BELFAST Metropolitan College has embarked on a major new recruitment drive to employ full and part-time lecturing staff in a range of specialisms.
The positions, advertised in today’s Nijobfinder, include a full-time, permanent lecturer in health and social care and a full-time, temporary lecturer in events management with travel and tourism.
The college is also inviting applications to its part-time lecturer register for the upcoming academic year.
The move follows its recent win at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards for Outstanding Service to Business, where the college was commended for its development of specialised training courses to meet the skills needs of local business in addition to its core offering of programmes from NVQ Level 2 to Level 5.
In providing more than 500 courses that deliver real skills for real jobs the college hopes to attract additional skilled individuals with relevant experience and expertise to 19 new lecturing posts in areas including science, engineering, health and social care, IT and digital media, hospitality and tourism, essential skills and supported learning.
A new call for applications to the Part-time Lecturer Register is creating opportunities for individuals with specialist knowledge and skills to assist in delivering full and part-time courses across the college’s 140 curriculum areas.
Belfast Met principal and chief executive, Marie Therese McGivern, said: “We are a growing and ambitious college, something which has been recognised by our membership of the influential 157 group which represents large and successful colleges.
This new investment in teaching and learning gives highly motivated professionals the opportunity to join Northern Ireland’s largest college and together enhance the skills of those who choose to study at Belfast Met.”
Meanwhile, this week the Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry updated his department’s Assembly committee on his planned review of zero hours contracts in Northern Ireland.
He said: “I am committed to reviewing the use of zero hours contacts, which will include a consultation with key stakeholders and workers’ representatives.
“Zero hours contracts, as with all forms of employment contracts, have been used responsibly by some employers. Indeed within our fast evolving labour market when used appropriately they can provide flexibility.
“I do recognise there have been significant concerns expressed with regards to them and we need to ensure there is an appropriate balance of the benefits for both employers and employees.”
He continued: “This review will seek views on a number of issues.
“The review will seek to determine the extent of use of such contracts in Northern Ireland and to give a clearer picture of the use of these contracts within our economy.”