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Teacher in Engineering (Electronics Specialism) ME2122033

Northampton CollegeNorthamptonshire

About Northampton College

Northampton College is proud, as the leading provider of further education in the South East Midlands region, to have been ranked, in the 2018/2019 National Achievement Rates Tables (NART), as 7th out of more than 200 colleges for 16 to 18-year old education and training. As a College, who have been rated by Ofsted as ‘good’ with outstanding features, we are committed to developing the professional and technical skills of our students, who are the workforce and leaders of the future.

The Team

Curriculum Area – Engineering

The Engineering team works with students across a range of different courses from practical machining, mechanical & electronics. Courses are run at levels 2 – 4

The Role

Tutor in Engineering with Electronics specialist This role would be suited to someone looking to support students learning, with particular focus on electronics within the Engineering curriculum. You will use demonstrating/ tutoring/mentoring skills to enable students to learn new specialist engineering on their learning programmes. The role includes delivery of general information sessions for students on health and safety in Engineering. 

Use of digital programmes such as Multisim, Matlab and Solidworks is essential. Use of the Engineering equipment and machines is also part of the department’s skills. The role also involves helping students to progress with their education independently in one-to-one support sessions with students to enable them to develop their own work, especially for their final major projects. The delivery of specialist skills sessions to groups of students directed by course leaders from a range of different courses within the Engineering in a directed timetable. This role may also include some cover for lessons on occasion. 

End of year final exhibitions are a great opportunity for students and team members to celebrate the hard work from the year. Managing and ordering equipment and materials and stock within budgets in an effective and sustainable manner is an essential part of the role.

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualities will include:

  • Educated to level 6 with a Relevant Engineering Degree or Work-related experience (including GCSE Maths & English at a grade C/4 or above) 
  • A qualification in Engineering is desirable but not essential. The candidate must be able to demonstrate skills and expertise in the specialist area. 
  • Experience of working with young people and adults 
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to supporting and motivating students. 
  • Strong digital skills, including word processing and electronic communication. 
  • Passionate about Engineering. 
  • Well organised and able to plan and manage resources in a highly effective manner.

Rewards and Benefits include

  • 53 days pro rata annual leave, comprising 42 personal days, pro rata (1 September – 31 August), including 8 bank holidays and 3 closure days. The College reserves the right to designate up to 3 closure days per holiday year 
  • Discounts through membership of the NUS, ranging from Student Prime (Amazon), to eating out, fashion, beauty, entertainment, technology, and travel
  • Eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (a defined benefit scheme including an employer contribution rate of 23.68%)
  • Access to continued professional development
  • Free car parking
  • Gym facilities
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Support Helpline 
  • Enhanced maternity/shared parental and paternity schemes
  • Paid Compassionate Leave - up to five working days paid absence (in a rolling twelve-month period) on compassionate grounds in the event of bereavement or serious illness of a close relative) 

If you would like to be a part of our successful team, please go to for further details on how to apply. 

Job share will be considered for this post 

This post will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

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