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Are you a Plumbing Technician looking for a new challenge?

Key facts

  • Full-time, Term-time only
    37 hours per week, 42 weeks per year
  • Salary
    £22,383 to £24,368, depending upon qualifications and experience
  • Closing date
    Sunday 23rd June 2024
  • Interview date
    w/c Monday 1st July 2024

Unlocking Potential - Transforming Lives - Creating Bright Futures

Are you a Plumbing Technician looking for a new challenge?

They will build strong, positive working relationships with a supportive and collaborative team and professional services that share the common goal of providing a meaningful educational experience.

They will have excellent organisational and time-management skills and can prioritise work effectively to meet objectives and deadlines. They will be comfortable with and proactively adapt to rapid changes in educational trends within the sector. They will be able to plan and prioritise their own schedule of work to achieve objectives, have strong IT skills, and be happy to be part of a close-knit team with shared objectives.

This post would contribute to the college's contribution to the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) by embracing low-carbon technology in the field.

Job Overview

As a vital technical support staff member, you will play a key role in ensuring the smooth operation of our plumbing workshop facilities. The ideal candidate will have a passion for plumbing, excellent technical skills, and a commitment to providing high-quality support to our students.

To ensure a safe environment for teaching and learning which meets health and safety requirements and demonstrates best practice.

All staff are responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

    See the Job Description for full details.

    Why choose us?

    Set within the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District, we are an FE college that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. Under the leadership of our Principal, Kelvin Nash, we are embarking on a series of bold steps to grow the college and remain an excellent education provider for Cumbria and the Northwest region. Our students are focused on their learning, achieve high levels of attainment, and consistently give us high satisfaction ratings. The college recognises the wellbeing of its staff as a priority, as well as ensuring that excellent work is appropriately recognised and that a healthy work-life balance is maintained.

    What we offer

    • A friendly and supportive environment
    • Rewarding jobs, working with talented students
    • Great career progression opportunities
    • A generous holiday entitlement
    • Excellent pension schemes for all staff
    • 7 efficiency days per year (pro rata) in addition to your hard-earned holiday allocation
    • A college that is committed to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability
    • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop
    • A college that promotes and supports flexible working
    • On-site canteens with locally sourced ingredients
    • Employee Assistant Program
    • Electric car and Cycle to Work scheme
    • A comprehensive staff awards, rewards, and Wellbeing scheme
    • Membership options are available to other discounting/saving providers
    • A full range of hairdressing and beauty therapy treatments
    • Discounts in the college Restaurant
    • Enhanced Maternity Pay
    • Enhance absence Pay

    Our vision

    Wee will provide outstanding education and training opportunities that are responsive to the needs of our students and our community. All our actions will help develop our students to deliver positive economic and sustainable environmental change both now and in the future.

    Our values

    • Excellence & Ambition
    • Respect & Honesty
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Loyalty & Commitment
    • A Positive Environment

      What we're looking for


      Essential Desirable
      Level 3 Vocational qualification in a related area Level 4 Vocational Qualification in a related area
      English, Maths, and Science at Level 2 (GCSE A* to C or equivalent) First Aid Qualification
      Intermediate Health and Safety
      Teaching, assessing or training qualification


      Essential Desirable
      Recent experience of working in relevant industrial/commercial environments for a period of at least 3 years Recent experience within an FE/HE environment
      Experience of working in an industrial/commercial Engineering environment

      Knowledge & Skills

      Essential Desirable
      Effective communication skills Capable use of IT to promote teaching and monitor learning
      Good general knowledge of health and safety at work in the relevant vocational environment Ability to provide high-quality pastoral care to learners
      Ability to provide coaching and support to learners Good general knowledge of health and safety at work in an educational and relevant vocational environment
      Strong current technical knowledge and skills in plumbing Comprehensive current technical knowledge and skills commensurate with the required vocational delivery
      Motivation and enthusiasm for working with 14 to 19 year olds

      Applications without the essential requirements will not usually be considered for appointment.


      We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expect all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the college is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service, and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education(KCSIE) guidance, we will conduct online searches about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal obligation to meet safeguarding duties in accordance with KCSIE.

      Right to work

      You may need to obtain permission to work in the UK if you don’t already have the unrestricted right to work in any role. There are various types of visas, which include the right to work. You can check if you need a UK visa using the Government’s online tool and find information about UK visa routes and the eligibility criteria that must be met for each route Work in the UK - GOV.UK ( All staff are required to prove their right to work in the UK before they attend an interview.

      Equality & diversity

      We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community. We strive to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of age, disability, gender/gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation (the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010).


      All adults employed by the college have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations

      Armed Forces Covenant

      We are committed to supporting veterans' integration into civilian life after their loyal service to the Armed Forces. We welcome applications from veterans, and those who meet the essential criteria will be automatically invited for an interview.

      Please note CVs cannot be accepted without a completed application form.