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Practical Instructor in Carpentry

Smallford Campus, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0JA
Oaklands College
Full Time
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23rd February 2021
Start Date
As soon as possible
8th March 2021 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1132804

Full time 37 hours per week with some evening hours required

£22,588 - £23,962 per annum - Depending on experience, £24,681 salary achievable after 2 years of employment – Teacher Training offered

Based at the St Albans Campus

Have you thought about a career within education? Oaklands College are looking for industry-experienced candidates who want share and pass on their passion with our students! If you’re looking for a career change this could be a fantastic opportunity for you to move into an industry you are passionate about!

The successful candidate would be supporting students working at Level 1 to 3 in the Carpentry workshop. You will provide support to Lecturers by tracking and assessing students’ progress, you will help maintain student portfolios to the required standard for their qualification and provide feedback and guidance to support and reinforce their learning. In addition to this, you will prepare materials, tools and equipment, workplaces and workstations and ensure that agreed Health & Safety and environmental practices are implemented and adhered to.

In addition to supporting Lecturers in the workshop you will be required to teach across all levels from 1 to 3 (including Bench and Site) the practical elements of the Carpentry course. To support with the power tools elements delivery and assessments.

You should have a strong commitment to high standards of classroom practice and experience, candidates should have previous experience in the industry and hold a Level 2 Carpentry qualification, it would be an advantage if applicants held a level 3 qualification. We offer a robust Teacher Training programme, whilst learning the role ‘on the job’ full support is given throughout your development to fully qualified teacher status. Whilst in employment you would be enrolled onto the Level 3 Award in Education and training. After completion you would be enrolled onto our Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification. This is a great way for experienced professionals to achieve a recognised teaching qualification whilst in employment.

Closing Date: Sunday 7th March - Early applications are advised as the advert may close before the closing date.

Interview Date: To be confirmed – remote interview via Microsoft teams


• Generous Salary

• Generous annual leave – 30 days plus 8 days bank holiday.

• The chance to train towards a teaching qualification / assessor qualification, paid by the College

• Automatic entry into the Local government pension Scheme.

• A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.

• Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.

• Free onsite parking.

• Subsidised onsite restaurant.

• A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and disabled candidates.


Safeguarding Statement:

Oaklands College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory safeguarding checks.
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