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.

Got a question about the application process or any of the roles advertised? Get in touch with our Human Resources department today: humanresources@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

Recruitment during Coronavirus:

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 are sure you will understand, there may be a delay to the process and for interviews, but we will keep in touch with you as much as possible.

If you are shortlisted for interview, we are continuing with our interviews through Microsoft Teams. If you are invited to interview then we will provide assistance before your interview date, to get you set up on Microsoft Teams.

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions on our current recruitment process: humanresources@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

£24,903 - £26,548 per annum

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum

Abingdon & Witney Campuses

Fixed term until 4th July 2021

Closing date:

9th June 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

22nd June 2020

Industry Placement Coordinator

We are looking to recruit a forward thinking, organised and enthusiastic Industry Placement Coordinator for the Business, Events and Tourism curriculum area for the new academic year, September 2020.

The successful candidate will be required to have the ability to network, develop and maintain strong and sustainable relationships with employers.

Key elements of the role include developing, maintaining, reviewing, and enhancing our portfolio of industry placement opportunities for our students, aged 16-19 years. The successful candidate will support students to secure an industry placement and assist them to put into practice the knowledge and skills they have learnt in the classroom.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award-winning team in The Oxfordshire Business & Enterprise School (TOBES).

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.

We offer excellent benefits including a comprehensive continuous professional development programme, 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays, onsite fitness facilities at the Abingdon campus, free onsite parking and lots more.

For a full job description, please click here

£27,051 - £36,651 per annum

With the potential of a market supplement, if appropriate

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Closing date:

10th June 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

18th and 19th June 2020

Engineering Lecturer

Are you an experienced Engineering Lecturer looking for a new opportunity at an exceptional College?

Or are you an experienced Toolmaker or Mechanical Engineer who is looking to pass on their skills to the next generation?

Abingdon & Witney College have an exciting new opportunity for an outstanding and enthusiastic Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, to join our highly successful team.

This is an ideal position for an ex-toolmaker and is a fantastic opportunity to pass on your technical and specialist skills to the next generation of engineering industry professionals.

You may have a recognised teaching qualification and be experienced at delivering L3 engineering apprenticeships including Performing Engineering Operations (PEO or equivalent). Ideally you will have an Assessor qualification or be willing to train.

However, we are also very keen for individuals from industry to apply, as for an exceptional candidate we can offer excellent teacher training and support you in achieving your Level 3 Award in Education & Training (AET).

Our team are looking for someone who will strive to maintain outstanding success rates in all areas, using innovation within your teaching and assessing, utilising e-learning opportunities where appropriate. The successful candidate will be a skilled communicator and have excellent organisational skills, with the ability to demonstrate a wide range of both academic and practical skills.

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

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

If you would like to discuss either of these opportunities further before you apply, please contact Danielle Gray on danielle.gray@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

For a full job description, please click here:

£21.67 - £27.98 per hour

Various hours per week

Various weeks per annum

Various Campus

Fixed term

Closing date:

14th June 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Hourly Paid Lecturer - British Sign Language

We are looking for an experienced BSL tutor to offer adult learning courses for people who wish to acquire a basic understanding of British Sign Language or a more in depth course that will consolidate their prior learning and develop their ability to communicate with a deaf person.

It is expected the tutor will be able to impart a greater understanding of the challenges faced by someone who is unable to hear.

We wish to recruit a tutor who will be able to provide appropriate classes for the absolute beginner, the person developing their skills further or for someone who has previously learned some sign language and would like a refresher.

£18,158 - £19,302 per annum

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum

Abingdon & Witney Campuses

Permanent

Closing date:

21st June 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

30th June 2020

Faculty Administrator

An exciting opportunity for a person with strong attention to detail, great organisational skills and the ability to complete tasks to a consistently high standard to join the Faculty of Study Programmes. This is a cross college administration role (based at the Abingdon campus) with provision for our 16-18 students during a period of specific change in the national arena.

The role offers great variety including administration support for the development of T Levels, industry placements and work experience, our Core and Headstart Enrichment student programmes and GCSE English and maths (16-18 students). The role also requires secretarial and administrative support to the Head of Study Programmes.

The suitable candidate will carry out a range of administration duties, managing diaries, email inbox management, financial processes, social media accounts and co-ordinate the Faculty Office 365 site. Other functions include administration support for Study Programme trips including Safe Drive Stay Alive. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of administrators for other Faculties and must always demonstrate a customer focussed approach, building rapport and professional relationships with ease.

The suitable candidate will be passionate about supporting staff and whose aim is to ensure that all our students leave college fully prepared for their next steps.

For a full job description, please click here:

£27,051 - £36,651 per annum, pro rata

22.5 hours per week

52 weeks per annum,

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Start date: 1st September 2020

(Hourly Paid Teaching Available)


Closing date:

14th June 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

29th June 2020


Lecturer in Counselling


As part of the growth and development of our Counselling provision, we are looking for a highly motivated tutor to join us in delivering our range of courses. You must be a qualified counsellor to at least level 4 and currently in practice with 2 years counselling experience. You will also have a supervision qualification or 1 years’ experience of offering counselling supervision.

You will be a Counselling Psychologist, therapist or supervisor, who is a member of a UK professional counselling body (BACP), engaging in regular professional development in line with ethical guidelines of the professional organisation.

The post holder will contribute in delivering teaching on professional counselling courses ranging from Levels 1 – 4 at both our Abingdon and Witney sites.

Although a teaching qualification is an advantage, training opportunities exist within the College to gain a recognised qualification.

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