• Location: Coleg Cambria,
  • Subject:
  • Contract:
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 04 December, 2023 12:00 AM

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Work based learning practitioner - Trees and Timber CC/2501

Work based learning practitioner - Trees and Timber CC/2501

Coleg Cambria
Location Coleg Cambria
Application Deadline Monday, December 4, 2023
Scale Point From £30,908
Scale Point To £34,832
Job Profile Job Description and Person Specification

Coleg Cambria: An Introduction
At Coleg Cambria, our aim is to be an exceptional institute of education. Having recently received a glowing Estyn inspection as well as a Gold Corporate Standard Health at Work Award, we feel this is a good start.

We provide a warm welcome to all students and staff to make Coleg Cambria a place you want to be a part of. To ensure our students get the best experience and results they can, we make sure the people employed with us are happy. We nurture a positive work environment, a constantly expanding and improving workforce, and offer the opportunity to challenge yourself. On top of all that we have a wide range of benefits to make sure our employees feel valued, including generous annual leave, a great pension package, discount membership to our on-site gyms, salons, and professional training restaurants.

Our 5 Campuses situated in the stunning North Wales area are constantly expanding and evolving. With strong relationships with multiple companies in the area we help give our students the best start to their careers and help the local economy thrive. Wales has a strong and proud culture we continue to grow these important values by being committed to raising the Welsh language profile. We are very proud of what we have built here and we are now looking for someone to enhance our already exceptional workforce.

Job Summary
Exceeding expectations through education, innovation and inspiration...

Role Title: Work Based Learning Practitioner - Trees and Timber

Location: Deeside

Contract Type: Part time, Permanent (22.2 hours per week)

Salary: £30,908 - £34,832 (this is the full time salary, salary will be pro rata depending on working pattern)

We currently have a vacancy for a Work Based Learning Practitioner in Trees and Timber.

The Practitioner will assess against the full range of qualifications in Arboriculture, Trees and Timber. They will hold the qualifications listed below, and have recent industry experience of working at this level.

The successful candidate will work with a caseload of learners and conduct a Training needs analysis. They will enrol the learners on appropriate courses and provide coaching, mentoring and learning opportunities. The Practitioner will also deliver underpinning knowledge sessions to learners either on a 1-1 or workshop basis (recommended maximum group size 8)

The post holder will monitor learners' progress towards qualifications, give them constructive feedback and guide them to prepare an e-portfolio of evidence. Further to this they will assess learner portfolios and present completed portfolios for internal quality assurance.

Essential requirements
  • Be qualified at a minimum to level 3 or above in Arboriculture/ Trees and Timber
  • Be qualified in chainsaw maintenance & cross cutting, felling & processing up to 380
  • Be qualified to climb trees and perform aerial rescue
  • Be qualified in wood chipper
  • Be qualified or willing to work towards brushcutter, log splitter, and clearing saw.
  • Possess or be willing to work towards an assessors qualification (TAQA)
  • Possess or be willing to work towards a Quality Assurance qualification (Currently 401 TAQA Unit).
  • Level 2 English and Maths qualifications (or equivalent) at Grade 4 (C) or above
  • Possess or be willing to work towards a Digital Literacy Level 2 qualification
  • Experience of liaising and partnering with external managers in industry
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to the maintenance and development of quality standards within education
Coleg Cambria is committed to raising the profile of the Welsh language.

Welsh language skills are desirable for this position.

The promotion of the welsh language is an essential part of the work we do. Applicants are welcome to submit an application in Welsh. An application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favorably than an application submitted in English.

Application forms, explanatory material, information about the interview process and assessment methods and job descriptions all available in Welsh.

Coleg Cambria is a 'Disability Confident' Employer.

The promotion of Equality and Diversity is an essential part of the work we do and as part of this, the College is committed to having a diverse staff group.

The safety of children, young people and adults identified as 'vulnerable' is paramount and Coleg Cambria is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of these individuals and to the rigorous implementation of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) procedures and arrangements. A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful candidate being offered the position. Depending on the role you are applying for if successful, you may also be required to register with the Education Workforce Council.

Roles are normally advertised with a salary range. If you are offered a role at the college, relevant experience will be taken into consideration to determine your starting salary.

Please be aware that Coleg Cambria reserves the right to close our vacancies earlier than the listed date if we have received a high level of applications. We would recommend that if you wish to be considered that you complete the application as promptly as possible.

Excellent Pension Scheme(s)

Generous Annual Leave Entitlement

On site nursery provision at our Deeside site

Discounts on a Range Of College Evening Courses

Access to A Wide Range of E-Learning and Professional Development

Discounted Gym Membership

Excellent Sports and Fitness Facilities

Free Parking on All Sites

Cycle Scheme

Discounted Rates for Hairdressing and Beauty Treatments

Discounted Rates for Restaurants

Enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity leave