Bank Carpentry and Joinery Skills Trainer 

Job Reference: CJST/03.2023

Salary: Hourly paid rate of £21.49 for unqualified FE / £24.21 for qualified FE, plus holiday pay

Working Hours: Zero hour contract.  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Bank Carpentry and Joinery Skills Trainer to join our Construction department.

The College have successfully secured funding from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and have created a multi-million-pound centre of excellence for sustainability and renewable energies. The project transformed our provision with industry-standard workshops, equipment, and digital learning spaces. The Energy Centre allows us to expand our provision and offer new Engineering and Construction courses in electrical installation, plumbing, gas fitting and renewable energies including solar, wind, and air source heating. Together with our Institute of Technology, the Energy Centre marks a flagship investment by Grantham College in training for the jobs of the future.

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for teaching and assessing Carpentry & Joinery at Levels 1, 2 and 3 on Full time and Apprentices and assisting with the development of the curriculum.

The successful applicant must have:

  • City & Guilds Advanced Craft or NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry & Joinery.
  • City & Guilds 7404 Parts 1 and 2, PGCE or Cert Ed. PTLLS, DTLLS Or a willingness to acquire.
  • A1 and V1 Qualification, or a willingness to acquire.
  • Up to date knowledge of the Carpentry & Joinery Curriculum.
  • Knowledge of assessment and tracking procedures.
  • Appropriate industrial experience

The roles main duties include:

  • Teaching, assessing and as appropriate, internally verify courses up to Level 3, on site and off site to Apprentices.
  • Supporting the development and expansion of the Carpentry & Joinery Curriculum.
  • Ensuring that the Carpentry & Joinery Curriculum is fully up to standard and to assist with the further development of the Construction Centre.
  • Assisting in the Marketing of the College provision through attendance at Careers Conventions, Open Days and other promotional events.
  • Providing vocational support and guidance to learners. To track and target individual student progress.
  • Carrying out administrative duties associated with teaching, including maintenance of registers, schemes of work, assessments, reports, course records and course evaluations to a good standard and within established deadlines.
  • Assisting in the development of Curriculum support materials.
  • Being a Course Leader for one of the programmes.
  • Ensuring safe working practices are observed by yourself and others (including students) for whom you are responsible.
  • Providing such returns or reports as may from time to time be required by the Head of Curriculum or College.
  • Assisting in the recruitment of students, including interviews and enrolments.
  • Assisting with programmes of work experience and/or industrial commercial liaison, including the organisation and monitoring of work experience placements.

This role requires you to engage in regulatory activity in the FE sector. The full definition of regulatory activity is set out in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Regulated activity includes teaching, instructing, caring for or supervising children if the person is unsupervised.

Fancy a 4-day working week*?

Grantham College ran a trial of a 4-day working week from September 2022, as a result of staff feedback and the positive impacts experienced during the trial has been made permanent from April 2023. Staff benefit from a reduction in working hours but still receive full pay, a full-time member of staff with a permanent salaried contract for 37 hours per week reduces to an average of 33 hours per week with the same pro rata reduction for part time employees. Annual leave entitlements will reduce in line with the reduction in contracted hours, but the number of weeks of leave will remain the same. You will work your core hours Monday to Thursday with full time staff working a Friday morning on the 4th week. Upon commencing employment with Grantham College the 4 day week will be discussed with you in detail.

Grantham College experienced positive benefits from the trial including improvement to staff wellbeing and morale. We have also seen benefits in terms of reduced staff turnover leading to greater consistency of performance for our students and apprentices. The number of staff sickness absence days has reduced alongside the energy usage for the college and therefore its carbon emissions. We have also seen improvements in key quality indicators such as student attendance and retention and we are confident this will feed through into improved achievement rates and more positive outcomes for our students.

*pro rota reduction for part time staff

What we offer you in return:

  • An excellent pension scheme (Teachers’ Pension or Local Government)
    • Teachers’ Pension: Employer Contribution 23.68%
  • A continued professional development programme of up to £750 per academic year
  • A generous annual holiday allowance of:
    • 37 days for Academic employees
  • Generous occupational sick pay scheme after one years service
  • Family friendly policies, including up to 5 paid occasions for time off for dependants within a 12 month period, after the first year of service
  • Five college closure days in December in addition to annual leave

The closing date for all applications will be Sunday 04 June 2023.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we will only be able to contact candidates who have been selected for interview. You are welcome to download a full application pack and return your completed application to  
Please note that we do not accept CV’s by way of application or online application via other websites, you must complete a Grantham College application form. Grantham College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. All employment offers are subject to a self-funded satisfactory enhanced DBS check. The successful applicant will have a deduction of £44 taken from payroll. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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