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Granton campus, Edinburgh College, 350 West Granton Road, EH5 1QE
£34,170.00 - £42,357.00 per year (placement on the salary scale is dependent on qualifications and experience as per the national guidelines)
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
25.9 hours per week

This position has expired.

Department:  School of Art and Design

Hours:            Part-Time 25.9 Hours per week (Job share considered)

Contract basis: Fixed term until 31/12/2021

Note for Internal Applicants - appointment into this role may be considered on a secondment basis. Prior agreement from your line manager is essential.

Edinburgh College is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified person to take up the exciting post of Lecturer with specialist teaching in Graphics, Visual Communications within the School of Art and Design.

This temporary lecturing post is a key role within the School of Art and Design; the main responsibilities will include lecturing students specialising in Graphics, Visual Communications and leading our Mentor programme and Day Dream Believers curriculum development project.

We have great benefits at Edinburgh College, with generous annual leave (62 days including public holidays and closure days), a career average pension scheme and access to other benefits like childcare vouchers and cycle to work. We also have great on-site facilities including a gym, pool, training restaurants, shops and canteens. Plus, you get to be part of a unique organisation which contributes to improving the lives of others.

Educated to Degree level or equivalent in a relevant Art and Design discipline, the successful applicant must be occupationally competent and have a thorough understanding of current and emerging industry and new developments in educational trends relating to the specialist subject of Graphics, Visual Communications and current professional links with local design agencies.

Working knowledge of industry standard software is essential and candidates must have the skills to direct and support students across a range of projects covering print and digital outcomes. Candidates must be strong communicators and be able to work effectively as part of a wider delivery team to holistically deliver and assess the design process and creative thinking to SQA NC and HND Graphic Design, Visual Communication students. The post has a total teaching commitment of 14 delivery hours per week. These delivery hours are on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The post holder will also be expected to lead, support, and develop the Mentor programme and should therefore clearly evidence that they have strong professional links with local Design Agencies and Designers within their application. To facilitate this programme the post holder must also be able to organize and lead some evening events with industry Mentors throughout the academic year. This element of the roll has 3 remitted teaching hours per week.

The School of Art and Design is a founding and key partner of the award-winning Daydream Believers project and the applicant will be expected to continue to develop this resource working with partners and focus on developing content for a proposed new qualification Creative Thinking at level 5 and 6 SCQF as part of the advertised post. Applicants should therefore evidence their understanding of emerging trends in Creative Education and curriculum development within their application. This element has 5 remitted teaching hours per week.

Possession of teaching units such as City and Guilds or PDA would be advantageous as would a PGCE or TQFE in Adult Education. Previous experience of developing, delivering and assessing on Graphics, Visual Communications programmes is also desirable.

Our current delivery is online due to Scottish Government guidance regarding blended learning, therefore applicants must be able to evidence that they have the relevant skills to effectively deliver online working remotely via Microsoft teams in their application.

Applicants wishing to be considered for Job Share should indicate within the supporting statement section of the application the days that they are available and what elements of the advertised role regarding the Teaching, Mentor Programme and Day Dream Believers Creative Thinking curriculum development project that they are interested in.


Please see the person specification for a full breakdown of the essential and desirable criteria.


The successful candidate may be required to work at any Edinburgh College campus.


Previous applicants need not apply.



Closing Date:           Thursday the 4th of February


 Interview Date:       Friday the 12th of February

(Please note, the interview will be conducted remotely)

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