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

£40,285 - £40,540 per annum

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Closing date:

26th January 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

7th February 2020

Curriculum Manager - TOBES

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and forward-thinking individual who can function effectively under pressure and would relish the challenge of curriculum managing these specialist areas. It is essential that applicants have a relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification and hold a teaching qualification. These need to be combined with excellent team leading skills.

Courses offered in this area range from Level 1 to Level 7 and include AAT, CIPD, ILM and degree level business courses for Oxford Brookes University. Teaching is required in one or more of these areas as part of this role.

A key member of the faculty management team, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can lead, support and motivate others to achieve student success. They will be excited about the opportunity to contribute to the development of the curriculum, and overall faculty, in relation to industry demands. They will join an award-winning management team that sets high expectations and strives for continual improvement, working across both campuses where there is free parking.

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.


Please click here for a Job Description.

£21.67 - £27.98 per hour

Various hours per week

Various weeks per annum

Abingdon & Witney Campus

Fixed term until 30th September 2020

Hourly Paid Lecturer in Counselling

The School of Health and Education is in search of an experienced Counsellor seeking a new challenge to join our growing teaching team. This part time Lecturing post may involve teaching on both the Abingdon and Witney sites, and we offer provision from Levels 1- 4.

The successful candidate will be an experienced practitioner and qualified to Level 4 (Diploma). Although a teaching qualification (PTLLS, DTLLS, AET or DET) is an advantage, training opportunities exist within the college to gain a recognised qualification. CPCAB registration would be desirable to the role.

Closing date:

27th January 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

6th February 2020

Please click here for the full Job Description

£37,575 - £39,074 per annum,

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum,

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Business Development Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Business Development professional to manage the employer engagement department of the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ apprenticeship team at Abingdon and Witney College. We are very proud of the partnerships that we create with businesses of all sizes across Oxfordshire, and this new post will further increase our capacity to work effectively and innovatively with employers in the region.

You will manage a small business development team to deliver a number of employer engagement and apprenticeship recruitment targets, and to promote the whole college training offer to the employers we work with.

The college has a clear commitment to delivering the very highest quality of training we can, so you will need to be comfortable helping us to grow the volume of the work we do, whilst ensuring that every ‘sale’ is in keeping with the mission and purpose of the college.

You will have a strong track record in a sales role, ideally in a training and development environment. You will be able to successfully manage multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities, whilst being able to motivate and enthuse your team to achieve their targets. In return, we’ll offer you a fun working environment, where no day is the same and where a ‘sale’ made by you or your team will genuinely change lives!

Closing date:

26th January 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Please click here for the full Job Description

£21,692 - £22,220 per annum

37 hours per week

52 weeks per annum

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Estates Supervisor

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 Supervisor.

Reporting to the Estates Manager, you will lead our fantastic team of Estates Operatives and Cleaners to ensure the campus safety and security; the efficient maintenance and repair of College buildings, grounds and other assets so that they remain compliant with relevant legislation and regulations; and manage the cleaning standards following the college cleaning specification; to ensure that premises are presented in an immaculate state at all times.

You will also ensure an adequate spread/ distribution of the cleaning and caretaking labour resource and that adequate materials and equipment are maintained on the campus to achieve the desired standards of cleanliness, state of repair and security.

The post holder will be expected to observe safe working practices in carrying out the required duties and ensure that instructions specified by technical consultants, contractors and manufacturers are adhered to.

You should have a good understanding of health and safety laws.

The ideal candidate will also have experience in a building trade, commercial cleaning and security of large sites.

You may sometimes be required to travel and work across college sites.

Closing date:

27th January 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Please click here for full Job Description

£21,692 - £22,220 per annum

37.5 hours per week*

52 weeks per annum,

Abingdon Campus

Permanent

Closing date:

03/02/2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

TBC

Lead SEND/ALS Administrator

We are looking to recruit a self-motivated, responsible person with excellent organisation, IT skills and an eye for detail to join us as Lead SEND/ALS Administrator.
You will be responsible for administering and overseeing support funding claims for High Needs Support (HNS) and AEB ALS to commissioning bodies. The role will also support management in the administration of additional learning support in general.

Working as part of the Student Engagement support team, you will produce and accurately maintain HNS databases, and liaise with stakeholders to ensure timely completion of record keeping and funding tasks. You will work to a high standard, often independently, and be able to efficiently prioritise work.

You will require flexibility, excellent IT skills (including Microsoft Office and familiarity with wider IT applications), the ability to handle confidential information, and to provide a high level of customer service at all times.

*This is a full-time position; however part-time options may be considered.

Please click here for a full Job Description.

£21.67 - £27.98 per hour

Various hours per week,

Various weeks per annum,

Various Campuses

Fixed term until 5thJune 2020

Closing date:

3rd February 2020 (midnight)

Interview date:

12th February 2020

Hourly Paid Lecturer – English

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an hourly paid lecturer to teach GCSE English within the 16-18 GCSE English and Maths Faculty.

The opportunity is ideal for those looking for additional teaching hours around other employment commitments or employment to fit with school hours.

The English team are a group of highly skilled practitioners with high expectations for student outcomes. We are a highly organised team with all lesson resources for the programme delivery online.

These can be provided to the successful candidate so very little planning will be necessary. Assessment of student work and accurate feedback is an expected element to support students in their progress.

The successful candidate would ideally have some teaching experience and a passion for inclusivity.

Support for aspiring lecturers would be available through our license to teach programme and our award-winning Teaching Skills Academy.