Games Development Lead Tutor
Contract: Full Time, Permanent, 40 weeks per year, Term-time only
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 9.15am – 5.15pm (4.5 days per week)
Salary: £25-26k pro-rata (based on an equivalent 35-hour p/w, 52 weeks per year full-time post)
Closing Date: Sunday 21st July 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 25th July 2019
Dv8 Sussex is seeking a Lead Tutor to teach and supervise on the L2 and L3 Games Development courses at its Brighton centre. The Lead Tutor will deliver the Digital Games Development curriculum at Levels 2-3.
Start date: w/c 2nd September 2019, with the term starting for students on 16 th September.
Course details: https://www.dv8sussex.com/games-development/
Summary of role: The successful candidate will be responsible for co-delivering the Level 2 and Level 3 RSL Creative Digital Media (Game Design) qualifications to students at Dv8 Sussex. We are seeking individuals with knowledge and experience of digital games production, coupled with an ability to deliver training in these areas. Essential games production skills include 3D modelling, texturing, rigging and animating in Blender or equivalent, game design and programming experience using Unity or equivalent, and ideally, strong Photoshop/ graphic design skills.
Teaching Learning and Assessment
- Plan, deliver and assess on the L2 and L3 Games Development courses at Dv8 Brighton
- Ensure all students receive an effective initial assessment, accurately identifying any additional learning needs. Ensure that this process supports and informs the learning process, enables individualised target and goal setting and the mapping of progress throughout programme.
- If any additional learning support needs are identified, ensure that a clear plan is put in in collaboration with the Learning Support Manager to meet these needs and disseminate accordingly.
- Ensure that all student pre-enrolment information and initial assessment information is used to plan for effective delivery and differentiation of learning.
- Oversee the timetabling of additional “catch-up” sessions for students as and when required.
- Feed-into, and contribute to ILPs, student live files and 1-2-1 progress reviews to support learning and evidence progress for every learner.
- Ensure assessment of learning is ongoing, effective and delivered as per the assessment plan/ schedule. Where actions to improve are identified, ensure that a clear plan of action is put in place and followed with demonstrable impact on the quality of assessment, including evidencing and tracking of student progress.
- Conduct and document learner progress reviews during designated weeks, identified on the Academic Calendar.
- Ensure that all staff are aware of, and planning for, key dates for assessment (assessment plan/ schedule).
- Work with the English and Maths team to ensure that English and Maths are embedded throughout the curriculum and that opportunities to embed are implemented and built into the curricula.
- Liaise with Curriculum Area Lead and Quality Manager (IQA) as appropriate; to ensure RSL registration, unit delivery and assessment are achieved in a timely manner.
- Support the Curriculum Area Lead and Quality Manager with relevant internal verification (IV) processes where appropriate.
- Conduct Progress Reviews with learners in the curriculum area, as required.
- Co-ordinate the Music Production & Performance curriculum delivery and assessment planning in the Bexhill centre, ensuring that curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students, which provides a clear plan for assessment, internal verification, and progression.
- Ensure all course delivery and assessment meets the criteria set out by awarding bodies and within ESFA study programme funding guidelines.
- Liaise with the Senior Management Team to sign off curriculum prior to each academic year’s planning deadline.
- Ensure that student profile information from the admissions process is used to develop and inform curriculum design, and the planning for learning.
- Create a positive environment for learning and set high expectations for the teaching teams in relation to standards of student attendance, punctuality, achievement and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. ● Support the CAL in the organisation and supervision of Course Meetings in the relevant curriculum area to coordinate the teaching team and Learning Support staff; keeping accurate records of discussion points and assigned actions.
- Report on termly Course Performance Reviews (CPRs), reviewing all learner progress and support needs throughout the year with the Curriculum Area Lead and Delivery and Performance Manager.
- Lead on annual full Self Assessment and Quality Improvement Planning for the area, as part of the organisational Self Assessment and Quality Improvement Plan processes. Student Services
- Liaise with parents and carers as and when required to support student achievement.
- Attend Parents’ Evenings at least twice per year to ensure parents are engaged in the young persons learning journey and aware of progress, including targets, throughout the year.
- In collaboration with teaching teams, put in place clear action plans for students identified as at risk of non-achievement. This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. The post holder will be expected to undertake other tasks and duties commensurate with the role.
- Hold a formal teaching qualification at level 4 (CTLLS or equivalent) or above or be willing to undertake a qualification as a condition of the role.
- Hold a Degree level qualification, ideally in a related sector area (desirable but not essential).
Knowledge and Experience
- Previous experience of teaching.
- A demonstrable record of success in previous roles.
- Significant successful experience of teaching relevant course areas.
- Up to date knowledge of the subject area, syllabus requirements and appropriate teaching techniques; an awareness of requirements of awarding bodies.
- Demonstrable skills in 3D modelling programs such as Blender, and gameplay scripting using Unity/C Sharp.
- Knowledge and understanding of mechanisms for the identification, assessment and support of learner needs.
- Understanding of equality and diversity within the curriculum, barriers to learning and strategies to overcome these.
- Practical and professional knowledge of creative industries
Personal attributes and qualities
- The ability to lead, motivate and support a team of teaching professional
- Good organisational and administrative skills
- Good IT skills
- The ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
- The ability to make a contribution to the development of the curriculum and resources.
- Suitable to work with children and young people.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- A good work ethic with the ability to work under pressure, to be flexible, thorough and accurate.
- A commitment to provide an outstanding and inspirational service to staff and students.
- A commitment to Dv8’s core values, with particular focus on student success through high-quality teaching, learning and assessment.
To apply for this position, please visit our website and complete an application form: https://www.dv8sussex.com/jobs/