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

Thank you for your interest in working for Abingdon & Witney College.

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

We are still continuing with recruitment during our current closure due to Coronavirus, so please do apply if you are interested in any of the following opportunities. However, as we're sure you will understand, there will be a delay to the process and for interviews, but we will keep in touch with you as much as possible.

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

£21.67 - £27.98 per hour,

Various hours per week

Various weeks per annum,

Various Campuses

Fixed term until 10th July 2020

Closing date:

29th March 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Hourly Paid Lecturer in Health and Social Care

The Faculty of Service Industries are looking to appoint hourly paid staff in the School of Health and Education an outstanding area of the College.

As a result of the growth of the Health and Social Care curriculum this is the area of expertise that we require. We offer BTEC full-time courses in Health and Social Care ranging from Levels 1 to 3.

Successful candidates will hold at least a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care, have relevant experience within the caring industry and have a keen interest in education.

Although a teaching qualification (PTLLS, DTLLS, AET or DET) is an advantage, training opportunities exist within the college to gain a recognised qualification.

£27,051 - £36,651 per annum

With the potential of a market supplement, if appropriate

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum

Witney Campus

Permanent

Closing date:

19th April 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Carpentry & Joinery Lecturer

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to pass on your specialist skills to the next generation of construction industry professionals?

Are you an experienced Carpentry and Joinery Lecturer looking for their next opportunity at an excellent College?

Or, are you a skilled Carpenter looking to take their career in a different direction?

Abingdon & Witney College are looking for a conscientious individual with excellent interpersonal skills to deliver inspirational teaching and learning as part of our successful Construction team.

This is an expanding curriculum area and you will be teaching across a range of City and Guilds Carpentry and Joinery courses including apprenticeship work, demonstrating a wide range of both academic and practical skills. The role will be based at our outstanding Construction Skills Centre at our Witney campus.

You will be a skilled communicator, have excellent organisational skills and practical experience of working within the construction industry. You should have a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a Wood Trade and hold recognised teaching and assessing qualifications. However, we are also looking for experienced candidates direct from industry, who are motivated to gain their teaching qualifications as we can offer excellent training and support you in gaining your AET Level 3 Qualification (Education & Training Qualification), within your first year of joining the College.

You will maintain the highest standards of health and safety, using innovation within your teaching and assessing to deliver both practical and theory sessions to 14 - 19 year old students.

In return, Abingdon & Witney College offer excellent benefits including generous pension and holiday schemes, flexible working options, corporate gym membership, and a cycle/tech scheme.

If you would like to discuss this option or advertised position, then please contact Danielle Gray on 01235 21 6462 if you have any questions about this position.

Full job description

Cleaner x2

£17,451 - £17,865 per annum, pro rata

15 hours per week or 20 hours per week

52 weeks per annum

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Closing date:

26th April 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Cleaner

We are looking to recruit two self-motivated, committed and responsible people with good oral and spoken communication skills to join our Estates and Capital Development team as a Cleaner. Working as part of the Cleaning team, you will assist in maintaining the cleanliness, safety and security of the site. Duties are likely to include cleaning of all internal areas of the college to a high standard following the college’s cleaning specification and procedures. You will have a flexible approach to time and duties and be able to work as part of a team or on your own. You will have the ability to work following instructions and using own initiative. The ideal candidates will have experience in cleaning, although full training will be provided. You should have an eye for detail and have a hands-on approach to duties.

Shift pattern:

15 hours 4pm – 7pm

20 hours 6am - 10am

When applying for the above post please state which hours you are applying for.

Full Job Description here

£27,051 – £36,651 per annum, pro rata
22.2 hours per week
52 weeks per annum
Abingdon Campus
Permanent

Closing date:

19th April 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

CIPD Lecturer

Are you an experienced HR Professional, looking to develop your career in to teaching?

Or, are you an excellent CIPD Lecturer looking for your next opportunity?

Do you hold a minimum of a Level 5 CIPD Qualification?

Abingdon & Witney College are currently looking for a CIPD Lecturer to join The Oxfordshire Business and Enterprise School (TOBES), at our multi-award winning College.

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver education and training to a range of professional CIPD students wishing to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills relating to the HR sector.

Role responsibilities include:

*Planning and delivering CIPD qualifications up to level 5, possibly to level 7

*Marking and grading of student assignments

*Supporting apprentices with portfolio building

*Liaison with CIPD

*Motivating students to excel in their subject area

You will either be an experienced CIPD Lecturer or someone with vast experience within Human Resources who is eager to teach. Abingdon & Witney College offer excellent training and will support you in gaining your AET Level 3 Qualification (Education & Training Qualification), within your first year of joining the College.

You must hold a minimum of a Level 5 CIPD Qualification, be enthusiastic and inspiring to learners as you will be required to provide a supportive and professional environment that will aid the development of individual and groups of students. You may work across both campuses where there is free parking.

You will be well organised with excellent time management and administrative skills. You must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and show a flexible and professional attitude.

TOBES is a great faculty, home to hundreds of bright and enthusiastic students, and many talented and experienced staff. We are passionate about providing the qualifications and training that local employers and communities need.

In return, Abingdon & Witney College offer excellent benefits including generous pension and holiday schemes, flexible working options, corporate gym membership, and a cycle/tech scheme.

If you are interested in moving in to teaching however would not like to commit to this permanent opportunity, we are also looking for CIPD Lecturers on an Hourly Paid basis.

If you would like to discuss this option or advertised position, then please contact Danielle Gray on danielle.gray@abingdon-witney.ac.uk if you have any questions about this position.

18.5 Hours (Monday to Thursday evening – 4.30pm to 9.15pm)
£18,158 – 19,302 per annum, pro rata
18.5 hours per week
39 weeks per annum,
The Union, Cowley
Fixed term: 25 May 2020 to 25 November 2020

Closing date:
19th April 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:
TBC

Faculty Administrator – Oxfordshire Adult Learning (Maternity Cover)

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.

In addition to administrative duties you will provide the reception function to staff and learners who use the centre. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the centre is secured at the end of the evening’s lessons.

£21,692 - £22,220 per annum, pro rata
22.5 hours per week,
52 weeks per annum,
Abingdon Campus
Fixed term until 9th July 2021

Closing date:
19th April 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:
TBC

Student Performance Manager

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic person to work with students to track and monitor their progress on our full-time study programmes.

This is a varied role and requires a dedicated individual who is keen to help young people who are studying at Levels 2 and 3, to succeed and achieve their full potential. Subject areas are Computing, Engineering and Science.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with teaching staff in order to ensure that all students progress into Apprenticeships, Higher Education or employment by achieving relevant qualifications as part of their study programme, as well as developing skills essential to life after education.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Technology is an innovative faculty, home to hundreds of creative and enthusiastic students, and many talented and experienced staff. We are passionate about providing the highest quality teaching, learning and assessment and enriching our students though a wide variety of activities, industry placements and visits.

This is a fantastic opportunity to pass on your skills and knowledge to the next generation of engineering industry professionals.