Senior Lecturer – English and Foundation Studies

  • City University College
  • Full Time

Job Purpose

  • Ensure the effective and efficient delivery of teaching programmes by providing high quality teaching and
    access to learning
  • Contribute to course design, development and quality review
  • Share best practice and ideas for improvement in identified areas


Key Relationships

  • Internal: CUC Academic and support staff; Artan group employees in general
  • External: Ulster University UK; students; parents; guardians; families, etc.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake teaching activities in the curriculum area, ensuring high quality of provision, in response to learners’ needs and in line with professional teaching standards
  • Be responsible to the Deputy Principal for an agreed teaching programme in Business and other related areas
  • Teach Business programmes but may be required to teach on any other course offered by the College for which the post holder is appropriately qualified
  • Work collaboratively and innovatively with managers and colleagues to design, develop, manage and review programmes in the curriculum area
  • Develop course materials, schemes of work, group profiles etc. as required and make these available prior to course starting dates and are made available through the colleges shared information systems
  • Deliver academic tutorials to provide students with feedback on progress and formative guidance on how to improve performance to assure success
  • Maintain records of work and student attendance, progress and assessment in accordance with approved procedures and will provide them as requested by Student Services Department, Deputy Principal, Vice Principal of Operations and the Principal
  • Undertake assessment and internal verification activities in accordance with the requirements of the relevant qualifications awarding bodies and the College’s internal quality assurance procedures
  • Keep up to date with research in own field and participate in College research programmes
  • Ensure all Health and Safety procedures are followed and assist in the maintenance of high standards of Health and Safety throughout the College
  • Contribute fully to the co-ordination, development, promotion and delivery of the range of courses offered by the College as required and will promote, manage and develop appropriate short courses as led by market forces or local/national needs
  • Participate in the promotion of courses including marketing events, dealing with course enquiries and recruitment to courses, etc
  • Work experience is an integral part of many courses and the post holder will be expected to assist in finding and monitoring work experience placements and in liaising with employers and the College to provide quality links.
  • Assist in ensuring that expected standards of students’ behaviour are adhered to
  • Participate in/arrange approved student visits, trips etc as and when required in accordance with College procedures
  • Attend staff meetings, meetings with moderators/verifiers, parents’ evenings, industry updating/staff development and training events etc. as required by the Deputy-Principal
  • Ensure Information Learning Technology (ILT) is a driving force to create an efficient and effective working and learning environment
  • Embed within all learning activities the opportunity to improve students English and Maths
  • Regularly evaluate course inputs through course teams, staff development and student feedback
  • In accordance with the College’s quality procedures, implement and monitor the self-assessment process and ensure continuous quality improvement of standards of performance in teaching and learning
  • Participate in the College’s Appraisal and Review process
  • Work in accordance with the College’s Equality and Diversity Policy at all times
  • Commit to and uphold, the College’s Environmental Policies and aspirations for sustainable learning provision
  • Undertake other duties as may be determined from time to time within the general scope of the post



  • Demonstrable ability to prepare and oversee implementation of programme development plans and assess colleagues’ work.
  • The ability to communicate with senior education professionals.
  • The ability to build and maintain effective teacher/learner relationship with students.
  • A highly developed understanding of the demands of maintaining good cross-cultural, interpersonal and relationships.
  • High-level communication and presentation skills.
  • An effective team player.



  • Essential:
    • A master’s degree level or above in a Business & Management related discipline from a recognised university.
    • Native speaker of English or, if not, have current IELTS 7.5 Academic Certification.
  • Desirable:
    • A Doctorate or PhD qualification.



  • Prior working knowledge of BTEC programs offered by Pearson.
  • Proven experience of teaching UK RQF Levels 4-7 in a higher education institution.
  • Prior work experience in the GCC or in a UK-style HE college environment would be desirable.
  • Proven work experience in a UK, Western European, Australian, New Zealand, South African or Canadian higher education college/university, working at the same level.
  • Senior Lecturer positions require experience of successful performance in posts of increasing responsibility involving supervision of teaching staff and/or curriculum management for a minimum of four years.
  • Senior Lecturers must have demonstrable ability to prepare and oversee implementation of programme development plans, and assess colleagues’ work.