisational Compliance:

The position holder must comply with Study Group policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: Safeguarding and Prevent; Occupational Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and those specifically relevant to the position and authority of the job holder.


  • Commitment to the maintenance of the highest possible academic standards in curriculum and assessment
  • High standards of integrity and honesty
  • Strong planning, development and implementation skills
  • Action orientated with close attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to network and engage in advanced scholarly pedagogic activity
  • The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.  

How to apply:

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records checks if appropriate.  

Please submit completed application forms to Paul McDermott,

Application deadline is July 20th 2018.

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