Sessional Lecturer (Foundation Year)

Sessional Hourly-Paid Lecturer (Foundation Year): Introduction to Business

Full-time Salary: £40 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay)

Location: London (Bloomsbury)

Closing date: Friday 21 December 2018 [Early applications are encouraged because shortlisting will take place as soon as applications are received]

Interview date: Thursday 6 December 2018 [with further dates added if the position is not filled]

Bloomsbury Institute is a private higher education college located in central London (Bloomsbury).  We deliver University of Northampton undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Business, Law and Accounting, and the majority of our teaching is delivered at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are designated by the Department for Education for funding through the Student Loans Company (SLC).

Bloomsbury Institute is a diverse and inclusive organisation with an open, supportive culture that rewards hard work, integrity and commitment to our values.  We pride ourselves on offering high quality education to any student that demonstrates the potential to succeed irrespective of their formal qualifications.

We are looking to recruit a Sessional Hourly-Paid Lecturer to teach on the Introduction to Business module on our Foundation Year.  The Foundation Year is taken by students who do not have sufficient academic qualifications for admission onto an undergraduate degree.  Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, students progress onto an undergraduate degree.  The Introduction to Business module, that students take in the second semester of the Foundation Year, is pitched at Level 3 (A-Level standard).

You will have a good first degree and experience of teaching at foundation year, undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.  All candidates require Fellowship of the HEA, or a commitment to obtain such Fellowship within six months of appointment.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification carefully before emailing your application to: hr-fy@bil.ac.uk

Applications should comprise a covering letter and CV.  Your covering letter should outline your experience, suitability for the role and why you are interested in working with us.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 December 2018.  However, early applications are encouraged because shortlisting will take place as soon as applications are received.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 6 December 2018, with further dates added if the position is not filled. The start date is Monday 14 January 2019.

Within your covering letter you should disclose any criminal convictions and cautions, unless such convictions and cautions are exempted from disclosure in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (these are often referred to as “spent” convictions and cautions).

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Our Staff Recruitment and Development Policy provides full details of how we recruit and develop staff.

As an equal opportunities employer, and within the spirit of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and the Equality Act 2010, we do not ask applicants any questions about health or disability during the application and selection process.  However, this is subject to the following two exceptions:

  • If you are shortlisted, you are asked to advise our Disability and Wellbeing Advisor if, because of health or disability, you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to enable you to participate fully in the selection process. Any information received, and any reasonable adjustments made, will not be disclosed to the selection panel.
  • If you are offered a post, you are advised to inform our Disability and Wellbeing Advisor if, because of health or disability, you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to enable you to undertake the job.

If you are offered a post and your CV does not contain your full career history for the three-year period prior to submitting your application, the offer will be made conditional upon you providing satisfactory details (and evidence, if necessary) of such gaps.  This is only undertaken after you have been offered the post to ensure any gap which is due to health or disability does not have to be disclosed at an earlier stage.

We may require you to provide a standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate (e.g. if you have an unexplained and unevidenced gap in your career history).  If such a certificate is required, we will refund the certificate fee.

Two references are required, but these are only requested after an applicant is offered a position.  The offer will be made subject to the references being satisfactory.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled applicants

We actively welcome applications from disabled persons.

If you have a disability and you meet the essential criteria for the job (as set out within the Person Specification), you will be provided with the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities at an interview under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

In order to request a guaranteed interview, you are required to contact our Disability and Wellbeing Advisor, providing sufficient information to indicate that you satisfy the definition of ‘disability’ as set out in the Equality Act 2010.

When the shortlisting has been completed, the shortlisting panel will provide the Disability and Wellbeing Advisor with a list of all applicants: (i) who satisfy the essential criteria; and (ii) who have been shortlisted.

The Disability and Wellbeing Advisor will inform the shortlisting panel if an applicant who has not been shortlisted qualifies for a guaranteed interview (because the applicant has a disability and satisfies the essential criteria).  No details of the applicant’s disability will be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  The Disability and Wellbeing Advisor will inform all applicants who have made a request for a guaranteed interview of the outcome of the request as follows:

(i) selected for interview without considering the applicant’s request for a guaranteed interview;

(ii) selected for interview on the basis of the applicant’s request for a guaranteed interview because the applicant satisfied all essential criteria set out in the person specification; or

(iii) not selected for interview on the basis of the applicant’s request for a guaranteed interview because the applicant did not satisfy all essential criteria set out in the person specification.

You can contact our Disability and Wellbeing Advisor should you need the documentation in a different format, to ask for support, to discuss any issues around reasonable adjustments, or to request a guaranteed interview.

Email: disability@bil.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7078 8840