Games Teacher

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Type: permanent (Full-time)

Location: Gateshead

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Teacher - Games

Job description

Join our creative games team and help us shape the future of gaming!

Why you'll love this role:

You’ll see students grow in knowledge, skills and confidence and know you’ve played a part in their success as they progress through college and onto university or work.

You’ll get to inspire and nurture the next generation of talent in the region's thriving games industry.

Whether it's Games Engines like Unreal and Unity, 3D Modelling, Immersive Technologies, eSports, or Virtual Production, you'll be immersed in cutting-edge topics that define the future of gaming.

You'll inspire your students, motivating, coaching, and empowering them through their learning journey from developing inspiring lesson plans to providing constructive feedback and creating opportunities for them to engage with the games sector.

You’ll be part of a team of like-minded professionals who are just as passionate about delivering top quality teaching as you are.

Who we're looking for:

A background in the games, graphics, or media industry is a plus, but if you're fresh out of university and bursting with passion, we want to hear from you.

Experience in one or more of the following:

Games Engines, 3D Modelling, Media Production, VR/AR, VFX, UX/UI, eSports.

Most importantly, we're seeking someone who's as passionate about teaching as they are about gaming. Your enthusiasm and dedication to helping students thrive are what set you apart.

About Gateshead College

At Gateshead College we’re famous for education with Employment Edge, industry inspired education that combines high quality learning with real world skills.

For teachers this means giving your students the knowledge and skills to be successful in work and life and supporting them to be the best they can be. This is what makes our college such an exciting place to teach. You’ll get to bring your industry expertise into the classroom and will work hand in hand with businesses to create experiences your students will never forget.

In return we can offer a values-driven organisation and the chance to work with brilliant people who put students first. You’ll be listened to and will have opportunities to make an impact. We prioritise health and wellbeing and your work life balance will be respected. Our inclusive culture means you’re valued for being yourself and diversity is celebrated, and our commitment to being a sustainable organisation means we always try to do business the right way to make our community better for everyone.

We’re committed to supporting your ongoing development which includes access to our Teacher Academy where you’ll be assigned a personal coach to help develop your practice.

At Gateshead College we all have the opportunity to help our learners succeed and it’s this clear purpose and shared effort that makes us such a great place to work; we hope you think about joining us.

Don’t have a teaching qualification?

Don’t worry. If you can bring extensive industry experience and a passion for sharing your knowledge we’d love to hear from you.

We'll provide comprehensive training and cover the cost of your qualification while you gain valuable teaching experience. We understand the commitment involved and that's why we offer paid time off the job to attend training. Additionally, you'll be supported by one of our dedicated teaching staff throughout your journey, so you’ll have the guidance and mentorship needed to thrive in your new role.

Benefits:

Generous holiday allowance 58 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays). Mental health and wellbeing support, with 24/7 access to an employee assistance programme and counselling services. Career average pension with the Teachers Pension Scheme. Travel support including subsidised on site parking, discounted public transport scheme and cycle to work scheme. Retail and travel discounts. Volunteering Days.

Levelling Up Premium

Eligible further education teachers in their first five years of teaching can claim up to £6,000 after tax from Autumn 2024. They should have a teaching qualification; be working towards a teaching qualification; or intend to do so in the next 12 months. The premium will also be available over academic years starting 2024 and 2025 where teachers meet eligibility criteria.

The premium covers those teaching specific STEM and technical courses in building and construction, computing (including digital and ICT), early years, engineering and manufacturing (including transport engineering and electronics), maths, physics and chemistry.

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