JOB VACANCY: Lecturer in Plumbing & Gas

February 1, 2021

Lecturer in Plumbing & Gas

£33,886 to £41,388 per annum, inclusive of enhanced London Weighting Allowance

Full Time, Permanent


To plan, teach/deliver and develop high quality education and learning for students on College’s Courses within the Career cluster of Engineering, Construction and Building Services, to help them achieve their learning goals, in accordance with the College’s mission, values, and expectations, and the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Trainers in education and training summarised at Annex I.


Job Content:  The main duties and responsibilities are as follows:

2.1     Core Teaching and Associated Duties 

(a) Planning, preparing lessons, and teaching on a range of full-time and part-time courses as required by the Curriculum Manager.

(b) Generating individual learning plans (ILPs) for the students based on a rigorous initial assessment.

(c) Monitoring students’ learning progress and recording individual achievement using the ILP format, and reviewing, adapting, or extending the ILPs as necessary.

(d) Assessment of students’ work, and providing subject specific academic counseling.

(e) Participating and contributing to research relating to the curriculum development; identification of learner requirements; planning, development and evaluation of learning programmes and learning materials used for the specific courses and  classes taught, including online resources, and supervision of provision..

(f) Participation in the observation of teaching and learning, including receiving and acting upon associated feedback. 

(g) Research and consultancy work.JOB VACANCY Lecturer in Plumbing & Gas

(h) Student counselling and welfare work.

(i) Specialist invigilation of science practical examinations where required (if applicable).  

(j) Attending and participating at curriculum, course and team meetings in the year organized or the purpose of course or programme review, evaluation and improvement. 

(k) Contributing to the development of courses within the Plumbing and Gas department and in liaison with the Curriculum Manager, Assistant Principal and other tutors. 

(l) Participating in the initial assessment and diagnosis of new students, during the enrolment period as directed by the Assistant Principal and/or Curriculum Manager.

(m) Acting as an assessor to groups of students as required. This will include adhering to the Centre’s standards and procedures for assessment, and completing all appropriate assessment documentation required by the Centre and the Awarding Body.

2.2    Tutorial and Coordination duties (where applicable):

(a) Undertake tutorial and co-ordination responsibilities for a group or groups of students as described in the Guidelines for Tutoring duties.

(b) Hold regular, scheduled 1:1 tutorial with students.

(c) Take responsibility for ensuring students have up-to-date Individual Learning Plans.

(d) Organise and manage group tutorials.

(e) Prepare and convene up to six Course Team Meetings per year in order to share and disseminate course-based information to the teaching team, and 

(f) Prepare and attend three Assessment Board meetings per year in order to track student progress with Career Cluster Managers.

2.3     Administration 

(a) Associated organisational and administrative work, preparation and marking and appropriate student welfare and academic counselling responsibilities.

(b) Administration and Course Management. This may include:

i. contributing to College administration or the administration of education and training programmes;
ii. publicity and public relations;
iii. enrolment and recruitment including open evenings, interviewing and enrolment;
iv. participation in appropriate team and committee meetings and course management duties including the interviewing, induction, assessment and examination of students;
v. preparing statistical returns, records and registers, including retention rates, examination results, student progress and destinations;
vi. participation in student monitoring and reporting, and course review and evaluation procedures;
vii. Participation in quality assurances procedures. 

(c) Compile, prepare and maintain accurate statistical returns, records and registers, including:

i. Records of students’ attendance and retention rates; 
ii. Schemes of work/programmes of study;
iii. Students’ examination results, attainment, marking, and on-programme assessment and records of work;
iv. Student progress and destinations related to the classes taught, and 
v. Records of individual learning plans. 

(d) Student counselling and welfare work.

2.4    Liaison duties 

(a) Liaise with Assistant Principal, Curriculum Manager and Course Tutors.

(b) Liaise with Administration Services in order to ensure the accuracy of student data.

(c) Liaise with College examinations officers, external verifiers, assessors   and moderators as appropriate.

2.5    General Conditions

(a) Achieve the requisite type of qualifications required for the teaching post within the relevant time period as prescribed by the Further Education Teachers Qualifications (England) Regulations and the Further Education Teachers Qualifications (England).

(b) Comply with the Further Education Teachers Continuing Professional Development and Registration (England) Regulations 2007: 

i. Complete a minimum of 30 hours continuing professional development every year or pro rata equivalent subject to a minimum of six hours
ii. Maintain a record of the CPD undertaken and make that record available to the Society for Education & Training for ratification and the College for record purposes.
iii. Obtain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) within five years of appointment (if a new entrant to the Further Education sector from September 1st, 2007.

(c) Maintain the highest professional standards stipulated by the College which includes the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Trainers in education and training summarized in Annex I.  

(d) Keep up to date, and comply with the relevant College’s Policies, including: Health & Safety; Safeguarding; Prevent; Data Protection Policy, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, and Equality & Diversity.

(e) Promote and adhere to the College’s workplace values of Student Focus, Ambition, Transparency, Responsibility and Respect.

(f) Keep up to date with the commercial understanding, academic and educational practice by liaising with other educational professionals and organisations, visiting business organisations, attending courses and conferences and other appropriate training.   This includes participation in performance review and in-service training based on assessment of individual and service needs.

(g) (Where applicable): the job holder  must warrant their entitlement or the right to work in the United Kingdom without any additional approvals and to notify the College immediately if this right or entitlement is ceased during their employment with the College.

(h) An enhanced check of the Disclosure and Barring Service’s (DBS) children’s and adults’ barred lists (lists of individuals who are barred from working with children or vulnerable adults). 

2.6     Additional Duties

2.6.1     Participate in or attend a range of other activities, including any of the following:
i. Staff  training, development and CPD events organised by the College;
ii. Staff development, including the conduct of and participation in staff appraisal, and in-service training based on an assessment of individual and service needs.
iii. Attendance and participation in the College’s induction programme.
iv. Publicity and public relations events;
v. Interviewing;
vi. Briefing meetings, career cluster meetings, school meetings and other activities convened by the College.
vii. Moderation and verification of student work including any preparatory or follow up with assessors and external verifiers.
viii. Moderation or verification of student work other than those directly taught by the job holder;
ix. Attending and participating in the College’s induction programme.
x. Other non-teaching activities.

2.6.2 Undertake other duties as requested by the Assistant Principal and/or Curriculum Manager and provide services not only for the College but also for any Subsidiary commensurate with the post. 


“I never thought I would become a teacher after working in industry for so many years, but it has been a great move for me. I enjoy working at the college and learn new skills each week. The college has encouraged me to get my teaching qualification and seeing students' progress gives you a really good feeling.” Barry, Electrical & Plumbing Lecturer at UCG

“The college has given me the chance to learn new skills in a trade that I've always been interested in. The teachers show me what plumbing work is done on construction sites and in homes. I have not only gained a qualification, I have just got an apprenticeship with a local plumbing company!” Kaine Evans, Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing student

We are seeking ambitious, outstanding candidates to join our teaching staff at United Colleges Group. We are a forward-thinking education provider and our mission is to deliver outstanding, world class education and skills.
UCG is based at the heart of the education sector in London.  With a combined turnover of c£50m, the Group has both the ambition and strength to create a lasting difference in the local communities it serves, and beyond.

United College Group is one of very few training centres in the London region to have the fully accredited equipment and facilities to train within Engineering, Construction & the Built Environment. We are considered a leading London training provider in these specialisms. 

As a result, students and apprentices from the boroughs and wider community join the College to receive training from highly experienced experts in the sector. 

Our mission is to provide all our learners with the very best knowledge and to break down any barriers to learning. We pride ourselves on enabling our learners to work ‘individually’ in ‘true to life’ situations. We deliver a learning experience that is unique, enjoyable and rewarding. 

The successful candidates should have a degree (or equivalent) in a related area. You should also be familiar with the current BTEC and City & Guilds curriculum and we encourage applications from teachers with a broad range of disciplines both in practice and theory

You will have sound organisational skills, your ability to work cooperatively and contribute positively and creatively to a team is also essential. We also welcome candidates with industry experience, and you will have the opportunity to work towards a teaching qualification. The role will require you to work towards a recognised Level 4 teaching qualification (PGCE/CertEd) or be willing to work towards a Level 5 teaching qualification upon appointment.   

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In return, the Group can offer generous annual leave, a defined-benefit pension scheme, an interest-free season ticket loan, cycle scheme, free sight tests, enhanced maternity and paternity leave schemes and many other benefits.

If you’re ready to join a Group that has the resources to develop the talents of both students and staff, you can find more information on this role and details on how to apply by visiting the “Work With Us” section on our website:  Alternatively, you can e-mail us on for an information pack and application form, quoting the job reference.
The College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to full-vetting procedures including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services Check.

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 22nd February 2021.


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