Current Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities

                     

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Admissions and Student Records Administrator

Salary: £19,612 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date: Sunday 7th November 2021
Description:

Part-time, 32 hours per week (0.86 FTE). We would be happy to consider a job share for the right candidates.

Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Admissions and Student Records Administrator to join our busy Registry team, helping to support an effective, timely and customer-focused admissions service.

The role holder will work as part of a team to manage student records at WUC, covering the student lifecycle from application through to graduation. The role holder will also act as a point of contact for students and will support the Head of Registry & Admissions in ensuring that the team can provide a coordinated and comprehensive service to students in respect of enquiries, admissions, enrolment, course changes and other student record matters. In addition, the role holder will work collaboratively with academic and professional service colleagues and will provide advice and guidance as necessary.

The successful candidate will have previous experience within data handling and data systems. In addition, the successful candidate will also have excellent IT skills with the ability to work with the Microsoft Office suite of products. You will have the relevant GCSE Maths and English qualifications in Grade C or above and you will also be able to demonstrate excellent customer service, be able to organise your workload effectively, have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail and meet strict deadlines.

Please note there are peak periods throughout the year, including August where some restrictions on the approval of annual leave are in place.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk. Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 15.11.2021

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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Assistant Librarian

Salary: £26,715, pro-rata
Closing date: Sunday 31st October 2021
Description:

Qualified Librarian

Permanent

22 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Generally required working days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

As a specialist member of the library team, you will support a broad range of library functions. The role will include supporting academic teams and working with other professional services to ensure that the library service and its resources meet the needs of our HE and FE learners.

The postholder is expected to deliver high-quality customer service as part of the wider library team.

It is essential that you are a qualified librarian and prepared to work towards Chartered status if this has not yet been achieved. Previous experience in a similar role is essential, ideally within an educational environment. 

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: HR@writtle.ac.uk or call the Human Resources Department on 01245 424208.

Interview Date: 08/11/2021

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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Learning Support Administrator

Salary: £19,612 per annum, pro rata
Closing date: Wednesday 27th October 2021
Description:

Part-time, 20 hours per week, term-time for 37 weeks per year (0.28 FTE)

Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Writtle University College for a proactive Administrator to join our Learning Support team. As a key member of the team, you will play an important role providing general support relating to students and student funding.

Your role will predominantly support the Learning Support Manager, by undertaking administration and monitoring of all student discretionary and related funds and general administrative support duties. You will be required to liaise with other departments in the University College, and be the first point of contact for staff and students for information and be able to point them to the relevant support staff.

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 an education environment, along with having excellent administration skills.  It would also be advantageous to be qualified to A level standard.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk. Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 03.11.2021

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/Senior Lecturer in Animal Science

Salary: £33,797 per annum (Lecturer) and £39,152 per annum (Senior Lecturer)
Closing date: Wednesday 27th October 2021
Description:

Full time, 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity at Writtle University College to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Animal Science lecturer to join our Department of Animal Science team to support the delivery of high quality, innovative teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.

Our Animal Science and Animal Management courses have seen substantial growth in student numbers on our most recently validated courses, with new and exciting content to deliver. The ideal candidates will have in-depth knowledge in one or more aspects of Animal Science, preferably in animal breeding, genetics, ecology, conservation or animal health.

The candidates should hold a postgraduate qualification in Animal Science or related subjects (PhD preferred), and be in possession of a teaching qualification or be willing to work towards one.  Previous relevant academic or industry experience and an understanding of conducting academic research would be advantageous. Within this varied role, you will be required to design, implement, assess, support and evaluate learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will be part of well established, professional, experienced and supportive team of specialists, already teaching on a variety of programs.

Benefits of working for Writtle University College include working on our beautiful main campus two miles from the city of Chelmsford, membership to Teachers Pension Scheme, 35 days annual leave plus bank holidays, access to our 24/7 staff employee assistance programme and reduced-price gym membership.

The appointees will be also expected to play a vital role in our commitment to widening participation and recruiting students from all backgrounds.

We are anticipating a start date between December 2021 and January 2022, but this can be negotiated for the right candidate.

If you have any questions or for an informal discussion please contact Dr Jarmila Bone, Head of Department of Animal Sciences at jarmila.bone@writtle.ac.uk

This role will suit a full-time applicant, or equally someone looking for a fractional contract. Please clearly state on your application form how many hours you wish to apply for.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk . Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk  or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 03/11/2021

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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Level 3 Apprentice – Stud Focused

Salary: Salary will be in line with the National Minimum Wage
Closing date: Sunday 31st October 2021
Description:

Full time, 37 hours per week (20% of the time to be dedicated to training)

Fixed-term for 2 years to enable completion of Apprenticeship Programme

Foster excellence, work together and deliver results! Are these qualities in your toolkit? Then we want to hear from you! We have a range of exciting opportunities at our Equine Resource Unit and we are looking for dynamic individuals to enhance our student experience, ensuring we maintain high-quality standards and student satisfaction rates.

Following on a £2million investment, all of Writtle University College’s equine facilities have been brought onto one site at our Cow Watering Campus, which is now a central hub for equine teaching and research, boasting the latest in scientific technologies.

Facilities at the Equine Training and Development Centre consist of an oval horse walker, DIY Stabling, Equine Academy, therapy barns, equine water treadmill, solariums and outdoor and indoor riding arenas. These facilities have been added to following the completion of a purpose-built stud unit in 2018, which comprise an indoor ménage, a teasing and collection area, stock room, sitting up room, laboratory, Monarch stabling and youngstock barns.

Writtle University College also has a fantastic track record in equine breeding. The Stud won a British Eventing Breeders Medal this year for the leading British-bred horse in the Eventing Five Year Old Championships. The Stud also produced the Reserve Champion showjumper at the British Equestrian Federations Futurity Championships in 2017, along with breeding an Elite graded colt at the 2019 Futurity.

The investment enhances the student experience by enabling all practical sessions to be carried out in one space, whether it's used for breeding youngstock, the therapy units or the riding facilities.

Would you like to contribute to the day-to-day running of our Equine Resource Unit and work alongside our new professional yard management team while learning on the job? If so, please see our current opportunities available!

We have an exciting opportunity, designed as an entry-level role into the Equine Profession. The apprenticeship will be based at the University College, along with the training element.

The role will be based at our Cow Watering Campus, working closely with the Equine team. You will assist the Equine Resource Manager with the day-to-day running of the Equine Resource Unit, with a specific focus on the Yard, whilst achieving a Level 3 qualification.

To be successful, you will have a desire to work within the Equine industry and hold a minimum of 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at grade 4/C and above, along with a work-based level 2 NVQ or equivalent.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk.  Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 08/11/2021

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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Level 3 Apprentice – Yard Focused

Salary: Salary will be in line with the National Minimum Wage
Closing date: Sunday 31st October 2021
Description:

Full time, 37 hours per week (20% of the time to be dedicated to training)

Fixed-term for 2 years to enable completion of Apprenticeship Programme

Foster excellence, work together and deliver results! Are these qualities in your toolkit? Then we want to hear from you! We have a range of exciting opportunities at our Equine Resource Unit and we are looking for dynamic individuals to enhance our student experience, ensuring we maintain high-quality standards and student satisfaction rates.

Following on a £2million investment, all of Writtle University College’s equine facilities have been brought onto one site at our Cow Watering Campus, which is now a central hub for equine teaching and research, boasting the latest in scientific technologies.

Facilities at the Equine Training and Development Centre consist of an oval horse walker, DIY Stabling, Equine Academy, therapy barns, equine water treadmill, solariums and outdoor and indoor riding arenas. These facilities have been added to following the completion of a purpose-built stud unit in 2018, which comprise an indoor ménage, a teasing and collection area, stock room, sitting up room, laboratory, Monarch stabling and youngstock barns.

Writtle University College also has a fantastic track record in equine breeding. The Stud won a British Eventing Breeders Medal this year for the leading British-bred horse in the Eventing Five Year Old Championships. The Stud also produced the Reserve Champion showjumper at the British Equestrian Federations Futurity Championships in 2017, along with breeding an Elite graded colt at the 2019 Futurity.

The investment enhances the student experience by enabling all practical sessions to be carried out in one space, whether it's used for breeding youngstock, the therapy units or the riding facilities.

Would you like to contribute to the day-to-day running of our Equine Resource Unit and work alongside our new professional yard management team while learning on the job? If so, please see our current opportunities available!

We have an exciting opportunity, designed as an entry-level role into the Equine Profession. The apprenticeship will be based at the University College, along with the training element.

The role will be based at our Cow Watering Campus, working closely with the Equine team. You will assist the Equine Resource Manager with the day-to-day running of the Equine Resource Unit, with a specific focus on the Yard, whilst achieving a Level 3 qualification.

To be successful, you will have a desire to work within the Equine industry and hold a minimum of 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at grade 4/C and above, along with a work based level 2 NVQ or equivalent.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk. Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk  or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 08/11/2021

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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Library Assistant

Salary: £19,612 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date: Thursday 28th October 2021
Description:

Part-time, 21 hours per week (0.38 FTE)

Generally required working days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays (Fridays afternoon)

Permanent

Term time for 35 weeks per year

Commencing from ASAP

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Library Assistant to support the operational requirements of the University College Library. You will have good oral and written communication skills with the ability to deal with staff, students and external borrowers.

The role holder will be part of a small team delivering a front-line service to library users and will be required to carry out the general library and clerical duties. Previous library experience would be an advantage but we are looking for someone with customer focus and proven administrative skills.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk. Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 05/11/2021

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 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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Senior Wellbeing Adviser

Salary: £27,297 per annum, (£33,797 Full-time equivalent salary)
Closing date: Monday 8th November 2021
Description:

Full-time, 37 hours per week, Term Time, 42 weeks per year

We have an exciting vacancy for a Senior Wellbeing Adviser. This new role will support the Wellbeing and Inclusion team, by coordinating and delivering specialist advice and guidance to students who may be experiencing a range of difficulties.

Under the guidance of the Head of Student Wellbeing and Inclusion, the Senior Wellbeing Advisor will work with existing team members to develop and maintain referral pathways, and to develop processes to that support triage assessments for students presenting in crisis, to enable immediate support and guidance, which identifies and implements safe and effective interventions.

The role holder will also have responsibility for managing the more complex cases referred to the team and will play an active role in directly supporting students with mental health or social difficulties, addictions or complex life circumstances, managing the risk assessments of students who may be at risk.

Providing supervision for the Wellbeing Advisors, you will manage the performance and targets of individuals within the team as agreed with the Head of Student Wellbeing & Inclusion, supporting, motivating and developing the team as needed. You will also be a part of the Safeguarding team and will play an active role in supporting safeguarding across the University College.

To succeed in your application, it is vital that you have a working knowledge of working with young people and/or vulnerable adults, as well as dealing with confidential and sensitive issues, including Safeguarding. Supervisory experience is essential, along with good interpersonal and communication skills, which will be beneficial in your role as supervisor, as well as when supporting students presenting in crisis.

As a Term Time role, salary in the first year will be pro-rata depending on the number of working weeks that will be completed in the current academic year. At the start of the new academic year, salary will be calculated as 1/12th of the annual pro-rata salary shown above.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk. Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 16.11.2021

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record 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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Visiting Officer – Horticulture Apprentices

Salary: £22,417 per annum
Closing date: Sunday 7th November 2021
Description:

Permanent

37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Commencing from ASAP

We have an exciting opportunity for you to contribute as part of a dynamic team within our FE Horticulture Apprenticeships team. Within this varied role, you will be required to support Horticulture Apprentice Students based in the East Anglia Region.

The role holder will be required to visit, monitor and assess students in the workplace, undertake internal verification of portfolios, and develop action plans as appropriate. Additionally, you will be required to instruct students on part-time courses and support them with preparation for End Point Assessment. You will preferably hold or be working towards the completion of your internal quality assurance award (IQA) and Assessor Qualification, as this will be a requirement upon appointment. A full driving license is essential.

You will have a background in and understanding of the modern horticulture industry.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk. Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 16.11.2021 and 17.11.2021

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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Weekend Facilities and Operations Officer

Salary: £22,417 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date: Sunday 31st October 2021
Description:

Part-time, 12 hours per week, generally Saturday and Sunday

Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity to become a part of our Facilities and Operations team.

As one of our team of Facilities and Operations Officers, you will provide a high level of customer service, ensuring a safe and secure environment is maintained for all staff, students, and visitors to Writtle University College.

The role will involve carrying out general maintenance and upkeep of student residence and other University College properties as necessary. In addition, you will be required to perform security responsibilities, compliance monitoring and testing, porterage and caretaking duties.

You will work on a rotating shift cycle covering 07:30 – 19:30 two days out of seven, generally working Saturday and Sunday. You will also be required to work 6 Bank Holidays a year (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day). You may be required to work in the week to cover annual leave/absences subject to departmental needs and sufficient notice.

To be successful in this role it is essential that you have worked in a similar role, be able to demonstrate a good level of maintenance skills and have knowledge of security responsibilities. It would also be advantageous to hold a professional trade qualification. It is also essential that you are in possession full clean UK driving license.

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: 08/11/2021

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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Wellbeing Adviser

Salary: £16,245 per annum (£26,715 Full-time equivalent salary)
Closing date: Thursday 4th November 2021
Description:

Part-time, 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

We are seeking an enthusiastic and approachable individual to provide advice and guidance to our students, in relation to wellbeing concerns. This role supports the Wellbeing and Inclusion department in promoting and delivering a safe, healthy, supportive and inclusive environment.

As a key role at Writtle University College, this is an integral role within our Wellbeing and Inclusion team and is a part of the student safeguarding team, providing help, support and appropriate responses to safeguarding concerns. Additionally, this role will monitor and support students in relation to wellbeing concerns, and effectively signpost students to other suitable internal and external services and agencies.

You must have good interpersonal skills and communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with students experiencing a wide range of concerns. Supporting students with mental health and medical health conditions and other disabilities, you will be able to consider and advise on potential reasonable adjustments to ensure effective support arrangements are put in place. Due to the nature of this role, it is essential you are highly organised and have a methodical approach to work. You must be able to work efficiently on your own initiative whilst also supporting the team. 

To succeed in your application, it is vital that you have a working knowledge of working with young people and/or vulnerable adults, as well as dealing with confidential/sensitive issues including Safeguarding.

As a Term Time role, salary in the first year will be pro-rata depending on the number of working weeks that will be completed in the current academic year. At the start of the new academic year, salary will be calculated as 1/12th of the annual pro-rata salary shown above.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk. Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview date: 12.11.2021

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record 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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