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Job Vacancy: Esports Lecturer

We have an exciting opportunity to work within the education department at Bristol City Robins Foundation, lecturing and leading on our BTEC esports education programme.

Esports Lecturer position available. 

Teaching BTEC Level 3 in esports.

Bristol City Robins Foundation.

Full Time – Permanent 

Salary: £20,000 - £26,000 (Depending on experience and qualifications)

  • Have you got experience of, and an interest in teaching post 16?
  • Are you comfortable and credible in building professional but supportive relationships with a range of learners?
  • Do you have a passion for the esports and gaming industry?
  • Can you evidence your ability to support learners with their academic, personal and social development?
  • Are you creative, flexible, and committed to working within a fast-paced charity?
  • Do you want to become a pivotal driver in developing our exciting Education Programme?

If so, we would like to talk to you…

Bristol City Robins Foundation is a registered charity, which strives to make a positive difference for all through sport and learning. We recognise the positive impact we have on the community but are continually looking to develop and expand our reach.

We require a full time esports lecturer for our Post 16 BTEC Education programme working within the Education Department.

The post holder will be based out of both Belong Gaming Area in Bristol City Centre, as well as City Academy school in Easton.

Your Main Responsibilities:

  • To enthuse, motive and engage with young people.
  • To deliver a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in esports course to a group of 16-18 students (maximum) which includes planning and marking along with reporting progress to parents and school partners.
  • To think theory to practice, facilitating students engaging with esports games within the weekly curriculum.
  • To organise, facilitate and be accountable for students representing the club on competition days during the British esports Championships on Wednesdays.
  • To facilitate and develop a work experience programme to support the student’s development within the esports industry
  • To lead on the programme’s development, increasing the number of students we take on our programme through supporting recruitment in schools, clubs and at careers events during evenings and weekends.
  • To engage with local schools, businesses and organisations to build awareness of and involvement in the programme.
  • To undertake appropriate continuing personal and professional development, including engagement in education programmes.
  • To contribute to the timely review of the programme, ensuring development and growth of the programme.

You will have:

  • A teaching qualification (or willing to work towards)
  • A sound understanding of the esports industry
  • Experience in teaching or delivery of education programmes, specifically a BTEC specification, therefore you need to be of graduate calibre.
  • Ability to deliver dynamic and challenging lessons which inspire students and ensure they make rapid and sustained progress at all levels.
  • Ability to provide clarity, direction and inspiration of what can be achieved for post-16 students.
  • Expect and uphold the highest standards of students in order to inspire students to work at target grade or higher.
  • Be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • An ability to set high personal standards and work calmly and effectively in an environment characterised by high level of ambiguity and complexity.
  • Ability to communicate with staff, students and partners in a clear, concise and purposeful way to build effective relationships.

We would also like you to have:

  • A positive, can-do attitude.
  • A sound understanding of multiple games played within the gaming and esports industry
  • A D1 on your driving license allowing you to drive a minibus.
  • Experience with a range of ages and students/participants.

We will give you:

  • A holiday allowance of 25 days (taken in school holidays) plus bank holidays. (raising to 28 days per year after 5 years of employment)
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Generous continuous personal development budget.
  • 2 x BCFC and Bristol Bears tickets to home league games
  • Work equipment (BCFC clothing, laptop, phone)
  • The opportunity to be part of an incredible journey.

This position is full time (37.5 hours per week). This position is dependant on student recruitment for September 2022, but we may wish to employ the right candidate earlier than this date. Candidates will be expected to put time into self-development before their start date. Candidates must also be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. The role will be offered subject to an Enhanced DBS check and self-disclosure form.

To apply, please complete the application form below and also send in a two-minute video of yourself where you give us an insight into you as a person. This can be sent via WeTransfer if files are too big.

Once complete, please email to education@bcfc.co.uk FAO – Head of Education (Esports Lecturer Application). Closing date for applications: Monday 31st January 2022 at 5pm.

You will be notified of when interviews will take place if successful on your application.

Application form

Role Profile 

Safeguarding Statement:

Bristol City Robins Foundation are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists, as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared.

Equality Statement:

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.

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