Current Opportunities - Writtle University College

Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Job Title

Salary

Closing Date

Chair of Governors and Independent Governors (6 roles available) Voluntary roles (expenses paid) 01/08/2019
Halls Cleaner £17,079 per annum, pro rata 05/08/2019
HR Administrator £19,202 per annum 25/07/2019
Lecturer in Sport 25/07/2019
Widening Participation and Outreach Officer £26,243 per annum 29/07/2019

                     

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Chair of Governors and Independent Governors (6 roles available)

Salary: Voluntary roles (expenses paid)
Closing date: Thursday 1st August 2019
Description:

Part-time, minimum of one day per month, for Independent Governors, and three days per month for the Chair of Governors
Fixed term for four years  for Independent Governors,
Fixed term for three years for Chair of Governors

Writtle University College is one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK, with a history that spans over 125 years  Established in 1893, we continue to offer a range of Land-based, Design, Animal Science, Equine and Sports courses at our beautiful 220 hectare estate.  We are located just 2 miles from the city of Chelmsford and around 35 minutes from London.

We pride ourselves on our personal approach and community atmosphere. We have a global reputation, with a track record for producing award-winning students and alumni who go on to be leaders in their industry. During the last three years, we have invested over £6 million in our facilities. Our campuses boast 164 acres of farmland, a variety of livestock, horses, reptiles, and exotic animals, scientific research laboratories, floristry studios, research glass houses, a canine therapy unit and a sports science centre. We are also the only educational institute in the UK to have our own bespoke Equine study facility. 

Writtle University College achieved taught degree awarding powers in 2015 and was granted University College status in 2016. 
We have an exciting opportunity for five dynamic individuals to join the Writtle University College Board and help to transform lives through inspiring education. In addition, we are also looking to appoint a new Chair of Governors.  Our Governors/Trustees work closely with the Vice-Chancellor and CEO, and staff and students, to shape the future strategic direction of the institution.  We are currently looking for enthusiastic people who are interested in playing a key role in helping WUC to strengthen its position as a high quality provider of Higher and Further Education.  This is an interesting and rewarding opportunity to bring insights from your own field of experience to this role, to support the experience of our students and prepare them for a range of careers.

Whilst a wide range of skills is being sought, we particularly welcome (although not exclusively) enquiries from those with experience within these key areas:
•    Human Resources, including remuneration and safeguarding
•    Higher Education experience
•    Estates and property management
•    Audit, finance and accountancy
•    Strategic change management

We are looking for high-calibre individuals who share our vision, values and ambitions – and who will help us to realise the enormous potential of this very special institution. 

Independent Governors are expected to spend a minimum of 1 day a month on site, rising to 2 days per month, whilst the Chair of Governors is expected to spend a minimum of 3 days per month on site. The successful candidates are required to attend board meetings, committee meetings and annual strategic development days, as well as attend significant WUC events, such as graduation ceremonies, wherever possible.  In return you would benefit from being associated with a highly regarded institution and make a meaningful contribution to the success of its students and graduates.

If you would like to find out more about this rewarding voluntary role, please contact Rosemary Leno, Executive Governance Officer or Holly Duglan, Interim Registrar & University College Secretary  on 01245 424200. The Governor Role and Chair of Governors role description and person specification are available on our website: www.writtle.ac.uk/employment   

To apply for either the role of independent governor or Chair of Governors, please submit at CV and Covering Letter to: rosemary.leno@writtle.ac.uk. 

Interview date: To be confirmed

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer.  All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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Halls Cleaner

Salary: £17,079 per annum, pro rata
Closing date: Monday 5th August 2019
Description:

Part time, 15 hours per week (0.4FTE)

Permanent

 

We are looking for you to join our Facilities and Operations team as a Halls Cleaner. You will be required to maintain a high standard of cleaning and a hygienic and tidy environment within a specified area of responsibility on the campus. Duties will include general cleaning responsibilities in an allocated number of student hall bedrooms according to the weekly rota.

 

You will require excellent communication skills and you will pride yourself on your ability to deliver a high standard of cleaning as well as friendly customer service.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, please visit www.writtle.ac.uk where you will find more information about this role, and details of other opportunities, including Casual roles within the cleaning team.

 

For an application pack, please email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk or call the Human Resources Department on 01245 424208. If you are interested in a casual position, please indicate this on your application form.

 

Closing date for applications: 05.08.2019                             Interview date: 16.08.2019

 

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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HR Administrator

Salary: £19,202 per annum
Closing date: Thursday 25th July 2019
Description:

Full-time, 37 hours per week (1.0FTE) 
Fixed Term until 31st December 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Writtle University College for a proactive HR Administrator to join the HR team and support the delivery of the HR Strategy. As a key member of the HR team, you will play an important role ensuring the HR function runs smoothly. You will be the first port of call for any HR related queries, and be responsible for collating, administering and storing documents. 

Your role will predominantly support the HR Advisor and the department, by undertaking administration connected with the general employment lifecycle, compiling contractual terms and conditions, and updating our employee database in preparation for monthly payroll transfer. Additionally, you will support the recruitment process, ensuring that all relating administration is handled effectively. 

We are looking for an effective and highly organised individual, with excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. 

To succeed in your application it is essential that you can demonstrate previous experience of working within a busy office, preferably within a HR function, along with having excellent administration skills.  It would also be advantageous to be Level 3 CIPD qualified, or working towards this.  

For more information on this role, other opportunities and Writtle University College, please visit our website: www.writtle.ac.uk. For an application pack, please email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk or call the Human Resources Department on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 06.08.2019

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This university college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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Lecturer in Sport

Salary:
Closing date: Thursday 25th July 2019
Description:

Unqualified Lecturer: £26,243 per annum
Qualified Lecturer: £30,395 per annum
Full-time, 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Permanent

Do you have a clear commitment to excellence and want to inspire others?  If so we are looking for you to join our Further Education teaching team! We are seeking a talented individual with the relevant working knowledge of the Sport Industry to provide instruction and lecturing to our students. 
 
You will be required to teach all aspects of sport science, including, nutrition, psychology, anatomy and physiology as well as other related topics to Further Education students on full-time, part-time and short courses, through lectures and practical sessions. The successful candidate will also contribute to the management, assessment and recruitment of students as well as have input into curriculum development. From time-to-time, you will visit students in the workplace and support the students’ progress by working closely with employers. 
 
To succeed you will have a desire to educate and develop a range of learners at level 2 and 3, along with up to date technical knowledge to allow the sharing of best practice to both students and team members.  Ideally you will hold or be working towards the completion of your teaching qualification.  It is essential that you are willing to work towards the assessor and internal verifier qualifications as these will be a requirement upon appointment. Additional qualifications, such as a level 2 gym instructor and a relevant, up to date first aid certificate would also be desirable.
  
For an application pack, please email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk or call the Human Resources Department on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 05.08.2019

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
 


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Widening Participation and Outreach Officer

Salary: £26,243 per annum
Closing date: Monday 29th July 2019
Description:

Full-time, 37 hours per week (1.0FTE) 
Permanent

There has never been a more exciting time to join Writtle University College – Not only will you be part of a newly formed Recruitment and Marketing Team, but the education sector is continually evolving. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join this dynamic environment, and help us achieve our strategic goals.

The purpose of this role is to motivate and inspire students, particularly those from under-represented backgrounds to consider progression to higher education. As the Widening Participation and Outreach Officer, you will act as main point of contact for WUC’s outreach programme, and you will work in partnership with a range of targeted schools and colleges, creating and delivering a bespoke programme of activities and events in order to raise aspirations to higher education. You will be responsible for delivering a range of projects and events which will include campus visits, taster days, masterclasses and summer schools. 

To succeed in your application you will have a can-do attitude to help deliver on our student recruitment targets and objectives as part of our Access and Participation Plan. You will share our passion for education and believe in its ability to transform lives, society and our planet for the better. 

You will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience working with a HE widening participation access setting, along with being in possession of a degree or be able to demonstrate the equivalent through experience, and hold a clean UK driving licence. Experience of leading successful outreach projects would also be advantageous. 

This role may include some evening and weekend working.  It is primarily office based but at times will involve travelling as required.  

For an application pack, please email jobs@writtle.ac.uk or call the Human Resources Department on 01245 424208. 

Interview Date: 08.08.2019    

(Although we may be able to offer an alternative date if you are unable to attend the scheduled interview day – please advise us of this on your application form)   

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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