Part-Time Optical Science / Optometry Lecturer / Lead Practitioner

Aston University

Part-Time Optical Science / Optometry Lecturer / Lead Practitioner

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Aston University, Nechells Green, Birmingham

  • Part time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: a10bc26884034f74bf4303f1cc417dd7

Full Job Description

Part Time Optical Science/Optometry Lecturer/Lead Practitioner (Fixed Term to August 2025)

Exciting opportunity to be part of a Health specialist UTC, that values staff development and well-being, creating the next generation of health professionals, with industry and Aston University.

Are you an optical Science/Optometry specialist or an experienced Biology teacher with a Biomedical background and interested in specialising as an Optical Science Practitioner? Want to teach prominently Post 16 students? Our Health UTC is for you!

Aston University Engineering Academy and Aston University Sixth Form is a specialist University Technical College established in 2012. We are a heavily oversubscribed school for 13-19 year olds, with 250 Year 9-Year 11 students and 500 sixth-form students, we have become a highly valued and recognised lead centre for Business, Health and Engineering in the Midlands in line with our sponsor Aston University.

As a national lead centre for T-Level Health, including Nursing, Midwifery, Optical Science and Pharmacy (Sept 2025), we are now seeking an experienced Optical Science/Optometry Lecturer/Teacher for September 2024 to support our specialist delivery.

Our Health provision has had extensive investment including a dedicated £25 million Building, £300K Simulation Hospital, industry equipment, technology and training. Thus allowing us to deliver university-level teaching in a secondary environment, supported by Aston University's College of Life and Health Science and the School of Optometry.

This partnership with Aston includes the close location and opportunity to collaborate not only benefits students but also staff, including access to Aston's staff training and post-graduate studies.

This role would also suit a Health professional who is interested in gaining teaching qualifications whilst continuing to work in the industry.

This role would also suit an experienced Biology Teacher with a Biomedical background and a desire to specialise as an Optical Science Lead practitioner

AUEA is a highly diverse institution with learners and staff from all communities and backgrounds from across the West Midlands. We strongly welcome applicants from within our local communities with a passion for increasing our young people's social mobility and future opportunities.

There couldn't be a more exciting time to join our team.

We are seeking a professional who is:

  • An enthusiastic and committed lecturer/teacher or Industry practitioner

  • A practitioner who has the highest expectations of student learning.

  • An excellent drive for self-improvement and development.

  • Innovative and creative with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Passionate about health and optical science.

  • Experience in teaching optical science/optometry to students/apprentices (Desirable)


  • As a valued member of AUEA we will offer:
  • A family-feel environment centred around the health and well-being of staff and students.

  • An outstanding positive working environment with excellent student conduct, and behaviour driven by our focus on high industry standards and culture of respect.

  • A designated staff benefits, training and health care package including a family day off per year.

  • Opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) vis our bespoke teacher training programmes.

  • Opportunity for an existing Biomedical Biology Teacher to become an Optical Lead practitioner.

  • Personalised CPD and career development programme including National Leadership programmes and Aston University

  • Opportunity for experience and development as part of our Armed Forces and Combined Cadet Force partnerships.


  • Visits to AUEA are welcome either virtually or in-person. To book your place or for any further details please email the Principal's PA Amanda Naan via principalpa@auea.co.uk

    Closing Date: 22nd May 2024 (noon)

    Interviews: Monday 27th May 2024

    AUEA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

  • An enthusiastic and committed lecturer/teacher or Industry practitioner

  • A practitioner who has the highest expectations of student learning.

  • An excellent drive for self-improvement and development.

  • Innovative and creative with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Passionate about health and optical science.

  • Experience in teaching optical science/optometry to students/apprentices (Desirable)

    Exciting opportunity to be part of a Health specialist UTC, that values staff development and well-being, creating the next generation of health professionals, with industry and Aston University.


  • Are you an optical Science/Optometry specialist or an experienced Biology teacher with a Biomedical background and interested in specialising as an Optical Science Practitioner? Want to teach prominently Post 16 students? Our Health UTC is for you!

    Aston University Engineering Academy and Aston University Sixth Form is a specialist University Technical College established in 2012. We are a heavily oversubscribed school for 13-19 year olds, with 250 Year 9-Year 11 students and 500 sixth-form students, we have become a highly valued and recognised lead centre for Business, Health and Engineering in the Midlands in line with our sponsor Aston University.

    As a national lead centre for T-Level Health, including Nursing, Midwifery, Optical Science and Pharmacy (Sept 2025), we are now seeking an experienced Optical Science/Optometry Lecturer/Teacher for September 2024 to support our specialist delivery.

    Our Health provision has had extensive investment including a dedicated £25 million Building, £300K Simulation Hospital, industry equipment, technology and training. Thus allowing us to deliver university-level teaching in a secondary environment, supported by Aston University's College of Life and Health Science and the School of Optometry.

    This partnership with Aston includes the close location and opportunity to collaborate not only benefits students but also staff, including access to Aston's staff training and post-graduate studies.

    This role would also suit a Health professional who is interested in gaining teaching qualifications whilst continuing to work in the industry.

    This role would also suit an experienced Biology Teacher with a Biomedical background and a desire to specialise as an Optical Science Lead practitioner

    AUEA is a highly diverse institution with learners and staff from all communities and backgrounds from across the West Midlands. We strongly welcome applicants from within our local communities with a passion for increasing our young people's social mobility and future opportunities.