Lecturer or Associate Professor in Secondary PGCE Programme Lead
Uiversity of Leicester Department of Education
United Kingdom

Lecturer or Associate Professor : Secondary PGCE Programme Lead



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Vacancy terms:

Full time, permanent

Salary details:

Grade 8 - £39,609 to £48,677 per annum or Grade 9 - £51,630 to £58,089 per annum

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Advert closes midnight on:

18 Jun 2019


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About the role

In this role you will be responsible for the leadership of the Secondary PGCE programme. You will contribute to teaching within Secondary PGCE in a subject strand and / or the Professional Development Course, as appropriate, and to the active development of the Secondary Partnership. Working closely with the Director of Teacher Education and the Primary PGCE Programme Leader you will  coordinate strategic developments in our ITE provision.


Our Secondary PGCE was a pioneer in engaging teachers in schools in the training and assessment of student teachers. Its history shows that the designation of subject co-tutors and professional tutors (serving school teachers with designated roles in the education of beginning teachers) and the development of partnership predated national moves into these requirements. Its Partnership scheme is therefore strongly based on consensual understanding of the roles and responsibilities of schools and the university, built up over many years of experience. At our last Ofsted inspection (in 2015), the Secondary PGCE was judged to be ‘Good’.



We provide the following subjects within the PGCE: English, Humanities (Geography, Historyand Social Science), Mathematics, Modern Languages, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Mathematics). The PGCE course is offered at M-level (60 or 90 credits) with approximately 95% of students qualifying through this path, the remainder of the students passing at professional level.

About you

With a first degree in a relevant subject area, you will have significant school teaching experience in the UK. Alongside, Qualified Teacher status for UK Schools you will have experience of supporting and/or mentoring student teachers in school and/or in HE. We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for ensuring we train the very best teachers. As an Associate Professor, you will have held a leadership role in a secondary school and/or in HE.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Professor Wasyl Cajkler on hodeducation@le.ac.uk


We anticipate that interviews will take place during the first week of July


Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students.Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.


In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

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