Current Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities

                     

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Communicator

Salary: £15.38 per hour
Closing date: Tuesday 10th August 2021
Description:

We are looking to recruit flexible staffing; 

1 x Hourly Paid (HPL) role is available, covering 22 hours per week, term time for 37 weeks per year

We are also looking to recruit a bank of additional Casual Communicators, to support student needs as required.

Joining our very experienced and welcoming Learning Support team as a Communicator, your role will be to provide high quality communication support to D/deaf or hard of hearing students undertaking Further Education and Higher Education programmes at Writtle University College (WUC).  

You will facilitate communication in face-to-face and online lectures, workshops, practicals and seminars, so that they have no communication barriers to access and participation. Joining our qualified and experienced small team of Communicators, you will ensure our students have full access to programmes of learning by relaying information using British Sign Language, Sign Supported English, notetaking and lip speaking. 

You will also be able to take comprehensive notes to meet the needs of individual students (for access, review and revision purposes) and liaise closely with teaching staff regarding the delivery of the course, advising on the modification and differentiation of the learning environment, material and equipment.

You must have previous experience of provision of student support, ideally in Higher Education.  You must also hold a level 3 qualification or higher in British Sign Language, as well as a suitable Communication Support Worker qualification. Specialist notetaking qualifications would be desirable. 

When making your application please indicate whether you are applying for the Hourly Paid (HPL) role or casual vacancies.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form and Job Description. Please send your completed application form to jobs@writtle.ac.uk. For any queries please contact the HR Department on 01245 424208. 

Interview date: 19.08.2021

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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Hourly Paid Lecturer Opportunities (Short Course Training)

Salary:
Closing date: Saturday 31st July 2021
Description:

Hourly Paid 
Fractional/Part Time Appointments

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.

You may have the skills to join our friendly Short Course team!  

Writtle University College offers a variety of short courses from professionally accredited for technical skills to craft and hobby courses. We have a range of exciting opportunities as an Hourly Paid Lecturer in the subjects of Machinery Operation, Welding, Garden Design, Horticulture, BASIS, Landscaping, Fencing, Animal Care, Animal Behaviour and Computer Aided Design.

Generally, our professional courses are delivered during the working week, with our leisure courses running in the evenings and at weekends. The role will involve planning and conducting both theoretical and practical sessions, preparing the learning environment and resources for classes to satisfy the needs of our Short Course customers.

Whilst we are looking for industry professionals in the subject areas listed above, we are also looking to expand our course offering!  Please take a look at our website www.writtle.ac.uk . We welcome alternative suggestions, within either the Land-based or Animal industries.

For further information or should you wish to discuss our available opportunities, please contact Lorraine Cornwell, Interim Short Courses Manager via telephone at 01245 424286 or alternatively via email at Lorraine.cornwell@writtle.ac.uk 

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 Assistant

Salary: £22,417 per annum, pro rata
Closing date: Wednesday 11th August 2021
Description:

Part time 21 hours per week, working term-time (37 weeks per year)
Fixed term from 31st August 2021 to 24th June 2022  
Casual hour roles also available*

Joining our busy Learning Support team and liaising with staff across the University College, you will provide a professional learning/study support service to learners with identified additional support needs, including those with specific learning difficulties and/or disabilities and those with lower levels of literacy and numeracy. 

These roles involve working with a caseload of learners across all academic levels of provision offered at Writtle University College (predominantly apprentices and level 2/3 further education learners), providing in class, small group and/or one to one out of class support,.  You will be required to screen, assess and review learners’ needs, as well as set and monitor appropriate individual goals.  You will act as a reader, scribe or invigilator for learners with exam access arrangements.  You may also be asked to provide study support/practical assistance/exam support and/or take notes for some of our Higher Education students.

You must be qualified to a minimum level 3 standard, with a level 2 qualification in English and Maths.  You must have a good understanding of disabilities and learning difficulties and the barriers young people and adults may face in accessing and participating in learning.  Ideally you would have previous experience of having worked directly with learners with additional support needs.  

* We are looking to build a bank of casual LSA workers to work on an ad-hoc basis, as and when required. Applicants will be required to cover during the week, covering a range of shifts available generally between Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:30.

When making your application please indicate whether you are applying for the fixed term or casual vacancies.

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 team on 01245 424208. 

Interview date: 20.08.2021

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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Lecturer in Art & Design

Salary:
Closing date: Friday 13th August 2021
Description:

Unqualified Lecturer: £26,715 per annum, pro rata 
Qualified Lecturer: £30,942 per annum, pro rata 
Part-time, 29.6 hours per week (0.8 FTE)
Fixed term until 31 July 2022

We are seeking a talented individual with flair and dedication, combined with relevant working knowledge of the Art and Design environment, especially computer/graphics, sculpture and fashion.
 
You will teach on full, part-time and short courses, contributing to the management, assessment and recruitment of Art and Design students. You will also participate in the planning and development of Art and Design courses and related programmes.
 
To succeed in this role, you will hold a qualification, preferably at degree level or equivalent, within Art and Design. You will preferably hold or be working towards the completion of your teaching qualification as this will be a requirement upon appointment.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form. Please send your completed Application Form to email: jobs@writtle.ac.uk. Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department on 01245 424208. 

Interview date: 24.08.2021

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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Lecturer in Horticulture

Salary:
Closing date: Friday 13th August 2021
Description:

Full-time, 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE) *
Unqualified Lecturer: £26,715 per annum
Qualified Lecturer: £30,942 per annum
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 experience and knowledge of the Horticulture Industry to provide instruction and lecturing to our Further Education students. 
 
You will be required to teach all aspects of Horticulture, 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. 
 
To succeed you will have relevant and recent industry experience within the Horticulture industry and a desire to educate and develop a range of learners at level 2 and 3. Up to date technical knowledge is vital 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. 

*This role will suit a full-time applicant, or equally someone looking for a fractional contract on a part time basis. Please clearly state how many hours you wish to apply for on your application form. 
 
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 on 01245 424208. 

Interview date: 24.08.2021

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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Residential Student Support Officer

Salary: £26,715 - £32,817 per annum, pro rata
Closing date: Sunday 8th August 2021
Description:

Part-Time, Term-time, working annualised hours of 1424 per annum (0.73 FTE)
Fixed Term until 31 May 2022

Writtle University College is looking to further enhance the out of hours support available to our 380 residential students on our beautiful main campus two miles from the city of Chelmsford.  Would you like to join our dedicated and hard-working Residential Student Support Team as a Residential Student Support Officer (RSSO)?

In this exciting, dynamic and varied role, you will work in partnership with various teams including Wellbeing, Accommodation, Residential Assistants, Hall Representatives, and the Student Union to help create and maintain an inclusive and thriving residential student community.  You will be required to respond to a range of out of hour’s student issues, including those relating to student wellbeing, accommodation and emergencies as they arise (e.g. first aid, fire alarms, critical incidents).  You will monitor students and their behaviour, and importantly be there to listen, support, identify concerns/risks, take decisive action and signpost to various teams and/or agencies (as appropriate).  

In addition to supporting students through the myriad of problems young people and students face which may affect their studies, you will help to organise an inclusive programme of social events/activities and strive to improve student support services and the overall student experience. Part of the role also requires regular patrols of the halls of residence allowing you to build and develop effective relationships with the resident student body.  

Residential Student Support Officers will work out of normal WUC operating hours on a continental shift pattern of approximately 4 nights on and 4 off including covering the Christmas and Easter holiday periods over the course of the academic year (August – May).

The ideal candidate would have experience in a similar role, working with and supporting young people and/or adults ‘at risk’, and taking appropriate action in response to safeguarding and/or wellbeing issues. It is essential that you can demonstrate initiative and risk-based decision making skills, along with composure and emotional resilience when working under pressure in challenging situations. It would be advantageous if you have previously provided a mentoring/counselling service to young people and at risk adults and you must have good IT literacy. 

The successful candidate will be required to attend training in core office hours between 23rd August and 3rd September 2021. The Residential Student Support Out of Hours Rota for academic year 2021/22 will run from 5th September 2021 to 20th May 2022 (Inclusive).

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. For any queries, please contact the HR Department on 01245 424208.

Closing date for applications: 06.08.2021 at 12:00pm (noon)         Interview date: 11.08.2021

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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Specialist Mentors (Mental Health)

Salary: £15.80 per hour
Closing date: Sunday 8th August 2021
Description:

We are looking to recruit flexible staffing; 

1 x Hourly Paid (HPL) role is available, covering 10 hours per week, during term time; initially covering Semester One (Monday 20 September 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021). 

We are also looking to recruit a bank of additional Casual Specialist Mentors, to support student needs as required.

We are a student focused, hard-working, dedicated team looking for the right people to join us as a Specialist Mentors.  We are keen to develop and enhance the high quality student support services available to our Higher Education students entitled to Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

As a Specialist Mentor you will provide highly specialised, specifically tailored, one to one support which helps our Higher Education students address and overcome their individual barriers to learning created by mental health difficulties). 

The ideal candidate must have a degree, meet the specific qualification/membership requirements of the DSA quality framework, have an in-depth knowledge and practical experience of supporting young people in relation to mental health. Experience of working in a similar role within a Higher Education environment would be advantageous, but is not essential.

When making your application please indicate whether you are applying for a HPL or Casual position.

For an application pack, please download the below Application for Employment Form and Job Description. Please send your completed application form to jobs@writtle.ac.uk. If you have any queries, please contact the HR department on 01245 424208. 

Interview date: 17.08.2021

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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Technician in Equine

Salary: £12,241 per annum (£17,682 Full time equivalent salary)
Closing date: Friday 13th August 2021
Description:

Full-time, 37 hours per week
Term time for, 37 weeks per year
Permanent

Do you have an unequivocal commitment to excellence and want to inspire others?  If so, we are looking for you to join our FE Equine team! We are seeking a talented individual with the relevant working knowledge of the Equine industry to positively influence the student experience through teaching and learning. 
You will contribute to the day to day running of the FE Equine team, support lecturing staff, by providing skilled assistance to prepare and set up practical resources for classes. In addition you will supervise our further education students whilst undertaking their Yard duties and you will also be responsible for ensuring availability of resources, maintaining curriculum areas and equipment, along with ensuring areas are kept tidy and adhering to H&S legislation. 

To succeed you will ideally be educated to at least National Diploma level or equivalent in Equine related studies, and have worked in the Equine industry in a similar role. 

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 on 01245 424208. 

Interview date: 25.08.2021

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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