HE Professional Mentor for Engineering, Wigan

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Wigan and Leigh CollegeWigan

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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Competetive Salary
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Higher Education Professional Mentor for Engineering 



Full and Part Time Hours considered


Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. With over 9,500 students and a turnover of £27m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow.   


The College, named FE College of the Year 2018 at the Educate North Awards, has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and services to meet the needs of the local community and support the economic transformation of Wigan and surrounding areas.   


The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study, apprenticeships and employment.


The Engineering Centre of Excellence at Wigan and Leigh College are the education provider for a range of higher level and degree apprenticeship standards. This is a significant area of growth for the College and we are seeking professionals with HE assessment experience and/or engineers to contribute to the development and guidance of future engineers.


The post holder will be working in a range of engineering industries locally supporting and developing apprentice engineers and liaising with their line managers. The Higher Education Professional Mentor for Engineering will be carrying out workplace reviews, advising on portfolio evidence and setting action plans for apprentices.


There will be a requirement to deliver some workshops and the role will include some internal verification duties working alongside an existing team in College. These qualifications are new and this role presents an opportunity to engage in the development of the College’s offer in conjunction with employer partners and awarding bodies.


Suitable candidates will hold degrees with significant experience in assessing at HE levels 5 and 6 or be technical experts ideally recognised by professional body accreditation. Experience of work based assessment within the engineering sector would be desirable.


The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.  


To comply with legislation, you are required to obtain a DBS check for your role. We will be asking Protocol National Ltd/Esafeguarding Ltd to undertake this process on our behalf.


The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.


Wigan and Leigh 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.


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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: PO Box 53, Parson's Walk, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1RS, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1942 761600
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