The No1 School of Technical Training; a part of the Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering (DSAE) located at RAF Cosford provides initial trade training to new recruits as well as advanced career training to existing RAF aeronautical engineers. It also delivers the same aeronautical engineering training to International students under government contract where RAF Cosford has achieved a very high success rate leading to increased demand for our excellence in training delivery. RAF Cosford remains a site of growth and expansion with numerous projects and partnership developments being explored and undertaken.
The 4-year programme to expand the civil service cadre of aeronautical engineering instructors is now in its second year with several vacancies available.
An instructor's primary duties will include:
- Delivery of technical training (theory and practical) to City & Guilds Apprenticeship Level 3 standards.
- Preparing student reports on performance (academic and behavioural).
- Preparing and conducting practical assessments, including marking and recording.
- Developing and controlling training documents and delivery media.
- Proposing improvements to training design and content.
- General course administration.
- Additional support duties essential for the safe conduct of training and welfare of students.
The post holder will be expected to diversify across other trade related topic specialisms after suitable training to improve flexibility and increase capability building business resilience.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Changing and Improving
Communicating and Influencing
Developing Self and Others
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
AE MECHANICAL trade engineering discipline, minimum level 3 or equivalent,
or: UK Armed Forces Engineering Apprenticeship (mechanical bias).
Free on-site car parking
Access to gymnasium, swimming pool and outdoor sports facilities
On-site shop/café facilities
Easily accessible road/rail links.
Professional and Personal Development of skills
Flexi-time scheme upon completion of 6 months service
Alternative working practices
25 days paid annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service
In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen’s birthday.
Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period for volunteer reserve commitments.
Special Paid Leave to volunteer up to 6 days a year.
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
Highly competitive pension scheme
Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.
The post does not offer relocation expenses
External recruits who join the MOD who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a six month probation period.