Lecturer Sports and Physical Education

Buckinghamshire New University

United Kingdom

July 7, 2022

Description

Lecturer Sports and Physical Education

Lecturer Sports and Physical Education

Full time - Permanent - High Wycombe

Salary - £34,304 - £38,587

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That's why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.

BNU continues to experience rapid growth in student numbers, making us one of the fastest-growing higher education providers. This is an exciting time to join the University as our significant estates' development programme gets underway, and we prepare to embark on our new University Strategy.

The School of Human and Social Sciences is pleased to invite applications for a new Lecturer in Sports and Physical Education. We would be delighted to invite applications from individuals who are passionate about delivering student-focused education and to transform lives. Our sport portfolio includes programmes in sport and exercise science, sport and physical education, and sports development and coaching. The post holder will work within a dynamic team across a range of subject areas including sports development, pedagogy and physical education.

The University is one of five National Performance Centres for swimming in partnership with Swim England, Wycombe Swimming, and the Bucks' Student Union. The University is also a TASS accredited delivery site and academic partner for the FA Women's Super league. Beyond performance sport, we work with many other community based sports organisations such as Wycombe Wanderers FC and LEAP (Buckinghamshire county sports partnership). Our research is consistently rated highly in several areas. Opportunities exist to collaborate in research projects linked to our current interests and strategic partnerships.

What we offer:

  • a generous holiday entitlement (35 days per annum, plus bank holidays & a set amount of closure days between Christmas and New Year, these days are determined and agreed on a yearly basis and are dependent on when Christmas and New Year falls each year.)

  • training & development support opportunities

  • contributory pension scheme (defined benefits scheme)

  • discounted gym membership to the on-site gym

  • a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

  • If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

    For further information about this role please contact Dr Fiona McCormack (Fiona.Mccormack@bucks.ac.uk)

    All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymized shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CVs or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

    Closing Date: 7th July 2022

    Interview Date: 25th July 2022

    If you are successful in securing an interview for the role, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

    At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

    Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

    The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.

    Location

    High Wycombe

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary Range

    £34,304 - £38,587

    Hours per week

    37

    Closing Date

    07/07/2022

    Ref No

    915

    Job Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Title:

    Lecturer Sports and Physical Education

    Faculty/Directorate:

    HSS

    Grade:

    G

    Location:

    High Wycombe

    Hours:

    37

    Responsible to:

    Dr Fiona McCormack

    Responsible for:

    Teaching and Module Leadership

    Job Purpose:

    This role will be focussed in the areas of physical education and sports development at undergraduate level. The main purpose is

    - To teach and support students by adopting a learner-centred approach and being committed to contributing towards delivery of a first class student experience.

    - To be a team-player and contribute to the wider work of the department.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:

    • With support to design and deliver high quality, innovative and challenging learning experiences, using current theory and practice including practical sessions.

    • With support to undertake associated activities in connection with the courses taught including, personal tutoring, recruitment, assessment, review and evaluation.

    • To contribute to the student experience – demonstrating an awareness of the need for ‘customer focus' in respect of resolving issues.

    • To conduct research and scholarly activity of relevance to the lecturing role and / or professional practice and aligns own research with teaching and learning.

    • To engage with sports and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context.

    • To contribute to open days, school, college and partnership links and the promotional work of the department.

    • To support students in supervising placements, learning in practice, internships and work-related activities.

    • To deliver pastoral care and project supervision of students.

    • Comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR; Health and Safety; and Equality and Diversity requirements and legislation in all working practices.

    • To provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students, which promotes improvement of performance.

    • Any other such reasonable duties as required by the Head of School / Deputy Head of School.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    E – Essential D = Desirable A = Application T = Test I = Interview

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    E / D

    Means of Testing

    Postgraduate Qualification (PGCE Physical Education / QTS)

    D

    A

    First degree in a relevant field

    E

    A

    Recognised HE teaching qualification or commitment to undertake one

    E

    A

    Evidence of recent scholarship and/or continuing professional development relevant to the post

    E

    A / I

    Fellow of the HEA or commitment to work towards achieving HEA Fellow accreditation

    E

    A /I

    PhD in related subject area

    D

    A

    Knowledge & Experience

    E / D

    Applied understanding of Physical Education delivery in the National Curriculum

    E

    I / A

    Awareness of sports development policy and current practice

    E

    I

    Relevant teaching experience in the UK or European HEI sector

    D

    A

    An understanding of the University sector, working at Lecturer level including teaching plans, course and programme management, curriculum development and validation

    D

    A /I

    Skills

    E / D

    Effective presentation skills

    E

    A /I

    Efficient Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

    E

    A /I

    Effective communication skills

    E

    A /I

    Special Requirements

    E / D

    A willingness and ability to work in off-site locations

    E

    i

    A willingness and ability to contribute to University Open Days (which may fall on Saturdays)

    E

    I

    ROLE COMPETENCIES

    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

    Competency

    Agreeing & Delivering Student Expectations

    Level 2/3 Indicators

  • Establishes student requirements
  • Takes responsibility for resolving student concerns
  • Seeks feedback/evaluation on performance
  • Keeps students informed
  • Responds to routine welfare issues by referring to guidelines and procedures
  • Sets quality standards for own area
  • Monitors and maintains standards and policies
  • Presenting & Communicating

    Level 2 Indicators

  • Explains the reasons behind regulations and procedures
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly
  • Actively listens to what is said and observes body language to respond appropriately
  • Adapting & Coping

    Level 2 Indicators

  • Implements changes in timely way
  • Sees issues from others points of view and adapts own behaviour
  • Structures own approach in planned way to help others adapt
  • Acts calmly during difficult circumstances
  • Recovers from set -backs quickly
  • Teaching & Learning

    Level 2/3 Indicators

  • Designs and plans learning activities or programmes of study within clinical practice or educational setting
  • Teaches and supports student learning
  • Gives feedback and assessment to learners
  • Integrates scholarship, research and professional activities within teaching and supportive learning
  • Delivers a supportive environment in clinical practice or an educational setting to substantively enhance the student experience
  • Develops on-going relationships with students to achieve learning outcomes
  • PEOPLE / RELATIONSHIPS

    Competency

    Applying Expertise / Scholarly Activity

    Level 2/3 Indicators

  • Follows new developments in own field
  • Develops credibility through scholarly activity
  • Regularly reviews CPD plans and updates on progress
  • Acquires knowledge of professional or technical practice and keeps up to date
  • Contributes to internal development, consultations and external conferences through research, scholarship and knowledge transfer

    BUCKS BEHAVIOURAL FRAMEWORK

    Consults and considers colleagues from all equality strands

    Actively listens and respects others' points of view

    Encourages open debate and discussion

    Location

    High Wycombe

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary Range

    £34,304 - £38,587

    Hours per week

    37

    Closing Date

    07/07/2022

    Ref No

    915

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