Lecturer in Fabrication & Welding

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1378745

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Lecturer in Fabrication & Welding based in Belfast.

The company

Belfast Met is the largest and longest established further and higher education college in Northern Ireland. We offer a broad range of innovative, high quality, economically relevant provision.

Our modern, award-winning estate spans the length and breadth of the city of Belfast and comprises four main campuses – Titanic Quarter, Millfield, Springvale and Castlereagh – as well as a range of smaller outreach centres, including the new community hub at Girdwood.

We attract over 37,000 enrolments per year and continually adapt and develop our curriculum to keep pace with shifting economic and skills demands. In addition to equipping the city of Belfast and beyond with the skills for work, we are also a £60 million business in our own right. We provide employment to over 1,000 people and procure around £7 million of goods and services per year.


  • The College’s goal is to be an excellent organisation and a great place to work for all its people.
  • a generous holiday allowance to staff. Leave entitlement will depend on your grade and length of service (further information available in the Candidate Brief document). 
  • New staff are automatically enrolled into the Northern Ireland Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Benenden Healthcare scheme is open to all staff who pay the same flat rate per week. The services include a UK-based GP advice line, stress counselling helpline, independent care advice service, and discounts on health screening.
  • Other benefits include: Occupational Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave/Pay Carer Leave; flexible working; Training and Development and Cycle to work Scheme

Job title: Lecturer in Fabrication & Welding         

# of posts: 1

Location: Belfast

Contract: Permanent / Full-time

Salary: £22,609 – £32,778

Role: Belfast Met are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Fabrication and Welding on a full-time permanent basis.

The recently published skills barometer report showed that the largest supply gaps are forecasted within STEM related subject areas. From healthcare to engineering; building services to applied sciences; computer drawing packages to the built environment – the STEM offering within Belfast Metropolitan College covers a diverse range of courses to suit students at all levels.

The School of Science, Engineering and Construction currently has over 100 lecturers delivering this diverse curriculum across multiple sites to almost 3000 students on Training programmes, Further and Higher Education and is currently benefitting from significant capital investment to better meet the needs of our learners in line with the NI Economic Strategy.

This ongoing investment requires the appointment of a Full Time Permanent Lecturer in Fabrication and Welding to deliver and develop our current curriculum to meet the requirements laid down by the Department for the Economy, other stakeholders and the objectives laid down in the College Development Plan.

The College offers opportunities for Continued Professional Development with a comprehensive range of training. Aligning our curriculum with industry trends your professional development is an integral element of enhancing the student experience. Within the Science, Engineering and Construction Department opportunities exist to work collaboratively across all levels and vocational areas, participate in industry projects and be a part of the economic development solution for Belfast and the region.

What you need:

Qualifications / Experience

  • Unless already recognised by the Department for Employment and Learning for teaching in Further Education and currently employed in a Further Education College in Northern Ireland as a Full Time or Associate Lecturer, applicants must hold GCSE English Language (Grades A-C) OR Essential skills level 2 or higher in Communication, or equivalent AND GCSE Mathematics (Grades A-C) OR Essential skills Level 2 or higher in Application of Number, OR NICATS Access Maths Modules
  • EITHER Hold, or be in the process of completing, a teaching qualification recognised by the Department for Employment and Learning for teaching in further education, OR give a commitment that you will undertake the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Further Education) in line with the requirements of the Contract for Lecturers
  • Hold a recognised level 5 qualification (or equivalent) in an engineering related discipline
  • EITHER hold, or be in the process of completing Assessors Award (A1/A2 or equivalent), OR give a commitment that you will undertake the Assessors Award (A1/A2 or equivalent) within one year.
  • Hold a level 3 fabrication and welding qualification or industry recognised equivalent
  • Hold a minimum of 3 year’s relevant post apprenticeship experience in the engineering or manufacturing industry
  • Knowledge of welding procedures and processes
  • A broad knowledge of current developments and trends in the engineering or manufacturing industry

More information on this post and application form is available on Belfast Met’s website using our online recruitment portal or using the link below.  If you have queries call HR on 02890 265370.

Closing date is 12:00noon on Wednesday 19th December 2018