Lecturer in Plumbing
5d ago

Cross Campus

Heart of Worcestershire (HoW) College is passionate about developing employability prospects by delivering a wide range of vocational, professional and technical qualifications.

Located across four different campuses, Worcester, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Malvern, HoW College is a thriving organisation with a vast and diverse community of learners.

Our learners and staff benefit from a range of modern facilities and some of the best employee development and training opportunities in the area.

We are offering 2 exciting opportunities to join our Construction team within Heart of Worcestershire College based Cross Campus.

To be responsible for flexible and proactive delivery of an agreed teaching programme in Plumbing and other related areas.

In addition to teaching, to undertake a range of administrative and developmental duties that contributes to improving standards and achievements and the learner experience.

To be considered for these roles you must hold a recognised teaching qualification (or one must be obtained within a specified period), recent experience in Plumbing or allied industry and the ability to develop new courses.

In return we offer a friendly, modern working environment, a diverse employee reward scheme, childcare voucher scheme, pension scheme, continued professional development and a generous holiday allowance, along with many other benefits.

Our Vision is :

  • To be the provider of choice for education, training and learning, delivering across Worcestershire, the West Midlands and nationally within our areas of specialism.
  • To be recognised as a college that makes a difference by delivering services through innovation, partnership, co-creation and connectivity.
  • To continue to inspire and enable our learners to be successful. We will raise attainment and meet aspirations by developing the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to ensure that everyone meets their full potential.
  • To create the skills to advance the economic and social prosperity, adding value to the communities we serve.
  • We want our dynamic workforce to share our passion and enthusiasm. We are also committed to working with key stakeholders to enhance the economic prospects in the area.

    Our values of inclusivity, integrity, partnership and trust shine through in all that we do allowing us to provide responsive and informed services within our local community and beyond.

    As one of the largest employers in the area we actively support and invest in our workforce. We pride ourselves on our progressive and flexible approach to both personal and professional development.

    We promote equality and diversity through inclusive practice and work with honesty and probity; placing the interests of our students and staff at the heart of all activities.

    With a growth strategy that aims to further developing the quality of our offer and develop our partnerships with employers, educational institutions, and other stakeholders, there has never been a better time to join our thriving workforce.

    Closing date for this post is : 20 November 2018

    This College is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    All successful applicants will be required to complete and pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service check.The costs of this check will be deducted from the applicant’s first salary payment from the College.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

    H oW College is a Smoke Free environment from the effects of direct / indirect contact with smoking, and all smoking related products.

  • Job Description

    To be responsible for flexible and proactive delivery of an agreed teaching programme in Plumbing and other related areas.

    In addition to teaching, to undertake a range of administrative and developmental duties that contributes to improving standards and achievements and the learner experience.


    To teach across a range of programmes in Plumbing and associated areas.To develop further courses in Plumbing and associated areas.


    To take an active part in the recruitment of learners providing appropriate advice and guidance.To deliver high quality teaching and learning by :

  • providing students with a planned learning and assessment experience;
  • effectively managing and monitoring the learning process;
  • proving regular assessment opportunities;
  • providing timely and constructive feedback; and
  • guiding and supporting learners to achieve their learning goals.
  • To support, and where appropriate, contextualise and / or signpost’ Functional Skills in the curriculum.To actively develop and use new technology in teaching, learning and assessment.

    To provide assignment and assessment material appropriate to each specific programme.To ensure effective co-ordination of curriculum in the study centres.

    To produce schemes of work, lesson plans, individual learning plans and assessment schedules etc. appropriate to the curriculum area.

    To evaluate and assess (formative and summative) the work of learners in relation to the curriculum criteria and provide timely constructive and helpful learner feedback.

    To attend curriculum meetings and to contribute to the continual quality improvement mechanisms (e.g. maintenance of course files, timely updating of e-

    ILPs on ProMonitor).To keep accurate and effective systems of administration which support the student and College needs, including management and maintenance of learner ILPs, progress and performance records.

    Where appropriate, liaison with other departments (e.g. Exams and MIS).To ensure safe working practices across the programme area.


    To commit to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adultsTo participate in the College’s Performance Management Scheme and attend such training events as are necessary to enable him / her to carry out the duties of the job description.

    To continually improve teaching, learning and assessment through proactive CPD and sharing best practice.To actively participate in the College’s Quality System, including quality improvement strategies and initiatives.

    To undertake such other duties as may be assigned commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post.To take reasonable care for the health and safety of him / her and for others affected by his / her work.

    To actively support College Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity policies.To operate / conduct all HR tasks and functions within the principles of GDPR.

    This job description is current at the date shown below, and is a guide to the work you will be required to undertake.In consultation with the postholder, it may be changed from time to time by the College to meet changing circumstances.

    September 2018

    CONDITIONS OF SERVICE Academic staff

    The appointment is subject to the Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.The work pattern of a Lecturer is not necessarily linked to the traditional academic year.

    All successful applicants will undergo the following checks :

    Enhanced DBS2 x References, one of which must be your current or most recent employerQualification validation check


    The salary range for this post is from £18,826 to £32,090 per annum.Starting salary will be dependent upon experience and qualifications.

    Once you have successfully passed your probationary period, your salary will increase within the salary band on an annual incremental basis, until you reach the top of the salary scale.

    Increments are in August.


    Applicants are required to hold an appropriate teaching qualification or be willing to undertake and gain the Certificate in Education and Training within 2 years of their appointment.

    Successful applicants will be required to attend the course on-site as the College delivers the course in-house.

    Please note whilst obtaining a teaching qualification is a contractual requirement, the College reviews its CPD budget on an annual basis regarding availability of funds, and cannot therefore guarantee that newly appointed staff will receive either part or full funding for the course fees.

    However, student loan facilities are available.


    All staff are required to have a minimum level 2 qualification in both English and Maths.If you are not already in receipt of one or both of these qualifications, you will be expected to obtain it (them) during your employment at the College.


    The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    All newly appointed staff will be required to undertake safeguarding training following their appointment.

    Heart of Worcestershire College adheres to the Department of Education’s guidance on Keeping children safe in Education’.

    As part of your induction, you will be required to read and understand part 1 of this document.


    The College will undertake qualification validation by writing to the appropriate educational institute.Only those qualifications which are essential for the post will be followed up.


    The hours of work will be based on 37hours per week, of this 25 hours per week will be delivery. Actual hours of work to be agreed with the manager.


    The post carries 37 annual leave days with an additional eight public bank holidays plus a further five concessionary days as leave to be taken at the Principal’s discretion’.

    Annual leave will be pro rata if part time.

    Please note that only in exceptional circumstances, with your Directors permission, will staff be able to take more than 3 consecutive weeks of leave in any leave year.


    The College operates an occupational pension scheme, namely the Teachers Pensions’.


    All newly appointed teaching staff have to serve a 9-month probationary period.During the probationary period you will have to attend the Corporate staff induction day, a Teaching & Learning Induction and additional mandatory courses on : Prevent, Equality & Diversity session, Safeguarding Training session and Health & safety training session.

    Failure to attend these will prevent you from successfully completing your probation.


    All candidates have to have 2 satisfactory references.


    The successful applicant will be based Cross Campus, but may be required to work at other locations from time to time.


    The College is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of race, gender religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

    As an organisation we use the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) to assess the suitability of all prospective appointments.

    We undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.

    Applicants / employees are required to declare any pending criminal prosecutions they may have as well as any spent criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings as defined under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

    The only exception to this requirement is that applicants / employees do not need to disclose any protected’ cautions, or convictions as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013.

    Please read the Guidance Note to applicants on disclosing information about cautions and convictions in their application’ document before you complete your application form.

    Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of any offences.


    All successful applicants will be required to complete and pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service check.The costs of this check will be deducted from the applicants first salary payment from the College.

    The College adheres to the DBS Code of Practice and has policies covering the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

    Copies of these are available on request.


    All successful applicants will be required to undertake all mandatory training and update sessions and any appropriate training and development as required, including Health and Safety.


    HoW College is a Smoke Free environment from the effects of direct / indirect contact with smoking, including using the following :

    CigarettesE-cigarettesVaporisersPipe smokingCigarsAnd all other associated smoking products


    Candidates with a disability should contact the HR Department before interview if they require any adjustments to be made for the interview and / or selection tests.


    A completed application form should be submitted. Curriculum vitae will not be accepted as a substitute.

    It would greatly assist the shortlisting panel if the information submitted on your application clearly identifies and demonstrates how your qualities match those listed under the essential requirements on the person specification.

    Please remember that it is not sufficient to merely repeat what is in the specification you must show how you meet each requirement.

    You must also provide details under previous employment’ which must include all employment undertaken since leaving full time education.

    Completed application forms should be submitted by 20 November 2018.


    The Interview date for this post is; TBC, short-listed candidates will be notified with the details for interview.In view of the high cost of postage, it is not our intention to notify unsuccessful applicants.

    If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful and accept our thanks for your interest in applying


    Please be aware that HoW College complies with the current Data Protection Act and is currently developing systems to ensure that we will be fully compliant with GDPR when this comes into force in May 2018.

    GDPR is a European wide update to the Data Protection Act, with more requirements and stronger enforcement.As such we expect all staff to fully comply with the requirements of these legislation.

    Failure to do so will lead to formal disciplinary action.

    Members of staff will be provided with guidance in relation to GDPR to ensure that full compliance is achieved and maintained within the College.

    Further information can be obtained by using the following link :

    https : / / ico.org.uk / media / for-organisations / documents / 1624219 / preparing-for-the-gdpr-12-steps.pdf

    Updated November 2017

  • Person Specification
  • Requirements

    Attainment (e.g. Qualifications, Experience)

    Essential :

  • An appropriate academic qualification and / or professional qualification
  • A recognised teaching qualification (or one must be obtained within a specified period)
  • Level 2 (at least) qualification in both Maths and English, or a willingness to gain
  • Desirable :
  • TDLB award
  • TDLB award
  • QTLS (Award / certificate in Teaching)
  • Essential :

  • Recent experience in Plumbing or allied industry
  • Desirable :

  • Experience of teaching
  • Essential :

  • Organisational Skills
  • Ability to develop new courses
  • Desirable :

  • Understanding of C&G assessment procedures
  • Disposition / Personal Qualities

    Essential :

  • Energy, enthusiasm, commitment.
  • Flexibility
  • Patience, tolerance
  • Desirable :

  • Flexible and able to adapt in a changing environment.
  • Essential :

    No Essential General Points

    Desirable :

    No Desirable General Points

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