Have you ever thought about becoming a lecturer?
Welcome to the become a lecturer website, which contains information, videos and vacancy links about becoming a lecturer, tutor or assessor – essentially a teacher in Further Education. If you have experience in industry and are thinking about a change of career, why not consider working as a teacher in a post-16 Further Education college or with an independent training provider (ITP) in Essex, East Sussex and Kent.
The range of knowledge and skills taught within further education is enormous, covering dozens of industries and professions. Further education is an exciting sector providing a critical role in terms of workforce development, employment, career progression, skills enhancement and collaboration with business, including through apprenticeships. This requires a skilled, experienced and diverse teaching community. For more on the varied teaching roles in further education check our FAQs page.
There are currently more vacancies for certain industries and professions than others. In particular, there is demand for lecturers in Engineering, Construction, Digital Technologies, plus Health and Care professions. Vacancies will vary from one area to another, so please check with your local college via the links on the Contact page of this site.
Colleges and independent training providers recruit throughout the year, but have a larger volume of vacancies at key times of the year. The peak time to look for vacancies are a couple of months before the start of a new term, so June and July for the start of the autumn term, November and December for the start of the spring term in January and then March for the start of the summer term.
For further information about making a career change you may also find help at the National Careers Service website. If you are based elsewhere in the country, this website is generally applicable to your colleges and training providers, but you will need to look at their websites for more information.
Find lecturer vacancies
Look for vacancies across Essex, East Sussex and Kent
View our videos featuring Further Education lecturers.
Find out more about becoming a further education lecturer or teacher at various events around the region.
Next event: 27th February, 2020
BEST (Business Essex, Southend and Thurrock) Growth Hub show
Hylands House, Chelmsford. 9.30-14.00.
FREE and open to the public.
A group of college lecturers from across Essex, Kent and East Sussex have been chosen to feature in a region-wide campaign aimed at attracting people with industry experience into becoming a teacher or trainer in Post-16 further education.