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) 07/06/2019
Lecturer in Animal Science/Animal Management £32,548 per annum 10/06/2019

                     

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Chair of Governors and Independent Governors (6 roles available)

Salary: Voluntary roles (expenses paid)
Closing date: Friday 7th June 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. 

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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Lecturer in Animal Science/Animal Management

Salary: £32,548 per annum
Closing date: Monday 10th June 2019
Description:

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

Writtle University College is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Animal Science, to deliver high quality and innovative teaching, for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Animal Science and Animal Management. This role requires a broad understanding of the issues facing the livestock industry with the ability to put theory into practice.

Writtle University College has a 164 hectare farm including a farrow to finish pig unit, beef herd and sheep flock. We have research laboratories for animal nutrition, genetics, microbiology and physiology in addition to crop science and postharvest technology. The University College participates in UKRI research programmes and has a long-standing record in applied research and industry training.

The ideal candidate will have a background in livestock production with a relevant postgraduate qualification. Alternatively, industry expertise with research and/or consultancy experience would be welcomed. It would also be advantageous to hold a PhD qualification. In addition to teaching and course development, the role holder will be expected to build on our current agri-sector links with local and national livestock enterprises in order to increase research outputs or generate third stream activity.

If you have any questions or for an informal discussion please contact Dr Jonathan Amory in the School of Animal, Human and Biovet at jonathan.amory@writtle.ac.uk 

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

Interview date: 19.06.2019 

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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