Job title: College Machinery Teacher (Permanent)
Expected salary: €37808 – 72999 per year
Location: Clonakilty, Co Cork
College Machinery Teacher (Permanent) Job Details:
Permanent . A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months
To operate as part of a team in the development & delivery of theory & practicals, specifically in the area of agricultural mechanisation for a range of full-time and part-time agricultural courses. Assist people who wish to access services provided by the college such as arranging and co-ordinating assistance and guidance to eligible students.
Clonakilty Agricultural College, located 3 miles from the picturesque town of Clonakilty in West Cork was established in 1905 and has become renowned as a center of excellence, over the past 100 years, for the provision of agricultural training. Our location which is set amongst some of the most intensively farmed areas of southern Ireland, makes it a perfect backdrop for agricultural education. Clonakilty Agricultural College is one of three Teagasc colleges providing agricultural education in Ireland. It is responsible for the provision of full time and part time agricultural education in the Southern region. It provides QQI courses in agriculture from level 5 up to level 8. The college carries out its function in collaboration with the Munster Technological University, the Cork East and Cork West Area Management Units in Teagasc and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences in University College Cork. It has 23 staff working across its education and research functions and educates in the region of 450 students each year.
Preparation & delivery of classroom lectures in the areas of machinery, mechanisation & other agricultural related modules.
Delivery of practical skills instruction & the assessment of these skills in all areas of agriculture with a specialisation in machinery.
Provision of tutorials to students on class work & practicals related to their chosen course
Preparation of assessment papers in accordance with Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) guidelines
Implement Teagasc learner support policy & practices in line with legislation, educational best practice & QQI programme approval agreement requirements
Coordinate the Teagasc Applied Programme (TAP) for Clonakilty Agricultural College.
Provide advice & support to college staff on how best to cater for the diverse learning needs of learner & facilitating learning, supportive & inclusive teaching methods
Review feedback, undertake evaluations & report on the effectiveness of college learner support strategies
Fully co-operate with the provisions made for ensuring the health, safety & welfare of themselves, fellow staff & non-Teagasc staff & co-operate with management in enabling Teagasc to comply with legal obligations. This includes full compliance with the responsibilities outlined in the Safety Statement.
Assisting with schools & career open days in order to market the courses & give guidance on likely job opportunities for school leavers & mature students
Support Teagasc Education Resource Leadership Teams & support the development & updating of curriculum & teaching support materials.
Liaising with relevant internal & external stakeholders
Assist in the implementation of new & revised education programmes including apprenticeship training.
Contribute to the evaluation of Teagasc education programmes, including education productivity analysis, stakeholder satisfaction & Whole College Evaluation.
To undertake self-development & updating through active participation in Performance Management Development System (PMDS) based role-related training & the development of a personal development planner
To assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Teagasc Customer Charter.
To participate in the annual business planning & risk management process for the College
To assist management & administrative staff in achieving good governance & risk management through co-operation & adherence to administrative procedures & practices
To work ‘out of hours’ when needed
To carry out other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Correcting, recording, verifying & informing students of their progress in the assessment system
Provision of material for practicals, open days, in-service training & educational exhibits
Implementing quality assurance including internal verification
Assist in the management of the machinery enterprise & leading the adoption of up to date technology & precision farming in the college
Keeping abreast of current concepts & using effective teaching methods to impart this knowledge to the students
- This job specification is intended as a guide to the general range of duties and is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive. It will be reviewed from time to time with the post-holder.
Applicants must hold a relevant Level 8 Degree in Agricultural Mechanisation, Agricultural Engineering or equivalent.
A post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
Relevant machinery and/or fabrication qualification
Operation of large scale farm machinery across the arable and livestock sectors ***
Strong IT skills
Excellent communication skills and experience of collaborating with stakeholders
Excellent organisational skills
Team work and leadership abilities
Quality and customer service focus
Practical knowledge of agriculture and the agricultural machinery sector
Practical knowledge of the principles of agricultural mechanisation/agricultural mechanics/agricultural engineering.
Practical knowledge of technology advances and precision farming
Solid understanding and appreciation of the role of Agriculture in the Irish economy
Machinery practical skills instruction experienc
Experience of supporting learners in an inclusive education environment
Farm business planning and or machinery/fleet investment and management
Teagasc education system
QQI quality assurance procedures
Excellent Analysis, Problem Solving & Decision Support abilities.
Work & Project Organisation shows pro-activity & drive
Shows excellent Communication skills & ability to Education & Transfer Knowledge.
Adopts an open-minded & flexible approach to work
Understands & appreciates the importance of continuous professional development
Candidates must satisfy and continue to satisfy during employment with Teagasc, legal requirements to drive a car unaccompanied on Irish public roads.
***Note: The ability to instruct learners in the operation of large scale farm machinery is an essential requirement for the role. Applicants may be asked to demonstrate evidence of having adequate competency in this area as part of the selection process.
Note: The ‘essential’ qualifications, knowledge, skills and behavioural competencies outlined above are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the selection process.
Note: Alternative location(s) may be considered solely at the discretion of Teagasc management.
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