Chef Lecturer – Hospitality and Catering

Job Overview

To contribute effectively to the successful learning experiences of students in the College through effective teaching that meets or exceeds College standards and results in high levels of student retention and achievement.  To demonstrate a commitment to meeting the Professional Teaching Standards in support of the learner journey.  To teach and assess on a range of Hospitality and Catering courses from Level 1 to 3 and possibly other related programmes. This role includes course co-ordination and possibly internal verification/moderation.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following areas:

  • Undertake teaching activities in the curriculum area, ensuring high quality of provision, in response to learners’ needs and in line with Professional Teaching Standards
  • Be responsible to the Head of Faculty and Assistant Principal for an agreed teaching programme in Hospitality and Catering and other related areas determined within the prevailing conditions of service
  • Assess student work, provide constructive and timely feedback to motivate and inspire the learner to improve and record learners’ progress for identified modules
  • Create SMART targets, record and monitor progress against them. Implement positive interventions where needed, for students undertaking identified modules
  • Work collaboratively and innovatively with managers and colleagues to design, develop, manage and review programmes in the curriculum area
  • Develop course materials, schemes of work, group profiles etc. as required and make these available prior to course starting dates and are made available through the College’s shared information systems
  • Contribute to the marketing of courses, learner IAG and enrolment processes
  • Participate in student recruitment activities, including interviews and open evenings
  • Participate in/arrange approved student visits, trips etc as and when required in accordance with College procedures
  • Participate, as appropriate, in the College’s examination process
  • Attend staff meetings, meetings with moderators/verifiers, parents’ evenings, industry updating/staff development and training events etc. as required by the Head of Faculty/Assistant Principal
  • Maintain records of work and student attendance, progress and assessment in accordance with approved procedures
  • Undertake assessment and internal verification activities in accordance with the requirements of the relevant qualifications awarding bodies and the College’s internal quality assurance procedures
  • Ensure Information Learning Technology (ILT) is a driving force to create an efficient and effective working and learning environment
  • Deliver academic tutorials to provide students with feedback on progress and formative guidance on how to improve performance to assure success
  • Ensure all Health and Safety procedures are followed and assist in the maintenance of high standards of Health and Safety throughout the department and College
  • Contribute fully to the co-ordination, development, promotion and delivery of the range of courses offered by the College as required and will promote, manage and develop appropriate short courses as led by market forces or local/national needs
  • Carry out internal verification duties in line with quality assurance processes
  • Work experience is an integral part of many courses and the post holder will be expected to assist in finding and monitoring work experience placements and in liaising with employers and the College to provide quality links
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with learners and provide support to ensure successful outcomes
  • Deliver, promote and support good practice in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion, and compliance with the IEG policies and procedures
  • Perform duties to a high standard and to ensure that quality assurance and improvement processes are implemented successfully across the College, particularly those relating to own role.
  • Participate in and make an appropriate contribution to the College’s planning and review processes.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and taking a shared responsibility to promote the welfare and a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults learning within the group
  • Promote and consistently exemplify behaviours in line with IEG Core Values
  • Co-operate with, promote and maintain a safe and healthy working environment and responsibility for own health and safety
  • Undertake continuing professional development as appropriate. Take a full part in the College staff development programme including the appraisal process

Normal working hours of 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday

Yes extensive free parking is available at all our locations.

Sponsorship and financial support to achieve Degree Level and Professional qualifications is available upon application.

We have an on-site nursery at our Peterborough Campus, and also offer childcare vouchers to support nursery fees here and at other locations.

Our generous holiday entitlement starting from 41 days of paid leave for full-time employees also hugely supports our working parents, and for some roles, term-time only contracts are available.

You will also find above-average occupational maternity and adoption benefits with up to 12 months off work, and access to paternity and shared parental leave scheme.

The Senior Leadership Team truly care for the wellbeing of staff and students and are actively involved in not only ensuring professional training is available, but that support for personal and professional problems is also accessible. Our free ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ offers access to a wide range of wellbeing resources and programmes including a counselling helpline if required.

Aside from delivering above-average generous holiday and pension benefits, we offer awards and vouchers, and encourage contribution to recognition schemes to ensure staff feel valued and appreciated.

Both locations offer impressive on-site gym and fitness suites, free-parking, well-stocked libraries, and a number of eateries including a Costa at Peterborough and a Starbucks at Stamford.

Peterborough College also has an on-site nursery rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.


Unqualified: £25,934 – £27,476 per annum (to be calculated pro rata) Qualified: £28,293 – £32,741 per annum (to be calculated pro rata)
37 days paid holiday per year (pro rata’d for part time hours)