Lecturer in Refrigeration Air Conditioning

Colchester Institute
Lexden Heath
02 Dec 2017
09 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Plumbing

Ref: 17-030

Salary £23,547 - £35,553 per annum

37 hours a week, 52 weeks per year

The Faculty of Construction and Engineering are currently seeking a Lecturer in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Plumbing to teach air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing and associated subjects including employability skills and associated English and maths as appropriate. For Band 2 applications, you will undertake course leadership and curriculum development duties within the faculty.

You will have a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration or Plumbing, and have a willingness to work towards a recognised teaching qualification. You will have significant industrial experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector alongside significant plumbing experience.

Vacancy Information

Lecturer in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Ref: 17-030

Hours/Working Pattern Full Time

Salary £23,547 - £35,553 per annum

(Subject to qualifications and experience)

Duration Permanent

Location Colchester

To apply: Please send in your CV with covering letter, by email.

If you have already sent in your CV, we would be grateful if you could complete and return the enclosed equal opportunities monitoring form.

For informal discussion: Please contact Adam Ward,

Additional Information

The Faculty for Construction and Engineering Technologies currently offers courses to approximately 2200 students studying towards engineering and construction programmes within the areas of engineering (mechanical and electronic), fabrication and welding, electrical installations, brick work, wood trades, plumbing, vehicle body repair, painting and decorating, motor vehicle mechanics, construction and motor cycle service and repair qualifications.

The faculty currently operates from a main campus in Colchester which boasts purpose built facilities, comprising of twenty state of the art workshops and five state of the art laboratories.

As well as the main campus at Colchester the faculty also operates from four significant satellite sites at Braintree, Harwich, Clacton and Stanway, one of which was opened to support specific employer requirements and the growing work based learning demand within the region.

It is a proactive and forward thinking faculty which is well supported by the colleges' senior management team. The working environment within the faculty is excellent, with good rates of pay, realistic case loads and other benefits.

Further plans to expand and widen the colleges suite of STEM programmes are currently being realised including the construction of a new south wing at the Colchester campus which includes a further eight state of the art training workshops and a purpose build working at height training tower with an enclosed space training facility.

The College places a strong emphasis on recruiting high quality staff and on supporting continuing professional development to ensure that employees are effective in providing high standards of teaching and learning and in putting customers first.

We are looking for applicants that are self-motivated, a team player and have a 'hands on approach' to work within this rewarding but challenging environment.

Job Description

Job Title: Lecturer in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Plumbing

Reports to:

Area Head Plumbing and Business Development

Grade: Lecturer - Band 1: Range 23-30, or Lecturer - Band 2: Range 30-37

Overall Responsibility

To teach air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing and associated subjects including employability skills and associated English and maths as appropriate

For Band 2 Position

To undertake course leadership and curriculum development duties within the faculty

Main Duties

To prepare teaching / learning materials.

To conduct teaching/learning activities (including functional skills) appropriate to the needs of individual students, courses and the curriculum, keeping attendance records and maintaining student discipline.

To set, mark and record relevant coursework and assessments.

To counsel and guide students in respect of their academic progress and, as appropriate, their pastoral concerns and needs and making referrals to specialist services as appropriate; contributing to student reports and references as required.

To contribute to the work of subject and programme teams, committees and boards, as appropriate.

To, at all times, maintain high expectations of learners work, commitment, and behaviour, taking action to ensure the highest of standards are met.

To continuously evaluate and improve the quality of learning and teaching within your sessions utilising and engaging with the college's development and observation programmes.

To contribute to the development of curricula and specialist facilities within the Centre.

To actively promote the Institute's programmes, attend open evenings, parents evenings, careers events, school visits and similar marketing and publicity activities.

To maintain and extend links with external organisations as appropriate.

To participate in the colleges performance and development review scheme.

To develop and update personal professional expertise in the relevant subject areas.

To apply the colleges Safeguarding and Health and Safety Policy.

To actively promote equality and diversity and apply the colleges E & D policy

To undertake such other duties as may be required by or on behalf of the Colchester Institute provided that they are consistent with the nature of the post.

This job description is a guide to the duties the postholder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of the Colchester Institute.




Qualifications / Training

GCSE's in English and Maths at level 9-4 or equivalent.

Level 3 or equivalent in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration or Plumbing

Evidence of C P D

Willingness to work towards a recognised teaching qualification

BTEC Higher National Cert or an equivalent level 4 qualification in a construction / M & E discipline

Teaching Qualification. e.g. Cert Ed

Assessor award

Internal verification award.

Knowledge /


Significant industrial experience in the refrigeration, air conditioning sector

Significant industrial experience in the plumbing sector

Supervisory experience and / or experience in dealing directly with customers, clients or students.

Knowledge of equality and diversity processes and procedures

Knowledge of safeguarding requirements within education

Experience of working with young people.

Teaching experience

Course leadership experience

Knowledge and experience of curriculum development

Experience of inspiring, challenging and stretching learners during delivery

Skills /


Excellent communication skills written and oral

Good IT skills

Empathy with young people

High commitment to teaching young people and the ability to stretch and inspire them during learning.

Good team working skills particularly the ability to work closely and effectively with other staff

Proactive approach to work and the willingness to take on new and challenging tasks

Able to work without supervision

Able to work flexible hours to meet work demands

Able to undertake workplace assessments



Ability to travel between campuses as required