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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Academic Professional - Undergraduate Programmes

Westcountry Schools Trust is seeking to recruit an Academic Professional. The Trust is looking for an individual to deliver a defined range of teaching activities and undertake pedagogic research to support teaching and learning development.

Academic Professional - Undergraduate Programmes - Part time fixed-term posts (various hours, 12 months)

Salary: Full Time Equivalent £33,199 to £39,609 (Academic Professional Grade 7 (SCP 30-36)

Location: Across WeST TLI delivery venues – specific locations to be negotiated

This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly created Westcountry Schools Trust, currently employing approximately 2000 staff and growing. We are a dynamic organisation with our students and staff at our heart. Built on an extensive track record of excellence, the Trust combines a range of secondary colleges, primary schools and the WeST Learning Institute based in a variety of sites across Devon and Cornwall. We are also a stone’s throw from some of the best beaches and countryside in the country.

The main purpose of this roles is the delivery of undergraduate modules in specific fields such as those detailed below. As such a successful applicant would deliver a defined range of teaching activities and undertake pedagogic research to support teaching and learning development. There will be a blended approach to delivery with a mixture of face-to-face learning and online synchronous learning. The role may combine elements of teaching, scholarship, engagement working and administration. The ideal candidate may have achieved, or be working towards, membership of the Higher Education Academy or equivalent.

We are seeking applicants for multiple part time, fixed-term posts with different specialisms for a period of 12 months:

  • early years education
  • inclusive education
  • psychological theory including child development
  • expertise in teaching level 6, including dissertation supervision.

Minimum employment is based on one 15 credit undergraduate module, which is approximate to o.o7FTE (125 working hours), with the possibility of further modules being added to the contract.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Anne Petherick-Davies on 07854040525

If you believe you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required, we look forward to receiving your application. Application forms; full job description and person specification are available from; completed applications should be submitted to by 9:00am on 4th August

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.