Engineering Teacher, Dagenham

Closing date:New this week


Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Main Scale (depending on skills and experience)
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Elutec UTC as an Engineering teacher. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic team players. There will be opportunities for rapid career development within the department for the right candidate.

Elutec UTC

Elutec – the 14-19 University Technical College for East London - opened in September 2014 and aims to be the leading engineering and manufacturing UTC in the UK. Elutec is housed in an impressive new building in Barking and Dagenham, surrounded by a Business and Science Park which is soon to be joined by an exciting new film studio complex. The school has excellent transport links, with Dagenham East tube station a short walk away. 

The school’s exceptional sponsors include Ford Motor Company, one of the world's foremost  design, engineering and manufacturing enterprises and the Faculty of Engineering at University College London (UCL), ranked as one of the top 20 “super-elite” universities in the world (especially in Elutec's specialist areas of manufacturing and engineering). Elutec is also sponsored by The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Havering, where Elutec was originally located and by Prospects College of Advanced Technology, one of the country's leading education providers of work-force development needs.

Elutec aims to offer learners and employers an outstanding solution to current skills shortages. Our vision is that our pupils will stand out from the crowd and will be educated and coached to win the technical jobs that local employers desperately need to fill. In those jobs they will stand out as competent young engineering and manufacturing technicians. When they pursue further qualifications, they will stand out as those precious few who "know how to make things" as well as design, test, simulate and research them. In summary, our pupils will be the engineering and manufacturing specialists that employers need to grow their businesses and to develop the local economy. 


Teacher of Level 2 and Level 3 Engineering. Potential to participate in the development of A’ Level Product Design from September 2019. Potential for rapid career within the Department for the right candidate.

How to apply

Please return your completed application form by email to:

Closing date: Noon, Tuesday 10th April 2018

CVs will not be accepted

Pre-employment checks

Confirmation of appointment is conditional upon a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and occupational health check.


Confirmation of appointment is also subject to the receipt of two satisfactory references. 


Inner London Main Scale (depending on skills and experience)

For a candidate with the potential for further leadership, the salary will reflect the additional responsibility.


September 2018

Visits and informal discussions

If you would like to arrange a visit and/or have an informal discussion about the post, in the first instance please contact Gillian Howard:

Key Role Descriptors for this Post

• To ensure that the vision and values of Elutec as a UTC are evident in all aspects of the post

• To have overall accountability for the standards attained by all students within assigned classes

• To monitor standards of attainment, progress and attendance across classes - targeting key groups to develop strategies and intervention that supports rapid progress.

• To ensure the development of effective Teaching and Learning that maximizes individual progress, with particular emphasis on Assessment for Learning, Literacy, Personal Development

• To be accountable for the monitoring, quality assurance, assessing and reporting of progress across classes  

• To have a Teaching load commensurate with this level of responsibility 

Teachers Standards 

Teachers make the education of their pupils their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their pupils. All teachers must adhere to the Teacher Standards


• A proven track record of success delivering Level 2 and level 3 Engineering to students aged 14-19 years.

• Successful experience of achieving high standards and raising standards with pupils of all abilities

Other Requirements

• A passion to help young people become happy, productive, self-confident adults.

• A sense of fun, humanity and collegiality

• Resilience and the ability to work well under pressure.

• The ability to prioritise and to manage one’s own work and that of others.


Job location

More about Elutec
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: Yew Tree Avenue, Rainham Road South, Dagenham East, Essex, RM10 7FN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 773 4670
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