Vocational Instructor - Mechanics/Design Technology

Location Barnstaple
Discipline: 1:1 SEN, ADHD
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £28504 to £33121
Contact name: Alex Moore

Contact email: alex@opus-abc.uk
Job ref: 51712
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 05/07/2022

Opus Education are currently acting on behalf of a longstanding client of ours who are looking to appoint a Vocational Instructor - Mechanics/Design Technology to start in September. 

Our client is based in Barnstaple and is a alternative provision working with children where the placement in mainstream system has broken down, with the aim of re-introducing the pupils to schools following there time within the Academy. 

The school prides itself on providing pupils with access to high quality education and ensuring they are thoroughly prepared for the next stage of their learning journey. 

The academys aim is to work closely with the primary and secondary schools in North Devon and beyond to provide support to the most vulnerable pupils.

The Role:

Teaching and Learning

  • Helping learners make progress in Design Technology/Mechanics related activities; 
  • Within an agreed system of supervision; planning challenging teaching and learning objectives and delivering learning activities to learners, making adjustments according to learner responses and needs, as appropriate; 
  • Selecting and preparing teaching resources that meet learners' needs and interests; 
  • Make, devise and maintain equipment as required, ensuring that the classroom / teaching area is kept in a clean and tidy condition; 
  • Act as a confidante to the children whilst being aware of and following current safeguarding/child protection guidelines; 
  • Complete Team Teach training and support the principles of Team Teach during school hours, both in and out of school; 
  • Any other task as may be deemed necessary to facilitate a positive learning environment; 
  • To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the Service; 
  • To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Service’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Data Protection); 
  • The post holder is responsible for his/her own self-development on a continuous basis. 
  • Fundraising (via grant applications where possible), for the development and continuation of the programme. Evidence of previous experience necessary. 
  • Development and delivery of Design Technology/Mechanics short courses and themed topics (wood work, metal work, design and construction skills) / (maintenance, engineering etc) 
  • To prepare necessary learning materials and resources for the Design Technology/Mechanics programme and to develop the Design Technology/Mechanics 
  • To prepare related reports / documents as required by SLT. 
  • Maintain rigorous planning documentation. 
  • To monitor and record student progress and report to SLT. 
  • To ensure the teaching and learning approaches and methodologies used are appropriate to the student group. 
  • To deliver relevant vocational qualifications as appropriate (Btec etc.). 
  • Hold a full driving licence and willing to transport students in school cars. 

Other Duties

  • To assist in the preparation, monitoring and revision of individual education and behaviour plans. 
  • To Liaise with Parents, Schools, LA staff and other Agencies. 
  • To assist in the maintenance of an appropriate data recording system. 
  • Assist in the re-integration of children to school. 
  • To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the Trust;

Person Specification

  • Experience of working with disaffected children either in a special or main-stream setting
  • Display Knowledge and understanding of appropriate use of ICT in an education setting
  • Further qualification relevant to post
  • Teaching qualification relevant to post
  • Experience of successfully working with children with Social Communication Needs, SEBD

If you are looking for a new role in September - please get in touch today. 

This role is a genuinely great opportunity to make a difference in a young adults life. 

Role: Full Time

Salary: £28,504 - £33,121

Location: Barnstaple