Teacher – Construction (Electrical)

Gateshead College

  • £33,569 leading up to £38,937 per annum
  • Tyne and Wear / North East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 days ago

Are you an Electrical Installation professional who gets a buzz from helping people thrive and achieve their very best? We have an exciting opportunity within our Construction Department for an Electrical Installation Teacher.

  • You’ll be responsible for shaping, nurturing, challenging, and inspiring learners of all ages from 16+ to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to become future construction professionals.
  • Working as part of our team you’ll support the Curriculum Leader to maintain learner punctuality, attendance, retention, achievement, and success.Qualified teacher status is an advantage but not essential
  • We provide teacher training, so if you’re direct from industry, we will support and provide teacher training to help you transition to qualified Teacher status within your first two years.


What we’re looking for:

We’d like you to be as passionate as we are about delivering top quality training and helping people build their confidence and skills so they can progress into work or further training.

As a professional in your field, you’ll have one or more of the following:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a qualified Electrician
  • Relevant Electrical Level 3 qualification
  • An understanding of electrical installation 2365 And 5357.


About Gateshead College:

For teachers this means giving your students the knowledge and skills to be successful in work and life and supporting them to be the best they can be. This is what makes our college such an exciting place to teach. You’ll get to bring your industry expertise into the classroom and will work hand in hand with businesses to create experiences your students will never forget.

In return we can offer a values-driven organisation and the chance to work with brilliant people who put students first. You’ll be listened to and will have opportunities to make an impact. We prioritise health and wellbeing and your work life balance will be respected. Our inclusive culture means you’re valued for being yourself and diversity is celebrated, and our commitment to being a sustainable organisation means we always try to do business the right way to make our community better for everyone.

We’re committed to supporting your ongoing development which includes access to our Teacher Academy where you’ll be assigned a personal coach to help develop your practice.

At Gateshead College we all have the opportunity to help our learners succeed and it’s this clear purpose and shared effort that makes us such a great place to work; we hope you think about joining us.


Don’t have a teaching qualification?

Don’t worry. If you can bring extensive industry experience and a passion for sharing your knowledge we’d love to hear from you.

We’ll provide comprehensive training and cover the cost of your qualification while you gain valuable teaching experience. We understand the commitment involved and that’s why we offer paid time off the job to attend training.

Additionally, you’ll be supported by one of our dedicated teaching staff throughout your journey, so you’ll have the guidance and mentorship needed to thrive in your new role.



• Generous holiday allowance 58 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
• Mental health and wellbeing support, with 24/7 access to an employee assistance programme and counselling services.
• Career average pension with the Teachers Pension Scheme
• Travel support including subsidised on site parking, discounted public transport scheme and cycle to work scheme.
• Retail and travel discounts.
• Volunteering Days.
• Support for relocation may be available.


Levelling Up Premium and recruitment and retention payment:

We understand the value of your expertise and are committed to rewarding your contribution with a comprehensive package designed to support your career journey and long-term success. An attractive recruitment incentive and an additional retention payment after one year in the role is available.

Eligible further education teachers in their first five years of teaching can claim up to £6,000 after tax from Autumn 2024. They should have a teaching qualification; be working towards a teaching qualification; or intend to do so in the next 12 months. The premium will also be available over academic years starting 2024 and 2025 where teachers meet eligibility criteria.

The premium covers those teaching specific STEM and technical courses in building and construction, computing (including digital and ICT), early years, engineering and manufacturing (including transport engineering and electronics), maths, physics and chemistry.


If you would like to find out more information about this role, please email jobs@gateshead.ac.uk. 

The deadline for applications is midnight Thursday 22nd August 2024. 

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