Lecturer in Education (English)

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£ 40,927 - £ 50,296 per annum
09 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Education (English), Full time, Permanent School of Applied Sciences

Our School of Applied Sciences is recognised for the quality of its educational provision, the employability of its graduates, its international reputation and industry partnerships in specific research areas. Based at our GBP 60million Sighthill facility on the outskirts of Edinburgh, it is a hub for talented academics and students concerned with tackling global and local issues affecting health, society and the environment.

In an exciting development, we are delighted to announce our expansion into PGDE Secondary English as part of our commitment to Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

Our initial focus, on a Secondary Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics has been very successful and we are now expanding into English.

The role

This new, exciting role will be based initially within our School of Applied Sciences and will help create and deliver the programme, including content planning, implementation, and launch of our new secondary English qualification as part of the teacher education programme in August 2022.

We are looking for an individual who has a strong background teaching English language within secondary schools and who is passionate about exploring how to support teacher training in the future to address existing challenges within the sector. Our programme has been designed to meet the need of future teaching professionals through innovative and inspired pedagogical applied approaches. If you have a strong knowledge of the secondary education teaching qualifications sector and a background in this curricular area, then this is the opportunity for you.

Who Are We Looking For?

We will give you the autonomy to develop your curricular course and develop leadership roles within our new, ground-breaking programmes in ITE. We will support you to work beyond the traditional boundaries and make entrepreneurship and innovation key to our curricula. You will work with others internally, across the school and wider university, and externally to foster an inter-professional, collaborative approach to educational delivery from the outset, and will have steer in recruiting further professionals to support our new programmes. 

As such, we are looking for a strong teaching professional, with current secondary school experience in English language, keen to be at the forefront of ITE, driving change within the sector to ensure our students receive an unrivalled learning experience, built on highly innovative and applied programmes.

Our ideal candidate will be degree qualified, with direct experience of teaching English and language related subjects in the secondary education sector.

Essential to these positions is to be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.(G.T.C.S), a P.V.G. and a PhD would be advantageous.

This post is subject to registration with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme, for regulated work with children and/or protected adults as appropriate. Employment in this post is conditional on the successful post holder being able to obtain/holding PVG scheme membership. The successful candidate will not be permitted to commence employment until this has been confirmed.

Information provided will be kept confidential and individuals will not be discriminated against unnecessarily due to non-relevant offending background. Please visit Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme for more information.


Grade 6, £ 40,927 - £ 50,296 per annum

Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

Additional information

Shortlisting: 12th of December 2021

Interviews: 7th February 2022

Living wage