Student working in the Engineering Hall
Job Reference
UTC South Durham
Closing Date
23 October 2020
Salary: £24507 to £33980, Unqualified Teacher Scale
Engineering/Support Staff
Hours Per Week
37 Hours

Can you help support our students to success?


University Technical College South Durham opened in September 2016 and is the first UTC in the North East. With a focus on advanced manufacturing and engineering it is located at the heart of Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham.  We provide an excellent technical education for 14-19 year olds, encompassing real, relevant workplace experience in partnership with world-class companies and have recently been graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

We are looking for an instructor/assessor to join our engineering team to deliver and assess units for our Engineering Technician Programme (ETP). As part of the engineering team, you will be responsible for the delivery and assessment of Mandatory units (H&S, Working in an Engineering Environment, Communicating Technical Information and Business Improvement) and specialist units within Sheet Metal/Welding and Mechanical Engineering.

Having previously delivered the EAL PEO (Performing Engineering Operations) course, we are in the first year of delivering the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence 601/7179/0) and the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge 601/9034/6). We call this pathway our ETP route.

Recruitment for this course has been higher than expected this academic year. The successful candidate will work as part of the Engineering team to deliver and assess units across the Foundation Competency and Foundation Knowledge sections of the course.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate as UTC South Durham see the Engineering Technician Programme as a growth area for the organisation, with numbers looking to continue to grow year on year.  In the future, we hope to expand our offer from mainly Sheet Metal/Welding and Mechanical Engineering specialisms into Electrical Installation and Maintenance as well. We will soon out grow our building and will look to expand on our facilities in the near future.

The ETP instructor / assessor will join a very experienced team of professionals who focus on the delivery and assessment of all units for both L2 Engineering Diplomas. The course has been designed for students who haven’t secured an apprenticeship and they study the whole L2 qualification, allowing them to move straight onto a L3 apprenticeship at the end of the course. The UTC industry partners fully endorse this course and see it as a great way to have their future apprentices trained and ready for employment.


We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.


Closing date: 12.00noon Friday 23rd October 2020 | Interviews: Friday 30th October 2020


To arrange an informal discussion, please email:

Jamie Smith, Vice Principal (Technical Specialism)

Further information and application form downloadable from:


No agencies please.