Job details


Buxton & Leek College

Responsible to

Curriculum Leader


Harpur Hill


£21,007 to £22,627 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 21 August 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

You'll be part of a small and successful team based at our specialist facility at Harpur Hill. You'll provide technical support of delivery across a range of IMI/City & Guilds Motor Vehicle programmes. You should have industry experience, with knowledge of using associated machinery to prepare the vehicles and activities, this is essential for the role.

Whilst this will primarily be workshop based, we also require you to have the digital and communication skills to order equipment and resources. 

This role will primarily be normal working hours Monday to Friday, but there may be a requirement to work the occasional evening or Saturday. Our staff will need to be adaptable, creative and resourceful in the face of the current challenges in education.

Buxton and Leek College was recently graded as a "Good" college by OFSTED and has a team of dedicated staff who take pride in supporting learners towards their study and career goals. Our students have access to industry standard facilities, comprehensive support services and benefit from extensive links with the University of Derby. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team on our journey to becoming an outstanding provider.

On appointment the job title for this position will be Motor Vehicle Technician.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Assisting subject tutors in the preparation for practical workshop sessions and assessments.
  2. Carrying out demonstrations of practical processes to groups of students as requested by the Instructor / Teacher.
  3. Providing real world, industry insights to students.
  4. Maintaining good standards of ‘general housekeeping’ within the allocated areas of responsibility.
  5. The servicing of equipment and the prompt commissioning of repairs in case of breakdown.
  6. The maintaining of safe working practices including the provision of first aid supplies.
  7. Ensuring that the machine safety checks are carried out in line with workshop procedures.
  8. Developing and up-dating a system for COSHH risk assessment across the College.
  9. The ordering of equipment, supplies and materials, subject to the approval of the Curriculum Leader and in accordance with University financial procedures and regulations.
  10. The safekeeping and maintenance of inventories of stocks and materials.
  11. The ability to set and reset faults on the vehicles whilst under exam conditions.
  12. To support tutors when teaching in the workshop is taking place by providing guidance to the students in their workshop practical activities.
  13. To ensure that students behave in a reasonable manner to a high standard of safety in classrooms, practical areas and around the college.
  14. To undertake any other administrative and facilitation duties which may, from time to time, reasonably be required within the general level of responsibility of the post.
  15. To ensure that the College’s quality assurance procedures are adhered to and additional action taken where necessary.
  16. To undertake any other reasonable duties within the overall function commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the post.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria




As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.

DBS check

If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

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