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Location: Pen Green Research, Development & Training Base, Corby NN17 1BJ
Salary: Grade L 37 £40,867 pro rata
Hours: Full time – 37 hours per week
Contract Term: Permanent
Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 20th May 2021

Pen Green Research, Training and Development Base is part of Pen Green Integrated Centre.

We offer both Further and Higher education for the Early Years, Education and Family Support workforce both locally and nationally.

As a fully inclusive Early Years Centre, with a strong focus on how both children and adults learn, our practice in the Research Base is rooted in the Principles of Andragogy.

Currently there are over 350 students on roll, studying on Level 3 courses, Undergraduate programmes and Post graduate programmes and a healthy ITT & EYITT programme. We work with a network of schools locally and nationally. In addition, we are partnered with a number of universities nationally and pride ourselves on the successes of our courses, which come highly commended by partners, past students and awarding bodies.

Key Responsibilities/ Description

We currently have two posts available for Senior Tutors, one of which will be the Lead for our Initial Teacher Training Programme.

Key Responsibilities are as follows;

  • To undertake teaching and assessment on under-gradate, post-graduate and professional courses and provide specialist input into teaching related to Initial Teacher Education (Early Childhood) and Early Years provision
  • To prepare, deliver and assess, assignments and examinations, supervise dissertations and project work and to provide tutorial guidance to students
  • To act as a personal tutor and provide academic support and guidance for students learning activities, such as work based learning and research activities.
  • To facilitate training and support mentors and leaders across the Early Years Workforce (ITT Lead)
  • To contribute to the development of relevant courses and support the academic and development activities of the Research Base, to include developing, maintaining and monitoring financial and operational performance, actively obtaining funding, and ensuring that the development and implementation of training programmes are within allocated budgets

Key Requirements

  • A relevant under-graduate degree or equivalent
  • Relevant teaching qualification such as QTS (ITT Lead)
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Proven track record in organising and delivering the courses and training for early childhood workers
  • Previous experience of directly working with young children and their parents in an educational context
  • Extensive experience of delivering training to a diverse range of learners

Please visit our website to download the application form and full job descriptions for both roles.  We do not accept CVs.

Please email your completed application form to  Please indicate whether you are applying for the Senior Tutor (ITT Programme Lead) or the Senior Tutor role.

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 20th May 2021

Interview date: Thursday 27th May 2021

These posts will be offered subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Pen Green Research, Training & Development Base has adopted the principles of safer recruitment and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same.

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