Lecturer - Rail Track Maintenance

  • Job Reference: 00003055-1
  • Date Posted: 14 November 2023
  • Recruiter: East Kent Colleges Group
  • Location: Dover, Kent
  • Salary: £33,396 to £36,624
  • Sector: Construction & Building Services, Education & Childcare, Engineering, Public Sector, Automotive
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About The Role

Lets get you on track to become a Lecturer in Rail Engineering

Here are three things you should know from the start...

1. If you're not a teacher but have rail industry experience, we can train you the teaching part on the job. 
2. The role is a rewarding one, when you see the genuine difference you make in your students futures. 

3. East Kent College is a community environment which focuses on your development and career prospects. 

Sound good? Lets go through the details. 

As a Rail Track Engineer who has industry experience of track maintenance and training or assessing others, you'll be teaching students from 16 and older at our Dover and Eastchurch sites, ensuring a high-quality learning experience. We recently gained our Ofsted Outstanding rating so you'll be in good hands. 
We pride ourselves in the support we can give those who are new to teaching, with ongoing training and coaching through our Teacher Academy. So, if you don't have any teaching experience or teacher qualifications but have a passion for sharing your knowledge then a change of career could be on the cards. 

What are just some of our benefits?

  • Competitive holiday entitlement.
  • Excellent entry level salary and ability to scale up.
  • Progression – we’re keen on offering training, research opportunities and development.
  • Access to our Taking Teaching Further application which allocates funding to teacher training.
  • Generous teacher pension scheme [23% employer contribution]
  • Free onsite parking.
  • No more long cold and rainy days on site.

About You

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, creative and be able to plan and teach engaging and innovative lessons with demonstrated interpersonal skills. Assessing and tracking student progress, to further plan intervention this will be a vital part of the role and ensuring all students develop the skills they need to succeed. 

Ideally you will have experience of teaching or have delivered training in the workplace although this isn't essential as training will be offered to the successful applicant. You must have a positive outlook, be empathetic towards learners and have strong class management skills.  

You could qualify for the ‘Taking Teaching Further’ scheme. This could help you with paid study time and additional support in your new role, so you can complete your teaching qualification alongside your work. 

Don’t worry about updating your CV for this position. We have a short online application form and will get back to everyone who applies, successful or otherwise. 

Simply click ‘apply’ and we’ll let you know about an interview date. 

Please contact the Resourcing Team at jobs@ekcgroup.ac.uk if you have any queries about this position, or if you are interested in a tour of our college/site. 
Please note that there are two salary scale points for our Lecturer positions. All candidates will start at the introductory salary scale point unless certain criteria are met. Employees can move up the salary scale once one full academic year of teaching for our group is complete, subject to approval. Therefore, internal applicants may qualify for the higher salary scale, although should seek clarification.