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Army - Welding Instructor

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Colchester

Details

Reference number

359495

Salary

£28,300
A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Job grade

Executive Officer

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

MOD - Army

Type of role

Education and Training

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of jobs available

1

Contents

    Location

    About the job

    Benefits

    Things you need to know

    Apply and further information

Location

MCTC, Colchester

About the job

Job summary

Are you passionate about welding and would like to share your knowledge with others? An exciting opportunity offered within the Education Department of the Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC). The Welding Instructor role is both varied and gratifying. Responsible for the management of the welding workshop and the efficient delivery of welding courses. You will be joining a fun and friendly team of dedicated military and civilian support staff. We look forward to welcoming you!

The Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC) is the Ministry of Defence’s single central custodial facility. It differs from other forms of detention in some important respects. The staff and detainees are service personnel, although civilians subject to service discipline can also be held. Many of those detained will resume their careers in the Armed Forces when they complete their sentence, the rest are discharged from the services and return to civilian life when they are released. Although under Army command, it is a tri-service establishment, with staff from the Civil Service, Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

The position is based within The MCTC Education Centre and contributes to the delivery and assessment of the City & Guilds Level 1 & 2, MMA, MIG and TIG welding courses to detainees at MCTC. The main focus of the role is to support detainees' achievement of the Level 1 & 2 qualifications in order to support their resettlement, supporting successful future civilian employment prospects.

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week.

Job description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of City & Guilds Level 1 & 2, MMA, MIG and TIG welding courses to detainees at MCTC. Performance will be assessed via both internal and external quality assurance processes and lesson observations.

This post will suit a highly skilled and motivated individual who is keen to take the initiative and influence learners as well as the future of the welding provision at MCTC.

The nature of the job ensures variety, MCTC is a Tri-Service establishment that requires Civil Service support to deliver key objectives, Education being a main valued goal. We receive individuals who have been awarded a detention period from 14 days to 2 years. We are here to support those individuals throughout their sentence within a custodial and educational environment. MCTC is an establishment that provides corrective training for service personnel sentenced to periods of detention; it is not a prison. The Education Department predominantly provides resettlement opportunities including trade training and civilian life preparation for those of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force who are to be discharged after their sentence.

Versatility will be required to work in a collaborative working environment, the ideal candidate will need to possess external liaison communication ability underpinned by a desire to deliver an effective and efficient level of instruction.

Duties and responsibilities within the Welding workshop can be varied and this requires a positive approach! Flexibility and willingness to prioritise tasks in a methodical order.

The department promotes a positive, professional, and friendly image to all our customers and visitors and therefore candidates should maintain an appropriate and professional standard to reflect their position at all times.

Whilst we have no preconceptions as to what sectors you will have worked in; it is important that you provide examples of proven relevant experience in your CV, personal statement, and behaviours (see CS Behaviours) that demonstrate the essential criteria and where possible desirable criteria.

This post will suit a highly motivated individual who is keen to take the initiative and influence learners. There will be training and mentoring to support this as part of the role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver and assess the Level 1 & 2 City & Guilds MMA, MIG and TIG welding courses for detainees and other individuals as directed by the SEO; actively analyse provision offered in the welding programme and propose/organise changes/updates as required.
  • Provide good quality feedback to detainees on a timely basis in order that it will influence their progress and so that they can respond. Act constructively on learner feedback, assessed by Internal Quality Assurance and External Quality Assurance.
  • Enrol detainees on the relevant welding course and manage the recording of data across the qualification.
  • Act as Academic Tutor for detainees, conducting and recording meetings and skills assessments.
  • Monitor detainee behaviour, dress, conduct and performance, completing the detainees Daily Reports in detail; reporting issues and concerns promptly to relevant personnel.
  • Monitor detainee development and ensure lessons and directions are catered to individual needs.
  • Give detailed feedback regarding detainees the Level 1 & 2 City & Guilds welding courses to other Education Centre staff during the weekly education meetings.
  • Maintain and update welding notice boards.
  • Remain qualified and up to date with current and emerging Civil and Military legislation pertinent to the task. This may include attendance at meetings or courses as appropriate.
  • Provide additional instructor support within the MCTC Education Centre as required.
  • Advise the chain of command on enhancements that can be made to workshop facilities or to the qualifications offered.
  • Maintain appropriate levels of equipment and materials for the workshop. This will involve monitoring stock levels, researching prices/suppliers and liaising purchase through the QM’s dept.
  • Support the wider Regiment with welding repairs/projects.
  • Be prepared for inspection by external bodies (e.g., HMIP, awarding bodies, Colchester Institute. etc.).
  • Report all security concerns, including behaviour of detainees, to the appropriate military staff.
  • Carry out other duties commensurate with the Grade as required by the Senior Education Officer/Basic Skills Development Manager on an ad hoc basis.

Person specification

Essential:

  • Educated to Level 3 in Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) / National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) as a minimum (Advanced Apprenticeship, Level 3 VRQ/NVQ) in welding.
  • Hold a recognised teaching qualification: Defence Trainer Course, PTLLS, DTLLS, PGCE, Cert Ed or be willing to work towards.
  • Hold or be willing to undertake the Assessor Award – Part of the TAQA Suite of Units: Training Assessment & Quality Assurance.
  • Have proven experience within the Welding and Fabrication sector.
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to positively influence and manage students on an individual and group basis to account for learners’ preferred learning styles.
  • A self-starter who can generate new insights and approaches of delivery.
  • Exhibit personal qualities and behaviours which are a role model for others – being open to receive challenge and feedback; value diversity and difference; and to work as part of a team to get the job done.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and a good level of IT literacy.
  • Be a team player, ready to jump into the role and not be afraid to ask questions. We all work closely together, so collaboration is key.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in an educational environment or practice of supporting others.
  • An understanding of the purpose of resettlement, education and training to support those leaving the Military Services.
  • International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) level of Level 2 IT skills or equivalent.

Qualifications

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Educated to Level 3 in Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) / National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) as a minimum (Advanced Apprenticeship, Level 3 VRQ/NVQ) in welding

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service

Benefits

Alongside your salary of £28,300, Ministry of Defence contributes £7,641 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

As a civil servant working alongside the Army, you will be part of a forward-looking organisation with inclusive workplace policies, excellent career prospects and a job that makes a difference.

The Army prides itself on being a supportive employer and where possible encourages flexible working, helping you to maintain a great work/life balance.

Other benefits for Army civil servants include:

  • 25 days paid annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service
  • Highly competitive pension scheme
  • Personal and professional development of skills
  • Alternative working patterns for many roles
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), a free service that assists you with achieving a productive, healthy environment that is conducive to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Enhanced parental and adoption leave
  • 6 days special leave per year which can be used for volunteering activities
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to excellent gym facilities

Learning and Development

We believe that everyone has the potential to make a difference and you will be supported to help you learn and advance in your career. This includes working towards membership of a professional body and/or undertaking a modern apprenticeship as part of your role.

A modern apprenticeship is a combined package of work and training. Through the schemes available you will gain a professional qualification, practical experience, and the broader skills required to develop in your current role and pave the way for your future career. Most of the training will be ‘on-the-job’, with the remaining ‘off-the-job’ training delivered by an external training provider. This means minimal disruption to your work alongside a big developmental opportunity.

Professional qualifications which can be achieved through an apprenticeship range from Level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs/ broadly equivalent to Scottish National 5s(N5s)), Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Levels//broadly equivalent to Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher (H/AH)), and Levels 4 -7, which can give you a foundation degree, a full Bachelor’s degree, or a Master’s degree. They normally last between 12 months - 3 years, depending on the level of the apprenticeship.

Anyone can undertake an Apprenticeship and everyone, regardless of age, can benefit from developing their skills in an accredited way. Successful candidates can discuss their development options with their manager when in post.

A Great Place for Veterans to Work scheme which was introduced by the Government in 2020 under the Veterans Strategy Action Plan which included the commitment of making the Civil Service a great Place to Work for Veterans. To be eligible for this scheme in the Civil Service, candidates must meet the minimum standard for the role being applied for and:

  • Have served for at least one year in His Majesty’s Armed Forces (as a Regular or Reserve); this includes time spent training
  • Be in transition from, or ceased to be a member of, HM Armed Forces
  • Not already be a civil servant, or be employed by a Civil Service Commission accredited public body
  • There is no maximum time limit from when you left HM Armed Forces to be eligible for this initiative. Discover my benefits- outlines the range of benefits available to MOD Civil Servants.
  • The post does not offer relocation expenses (move of home, excess fares or temporary transfer). Non-Standard move applicants will be eligible for the full package, subject to eligibility.

The Ministry of Defence is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff which includes educating them on the benefits of not smoking, protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and supporting those who want to give up smoking. Under the Smoke-Free Working Environment policy, Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including combustible and chewing tobacco products) will not be permitted anywhere in the Defence working environment by 31st December 2022. The policy is Whole Force and includes all Defence personnel, contractors, visitors and other non-MOD personnel. All applicants seeking, considering, or accepting employment with the Ministry of Defence should be aware of this policy and that it is already in place at a number of Defence Establishments.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.


Please note

Interview travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

Where business needs allow, some roles may be suitable for a combination of office and home-based working. This is a non-contractual arrangement where all office-based employees will be expected to spend a minimum of 60% of their working time in office, subject to capacity and any required workplace adjustments. Requirements to attend other locations for official business, or work in another MOD office, will also count towards this level of attendance. Applicants can request further information regarding how this may work in their team from the Vacancy Holder (see advert for contact details). Defence Business Services cannot respond to any questions about working arrangements.

The post does not offer relocation expenses.

External recruits who join the MOD who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a six-month probation period.

Please Note: Expenses incurred for travel to interviews will not be reimbursed.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Any move to MOD from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.

The Ministry of Defence is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff which includes educating them on the benefits of not smoking, protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and supporting those who want to give up smoking. Under the Smoke-Free Working Environment policy, Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including combustible and chewing tobacco products) will not be permitted anywhere in the Defence working environment however some exemptions are in place, please refer to local guidance. The policy is Whole Force and includes all Defence personnel, contractors, visitors and other non-MOD personnel. All applicants seeking, considering, or accepting employment with the Ministry of Defence should be aware of this policy and that it is already in place at a number of Defence Establishments.

MOD Recruitment Satisfaction Survey – we may contact you regarding your experience to help us improve our customer satisfaction. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. You may however be given the opportunity to provide additional information to help us improve our service which includes the collection of some personal data as defined by the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). The MOD Privacy Notice sets out how we will use your personal data and your rights.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

This recruitment process will consist of two parts:

1. A written application containing your experience (a CV and a 1000-word personal statement) and 4 Behaviours drawn from the Civil Service Success Profiles. Sift will focus on 2 lead behaviours

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service

2. If your written application is successful, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview where you will be tested against 4 Behaviours (the 2 from your Application, plus 2 at Interview). Candidates will also be expected to design and present a 10-minute teaching presentation.

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together

If we receive a large number of applications, they will be assessed initially against the Managing a Quality Service behaviour and your CV and Statement of Suitability. You will then be assessed against the other criteria if you have met the minimum scores.

Behaviours – these will be assessed individually with a 250-word statement per behaviour. The application form will indicate which behaviour is being assessed each time you provide a statement, and we are ideally looking for an example using the STAR method below.


It is recommended that you focus on one example for each behaviour to allow you to provide enough detail in your answer. We would also advise you to use examples that best meet the criteria, even if they are a few years old. Please use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach when providing your Behaviour examples:

Situation – Briefly describe the background of the situation in which you found yourself.
Task – What you were required to do/chose to do.
Action – What actions you undertook to achieve the tasks. Make sure to use “I”, not “we” to explain how your actions led to results.
Result – Use facts and evidence to demonstrate the results that your actions produced. Explain whether it was a successful outcome, and if not, what you learned from the experience.

Please make sure you have consulted the HM Government ‘Success Profiles - Civil Service Behaviours’ document to ensure you have understood the relevant Behaviours at Level 2 - for EO grade.

Experience – this will be assessed individually through your CV and a 1000-word personal statement. You will give the answer in the personal statement section under “statement of suitability”.

If invited to interview Candidates will be expected to design and present a 10-minute teaching presentation.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you need to advise us that you need additional help or reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact: DBSCivPers-Resourcingteam3@mod.gov.uk .

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.


Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Security

Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service
Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan (opens in a new window) and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window).

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

    Name :
    Sarah Brown
    Email :
    sarah.brown769@mod.gov.uk

Recruitment team

    Email :
    DBSCivPers-Resourcingteam3@mod.gov.uk

Further information

Please ensure you read the attached candidate information document prior to completing your application. If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received from DBS, or believe that DBS has failed to follow the recruitment process in line with the Civil Service Commission principles of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of Fair and Open competition, you can raise a formal complaint by writing to DBS at the following address: Defence Business Services, Scanning Hub, Room 6124, Tomlinson House, Norcross Lane, Blackpool, FY5 3WP. If after raising your complaint with DBS you remain dissatisfied you can complain directly to the Civil Service Commission at the following address: , Civil Service commission, Room G/8, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ Or by email:
info@csc.gov.uk.

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