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Teacher of Media

Closing date for applications: 17 May 2017

Job Description

Bellerbys College Brighton is a co-educational independent college for approximately 800 mainly international students. Our students range in age from 14 to young adults, with a wide range of nationalities and mother-tongues.

The Role

  • We are seeking to appoint a qualified Teacher of Media to join our growing team of professionals in one of the leading international education colleges.
  • Teaching on the Media Foundation Programme
  • Reporting to the Head of Humanities and working alongside other members of the Media Department and Humanities Faculty
  • IT is an area we are seeking to develop both in terms of numbers of students taught and awareness around the College.
  • The willingness to contribute to our extensive enrichment programme would be essential.

Job Scope

  • Keep abreast with changes to syllabus for each of the courses taught
  • Help students establish serious work habits by setting a professional example
  • Set demanding expectations for students’ learning, motivation and presentation of work
  • Teach to an appropriate level, ensuring course delivered in time for exam practice
  • Mark student work with constructive comments
  • Keep accurate registers (using Progresso) and mark books
  • Write reports for students – twice termly for first two terms in a year; once per term for summer terms

Key Responsibilities 

  • Write appropriately stimulating and challenging Schemes of Work for Media, ensuring up to date information
  • Effective delivery of courses
  • Ensuring students’ notes are appropriate and well-organised
  • Marking student work and returning within agreed deadlines
  • Marking exams and/or coursework and accurately recording
  • Furnish detailed comments for UCAS applications when requested
  • Liaising with Head of Media, Head of Faculty, Programme Manager & Exams Officer as appropriate to make exam entries for students taught
  • Writing academic reports as required
  • Using media technology in teaching, including interactive whiteboard with StudySmart
  • Ensure students have appropriate learning resources, liaising with the Head of Media as necessary
  • Ensure a punctual start and finish of classes
  • Set a good example to students in terms of appropriate dress, standards of punctuality and attendance
  • Demonstrate a high level of motivation and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Attend regular Faculty and staff meetings, and events
  • Be proactive in taking responsibility for matters relating to health & safety
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonable assigned (eg cover, invigilation etc.)
  • Keep accurate daily online and paper registers, and submit registers weekly
  • Tutor duties may be required – dependent on role and college (pastoral and HE guidance pending term and group)
  • Other related activities as may be reasonably requested by the Head of Media or Head of Faculty


  • Highly motivated
  • Team player
  • Ability to adapt to change

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Training

  • Good first degree is essential
  • Good first degree in a Media related degree is desirable but not essential
  • Teaching qualification is desirable but not essential

Experience Required

  • Experience of teaching Media is essential
  • Experience of teaching Foundation is desirable but not essential

Knowledge and Skills

  • Expert knowledge in Media essential

Organisational Compliance 

The position holder must comply with Study Group policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: 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. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and as such all staff will be expected to undergo basic safeguard training and operate within these guidelines


To apply, please complete the application form and send to Dee Medhurst, PA to Principal.

Application deadline 17 May 2017

Applications reviewed on receipt