Senior Lecturer/Course Leader in Set Design

Buckinghamshire New University
February 05, 2023
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Senior Lecturer/Course Leader in Set Design

Full Time - Permanent - High Wycombe

Salary - £40,931- £51,805

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.

Our University's DRIVE values are at the heart of all that we do. We are united in being dynamic, responsible, inclusive, visionary and empowering to ensure that we provide the best experience to our learners and offer excellent service to our partners and to each other as colleagues.

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 we invest significantly in estate developments and welcome Jay Blades MBE as our inaugural Chancellor. In the Guardian University Guide 2023, our Fashion and Textiles courses ranked 3rd in the UK, and our Graphic Design subject ranked 4th in the UK.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate who has knowledge of developments in set/production design, art direction and relevant industry knowledge, skills, and networks in the film/TV or theatre and performance industries.

The appointee will have relevant industry experience and be able to lead and guide productions and research projects for film, theatre, and television, as well as deliver teaching at undergraduate level. They should be proficient in developing and communicating set design ideas and solutions using both traditional and digital techniques, including 3D and 2D CAD.

As Course Leader, the appointee will provide the leadership required to maintain the organisation and ongoing development required to ensure the successful day-to-day running of the Set Design course and work closely with colleagues in a team.

Whilst a full-time position is being advertised, we will also consider a part- time/job-share role of 0.6FTE.

What we offer:

  • a generous holiday entitlement (35 days per annum pro rata, plus bank holidays & closure days)

  • training & development support opportunities

  • contributory pension scheme

  • discounted gym membership for our 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 Professor Sri-Kartini Leet, Head of School: Art, Design & Performance, via Sri- [email protected]

    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: 5 February 2023

    Interview Date: 14 February 2023

    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

    £40,931- £51,805

    Hours per week

    37

    Closing Date

    05/02/2023

    Ref No

    858

    Job Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Title: Senior Lecturer/ Course Leader in Set Design

    School/Directorate: Art, Design & Performance

    Grade: AC3

    Location: High Wycombe, with travel to other campuses as required

    Responsible to: Head of School / designee

    Job Purpose:

  • To teach and support students by adopting a learner-centred approach, delivering a first-class student experience.
  • To lead and undertake curriculum development, professional practice, enterprise activity, research and other forms of scholarly activity as outlined within the BNU Academic Framework
  • To be a team-player and contribute to the wider work of the School and wider University.
  • Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:

    Education:

  • To undertake research-informed teaching in the subject discipline managing all aspects of curriculum delivery and the associated student experience to the highest standards in accordance with the University's requirements and the TEF.
  • To undertake associated activities in connection with the courses taught including: module and course leadership; curriculum development; personal tutoring student recruitment; assessment, review and evaluation.
  • To achieve good student satisfaction – demonstrating ‘customer focus' and achieving strong NSS results.
  • Demonstrate inclusive practice in curriculum design and delivery. Work to eliminate attainment gaps.
  • To contribute to Open Days, school, college and partnership links and the marketing and promotional work of the Department and School.
  • To support students in supervising placements, learning in practice, internships and work-related activities.
  • To deliver pastoral care to, and project supervision of, students.
  • To plan and deliver the curriculum using appropriate digital technologies, including the use of IT and multimedia.
  • To provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students, which promotes improvement of performance.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of your practice; use data and student feedback to identify opportunities to enhance the quality of your teaching and the outcomes for learners. Proactively work with colleagues in the School and across the University to share good practice, seek opportunities to enhance practice, and thereby demonstrably enhance the student experience and outcomes
  • To undertake and promote cross disciplinary teaching to contribute to the success of the wider University.
  • To engage in professional development activities (e.g. CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Research and Professional Practice:

  • To conduct research and scholarly activity of relevance to the senior lecturing role and/or area of professional practice and align own research with teaching and learning.
  • To contribute to the REF and KEF and to internal and external research and enterprise strategies, as applicable.
  • To engage with relevant business and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context.
  • To engage in professional development activities (e.g. CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to research, enterprise and/or the relevant profession.
  • To maintain an external profile within own academic subject area at a level appropriate to the discipline.
  • To maintain and foster the high reputation of the University in practice partner settings.
  • Leadership and Management:

  • To manage and lead on initiatives/areas of work which facilitate School and/or University performance.
  • Demonstrate involvement in the support and development of Lecturers and Graduate Teaching Associates, contributing to the recruitment and mentoring of new colleagues, as appropriate.
  • To promote the University values within the academic community.
  • To adhere to the BNU Values and advance Equality Diversity and Inclusivity for students and colleagues.
  • Liaison and Networking:

  • Participate in relevant internal and external networks
  • Promote and market the work of the University in the subject area.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of education quality and thinking in the field by being involved in quality assurance, external decision-making bodies, groups and subject associations.
  • Comply with relevant legislative and other requirements (e.g., the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR; Health and Safety; UKVI; and Equality and Diversity) in all working practices
  • 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

    First degree in Set Design, Production Arts or relevant subject

    E

    A

    Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field

    E

    A

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

    E

    A

    Recognised HE teaching qualification and/or Fellow of the HEA or willingness to undertake this training within the first 18 months of appointment

    E

    A

    PhD level qualification in relevant field

    D

    A

    Knowledge & Experience

    E / D

    Specialist knowledge and expertise in Set Design

    E

    A/I

    Experience of course leadership or equivalent leadership responsibility, within a Higher Education context

    D

    A/I

    Proficiency in subject-relevant CAD

    D

    A/I

    Experience in co-ordinating industry or educational projects

    E

    A/I

    Experience of co-ordinating timetables, staffing and budgets

    E

    A/I

    Relevant teaching experience in the UK or European HE sectors

    E

    A/I

    Proven experience of working effectively within teams

    E

    A/I

    Proven experience in dealing with students at HE level, writing teaching plans, course and programme management, curriculum development and validation

    D

    A/I

    Ability to, or experience of, conducting research focussed on publishable outcomes or to develop high quality knowledge exchange projects.

    D

    A/I

    Course and module development experience

    D

    A/I

    Skills

    E / D

    Excellent presentation skills

    E

    I/A

    Proficient Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

    E

    I/A

    Highly effective communication skills

    E

    I/A

    Special Requirements

    E / D

    A willingness and ability to work in off-site locations and across all University campuses, as required

    E

    I/A

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

    E

    I/A

    Behavioural INDICATORS

    The Bucks Behaviours Framework (BBF) is a framework for all University staff that sets out the key behaviours that exemplify the DRIVE values and ethos of the University. The nine categories provide a clear steer on behavioural expectations that will help support a step change in the performance and culture of the University. The three key behavioural indicators for this post are as follows:

    Delivering Excellent Service

    Making every contact count by providing the best quality service to all our customers (Internal

    Customers, Students and all our Stakeholders). Building genuine and open long-term relationships in

    order to improve customer services.

    Working Together

    Working collaboratively and across boundaries with others in order to achieve objectives.

    Recognising a valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

    Engaging With The Wider Context

    Enhancing your contribution to the university through an understanding of organisational values, its students, customers and stakeholders.

    Location

    High Wycombe

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary Range

    £40,931- £51,805

    Hours per week

    37

    Closing Date

    05/02/2023

    Ref No

    858

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