Post Title: Hospitality & Catering Technician (0.5)
Fixed Term – 1 year
Salary Range Points: 009 - 012
To provide learning support for practical sessions and ensure compliance with health and
safety within the areas.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To work in association with teaching staff to provide the technical back up required
supporting teaching and learning activity.
To be competent in supporting and instructing students in a practical environment.
To supervise and manage learners in a work based environment.
To provide a customer learner centred service to learners.
To help learners locate resources appropriate to their needs.
To provide technical advice regarding the uses and application of equipment.
To ensure adequacy of the provision during practical activities.
To advise lecturers and students about available resources and co-ordinate their use.
Maintain Health & Safety with the workshop areas.
To maintain work area tidiness.
To maintain and clean equipment as appropriate.
To store equipment, apparatus and materials efficiently with due regard to (statutory)
To set up and maintain specialist resources as appropriate.
To ensure the cleaning up of practical activities, to include checking equipment and the safe
disposal of waste.
To be capable of carrying out necessary repairs and servicing to work areas and the
equipment they contain.
To provide the practical requirements of learning activities and assessments including the
preparation, manufacture, assembly, setting up, checking and issue of materials and
To process orders to ensure stock levels are maintained.
To advise the Programme Manager on resources required to deliver the curriculum.
Develop and co-ordinate learning resources and the learner environment.
Assist in standardisation and verification of provision.
To work as a member of the technician team across the College.
To liaise with lecturing staff and other technical support staff as appropriate.
To provide cover for absent colleagues in line with College policy and procedures.
Where requested supervise students engaged in curriculum activities in practical and
Maintain awareness of current developments within the post holders’ specialist expertise.
To suggest and contribute to innovations and new initiatives.
Contribute to the promotional activities of the Faculty and the College positively.
To participate in and co-operate in course and team meetings including contributing to the
course review and self assessment processes.
Implement college policies and practices in respect of teaching, learning and student
Participate in personal developmental activities negotiated through the college appraisal
Fulfil any other reasonable duties commensurate with the grading of the post
Contacts (Internal and External):
Liaise with external schools, College personnel, employers, managing agents, awarding
bodies and other relevant stakeholders
Staff within the Faculty and other Faculties as necessary
The College central units
The basic holiday entitlement is 37 days plus 8 statutory days of which up to 5 days can be
directed by management. The holiday year is from September to August.
Health & Safety
The post holder is required to maintain and promote a positive attitude to health and safety and
to comply with and ensure compliance with health and safety codes of practice for the safety and
wellbeing of learners and staff.
Equality & Diversity
The College has a strong commitment to working towards the implementation of equality of
opportunity in both service delivery and employment. The College’s mission and strategic
objectives directly support this aim. All employees are required to actively support the
development, dissemination and implementation of this aim and related policies and programmes.
Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults
The College is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects its
staff to share this commitment. In addition they will also state that the College is committed to
safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects its staff to share this
commitment. All posts in the College are subject to an Enhanced CRB check and barred person’s
The information given within this job description is intended to provide a general understanding of and appreciation about the role within the Calderdale College
setting. The job description is not designed to detail specific daily duties which the postholder may undertake. The job description is reviewed annually within
the appraisal process and may be subject to change following discussion.
0 = No Evidence 1 = Limited Evidence 2 = Adequate Evidence
3 = Substantial Evidence 4 = Significant Evidence
Post Title: Hospitality & Catering Technician (0.5) Applicant Number:
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ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE Shortlist Interview
Application, Presentation, Interview
Experience of working in a learning environment Application /Interview
Experience of providing technician support in an educational environment. Application /Interview
Appropriate industrial experience Application /Interview
Experience and ability to execute work safely and efficiently Application /Interview
Experience and knowledge of the Health & Safety at Work Act relating to work Application /Interview
area’s practice within a College context
Experience of resource co-ordination and replenishment Application /Interview
Experience of external liaison (suppliers) Application /Interview
Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent which must include English and Maths Application/Interview
Education & Training
Relevant IT Skills
Subject Specialism Qualifications - Level 2 or equivalent Application/Interview
Relevant professional updating Application/Interview
NVQ Level 3
First Aid Training Application
Good communication skills, demonstrating the ability to liaise effectively across Application/Interview
Building and maintaining an environment of co-operation and trust within the Application/Interview
team, the department and the faculty.
Ability to work independently and on initiative with minimum supervision Application/Interview
Ability to organise and prioritise own workloads to meet deadlines Application/Interview
Understanding of current developments within the specific area Application/Interview
Able to work beyond the normal constraints, and to explore new approaches Application/Interview
The ability to support students with a wide range of needs and ability with Application/Interview
sensitivity and confidentiality
Ability to understand data Application/Interview
Proven ability to apply Quality Assurance and Quality Control mechanisms Application/Interview
Committed to the principles of inclusiveness and equality and diversity Application / Interview
Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and Application / Interview
Commitment to working in accordance with the College’s policies and procedures Application
Must be committed to and uphold the College’s corporate values
Commitment to participate in staff development Application