Orchard Hill

Lecturer, Orchard Hill College – Wandsworth

Please note this vacancy application date has now passed

Orchard Hill College is an Outstanding Specialist College (Ofsted, November 2019) offering life-changing learning opportunities to young people and adults with a range of special education needs and/or disabilities. We have eight vibrant community based College Centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of over 400 students.

Students who study with us have a wide range of needs including profound and multiple learning disabilities, communication and behavioural difficulties and specific medical needs. All students are individual and their learning programme is designed to support and empower them to achieve their aspirations and goals, whilst developing skills to become more independent members of their community.

Orchard Hill College is a truly unique and rewarding place to work with inspirational students and a dynamic and supportive staff team.

The College is also an Academy sponsor and established Orchard Hill College Academy Trust in 2013 which is home to 15 special schools. Together Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust provide for over 1500 pupils and students with SEN across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. To find out more about Orchard Hill College please visit https://orchardhill.ac.uk/

Our Lecturers manage and direct teaching teams to ensure effective, learner-centred teaching that meets the needs of our students. This involves consulting carers, therapists and personnel from Social Services, as well as internal colleagues. Lecturers work with the management team to further develop the College into a valuable resource centre for fellow professionals.

Our Lecturers are required to:

  • Effectively plan teaching within designated curriculum areas
  • Implement appropriate assessment, objective setting, recording, reporting and evaluation of educational programmes
  • Ensure that student learning experiences are organised in a progression which supports the development of each individual

The right candidate for this role will:

  • Have or are working towards a Diploma in Education and Training or equivalent qualification
  • Recent Outstanding/Good teaching experience with students with special needs.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Orchard Hill College is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/

To view our full Job Description, please click here

To view our full Person Specification, please click here

To apply for this role, please email jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk with their completed application form

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing date:  22nd  February 2024

Interview Date: w/c 26th February 2024

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.