Learning Facilitator

Job Description

Learning Facilitator (Integrated Engineering)

NMITE is working towards becoming a new provider of higher education in Hereford. Engineering- and teaching-focused, it will enable its future students to learn by undertaking real-world engineering and technical projects provided by employers and community groups. NMITE hopes to break the mould in existing higher education provision – to be a disruptive game-changer in every facet of its operations and programmes. Supported by government, industry, and the profession our first intake will join us as soon as we have completed the validation process. Who, what and how we teach will all be radically different to traditional engineering degrees.   

We recognise that future engineers need technical knowledge, but also that creativity, problem-solving ability, and understanding of humanities, arts, business and many other areas are all required to succeed, as well as the ability to use this knowledge in current and future professional contexts.  For these reasons, our planned programmes will be open to those with the creativity, imagination, and the determination to solve society’s challenges, not just those with A-level maths and physics.   Our teaching will be in studio-based, problem-led, and deeply connected to industrial and community partners. 

We are now seeking to appoint a Learning Facilitator (Integrated Engineering).  We want to expand our team with the addition of a studio-based academic to support student learning. Our education philosophy is small group, learning-by-doing, and you will be an important part of the educational team – mentoring students, preparing learning resources and spaces, and supporting assessment.  You will draw on your relevant subject knowledge and hands-on skills to support the delivery of modules, working alongside other academics or unsupervised but under the overall guidance of other academics. 

Job Description

Design, development, and provision of learning resources

  • The creation and development of effective teaching equipment.This will include the design, manufacture, development and operation of bespoke, specialist machines and devices to enable applied learning
  • The creation and development of effective learning spaces.This will include liaison with all staff and external stakeholders.
  • The preparation and maintenance of equipment used for learning, demonstrations, practical class work and project work
  • The selection, procurement, installation, maintenance and operation of prototyping equipment.

     

    Pedagogical duties

  • Supporting academic staff and students during practical tutorials, demonstrations, and sprint projects
  • Work with individual learners and teams to support, advise, challenge, and debate their ideas, design proposals, make-vs-buy decisions and to aid and enhance the learning process
  • Supervise, instruct and support students in the manufacture of prototype components and machines.

     

    Responsibility for compliance

  • Ensuring that personnel using the learning facilities comply with the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and other associated regulations/legislation, including the in-house policies and procedures.
  • Control and maintenance of the facilities, resources and equipment and keep all equipment under safe storage whilst maintaining a close control on loss and damage.Implementation of 5S in all work areas.

     

     

    Additional responsibilities

  • Attending courses, conferences, and meetings for personal and functional development
  • Taking an active part in the corporate life of NMITE
  • Such other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Line Manager.

Qualifications & Experience

To be successful, you will need to demonstrate your reliability and a commitment to delivering a high-quality learning environment for diverse student cohorts. You will understand the general concepts of engineering and be able to communicate them clearly, creatively, and patiently, and you will have a deeper knowledge or experience in one of the following areas: workshop skills; electrical and electronics; electronic instrumentation and control systems.  Additionally, you will be a qualified first aider or be willing to complete the relevant training and take on this additional area of responsibility. 

Essential: background in ‘hands-on’ engineering; GCSE or equivalent Maths and English; HND or equivalent in a related field; teaching, mentoring or coaching experience in an educational or industrial background. 

 

Desirable: IEng with one of the Engineering Institutes.  

 

Cultural Alignment

  • Equality focused
  • Inclusive
  • Respectful
  • Creative
  • Honest
  • Non-judgemental

 

Our offer 

We offer competitive salaries for the Learning Facilitator.  We also offer a competitive benefits package, including pension scheme, life assurance, 30 days holidays (plus Bank Holidays & closure days), ongoing training & development. Most importantly, NMITE offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of something new.  Working in the historic city of Hereford, you will be instrumental in developing a new way of educating engineers for the 21st Century. We offer you the opportunity to be the change that you want to see. 

Location: Hereford

 To apply, please email a CV and a two-minute video to vacancies@nmite.ac.uk explaining why you want the role and how you feel you meet the essential criteria.  

Informal questions about the roles can be addressed to the Chief Academic Officer, Professor Beverley Gibbs (Beverley.gibbs@nmite.ac.uk)

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in engineering education.  Part time proposals may also be considered.

NMITE is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can be ourselves and succeed on merit.