• Location: Ammanford, SA18 3TA
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 08 April, 2024 12:00 AM

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Technician in Construction

Technician in Construction

Coleg Sir Gar
Technician in Construction
Application Deadline: 8 April 2024

Department: Construction

Employment Type: Permanent

Location: Ammanford Campus

Reporting To: Head of Construction

Compensation: £23,151 - £26,493 / year
DescriptionThe ideal candidate will have a minimum Level 2/3 qualification in Construction trades, or relevant field experience in the industry and a passion for learning and development.

Within this role you will mainly support the wood occupations team but will also be expected to contribute to all technical support requirements within the Curriculum Area.

The construction provision is based at the Ammanford Campus and includes building crafts, building services, schools, construction technical and higher education. Part of the schools provision is also delivered off site at Bryngwyn school. The Curriculum Area team has over thirty full-time and part-time members which includes teaching, assessing and support staff. The Curriculum Area also has extensive links with industry winning many national awards for collaborative partnerships.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical assistance and support for teaching and learning within your area, responding to the needs of students, academic staff and the relevant course leader/s;
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, complying with Health and Safety regulations;
  • Prepare, maintain and update relevant Health & Safety documentation such as Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work, COSHH records and equipment maintenance records, in liaison with course teams;
  • Maintain, upgrade and service equipment as planned, required or requested; wood machining and other construction related static and portable machinery and equipment. Receive relevant training as and when necessary;
  • Ensure the care, control, maintenance and security of course equipment, materials and stock;
  • Maintain stores inventory for consumables, equipment and delivery resources;
  • Carry out ordering of stock in line with college financial procedures and update online ordering database;
  • Provide a stores issue service for course consumables and an issue and return service for all departmental equipment and other course items;
  • Participate in course team; student consultative committees; and curriculum area meetings as required;
  • Carry out duties which support marketing and promotion of course programme;
  • Support lecturers and students in undertaking workshop based activities, in line with agreed timetable;
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by the Principal/Chief Executive commensurate with the grade of the post at the initial place of work or other locations within the College.

Skills, Knowledge and ExpertiseEssential Criteria:
  • Minimum Level 2/3 Qualification in Construction trades
  • IOSH Managing Safely (If you are not IOSH qualified, you will be expected to undertake training as soon as possible)
  • Appropriate Health & Safety training (or willingness to undertake appropriate training)
  • First Aid qualification (If you are not First Aid qualified, you will be expected to undertake training as soon as possible)
  • Recent and relevant experience of the technical field/s concerned
Desirable Criteria:
  • GCSE English at minimum Grade C or O Level equivalent
  • GCSE Mathematics at minimum Grade C or O Level equivalent
  • A good understanding of the technical support role in Further Education
  • Be competent in the use of construction process, tools and equipment
Welsh Language Requirements:
  • Welsh Oracy (Listening/Speaking) - Level 0/1
  • Welsh Literacy (Writing/Reading) - Level 0/1
See detailed language descriptions attached.

Persons are welcome to apply for posts in Welsh and applications made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

See full job description attached.

  • You will receive 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays and five closure days which totals at 41 days holiday per year. You also receive an additional 4 days after 5 years service.
  • Extremely generous pension scheme with employer contributions of 20%.
  • Award-winning professional learning and development programme.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Online and instore retail discounts