Lecturer - Automotive Studies

Eastern Colleges Group
Bury St Edmunds [Suffolk]
£28,112 - £36,581 Per Year, Depending on qualifications and experience
30 Jun 2020 13:21
15 Jul 2020 23:59
Further Education, Higher Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Engineering / Motor Vehicle
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Lecturer - Automotive Studies

Lecturer – Automotive Studies

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

37 hours per week, Permanent

Salary: £28,112 - £36,581 per annum - depending on qualifications and experience

Do you have a passion for Automotive and want to share you knowledge?

West Suffolk College are now looking to recruit a creative and energetic Lecturer for their highly successful Automotive team. Following on from a period of steady growth and development the department is now looking for a full-time lecturer to join the team. The provision, which is mainly IMI-based, meets the needs of both classroom learners and apprentices. The highly experienced and enthusiastic team need a proactive person able to engage with students. 

Success and innovation over the past few years means the successful applicant will attend events such as the Annual car show “West and Loud” where staff and students are involved in the charity event, trips to automotive shows such as Silverstone & NEC, race car projects and involvement in exciting cross college projects

We are seeking an ambitious individual who understands the Automotive Industry, has excellent organisational skills and understands the value of education.  In addition, you must be an effective communicator able to shape your message to work effectively with colleagues, students, parents, employers and other external bodies. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach and assess on a range of programs as required by the college. These may include: IMI Level 1, 2 and Level 3 Diplomas. School links and Home education students. City and guilds Apprenticeship program with End Point Assessment.
  • Participate in the development of existing and new course programs and assume responsibility for areas of work as appropriate.
  • Participate in course team meetings, curriculum planning and materials development as appropriate.
  • Assist with the marketing and publicity of all courses within the Department as required.
  • Attend Employer, Parent, Career and other evenings and events as appropriate (including weekends).
  • Participate in the development and delivery of short course programs.
  • Act as mentor to new members of staff and give support to other new team members.
  • Liaise with schools, verifiers, assessors, industrial bodies and employers as appropriate.
  • Carry out general duties attached to the post on the College premises.
  • Undertake at least 30 hours personal, professional development annually, making a strong commitment to the development and accreditation of management and IT skills.
  • Adhere to the Risk Management Policy and notify your line manager of any identified risk.
  • Be responsible for own health and safety at work and comply with the College’s health and safety policy at all times.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade as required by the Head of School or Faculty.
  • Promote safe Guarding and Prevent within the curriculum.
  • Contribute to the Programs annual self-assessment report.
  • Ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all stakeholders’ students.
  • Develop and promote digital strategy.
  • Ensure responsibility for all College resources, physical, intellectual and virtual.

Key Skills, Knowledge and Experienc

  • Relevant academic and / or professional qualifications
  • A teaching qualification or be willing to work towards one
  • Math’s and English qualifications to an appropriate level.
  • Hybrid and Electric vehicle trained (preferred)
  • Air conditioning certificate (preferred)
  • Relevant experience within an automotive industry
  • Experience with motor sport
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • An interest and knowledge of current developments within the subject area.
  • Willingness to undertake any training or development as, or when appropriate
  • Sound organizational, administrative and IT
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a highly motivated team and at the same time show individual initiative.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.



For more information please contact recruitment@wsc.ac.uk

Please send a completed application form to recruitment@wsc.ac.uk , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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

Closing Date: 15th July 2020

Interview Date: WC 27th July 2020

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website – www.wsc.ac.uk/privacy-and-terms


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