Working With Us

Working With Us

We're a leading provider in education, for all ages and abilities. Join us and help make a difference.


Across three main campuses and in more than 20 community venues, we deliver a broad range of innovative and practical qualifications and ensure that all of our students thrive, from school leavers studying for their future careers to part-time adult learners looking to find a new hobby or gain a professional qualification.

We also recruit professionals to support, represent and lead the College's business operations, of which there are many.

Abingdon & Witney College's wider mission is to change the lives of our students and the communities we're a part of. If you would like to be a part of that, we'd love to hear from you.

An Employer of Choice

Working for us means benefiting from our culture of all-round support, a focus on development and progression, and celebrating staff success whenever we can.

Investing in the College and its people

We can offer you an innovative, fun working environment that allows you to make a real difference to people and their communities. In exchange for your investment in the College and the work we do, we invest in you and your own career development!

The Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process at the College ensures that all applicants have an equal opportunity to succeed and gain appointment.

We are dedicated, as part of our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, to work towards a staffing profile at the College that matches that of the local community. As such we would welcome applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic communities and from people with a disability.

You can read more about what to expect during the recruitment process below:

Read the guidance notes very carefully before completing your application form. We base our selection processes purely on the person specification for the job and you therefore need to make sure you have given us as many examples as possible of how you match every one of the criteria on the person specification. Use extra sheets if you can’t fit the information into the spaces provided.

Our Staff Services team pass submitted forms to the selection panel, which is usually made up of managers and supervisors who will have direct contact with the role. There are normally 2 people on the selection panel, all of whom have been trained in recruitment and selection. They will score every application form using a standard system.

You will be informed either by telephone or in writing, including email if you have one, of the interview date and if you have to do any tasks as part of the interview. Unsuccessful candidates are informed at this stage as well.

Interviews are conducted by the panel of staff who shortlisted the forms. They will ask candidates a series of questions based on the person specification and will use the same scoring method as above to score your answers. It is therefore essential that you give as many examples as possible to answer the questions asked of you.

All candidates will be asked the same questions in the same sequence. The panel may wish to query aspects of your application form at the end of the interview. You will have an opportunity to clarify any points or ask questions at the end. You are allowed to take notes into the interview with you and are allowed to refer to them throughout the interview process.

You may also be asked to do a task or a series of tasks which relate to the job:

  • For teaching positions, this may be some observed teaching
  • For administration roles, this may be tasks which test your ability to use IT
  • For management roles, this may be a series of tasks, such as a presentation and involvement with a group discussion.

You will be informed of what the tasks will be prior to interview to give yourself some time to prepare.

At the end of the interview process the panel will make an appointment based on your scores for the answers you gave at interview and the results of any tasks (if relevant).

We try and let candidates know as soon as possible after an interview whether they have been successful or unsuccessful.

If you are successful, we will negotiate a start date and starting salary with you. At the same time, we will request your references and conduct DBS and occupational health checks. Your offer of a post is dependent on satisfactory references and the outcomes of these checks.

We will send you a contract which you must sign and return to the College. We will also ask for copies of identification and your educational certificates.

Once we have completed all of these checks, you are ready to start with us!

Current Vacancies

To apply for the below current vacancies, please click here to be directed to our recruitment webpage.

Got a question about the application process or any of the roles advertised? Get in touch with our Human Resources department today:

01235 555 585 | humanresources@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

£27,051 - £36,651 per annum, pro rata

28 hours per week

52 weeks per annum,

Witney Campus

Permanent

Start date – 6th January 2020

Closing date

24th November 2019 (midnight)

Interview date

Wednesday 4th December 2019 or Friday 6th December 2019

Pathways Lecturer

We are looking to recruit a passionate, innovative and skilled SEND lecturer to course lead our Pathway 3 provision for learners with complex learning and support needs in Witney. The successful applicant will take responsibility for planning and delivering a study programme from Entry 1 to Entry 2, including Functional Skills as appropriate, to a group of 16+ year old learners with EHCP’s. We have a skilled team of learning support staff who will assist you in delivering your high-quality person-centred curriculum.

If you have experience in teaching learners with SEND who have complex learning support and/or health needs and have high aspirations for their success, then this is the job for you. You would be part of a larger Pathways team who are committed to providing excellence in SEND education.

This post will commence 6th January 2020, but we are happy to wait for the right applicant.

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£18,158 - £19,302 per annum, pro rata

Various hours available per week (from 15 – 20 hours)

38 weeks per annum, paid for 43.13 weeks per annum

Positions available at the Abingdon and Witney Campuses

Fixed term until 3rd July 2020

Closing date

21st November 2019

Interview date:

TBC

Learning Support Assistant

We are looking for a energetic, flexible and enthusiastic members of staff to support individual young people with social and emotional issues.

Ideally you will have an understanding of EHCPs, together with a knowledge of support methods for students with learning difficulties. There are positions based at our Abingdon, Witney and Common Leys Campuses, but there is an expectation that you will be able to travel between campuses at short notice if required.

£18,158 – £19,302 per annum

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum,

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Closing date:

17th November 2019 (midnight)

Interview date:

26th November 2019

CIT Administrator

This busy admin role supports admission and exam activities within the College and works to ensure learner and curriculum records are accurate.

To succeed in this role you will need to be a confident IT user, a good communicator with excellent customer service skills; be calm under pressure, have an organised approach to tasks with an eye for detail.

Please contact us if you think you have these skills and would enjoy working in a College environment.

When applying, please indicate whether you are looking for full-time or part-time hours.

£18,158 - £19,302 pro rata

18.5 hours per week

40 weeks per year annum

Term Time only (Breaks are; 5 weeks Summer, 2 weeks at Christmas, 2 weeks at Easter, one week half term in February, May and October)

Closing date:

26th November 2019 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Faculty Administrator

We are seeking to appoint an administrator with strong communication, literacy and IT skills to join the team at Oxfordshire Adult Learning, Cowley.

Based at reception in our busy East Oxford centre, this role covers a range of responsibilities, including enrolling students and taking payments, either directly or over the telephone.

As the first point of contact for learners, the successful applicant will have a warm and friendly manner, good people skills and take pride in delivering an excellent service to all adult learners.

They will support the team by inputting data, preparing tutor packs and carrying out a range of other administrative functions.

This role is term time only.

Working hours;

Monday 4.30 - 9.15pm and Tuesday 4.30 - 9.15pm

Wednesday 4.45 – 9.15pm and Thursday 4.45 – 9.15pm

£18,158 - £19,302 per annum, pro rata

27 hours per week

38 weeks per annum, paid for 43.13 weeks per annum

Abingdon Campus

Fixed term until 3rd July 2020

Closing date:

24th November 2019 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Learning Support Assistant

We are looking for an energetic, flexible and enthusiastic member of staff to join the Cross College LSA team supporting learners primarily at our Abingdon Campus on a 1 to 1 basis in line with the learners EHCP’s, thus knowledge of EHCP’s and support strategies would be beneficial to the role. Support will include but not limited to assistance with specific learning needs, social & emotional, assistance with mobility issues, acting as a scribe and reader as required, personal care and Physiotherapy. The learners are bright, outgoing, independent and looking to pursue their ambition within their chosen areas of study with the view to take their studies on to either employment or university. If you think you have the skills to help learners achieve the utmost from their chosen course, please get in touch.

The position is based at our Abingdon campus, but there is an expectation that you will be able to travel between campuses at short notice if required, as well as support a variety of learners if needed.

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT – PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

Full Job Description

£18,158 - £19,302 per annum, pro rata

25 hours per week

38 weeks per annum, paid for 43.13 weeks per annum

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Closing date:

24th November 2019 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Learning Support Assistant

We are looking for an energetic, flexible and enthusiastic member of staff to join the Cross College LSA team supporting learners primarily at our Abingdon Campus with EHCP, ASC, Dyslexia and other learning needs, on a 1 to 1 basis, well as in small group settings within the various faculties at College, a knowledge of EHCP’s and support strategies would be beneficial to the role.

Support will include but not limited to specific personalised target-based support, social & emotional, as well as acting as a scribe and/or reader as required. The learners are bright, outgoing and independent who are looking to pursue their ambition within their chosen areas of study in preparation to moving into either employment or on to university. If you think you have the skills to help learners achieve the utmost from their chosen course, please get in touch.

The position is based at our Abingdon campus, but there is an expectation that you will be able to travel between campuses at short notice if required, as well as support a variety of learners if needed.

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT – PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

Full Job Description

£37,575 - £39,074 per annum

37 hours per week

52 weeks per year

Witney Campus

Permanent

Closing Date:

28th November 2019 (midnight)

Interview Date:

TBC

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Owing to a growth in the number of learners with SEND, we are recruiting an additional Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) to join our existing team of staff who manage provision and services for our high need learners.

This role is for you if you have existing knowledge of the SEND code of practice and have a sound understanding of the EHCP process with regards to responding to consultations, chairing and reporting on EHCP reviews and liaising with key stakeholders.

You will be highly organised, have a good eye for detail, and will be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Ideally you will have some teaching experience or a willingness to train as there will be a small teaching responsibility attached to this post which is open to negotiation with the successful candidate.

Whilst this is a Witney based post, you will need to drive as you will be required to travel across our campuses and attend external meetings.

£27,051 - £29,472 per annum

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Closing date:

1st December 2019 (midnight)

Interview date:

9th December 2019

Business Development Executive

Employer Services at Abingdon & Witney College are looking for an experienced Business Development Executive to join their award-winning and highlight successful team. Graded Ofsted “Outstanding” for our apprenticeship provision

The ideal candidate will have a track-record of exceeding sales targets, field sales and new business development experience, ideally with some specialism or experience in the education and training sector. A significant amount of the team’s work relates to apprenticeships so any experience in this field would be a key consideration.

You will be given a portfolio of clients to account manage and will be focused on developing new initiatives and project launches as they occur. To be successful in this role you will need to be a self-starter and a problem solver, comfortable working independently and as part of a team, and committed to delivering high quality outcomes.

This role will include a significant amount of travel within (and occasionally beyond) Oxfordshire so a full UK driving license and access to your own vehicle will be essential. Due to the nature of the work there will also be some significant evening commitments and occasional weekend working at particular times of the year.

Full Job Description

£18,158 - £19,302 per annum

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Closing date:

24th November 2019 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Estates Operative

This is an opportunity for a hard-working, honest, flexible, dependable, self-motivated person to join the Estates and Capital development department as an Estates Operative.

The location would be at the Abingdon campus, Abingdon & Witney College.

Reporting to the Estates Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the safety, cleanliness and security of the site and dealing with enquiries from staff, students, contractors, external customers and the general public as necessary.

Duties are likely to include but not restricted to cleaning, locking/unlocking, securing buildings, assisting with minor repairs and maintenance of buildings, responding to Helpdesk calls, monitoring car park usage, and providing a porterage service around the College site. You will have a good understanding of health and safety laws and provide efficient and effective support to the College and ensuring that the general appearance of the buildings and its surrounding areas are maintained to the required standard.

It is essential that you have a current driving licence as you may need to occasionally travel between sites. The ideal candidate will also have experience in a building trade, commercial cleaning and security of large sites.

Shift pattern are alternate early and late shifts:

Week 1: 6am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday

Week 2: 2pm-10.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10.30am-7pm Wednesday and Friday.

Full Job Description

£19,642 - £20,985 per annum, pro rata

37 hours per week,

38 weeks per annum, paid for 43.13 weeks per annum

Abingdon Campus

Fixed term until 10thJuly 2020

Closing date:

24th November 2019 (midnight)

Interview date:

11th December 2019

Hair and Beauty Salon Technician

We are looking for a conscientious individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to join our successful Lee Stafford Hair and Beauty Academy team as a Salon Technician.

The ideal candidate will need to be experienced within the Hairdressing or Beauty industry, possibly holding a recognised Level 2 or 3 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy qualification, with good IT literacy.

The main responsibilities will be to support students and staff, maintain the salons and their equipment, promote the salon business liaising with clients, manage health and safety requirements within the department including PAT testing, handle money and stock.

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