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Associate Instructor, Jewellery Verification Non-Profit

Posted: 12.10.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: £37,130 p.a.
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, a foremost authority in the global Jewellery Verification industry, is seeking an Associate Instructor to join their UK Campus team, with potential to move to Instructor level once trained in all programs. The successful candidate will be GG qualified with relevant industry experience. They will have an in-depth knowledge of gemstones, diamonds, gem identification equipment and understanding of the jewellery industry. Ideally they will also be experienced in facilitating and delivering educational content. Our client particularly welcomes candidates with fluency in one or more European languages (Italian and French strongly preferred).


  • Delivers approved course material consistent with standards and content integrity
  • Instructs students in gemmology programs and the lab classes in utilising gemmological equipment including, but not limited to, microscope, spectroscope, refractometer, polariscope, dichroscope, audio-visual aids, and other materials to supplement presentations
  • Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in gemmology and education operations
  • Maintains and fosters sensitivity and respect for a culturally diverse classroom and work environment
  • Maintains a positive climate for learning through appropriate classroom management
  • Addresses student concerns, complaints, or issues promptly and effectively
  • Counsels students regarding academic performance and methods for improvement
  • Liaises with London management and/or other appropriate education staff as needed for any student issues needing further action
  • Liaises with headquarters and other campuses to assist the Director in ensuring company standards are met locally
  • Participates in education meetings and training, as needed, concerning course material instruction, student concerns, operational and administrative procedures, etc.
  • Proctors tests; and receives, corrects, and processes student assignments either manually or electronically through Blackboard
  • Submits final student grades to Student Services according to required schedule
  • Communicates effectively, gets along with co-workers and management, and deals with others effectively and professionally under pressure
  • Works closely with colleagues to ensure continuous improvement consistent with overall mission
  • May travel occasionally to domestic and/or international locations for instructional purposes
  • May assist with special projects, as needed
  • Other additional duties as may be required

Requirements :  

  • In-depth knowledge of gemstones, diamonds, gem identification equipment and understanding of jewellery industry
  • Ability to demonstrate a command of theory and contemporary knowledge, and continuing study in the field
  • Ability to effectively present course material and provide instructional feedback to students
  • Ability to set up classrooms conducive to learning and meeting standards
  • Ability to relate with students and their ongoing issues
  • Ability to multi-task on various administrative duties and adapt to a fast-paced office environment with multiple priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A flexible approach to work and a positive attitude towards change
  • Proven service orientation and follow-up to ensure a professional learning environment and student retention
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge in relevant software applications (Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.). PeopleSoft and Blackboard expertise preferred
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Multilingual candidates fluent in one or more European languages preferred (French or Italian strongly preferred)
  • Must have legal right to work in the UK
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three years related practical gem/jewellery experience required
  • GIA Graduate Gemmologist qualification required