• Location: Swansea, SA46RD
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: English
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Engineering Technician

Gower College Swansea

Salary: 23404 - 23903 Per Annum

Engineering Technician

About us:

Gower College Swansea is one of the largest colleges in Wales with a strong reputation for high quality teaching and learning. We have six campuses across the city with over 4,500 full time learners and 10,000 part time learners. We currently have a turnover of over £50 million making us a major employer in the region with approximately 1,000 staff.

At Gower College Swansea we are passionate about investing in our staff and looking after their wellbeing to ensure they feel supported in work and also at home.

The role:

The post holder will plan, produce and prepare teaching materials for lessons on a daily basis. The team will give notice of the resources required and the Technician's role is to organise these resources and ensure a safe learning environment. The Technician will ensure all the equipment is in place in time for the students to use during the lesson.
  • Full time - 37 hours per week
  • Permanent
  • £23,404 - £23,903 per annum
  • Gorseinon Campus
Key Responsibilities:
  • To carry out planned maintenance, repairs of teaching resources on a regular basis and report to the Curriculum Team Leader and Assistant Learning Area Manager any defects that affect Health and Safety concerns or lack of resources.
  • Assist the CL and Engineering Team in buying and gathering quotes and resources for purchasing equipment for the teaching to take place in teams. The procurement will follow College policies, stay within the annual budget and track the use of resources by controlling the use of stock and maintain a register of inventory.
  • Prepare teaching aids which have been approved and developed by the team to supply a range of learning experiences for students. The post holder will communicate progress with the team using a technician's diary and by attending team meetings.
  • Maintain a safe working environment for staff and students.
About you:
  • Level 3 or equivalent qualification in a relevant field or prepared to work towards i.e. machinist or welder / plater
  • Use of IT - able to use spreadsheets or willing to be trained.
  • A commitment to and awareness of Health & Safety.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and be attentive to detail.
Benefits for you:
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 21% (2023)
  • 2 staff well-being days
  • Discounted study opportunities on College programmes
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We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our organisation.

If you wish to continue your application journey using Welsh Language, please visit our Cymraeg site. We encourage Welsh Language applications as we recognise the importance of delivering services in Welsh, and the need to grow our bilingual workforce.

Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

The successful candidate must go through First Responder training and undertake the duties. Upon completion of training, you will receive an additional £50 per month.

Please note that we are expecting a high volume of applicants for this vacancy. If we do, we may close the post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended.

Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February).