Vocational Technician - Construction (HMYOI Wetherby)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£17,671.72 - £19,727.17 per annum (subject to job evaluation)
13 Jun 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Looking for a career where you can change lives?

For more than two decades, Novus has been delivering education, training and employment opportunities to adults and young people in UK prisons. 

Over the years we have built a reputation as an innovator in the fight to reduce re-offending rates by transforming people's lives through learning and skills. 

HMYOI Wetherby in West Yorkshire, is a custodial establishment for Young People, aged between the ages of 15 and 18. There are currently around 280 young people in the YOI with an operational capacity of 320. All young people work towards English and Maths qualifications, as well as ICT, PSD, and vocational pathways which include construction, creative arts, hospitality and catering, business administration, industrial cleaning and horticulture. We also offer an Advice and Guidance service which helps our young people with post release opportunities.

We have a great opportunity at HMYOI Wetherby to join the education team as our Vocational Technician specialising in construction. They will support the curriculum team on a permanent, full time (37 hours per week) basis.

The purpose of the role is to support the teaching and learning objectives of planned curriculum programmes by providing technical support and one to one/group support to the learners in the workshop. This is a challenging but rewarding role and we need someone who is flexible and resilient, with the ability to encourage, engage and motivate, to help give children and young people a brighter future. In order to do this successfully you'll need to:

  • Work with the trainer to support the delivery of an engaging vocational course to ensure successful learner outcomes.
  • Have knowledge of current health and safety legislation.
  • Hold relevant qualifications or equivalent professional experience.
  • Have the ability to source and monitor the use of material costs effectively.
  • Have the ability to provide first-line maintenance support of all technical equipment and resources.

Applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the key responsibilities, key result areas and Qualifications/Skills and Experience detailed within the role profile.

Novus is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. All roles are subject to job evaluation.