Lecturer in Carpentry and Joinery

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Lecturer in Carpentry and Joinery

Swindon, Wiltshire
Swindon College
Part Time
Up to £17,250 per annum
15th July 2020
Start Date
As soon as possible
8th August 2020 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1109092

Carpentry & Joinery Lecturer 

Up To £17,250, with up to £1,500 STEM specialist skills award  

18.5 hours a week, Permanent 


Our friendly Construction team is growing fast and we would love you to be a part of our forward journey. If you are looking for a new challenge, can inspire Learners along this special career path and want to pass on your canny industry know-how, we have a great opportunity with market leading benefits to boot! 


You’ll teach both theory and practical skills to 16-19 year olds who’ll learn best if we develop creative teaching schemes, assignment activities and assessment materials.  You’ll be confident and keen to teach a wide variety of topics covering bench joinery and site based carpentry skills up to (and including) Level 3.  


Come and join us as we launch our full size house simulated construction site - a great new facility to train and learn in.  Our students will really value your real-time experience working in the trade and if you share our objective to assist them into their chosen career path we would welcome your skills, empathy and good humored teaching delivery. 


About Swindon College 


We are incredibly excited to have been successful with a £20M Institute of Technology bid, and also to be progressing a merger with New College, Swindon from August 2020.  These changes will extend the career opportunities for both our learners and staff cohort so it’s a really great time to join us! 


Our top priority is the wellbeing of our community. We are monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are continuing to follow the latest Government advice. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we have adjusted our recruitment process so all face-to-face interviews or assessments will now be conducted via conference video. We will undertake an initial screening interview with you to help explain the role, our campus and to assess your potential fit.   


Please be aware that initially, in the main this role will require working from home. 


Working from home we’ll make sure you stay connected through and beyond your induction, via regular video team meetings, sessions with your mentor or learning coach and access to any support you may need from day one.


Qualifications and experience required: 


• A Level 5 Teaching qualification (or a commitment to gaining this as we will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if you can strongly demonstrate the required competencies). 

• Level 3 qualification in Carpentry and Joinery 

• Level 2 English and Maths (or equivalent)  

• Assessor A1 - desirable 

• Substantial knowledge of both Carpentry and Joinery and  

• Confidence and experience leading on Moderation 


Your Benefits: 

• Self-directed highly flexible working hours supporting your work/life balance 

• Access to the market leading Teacher’s Pension Scheme 

• 47 days annual leave (inclusive of discretionary and bank holidays) 

• Wellbeing support including access to our market leading Employee Benefits Platform 


Closing date:  7th August 2020 

Interview dates will be arranged as and when applicants apply and before the closing date if necessary.  


An Application Form must be submitted if you wish to be considered for this post. Please note this vacancy may close sooner if sufficient applications have been received so please apply as soon as possible. 


Swindon College is committed to embedding a culture which values diversity and ensures equality of opportunity.  We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and promote the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff, applicants and customers to share this commitment.  


This role is likely to involve working with under 18’s and/or vulnerable adults. Any appointment will be made subject to strict vetting and screening checks and our receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. 



Safeguarding Statement:

Swindon College is committed to the advancement of Equality of Opportunity (ensuring everyone is treated fairly), the elimination of discrimination and the safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications from all sections of the community
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