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Casual learningSkills Pottery Technician

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/08/2019 23:59
Grade B/C (£18,065 - £18,426). Pro Rata
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Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Dryden Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
23 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Due to a change in staffing priorities in Community Learning a vacancy has arisen for a Casual Pottery Technician to join this busy team to provide effective technical support to Pottery Tutors and learners of the learningSkills Service.

You will support the curriculum delivery by assisting the substantive Pottery Technician in all appropriate duties of the post. This includes ensuring that learners work is fired correctly, and materials are available for their use.

Staff members assist with the preparation, adaptation, maintenance and organisation of learning resources including the pottery space in all of its uses. There is a requirement for staff to keep and maintain accurate records
and administration as required by the Community Learning Coordinator and with requests from learningSkills Tutors.

There is a requirement to ensure a safe supportive learning environment, with emphasis to high levels of Health and Safety control.

learningSkills would expect staff to maintain their knowledge and skills of ceramics appropriate to the position, attend staff training and meetings and to undertake all other duties appropriate with the grade of the post.

You must be qualified with 5 GCSE's grade 4 or grade C or above in Math and English or equivalent, have knowledge of pottery practice and safety at a minimum of level 3.

You must have experience of;
kiln loading, mixing glazes, moving and handling heavy objects.

You will need to show that you can work around and accommodate the needs of a diverse range of staff and volunteers. It is important that you can show general administration skills which are required to successfully support learning programmes.

You must have experience of providing individual and group support to learners perhaps with disadvantaged and/or challenging groups of people.

You are expected to have effective written and oral communication skills, customer care and the ability to work flexibly as part of a team. The role will include some late evening and occasional weekend working to meet the needs of the business.

Further desirable skills are, the application of
Information Learning Technologies that may support learning and the service, a First Aid qualification and a knowledge and qualification of safeguarding.

If successful you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

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