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Lecturer 1 (NextGen Games, Animation & VFX (3D Modelling)


£23,050.75 to £25,899.32 per annum (dependent on qualfications)





Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

021 - 025 (021 - 022 unqualified)

Responsible To

Curriculum Manager


Bede Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus, Hartlepool Sixth Form College


Attractive benefits for this post include 48 days’ holiday per year plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

An opportunity has arisen for a passionate, professional to teach on our thriving NextGen Games, Animation & VFX course.

We are seeking to further strengthen our team with a highly creative and enthusiastic individual who specializes in 3D Art (Maya), Animation or VFX with the skills required to assist in ensuring our learners are industry ready with the right skills and knowledge for the workplace.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner in their field. 3D specialists will have relevant vocational competence in using Autodesk Maya to produce 3D Art for Games, Animation or VFX. Animation specialists will be fluent in Keyframe animation within Autodesk Maya and other software packages such as Spine. VFX specialists’ will be experienced in industry standard compositing packages such as Adobe AfterEffects and Nuke, knowledge of Adobe Premiere is advantageous. The successful applicant will possess the ability to deliver high quality classes, with high expectations, that enthuse and inspire learners to achieve the best possible outcomes and best prepare learners for a career in the Games, Animation or VFX industries.

This post offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work in our state of the art ‘Arts Academy’, at the Bede Campus, and at Hartlepool Sixth Form College, within our specialist NextGen studios, and be a part of a successful team, supporting outstanding achievement across our Digital provision.

Applicants will have industry experience, preferably in a studio environment, and could be new to teaching or have a proven track record in education. Applicants must be willing to achieve a teaching qualification within two years, if not already held.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate relevant experience in their personal statement, giving practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification. Applicants will also be expected to bring along examples of their work to interview, and deliver a short lesson to a group of learners.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.  We are big advocates of diversity so applications are welcome from anyone who’s suitably qualified.

To find out more about this great opportunity visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies  alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by 12 noon Monday 29 October 2018.

 It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wednesday 07 November 2018

 We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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