Instructor Technician in Carpentry and Joinery

07 May 2021
04 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Protection of Children and Young Persons

Any offers of appointment will be conditional and subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a certificate of good conduct if applicable, plus receipt of satisfactory employment references, Occupational Health clearance, an understanding of safeguarding and qualifications verification. An Enhanced DBS check is required for this position as you will be working within 'Regulated Activity' within a specific place (ie the College).

Background to the Post

The Construction Department consists of Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery, Electrical Installation, Mechanical Services, Multi-skills at the College's Leamington Spa, Moreton Morrell and Rugby Centres. The person appointed will join the Caroentry and Joinery team. The area delivers training on Carpentry and Joinery courses Level 1-3 to Apprenticeships, full and part time.

Position in the Organisation

The post holder will be a member of the Construction Department and join the Carpentry and Joinery delivery team. The post is responsible to the Head of Department.

Job Purpose

To carry out training and assessment for learners to include the following tasks:

1. Skills development within a workshop environment.

2. Support candidates to achieve their qualifications.

3. Provide feedback on progress

4. Guide and coach the candidates

5. Assessment of competence to national standards.

6. Maintenance of workshop equipment

Duties and Responsibilities

1. To develop the skills of students within the area of the workshop.

2. To administer and oversee skills training.

3. To apply assessment procedures and methods using pre-prepared learning material.

4. To prepare & set-up physical materials and equipment for workshop activities including end point assessment.

5. To produce a preventative maintenance schedule and carry out such maintenance on all tools and workshop equipment.

6. To order workshop equipment and materials in conjunction with the team.

7. To maintain the workshop to current H&S standards.

8. To assist in developing this area of work.

Health and Safety

To ensure a safe working environment for colleagues, students, and visitors in line with the HASAW Act and the College Health and Safety Policy.


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults for whom you are responsible and whom you come into contact with.

The list of duties is not exhaustive but outlines the main features of the post at appointment and may vary as the job evolves without affecting the nature of the duties or the responsibility level.

Annual Leave

The College offers a generous annual leave entitlement to support staff, commencing with 25 days rising to 28 days after 5 years' service, pro rata per annum plus 8 statutory days (Public & bank Holidays) and College closure days.

Hours of Work

The post holder will be expected to work such hours as are necessary for the proper performance of their duties and responsibilities, normally 37 hours per week.

Place of work

The principal place of work will be the College's premises based at our Moreton Morrell Centre. However, the post holder may be required to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises at which we may provide services.


Ability to perform the tasks as described in the job description. If you have a disability you should not be discouraged from applying, since there are schemes available within the College which allow for the provision of special aids, premises to be adapted and other appropriate support provided. Ways in which these schemes might help in particular circumstances can be discussed with HR when making your application.

Essential Attainments:

* GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics, or Level 2 equivalent qualification

* Level 3 NVQ in Carpentry studies with a good working knowledge of Joinery

* Relevant teaching qualification or willing to work towards

* Assessor award A1 or equivalent or willing to work towards.

Desirable Attainments

* Experience of working with awarding bodies

* Relevant IQA qualification

* Experience of working with outside agencies

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

* Demonstrable experience in the subject specialism being delivered.

* Previous experience of delivering classes would be an advantage.

* Administrative skills to complete associated paperwork.

* Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, students and their parents, partners and the general public

* Flexible and enthusiastic approach.

* Good organisation skills and an ability to work to deadlines

* Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Equality and Diversity.

* Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

* Ability to demonstrate behaviours which support the Core Values of the College