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Gizza job :-(

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by cheflecturer, May 5, 2011.

  1. It's true.
    Contract not being renewed at end of this year.

    Have knives and own dry-wipe pens - will travel - but not to the southwest or come to that north of Watford.

    Seriously - any openings appreciated, particularly Kent, East Sussex.

    Thanks
     
  2. It's true.
    Contract not being renewed at end of this year.

    Have knives and own dry-wipe pens - will travel - but not to the southwest or come to that north of Watford.

    Seriously - any openings appreciated, particularly Kent, East Sussex.

    Thanks
     
  3. What a bummer, especially since they agreed to pay your IfL fees. How cruel is that?
    Those of us who reside considerably further north than Watford will just have to live with this restriction.
     
  4. OK - advice please.
    Have been offered chance to stay on if I split my time between the kitchen and 50% cross-college on basic skills. But this will mean getting a skills for life specialist qualification. I am torn. I have no real desire to teach anything other than hospitality and catering, but I need a job - mortgage etc.
     
  5. When you say basic skills - what do you mean, only from next year, as things stand at the moment, there will be no Adult Numeracy and Literacy for under 19s as the funding stops at the end of this year. This means it would be Functional Skills and, at present, there is no requirement for lecturers teaching FS to have the skills for life specialist qualification (your place might not realise that). That might make a difference to your choices!
    Also, bear in mind that today is today and tomorrow is tomorrow - things change rapidly in our sector. Staying on would mean you were in the right place for when "they" suddenly find that there are more hours in Catering again next year or whenever.
    For the next twelve months Skills are a pretty safe place to be as Wolfe is saying that we all have to concentrate on English and Maths (instead of Every Child Matters). Won't last of course as "they" will find something else for us to concentrate on for 2012/2013.
    So - if I were you, I would stay. Better the devil you know and all that. Any kind of job at the moment is a bonus.
     
  6. Chats
    Thanks for that.
    I didn't really know about functional skills and don't think the college does either - so I will charge in on Monday with a load of questions.
    The rest of your advice is sound and has really helped - thanks!!
     
  7. Hello

    I too have a catering background 15yrs all told. Also,15 yrs experience gained from the Health and Social Care sector. Also, background in skills (gizza a job lol) and would strongly suggest you grab the opportunity. Skills training is a political machine - you will find yourself using it next time another party is elected.

    The more I think about it , an employer would get their monies worth out of me!
     
  8. Let me know how it goes! I hope you still feel my advice worthwhile after your discussions with the College!!
    Bear in mind the fact that Wolfe also says that FS are all very well but we should make everyone re-sit their English and Maths GCSE instead - which begs the question, if "they" go along with that idea, where that will leave the rest of us? Not that I can see most of our students standing any chance at GCSE either but I suspect, as usual, chez nous will jump on the bandwagon and employ hundreds of GCSE lecturers instead and hope for the best.



     

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