College Machinery Teacher (Permanent) Jobs in Ireland

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College Machinery Teacher (Permanent) Jobs in Ireland

Job title: College Machinery Teacher (Permanent)

Company: Teagasc

Expected salary: €37808 – 72999 per year

Location: Clonakilty, Co Cork

College Machinery Teacher (Permanent) Job Details:

Job Summary


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

Basic Function

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.

Job Objectives

Machinery Teacher

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.

Skills Required




Applicants must hold a relevant Level 8 Degree in Agricultural Mechanisation, Agricultural Engineering or equivalent.

Teaching/education qualification

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

Behavioural Competencies

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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