Industry Practitioner - Assistant Recording Technician

  • Job Reference: 106213
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £29,000 to £33,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Part Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Industry Practitioner - Assistant Recording Technician (Studio and Live Sound)

Salary: £29,000-£33,000 per annum, pro rata.

Hours: 16 per week

Location: Remote (UK travel will be required)

Benefits: Access Creative College also offers competitive remuneration and other job benefits dependent on role such as: Enhanced holiday / annual leave Enhanced maternity / paternity / adoption pay Sabbatical leave Employee Assistance Programme Employee Recognition Awards Teacher training which is transferable throughout the FE Sector

Applications to reach us by 13th February 2022. Please note that interviews may take place before the closing date.

About Us

Access Creative College is the largest national provider of creative industries education in the “Post 16” sector and is the partner to The National College Creative Industries Ltd (NCCI).

The National College Creative Industries Ltd (NCCI) offers specialist technical production and business support apprenticeships through its partner, Access Creative College. It provides students with the skills and hands-on experience required to progress to further study or employment in creative and digital careers. Current students are studying apprenticeships with prestigious UK businesses, venues and theatres.

We are seeking an Industry Practitioner - Assistant Recording Technician (Studio and Live Sound) to join our team of assessors supporting and developing the next generation of industry-based apprentices on their career journey in the Creative industries.

Role Overview

Each Industry Practitioner is responsible for a candidate base of approximately 32-40 learners (pro-rata), undertaking tutoring, assessment and associated support through a blend of both work-place visits (across England) and through the use of online delivery.

The role will involve the following:

  • Working with employers within the industry to support the Employer Forums for your relevant industry specialism identifying training needs and skills gaps and identifying delivery to be developed to support and address these gaps.
  • Working alongside other Industry Practitioners and Industry Specialists to develop and deliver L2 and higher apprenticeships as per the college business plan for your industry specialism.
  • Tutor, assess, review, develop and guide apprentices to successful completion.
  • Aid the appropriate use of our e-learning systems across the College.
  • Ensure quality assurance standards are met in line with college policy and are compliant with the standards set by all relevant awarding bodies.

Key responsibilities

  • Delivering high-quality training, mentoring and progress assessment of apprentices
  • Support Learners with ongoing functional skills development with the support of the functional skills and additional learning support lead
  • Employer engagement and advice
  • Stakeholder management
  • Support the development of our online learning environment and practical training delivery for industry specialism, ensuring content is high quality and relates to current industry practice
  • Support the promotion of the National College brand delivered by Access Creative College, providing advice and guidance to employers and increasing apprenticeship take-up and employer involvement in delivery planning across the industry

Planning, training, mentoring and assessing

  • Deliver training and tutoring for the apprenticeship provision in a relevant industry specialism
  • Ensure all learners have an Individual Learning Plan that meets the need of the learner and employer
  • Carry out Initial Assessments and diagnostic testing to identify need and inform delivery plans
  • Support learners and action plan accordingly, ensuring all relevant reviews are conducted and documented at each visit
  • Learners with Additional Learning Needs are identified, reported and supported accordingly
  • Visit and support apprentices in the workplace in line with delivery plans and policies
  • Track all learners and report "at risk" learners as early as possible working with Pastoral & Welfare Leads to support them to achieve
  • Support assessment and progress using e-portfolio
  • Work with employers to induct apprentices including health and safety procedures
  • Ensure all assessments are valid, quality-driven, appropriate and progressive

Delivering and/or supporting English/maths and ICT

  • Embed English and Maths into all delivery to ensure learners are improving in these areas at all times
  • Ensure apprentices are supported to gain functional skills with relevant specialist staff

Employer engagement and advice

  • Attend meetings with employers including Employer Forums
  • Advise on skills and apprenticeships available or being developed in relevant industry specialism
  • Support employers to deliver apprenticeships and support in the workplace
  • Track employer engagement and work-in-progress for weekly reporting
  • Ensure employers comply with the necessary Health and Safety legislation in respect to employing apprentices.

Stakeholder management

  • Work with external verifiers to ensure that the quality of delivery is maintained
  • Be the first point of contact for own caseload of apprentices from candidate stage to completion
  • Work with Pastoral & Welfare Lead to support all learners and employers as required.
  • Support the development of online learning environment and practical training delivery for Industry specialism, ensuring content is high quality and relates to current industry practice
  • Review modular content online to ensure it is pitched at an appropriate level and responds accordingly to unit criteria set by awarding body
  • Identify, design and implement training to ensure our delivery is industry-relevant and high quality
  • Support the development and delivery of a blended learning model (including practical workshops and webinars) that ensures high quality and well-rounded learning experience
  • Support the promotion of the National College brand under the ethos and direction of Access Creative College, providing advice and guidance to employers and increasing apprenticeship take-up and employer engagement in delivery planning across the industry
  • Contribute to the development of both learner and employer focused promotional materials
  • Respond to employer and learner queries regarding apprenticeship delivery
  • Promote our service at relevant open/recruitment days and industry events

Other Requirements

  • Able to travel within the UK, and to work occasional unsocial hours.
  • Maintain industry CPD to ensure skills and experience remain current
  • Contribute to the cost-effective running of the company

You will have;

  • Experience in successfully delivering training in a work-based setting (preferred).
  • A Level 4 qualification in the chosen specialism (essential)
  • A relevant teaching or training qualification at level 3 or above (preferred) and ability to create curriculums.
  • Hold an Assessor qualification or be willing to gain one in service
  • The ability to travel and work flexibly to meet the needs of employers and learners
  • The ability to work to quality and occupational standards
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and an ability to work at all levels.
  • The ability to support the development of our online learning environment and high quality, industry-relevant practical training delivery for your specialism.
  • Good time management and the ability to work proactively as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Audio equipment set up requirements to meet differing recording specifications and its final application.
  • How to use software to edit and mix sound.
  • How to regulate volume levels and the impact on sound quality.
  • How to minimise unwanted sounds.
  • Audio dynamics of the studio and how these impact on the quality of the recording.
  • What different items of audio equipment are for, their functions and ideal uses, and in what situations they should be deployed. Different types of microphones and the situations in which they could be used to best effect.
  • How to set up inputs and outputs on the mixing console and its impact on the final sound. To include pre-amp, EQ, pan/mute and fader.
  • How to mix input sound signals and send them to the outputs (aux sends, subgroups and main mix).
  • Procedures to identify and diagnose problems with audio equipment and common solutions for their resolution.
  • When to refer issues with equipment to a technician for repair/maintenance.
  • Boundaries of responsibility in regard to recording sessions.
  • How the set-up of the studio is impacted by the type of music/sound being recorded and its final application.
  • How to identify studio equipment and integrate with client's own equipment. The set up and operation of recording software and hardware protocols.
  • Inputs and outputs assignment and how to set these up on equipment.
  • The protocols for labelling and documenting channels.
  • Back up procedures for digital sound files and sound library requirements.
  • How the security of sound files and physical assets on site can be protected.
  • How credits are assigned and the implications this has upon the recording.
  • How to collaborate with producers and performers.
  • How the requirements of different media can vary according to where the sound recording will be used (e.g. tv/film, computer games).
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Assessing the risks and potential health and safety issues that apply, particularly in relation to ear protection and electrical safety.
  • The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (CNWR), and the relevant guidance for the music and entertainment sector.
  • The importance of meeting deadlines during sessions that use several external paid musicians. The need to maintain the momentum of the recording session to minimise costs.

Why work for us

Access Creative College is a national FE and HE training provider delivering courses in Music, Games, Digital Media and Events across our seven UK locations. Now in our 30th academic year and serving more than 2000 learners over Levels 1-5, Access Creative College has a well-established reputation for music courses. We've been part of Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and JP Cooper's journey to stardom. For the past two years, we have been striving to provide that same well-respected education to a new generation of gamers, photographers and digital and media creatives. So, whether you are a recent graduate or a practitioner currently working in the sector and see teaching as your next career move, we'd love to meet you.

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