Lecturer in Computing

Location UK / Lisburn

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1367023

 Job Description

Lecturer in Computing, The appointee will be based in a campus to be determined but will be required to be available for work at all College campuses


Lecturer in Computing



Date of JD          

October 2018

Salary (£)            

£22,609 to £32,778 per annum (plus £2,612 Threshold and £1,358 Deane payment if applicable)


Curriculum & Information Services

Reports to          

Head of School, Engineering & Computing


The appointee will be based in a campus to be determined but will be required to be available for work at all College campuses

Hours of work  

(1 FTE).  The annual hours are 1440 of which up to 828 for student contact time and the remainder for associated duties.  However, the post holder will be required to adopt a flexible approach (including evening work) and to devote such time as may be required by the exigencies of the service.


To become a member of the teaching team in current courses of study and assist with future developments.


1. Deliver and promote training and teach on a range of programmes leading to the  award of up to Level 5 qualifications.

2. Liaise with Industry to develop courses which match industry needs.3. Fulfil the role of class tutor with administrative and pastoral responsibilities.

4. Develop ILT resources appropriate for teaching and learning in the subject area and promote the use of library and resource centres.

5. Review and evaluate quality of provision in line with IQ:RS and awarding body requirements 

6. Assist in delivery of staff development in Computing to college staff / Participate in staff training and development activities to update and enhance own knowledge, skills and professional competence needed to carry out the role effectively.

7. Review and evaluate provision to ensure quality assurance in all areas.

8. Contribute to and participate in marketing, recruitment, induction and other appropriate events.

9. Co-ordinate programmes of study.

10. Participate in subject team meetings and in school team meetings, including the leading of team meetings.

11. Contribute to the co-ordination and organisation of educational visits and work-based learning

12. Contribute to the development of new full-time and part-time engineering related courses throughout the School to meet the needs of the workforce and other relevant stakeholders.

13. Liaise with employers, Sector Skills Council and Awarding Bodies

14. To mentor students for competitions. 

15. Complete as required all administrative tasks associated with the post.

16. Any other duties as required by the Head of School and Deputy Head of School.


1.This is a description of the job as it is at present constituted.  The duties and responsibilities are intended to give a broad indication of the variety of tasks the post holder may be asked to undertake.  It should be noted that a job description is not an exhaustive list of activities and staff may be asked to carry out duties commensurate with the grade of the post.  The job description may also be amended to take account of changed circumstances, and staff will be consulted when this is necessary. It is the College’s aim to reach agreement to reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible, the College reserves the right to insist on changes to a job description after consultation with the post holder.

2.In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the post it is expected that the post holder will do so in accordance with the College Ethos, Equal Opportunities Policy and that in doing so the post holder will contribute to the discharge of Section 75 statutory duties and implementation of the College Equality Scheme.

3. This is a post which is governed by The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

(Northern Ireland) Order 2003.  Before appointing anyone to this post, it is policy to ask for the relevant check to be carried out by Access NI.

4. The College operates a no smoking policy and all staff are expected to adhere to this.                     

5. In order to deliver its objectives, the College has developed to the following set of values and all staff expected to work within these;

  • Solution focused
  • Excellence driven
  • Responsive
  • Collaborative

6.All staff at Deputy Head of School Level and above (including equivalent staff on NJC Terms & Conditions, Band 6 & above) are required to participate in evening and holiday cover rotas as required.

7.All Staff are required to contribute to a healthy and safe working environment and to adhere to all health and safety regulations and College policies.

8.All staff have a responsibility for ensuring that risks are managed at College, team and individual level.  This process will include the assessment and effective control of all acceptable risk situations.

9.All Budget holders will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of a balanced budget across their area of responsibility, including the delivery of any agreed cost improvement programmes.

10.Please note that a waiting list may be created from this post from which further appointments may be made should the same or a similar post arise within six months of the interview date. Please note such posts may be based at any College Campus.

Selection Criteria

Lecturer in Computing

Essential Criteria                  

This includes both A (Circular Requirements) and B (College Requirements). 

A. Essential Circular Requirements

1.GCSE English (Grade A-C) / Essential Skills Level 2 (or higher) in Communication; and GCSE Maths (Grade A-C) / Essential Skills Level 2 (or higher) in Numeracy, or NICATS Access Maths Modules;


Hold a University Degree* in Computing or a discipline with IT


A Level 5 or above qualification in Computing or a discipline with IT, which is on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) / National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England and Northern Ireland.


3 years relevant industrial, professional or business experience.


Already be recognised by the Department of Education for teaching in Further Education in NI as per circular FE01/12 Qualifications required to teach in Institutions of Further Education

*A Degree obtained at the University in the UK or the Republic of Ireland; or

*A Degree obtained at any other University, provided the Department accepts the standard and  content of that degree as equivalent to those stated above; or any qualification deemed by the 

Department to be equivalent to a university degree.

B. Essential College Requirements

1. Demonstrate at least 2 years’ experience in at least one of the following areas, in an academic or industrial/professional context;

Programming in at least one of the following languages:

  • Java
  • C#
  • .NET
  • Mobile App development
  • Networking

2.Demonstrate the ability to prioritise and organise given tasks and objectives

3.Demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively as part of a team

4.Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral.

Desirable Assessment Criteria

1.Academic or industrial/professional experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Python
  • SQL
  • Qlikview
  • Hadoop

The above are minimum criteria. 

These may be enhanced at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

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Closing date 26th October 2018