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Hourly paid Evening and Weekend Administrator – Charles Burrell Centre, West Suffolk College - Thetford – aprox £9.31 per hour, 10.5 hours per week  

Our West Suffolk College Adult Learning Centre in Thetford requires an efficient and experienced administrator to join their team.  

Our learning centres pride themselves on delivering a wide range of courses at different levels, providing a great variety of work in this role.  Courses consist of both day and evening classes in academic / non-academic areas, including leisure / community learning subjects appealing to a wide range of people and ages.   As a result, the right candidate will be respectful and welcoming to all people from varying backgrounds and cultures.  

This admin support is currently only required to assist during the busy spring/summer term period until 30th July 2019.  

Hours required will be weekday evenings from 5:45pm – 9:15pm and Saturdays from 8.45 – 12:15 pm all to be paid at £9.31 per hour  

Role Responsibilities 

  • Strong focus and passion for delivering the best standard of customer service, being able to deal with feedback, complaints and compliments in line with college policy  
  • Act as main point of contact for members of the public offering advice on basic course details 
  • Advise members of the public on skills development training such as English, Maths and ESOL opportunities  
  • Help prepare for programme needs  
  • Appropriate exam board admin  
  • Room booking  
  • Entering, monitoring and maintaining student records, alongside maintaining confidentiality of such content  

Required qualifications, skills and experience 

Experience of admin work or office based work 

Experience in customer service facing role  

GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English  

NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Administration or equivalent or other appropriate qualifications (desirable) 

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement.  

You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process. 

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/character-strengths 

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/mission-and-vision 

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Please send an up to date CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.  

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Closing Date: 26th April 2019

Interview Date: 8th May 2019

Further Information:

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In line with national legislation, and organisational policy, all data will be processed in a fair and lawful way, for the specific purpose and not disclosed in any way incompatible with such purpose or to any unauthorised persons or organisations.

Equal Opportunities

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 the college operates a policy of equality and diversity which protects employees, students and people who access the College’s goods, services and facilities, from discrimination on the basis of ‘protected characteristics’ which include: age ,disability, gender, reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins.), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

DBS

The successful applicant will be required to complete and obtain a standard or enhanced disclosure check (role dependant) from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The cost of processing this will be £44 and you will be required to make payment online via the safeguarding website before your employment commences. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Scheme can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk or by speaking to a member of the Human Resources department.

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Lecturers in Mechanical Engineering (Maternity Cover), West Suffolk College, £24,348 to £36,581, Full-time, Fixed term until 3rd June 2020

 An exciting role has arisen within the Engineering department of West Suffolk College in Suffolk. This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding team who are offering the potential to train and develop.

Along with the competitive salary on offer you will be also offered a lucrative benefits package inclusive of a good pension scheme, , cycle to work scheme and a large amount of money saving options available in a number of local organisations.

We are looking for outstanding Engineering professional who will be able to engage and inspire our students to ensure they achieve the very best they can.

Due to growth, the college is currently expanding with new buildings and facilities and are working with numerous engineering companies in the local area. We are therefore looking for an inspiring, dedicated and dynamic Mechanical Engineering Lecturer with hands-on experience of working as an on the tools Engineer, therefore, having the ability to teach students on a range of engineering courses including degrees.

You must have a passion for teaching and ideally have either a teaching qualification or experience of teaching students, however, this is not essential. A degree in Engineering (or equivalent qualification) would be desirable .

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send an up to date CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 28th April 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Further Information:

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In line with national legislation, and organisational policy, all data will be processed in a fair and lawful way, for the specific purpose and not disclosed in any way incompatible with such purpose or to any unauthorised persons or organisations.

Equal Opportunities

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 the college operates a policy of equality and diversity which protects employees, students and people who access the College’s goods, services and facilities, from discrimination on the basis of ‘protected characteristics’ which include: age ,disability, gender, reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins.), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

DBS

The successful applicant will be required to complete and obtain a standard or enhanced disclosure check (role dependant) from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The cost of processing this will be £44 and you will be required to make payment online via the safeguarding website before your employment commences. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Scheme can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk or by speaking to a member of the Human Resources department.

 

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Technician Demonstrator in Engineering

Salary £23,679 - £25, 288.38, dependent on experience

Location: Bury St Edmunds – West Suffolk College

An excellent opportunity has become available for a Technician Demonstrator in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, who is dynamic, passionate about their craft, and passionate about passing on skills and knowledge to the next generation.

Role Responsibilities

  • Delivery of practical skills in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Delivering provided schemes of work, activities and assessments.
  • Assessing and recording the skills of learners, as laid down by accrediting bodies.
  • Recording and reporting on learner progress.
  • Ensuring physical resources are correctly maintained.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • Level 3 qualification, or above, relevant to the area
  • The ability to work as a member of a team.
  • The ability to relate to young people and provide clear instruction, advice and support to individuals and groups
  • Proven track record of achievement in the vocational area.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/character-strengths

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/about-the-college/mission-and-vision

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send an up to date CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In line with national legislation, and organisational policy, all data will be processed in a fair and lawful way, for the specific purpose and not disclosed in any way incompatible with such purpose or to any unauthorised persons or organisations.

Equal Opportunities

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 the college operates a policy of equality and diversity which protects employees, students and people who access the College’s goods, services and facilities, from discrimination on the basis of ‘protected characteristics’ which include: age ,disability, gender, reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins.), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

DBS

The successful applicant will be required to complete and obtain a standard or enhanced disclosure check (role dependant) from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The cost of processing this will be £44 and you will be required to make payment online via the safeguarding website before your employment commences. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Scheme can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk or by speaking to a member of the Human Resources department.

Closing date: 28th April 2019

Interview date: TBC

 

Schools Engagement and Widening Participation Officer – TERM TIME ONLY WORKING - 37 hours per week, for 40 weeks of the year -

West Suffolk College –Bury St Edmunds – Permanent

Salary (pro rata based on term time only working) £18,030.26 - £19,820.72 (dependant on experience). 

We are looking for a highly personable and resilient individual who will take ownership on driving school engagement. You will liaise and manage a number of key schools, act as their ‘go to’ person. You will be the face of the college at events in schools, presenting to large and small groups, to assist the college in maximizing student applications.

Customer service excellence is essential, as well as organizational, communication and presentation skills. 

This is a full-time role, term time only, which will require some evening work.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop a programme of engagement activities that promote the West Suffolk College Educational Village offer and be an ambassador for the College.
  • Deliver engagement activities, to schools, colleges, sixth forms and universities to promote student recruitment to include all Post-16 Education, Apprenticeships and our Higher Education offer.
  • Ensure schools receive relevant and up-to-date information of our opportunities.
  • To develop and deliver engagement activities and information to widen the participation to potential students.

 Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • A good knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience of working with young people in education or informal settings

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.

Click here for West Suffolk College Character Strengths

Click here for West Suffolk College Mission & Vision

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please forward an up to date CV, if you have not heard from the college within 14 days of applying, please assume your application has not been successful.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In line with national legislation, and organisational policy, all data will be processed in a fair and lawful way, for the specific purpose and not disclosed in any way incompatible with such purpose or to any unauthorised persons or organisations.

Equal Opportunities

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 the college operates a policy of equality and diversity which protects employees, students and people who access the College’s goods, services and facilities, from discrimination on the basis of ‘protected characteristics’ which include: age ,disability, gender, reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins.), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

DBS

The successful applicant will be required to complete and obtain a standard or enhanced disclosure check (role dependant) from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The cost of processing this will be £44 and you will be required to make payment online via the safeguarding website before your employment commences. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Scheme can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk or by speaking to a member of the Human Resources department.

Closing date: 7th May 2019

Interview date: 16th May 2019

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