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Knowledge Specialist: Engineering and/or Fabrication and Welding

Contract:
VBSS Support
Salary:
£32,969 per annum
Closing:
16/10/2019

Please note - applications close at 5pm on the stated closing date.

Start date:
ASAP

Aims and purpose of the job

Our knowledge specialists are a distinctive mix of talent. They are sector relevant, having gained significant expertise to know their sector inside out, being ‘credible’ in their field.  They are ingenious at imparting knowledge and skill to others, bringing alive and sharing their sector expertise in a way that will develop our apprentices to become experts in their own right.  They are equally comfortable engaging with the managing director of the business as they are the apprentice. 

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, professional individual with suitable vocational experience to be part of a team that supports the training and delivery of employees in the relevant sector to achieve national standards as part of an Apprenticeship framework / standard. Knowledge specialists may be asked to deliver some or all of the following: Appropriate Technical Certificate, NVQ/Diploma (or relevant competence based qualification), and embedding Functional Skills maths, English and ICT.

This is an exciting position to work as part of a team in the local and surrounding areas. Experience of training and delivery as part of an apprenticeship is essential. Experience or capability to deliver English, maths and ICT Functional Skills Levels one and two would be highly desirable.

Develop and demonstrate best practise in training and learning delivery assuring standardisation. To work with the Quality Assurance Lead to design, develop and monitor resources for learner use.

We measure our success by how many of our clients achieve their apprenticeship programme and are happy with the service. We also measure how many of our employers value the services we provide to their business and the contribution our apprentices make.

This role is for a Knowledge Specialist in the following sector: Engineering/fabrication and welding.

JOINING OUR JOURNEY

When you join our college, our staff have access to numerous benefits and facilities:

  • Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (July)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Free car parking
  • On-site hair and beauty salon, Revive Spa, fine dining Refine Restaurant and Create Theatre

The team

In Construction and Engineering everything we do is focused on finding ways to wow and create great experiences that make for happy clients.  We work hard to truly recognise what matters to our clients and to make them feel uniquely valued and appreciated.

Our team members are professionals that take ownership and accountability for their influence and impact on our clients and who steer their behaviours by principle and positivity.  We are very proud of every individual within our team that makes this delivery of specialist services possible.  If this describes you, we would love for you to apply to join our exciting team.

Our focus

Our main focus is to deliver high impact consultative solutions that exceed the expectations of businesses and individuals who engage with us.  Apprenticeship delivery is at the heart of what we do and we make a substantial contribution to the Government’s apprenticeship strategy, we are a market leader in our field and everything we do is about maintaining and strengthening our position.

Specific accountabilities

You will have an in-depth understanding of the professional apprenticeship standards and the governance for all standards you will be accountable for delivering. This will be supported by your understanding of the associated funding system and apprenticeship reforms to enable you to have a rounded view of your areas of specialism.

You will focus on designing and delivering a bespoke programme that will support the apprentice to meet all of the knowledge required of their apprenticeship standard.  Working in conjunction with the employer you will tailor your delivery to compliment the learning and development being managed by the employer and support the employer to do this effectively.

Utilise your professional knowledge and skill to regularly review the apprentice’s progress against the standard and in conjunction with the apprentice and employer, make informed judgements that clearly demonstrate that the apprentice is fully knowledgeable in preparation for the relevant requirements of that standard at specific regular points in the learner journey.

End point assessment can be inclusive of a wide array of testing and assessment methodologies which will be specific to your sector.  You will support the apprentice for readiness for end point assessment by providing the knowledge expected in the sector standard.

You are expected to take charge of making sure your sector skills are current and that you keep up to date with developments, legislation and thinking in your occupational area and will record your CPD on the colleges HR system.

Knowing exactly what our client groups think of the interactions they have with our team and our team members is central to our ethos of finding ways to wow and create great experiences.  You may be expected to contribute to sourcing this feedback from your client group and we will expect you to act upon any feedback to make sure we keep our focus on what is important to our clients.

You are part of a great team and as such will be expected to participate in events and promotions where the team requires representation, some of these will be outside of your normal working hours.

There will be some admin work created as a natural part of your role and you will be required to do this which will include providing information to college wide systems and processes.

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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