• Location: Llanelli, Sa15 4DN
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £25,000.00 - £30,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 01 July, 2024 12:00 AM
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Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Coleg Sir Gar

Salary: £24,049 - £44,011 / year

Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Application Deadline: 1 July 2024

Department: Engineering

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Graig Campus

Reporting To: Head of Engineering and Computing

Compensation: £24,049 - £44,011 / year

DescriptionThe Board of Directors of Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion are committed to appointing the very best staff who achieve excellence in their work. Working to the values and behaviours that underpin the strategic plan and business of the institution, the College seeks staff that display creativity and innovation, whilst driving their own performance, and the performance of others, to provide the very best experience and service to learners.

The Curriculum Area of Engineering provision is part of the Creative Industries, Sport, Technology and Engineering Curriculum Area and sits within the Llanelli Directorate operated from the Graig Campus. All learners undertake a Literacy or Numeracy Skills pathways alongside their main qualification together with a strong pastoral tutorial programme.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with expertise in both Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) contexts. This unique position offers the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of learners, from FE students and apprentices to HE students pursuing degree-level qualifications. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in shaping the future of aspiring engineers, fostering a passion for the field, and equipping them with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the industry.

Key ResponsibilitiesTeaching and Learning
  • Design, develop and deliver engaging lectures, tutorials and practical sessions tailored to both HE and FE audiences in electrical and electronic engineering. Topics could include: electrical/electronic principles, digital electronics, analogue and digital communication techniques, signal conditioning, electronic design and PLCs;
  • Prepare and implement curriculum materials that meet the diverse needs of learners at different educational levels, incorporating Welsh Government initiatives (ESDGC, Welsh Ethos, Employability), and ensuring a seamless transition between FE and HE;
  • Assess and evaluate student progress through various methods, providing constructive feedback and setting targets that align with both FE and HE requirements;
  • Assess and evaluate student progress through various methods, providing constructive feedback and setting targets that align with both FE and HE requirements;
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages student participation, critical thinking, and academic success across all levels;
  • Embrace digital technologies and innovative teaching strategies to enhance the learning experience in both FE and HE contexts.
Curriculum Development
  • Actively participate in the development and review of curriculum materials, ensuring alignment with industry standards, the latest advancements in the field, and the specific requirements of both FE and HE qualifications;
  • Contribute to the design and enhancement of apprenticeship programs, ensuring they meet industry requirements and provide a pathway to higher education;
  • Stay abreast of curriculum developments, subject knowledge, and teaching innovations to maintain a high standard of education at both FE and HE levels.
Research and Scholarly Activity (HE focus)
  • Engage in professional development and scholarly activities related to your field of expertise, enhancing your knowledge of the latest developments in electrical and electronic engineering;
  • Maintain/develop links to industry and other HE providers with the support of the college “Industry Pathway”;
  • Mentor and supervise HE students in lessons, practical activities and research projects.
Learner Support (FE and HE)
  • Provide academic support and guidance to learners at all levels, acting as a course tutor or personal tutor as required;
  • Offer additional support through revision sessions, study support, and mentoring to help learners achieve their full potential;
  • Promote positive learner behaviour and manage behaviour in accordance with college policies;
  • Support the organisation and monitoring of student work placements

Skills Knowledge and ExpertiseEssential Criteria:
  • Honours degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, or a closely related field
  • GCSE English & Maths at minimum Grade C or O Level equivalent
  • Documented evidence of appropriate Professional Development
  • Industrial experience in a relevant engineering sector
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels both orally and in writing
  • Sound understanding of digital literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work harmoniously with learners and colleagues
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent punctuality and ability to work flexibly
Desirable Criteria:
  • Teaching qualification (If you are not in possession of a teaching qualification as at the date of employment, you will be required to obtain a PGCE within 2 years of this date)
  • Membership of a relevant professional body (e.g., IET, IEEE)
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • A good understanding of relevant issues in post 16 education
  • Experience in curriculum development and educational quality assurance
  • A proven track record of high levels of learner attainment
  • Awareness of key performance indicators
  • Evidence of innovative teaching and learning activities
  • Evidence of effective tracking and monitoring of learner performance
  • Experience of actively participating in the pastoral care of young people
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.

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  • You will receive 46 days holiday, plus bank holidays and five closure days which totals at 59 days holiday per year.
  • Extremely generous pension scheme with employer contributions of 23.68%.
  • Award-winning professional learning and development programme.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Online and instore retail discounts