We are currently seeking an experienced Lecturer to deliver a part-time adult Traditional Upholstery course, within the Community Learning department at Newbury College.
The course is divided into three terms of ten weeks and runs throughout the academic year.
The course aims to develop an understanding of the basic principles of traditional upholstery, aimed at students wishing to develop the skills required to enable them to eventually work at home by themselves.
Each student will be working on their own piece of furniture, which they will provide, along with their own tools. All materials will be provided by the college for students to purchase as and when they need them. The lecturer will be responsible for ordering what is needed.
By the end of the course students will:
* Be able to use materials required at each stage on a piece of furniture.
* Have acquired many of the skills necessary to successfully strip down and re-upholster traditional furniture.
* Have learnt how to safely use all the necessary tools of the trade in their work.
Due to the diverse range of projects covered by those attending this course, students will experience upholstery techniques wider than their own project by observing others in the class.
Upon enrolment to this course students are given the opportunity to undergo a short accredited qualification. The qualification consists of planning and carrying out an Upholstery project. Students keep a portfolio of work which is assessed internally by Newbury College and also externally via the awarding body. Upon successful completion of the qualification, students are awarded the Level One Award in Learning, Employability and Progression for Upholstery.
This vacancy is to commence in the new academic year, September 2019.
Our college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.