Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?
Hounslow Council is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships across the borough which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place, full of potential, but a borough hit hard -socially and economically -by Covid-19. We have stepped up for our residents and businesses like never before.
About The Role
Hounslow Adult and Community Education (known as Learn Hounslow) delivers the council’s Adult Education Budget allocation, which funds a range of learning opportunities to help adults develop their knowledge, skills and confidence so they can re-skill, up-skill, move into work, improve their prospects and support their families. We are currently seeking to appoint a full-time permanent Creative Craft Education Technician to join our service, with the knowledge and skills to provide technical support for creative courses in subjects such as Pottery, Art, Craft, Textiles and Cookery.
To support the Adult and Community Education Service with its operational and technical needs in its provision of its art, creative craft and general curriculums. To maintain the classrooms and studios within the department, including the procurement of resources and ensure a safe learning environment is maintained at all times.
1.Operate, load/unload kilns, prepare/reclaim clay, organise student work, mix slips and glazes and do other studio tasks such as deep clean/wash resources.
2.Check stock levels of resources, maintain resources and equipment and order materials and resources in a timely way
3.Ensure that all classrooms, studios, training kitchen and storerooms are maintained at a level compliant with the Health & Safety at Work Act.
4.Support in classrooms with the use of specialist equipment, providing support and guidance to learners where required; provide technical advice and assistance to tutors and learners.
1.You have excellent communication skills both written and verbal, enabling you to communicate effectively with a range of people, from learners, managers, tutors, support workers and staff both in person and using digital technology.
2.You have technical knowledge of resources and materials in at least one creative area.
3.You are well-organised and systematic. You can anticipate needs for materials and resources and meet them in a timely manner, using the ICT systems of the service.
4.You know what constitutes good customer service in an adult and community education environment in a multi-cultural urban community.
1. English and maths at Level 2 (GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent).
2. Relevant subject area (art, design, craft, technician etc.) at Level 3 or equivalent.
3. DBS check is required – Enhanced 3 years with Adults and Children’s barred list
We value diversity in its broadest sense. We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
For more information contact: Kim Ryle, Programme Lead: Creative Craft on [email protected] or 0208 583 6000
Interviews will be held during week commencing 23rd January 2023.
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