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Barony Campus
£23,254 - £26,374
Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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Full-Time, Permanent
Barony Campus
£23,254 - £26,374
per annum
Reference: ASWF/ILM/012/21

SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) is a widely respected higher education and further education institute dedicated to producing specialist research, delivering high quality education and providing comprehensive consultancy services in the rural sector within the UK and beyond. An organisation unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe; we aim to lead the way in innovation and sustainable development in the agriculture and rural sectors at local, national and international levels.

Are you a service engineer looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in helping engineering students learn practical skills? We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help consolidate and grow SRUC’s engineering education and training provision at our Barony Campus.

The successful candidate will have proven skills in: the service, maintenance, diagnostics and repair of hydraulic and electronic systems; ability to service, maintain, diagnose and repair engines & transmissions along with other common systems utilised on a range of modern machines; ability to understand and operate a range of machinery in a safe and efficient manner

Previous experience of instructing techniques is not essential as training will be provided to the successful candidate. Key responsibilities of the Instructor will include:

  • Contributing to the delivery of education, training and assessment – focussed on a wide range of practical skills as well as classroom teaching;
  • Planning and preparing an engaging, inclusive learning experience to progress learning, working both independently and cooperatively with others where relevant;
  • Maintaining appropriate records of teaching, assessment and attendance and providing educational guidance, counselling and tutorials as required to students;
  • Ensuring that campus-based and work-based learning programmes meet as a minimum the relevant contractual and QA requirements;
  • Ensuring compliance with the policy and guidelines on health and safety in teaching;
  • Working with the Programme Team Leader to help identify opportunities to further develop the academic portfolio to increase student recruitment;
  • Maintaining appropriate liaison with the land-based industries and ensuring that personal skills and qualifications are updated.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Robert Paterson, Programme Leader: Engineering, by email at if you would like to discuss any details of the requirements and responsibilities of this post.

For more detail regarding key duties and responsibilities, and a list of essential and desirable skills/qualifications/experience required for the role, please refer to the Job Particulars document.

For further information and to apply for the role, please click visit:

Closing date: 5 October 2021                              

Interviews will be held at SRUC Barony campus on 11 October 2021

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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SRUC: Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education and Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

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