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Lecturer in Gaming and Esports

Warrington & Vale Royal College is seeking to recruit a full time Lecturer in Gaming and E-Sports.

Our Games department has grown substantially over the past 5 years, and we are now very excited to be running our first ever qualification in Esports. The team is very passionate and supportive for this new venture and growth, and is looking for the next addition to join our fantastic team.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (42 days for Lecturers, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure days, pro rata for part time)
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Employee benefits package
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Full programme of training and mentoring
  • Induction programme and buddy scheme
  • Flexible working, where appropriate
  • Focus on sustainability

In October 2019 the College was officially commended as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and we celebrated some of the highest pass rates in England, ranking us in the top 10 nationally for the third consecutive year. Our mission is ‘Realising potential, transforming lives’. Our environment is inclusive, friendly and supportive, with high expectations for both staff and students. To thrive in our environment, you will need to be resilient, positive, able to work autonomously, have a strong work ethic, and put our learners at the heart of everything you do.

Suitable candidates will have a sound knowledge of 3D modelling and digital sculpting software such as Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, with knowledge of the PBR workflow and industry development pipelines. They should also have a good understanding of, the fundamentals of game design, level design and have experience using game engines such as Unreal Engine and Unity.

Candidates will also have experience in competitive gaming, broadcasting software, such as OBS, and experience of streaming sites such as YouTube and Twitch. They will also have detailed knowledge of the esports industry including professional bodies such as the British Esports Federation and competitive gaming tournament structure. Candidates should have a recognized teaching qualification and a degree in a related subject.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a Prohibition Check.

Please note that it is college policy that referees of short-listed candidates will automatically be approached prior to interview. One reference should be from your current or most recent employer.

The College operates on 2 campuses – Warrington and Winsford.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested in this post please submit your application as soon as possible.

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