Architect Job: Lecturer – Carpentry and Joinery (Full and Part Time)

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We are looking for a highly motivated and industry experienced Carpentry & Joinery Lecturer to join our team working across our campuses in Wellingborough and Corby.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a range of carpentry and joinery courses to students of all level. You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the College’s carpentry and joinery curriculum, as well as liaising with industry partners.


  • Deliver a range of carpentry and joinery courses to students of all levels
  • Develop and maintain the college’s carpentry and joinery curriculum
  • Liaise with industry partners
  • Assess student progress and provide feedback
  • Maintain a safe and orderly learning environment
  • Participate in college-wide activities and initiatives

Qualifications and experience

  • Relevant qualifications in Carpentry and Joinery or equivalent
  • Relevant Level 5 Teaching Qualification (i.e. PGCE / Cert Ed / DET) or a willingness to achieve
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to lifelong learning

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational values:

  • Student centred – At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Educational excellence – We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.
  • Teamwork – We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Continuous improvement – We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.
  • Caring – We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.
  • Inclusive – We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.  The Bedford College Group’s policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

About Us

The Bedford College Group aims to deliver world-class skills and education to the communities we serve. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

Contract Type – Bedford College

  • We have availability of posts up to 1.5 FTE and this could be a range of full or part-time posts, a full-time post would be 37 hours per week.
  • up to 45 days per annum (plus public holidays), pro rata for part-time
  • Teachers Pension
  • Free on-site parking during weekdays and weekends (subject to availability)
  • Retail and leisure discounts

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

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