Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering

Inverness, Highland
£35,170 – £43,357
05 Jul 2022
24 Jul 2022
Subject Area
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

   35 hours (1 FTE), permanent contract

Placement on the salary scale is dependent on qualifications and experience

We are one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland’s newest university.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

UHI Inverness is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. UHI Inverness has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215 acre site. 

Are you skilled in Mechanical / Manufacturing Engineering with an apprenticeship background?

Are you looking for a change in career and a chance to pass on your knowledge?  

We are seeking a self-motivated, reliable person, who has the desire to help others develop a passion in Engineering, to join our team at UHI Inverness. You do not need to have a teaching qualification to apply as training will be provided, though some experience of instructing or teaching is welcome. You should possess effective interpersonal and strong team working skills. Using an innovative approach, you will deliver Mechanical Engineering related subjects to a diverse range of students at a variety of levels; in workshops, laboratories, and class, including virtual, environments.

As a professional member of the teaching staff of UHI Inverness, you will be responsible for the preparation of lessons, the teaching of students and the marking and assessment of their work. You will be required to have a flexible approach and be an effective team member, able to develop and deliver a high-quality curriculum and educational experience.

To apply for this vacancy, you must be qualified in Mechanical Engineering to at least HND level (or equivalent qualification), have industrial experience and served a relevant apprenticeship.  

Job Purpose:

To support delivery of Vocational, National Certificate, Higher National Certificate and other relevant Qualifications in Mechanical Engineering and associated subjects, normally, from SCQF levels 4 to 7. The job is varied and can include supporting students in workshops, classrooms and remotely.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Teaching / Facilitating Learning
  • Assessment
  • Guidance and Support
  • Planning and Preparing the Learning Experience
  • Quality and Standards
  • Professional Practice and Development

Essential Criteria:

  • Have completed an Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Have at least a HND or equivalent qualification in Mechanical Engineering related discipline
  • Have relevant industrial experience
  • Evidence of CPD

Please note: the successful post holder will need to pass a satisfactory PVG Scheme check through Disclosure Scotland prior to commencing employment.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 24 July

Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 26 July

Interviews week: commencing Thursday 11 August

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Human Resources Department on recruitment.ic@uhi.ac.uk or on 01463 273210.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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