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Lecturer in Plumbing

  • Location: Ashford
  • Salary: £24,202 - £32,463 per annum
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
  • Closing date: 20 Sep 2019

Do you want to work for a dynamic and growing organization? The Hadlow Group provides excellence in education through its Colleges in Kent; Hadlow College, West Kent College and Ashford College,  and offers a range of further and higher education  and professional courses in land based and general subjects.

About the role

We are looking for a Lecturer in Plumbing to join our Business, Construction and Engineering team in response to the growing demand for our plumbing courses, requiring us to expand our provision.

As a Lecturer in Plumbing, you will work as a member of our experienced high performing team to deliver a co-ordinated, integrated learning programme ensuring that students receive a high quality learning experience and achieve success.

This post involves teaching Plumbing to students of all abilities and ages and will require experience in teaching or training to be able to teach on a range of courses, relevant to the curriculum area. These include City and Guilds level 1, level 2 and apprenticeships at intermediate and advance level.

The ideal candidate will have a Teaching Qualification, e.g. DTTLS, PGCE, Certificate of Education or equivalent, as well as an Assessors award, or the desire to achieve both. It is essential to have a Level 3 vocational qualification in Plumbing, Heating and Gas and a recent, relevant industrial and/or commercial experience.  We are looking for applicants with Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy qualifications, or a willingness to achieve them.

Working with us

The College offers many benefits including access to competitive local government pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, access to a free on-site gym, free parking and a salary sacrifice Childcare Voucher scheme.

West Kent and Ashford College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our users and expects all staff to share this commitment, in order for all to achieve their full potential. Successful applicants will be required to undertake satisfactory pre-employment checks including a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK. Where applicable a prohibition check will be carried out.

Apply today

To apply for this job, please click on this College URL link for the application pack:

You are required to complete an application form as we do not accept CVs.

Please return completed application forms to the HR email address on the website. .

When applying for this role, please reference this Website as your application source when asked.

Due to the volume of applications we receive it is impossible to inform all applicants if they have been short listed:  therefore if you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date you can assume that you have not been successful.

West Kent College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Finance Support to Obtain a Teaching Qualification

West Kent and Ashford College recognise talent and wants to encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. 

If you have been working in industry, you may have just the skills, experience and expertise we are looking for to teach the next generation. As such, we want to help you develop your teaching career and will support you in doing so.

We want to ensure the best quality of teaching for our students and we expect all unqualified Lecturers and Assessor to complete a Diploma in Education and Teaching (DET) (or equivalent) and we ask that new staff enrol on the first available course. 

As well as offering excellent training facilities, the College will support you with a reduced teaching commitment in your first year, generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. On top of this, the College offers financial support when you complete Initial Teacher Training course via West Kent and Ashford College. You will receive £600 at the end of your first year of employment at the College as a fully qualified teacher and £750 at the end of the second year of employment.