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Engineering Assessor

Engineering Assessor

Posted 18 June by Harvey Richmond

Are you an inspirational qualified Engineer looking to give back to community?

Have you considered being an Engineering Assessor with an Outstanding Ofstead College?

If this appeals to you then consider this prospect.

Full time: 37 hours per week

Lecturer Scale 1-2 (A sector uplift may be applied to the basic salary, which will be based upon experience of working within the sector.)

One of the leading performing educational colleges of the Southwest region is looking to recruit an Engineering Assessor to inspire the next generation of Engineers within various factors of engineering. The college is looking for an Engineering Assessor to attribute the their highly specialised and fervent staff to provide innovative and pertinent teaching methods to the students.

The college welcomes applications from those with great industry experience that are wishing to become academic staff.

The Engineering Assessor position is part of the Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Faculty undertaking assessment and coordination of apprenticeship achievement. The role of the Assessor is to augment apprenticeship completion across the range of Engineering Pathways offered at Weston College and to ensure that candidates are supported through their apprenticeship.


You will need to have obtained at least a Level 3 in one or more areas of the Engineering Sector, with ample experience and knowledge of wider engineering procedures, such as: fabrication, machining, hvac, hydraulics, electrical, mechanical, aerospace & motor vehicle engineering.

Key Tasks

The person appointed will be responsible to the Head of Faculty for the following:

  • Assessing candidate competence within a college and work based environment;
  • Preparing, sustaining and monitoring periodic reports of candidate progression through their apprenticeship journey;
  • Preparing assessment planning activity of engineering candidates, ensuring all aspects of the apprenticeship framework is met within a timely manner;
  • Identifying and supporting Maths and English requirements of candidates, ensuring levels of achievement are met within specific deadlines.
  • Identifying and supporting IT, PTLS and ERR requirements of candidates, meeting such within specific deadlines.
  • Establishing and retaining effective working relationships with employers, including nominated work based recorders;
  • Working collectively with the Subject Area Manager for Engineering, ensuring clarity of each candidate’s technical certification progress/completion;
  • Monitoring and supporting effective quality assurance procedures as part of the engineering quality team;
  • Canvasing and enrolling new employers across Engineering Pathways through Trailblazer Apprenticeship opportunities;
  • Providing advice and guidance to students in their progression to either employment or other courses within the College;
  • Contributing to the expansion of Trailblazer Apprenticeships through standards development as appropriate;
  • Taking part in recruitment activities and being able to offer information, advice and guidance to those seeking to follow an engineering career path or associated subject area.

Generic Tasks

In addition to the requirements of the post above, all members of the academic staff are required to:

  • Complete all associated organisation/administrative work, preparation and marking;
  • Deal with immediate student disciplinary and welfare problems;
  • Retain and maintain specified student and class records;
  • Formulate, develop, plan and evaluate courses and course materials, and, where appropriate, oversee course provision;
  • Assist with administration, enrolment, pre-enrolment counselling and identification of customer requirements;
  • Participate in Programme/School/College activities as requested, including parents’ evenings;
  • Participate and undertake Staff Appraisal and in-service training based on an assessment of individual service needs;
  • Meet the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the College’s Health & Safety Policies;
  • Undertake individual or collaborative research and consultancy work agreed by College Management as part of the lecturers’ current duties;
  • Be organised to operate on a flexible year as required; members of the academic staff will normally be expected to work not in excess of two evenings per week on average;
  • Perform such other duties as may be reasonably required proportionate with the grade of the appointment.


  • Annual leave: 281.5 hours (38 days) per annum, inclusive of statutory Bank Holidays.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Travel - The College will pay up to £200 per year for use on green travel or towards the cost of car parking.
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme.
  • Use of Sports and Salon facilities for a nominal fee.

Harvey Richmond Recruitment are acting as independent Recruiters in respect of this role.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Engineering
  • HVAC
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Teaching

Reference: 33734807

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