Hourly Paid Lecturers for the following subjects - Digital Skills, Floristry and Digital DSLR Photography - Abingdon


Abingdon and Witney College

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About the Job

  • £25.71 - £33.32 per hour, dependent on level of teaching qualification
  • Various hours per week
  • The working pattern is TBC
  • Various weeks per annum
  • Various Campus’
  • Fixed term until 30th September 2024
  • You do not have to be a qualified teacher but must be knowledgeable and passionate about your subject area. Opportunities also exist to gain a recognised teaching qualification.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification / criteria. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

We are inviting applications for a number of Hourly Paid Lecturers to join our inspirational team.

Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) is a large, award winning faculty of Abingdon and Witney College. We aim to maximise access to learning for adults in Oxfordshire, widening participation and transforming the health, social and economic wellbeing of individuals, families and their communities.

Our provision is diverse and includes an extensive range of leisure learning courses, community learning courses, family learning courses and accredited courses which lead to recognised qualifications. Our courses are delivered at our campuses in Abingdon and in Witney, as well as in community venues across Oxfordshire.

We are currently looking for tutors to teach the below subjects:

  • Floristry - courses take place during the day, some evenings and on occasional Saturdays

and include Christmas wreaths and table decorations, handtied bouquets and more:

Various courses to start in January 2024, taking place in Abingdon, Kidlington, Oxford and Witney

Various courses to start in March 2024, taking place in Abingdon

Various courses to start in April 2024, taking place in Abingdon, Kidlington, Oxford and Witney

  • Digital DSLR photography - courses take place during the day and in the evenings:

Various courses to start in January 2024, taking place in Kidlington and Oxford

Various courses to start in April 2024, taking place in Kidlington and Oxford

  • Digital Skills - as part of course offer we deliver a wide range of digital skills courses from very basic beginners' levels to level 1 and 2 qualifications. Courses cover topics such as Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). The Digital Skills for Life course aims to empower those with little or no digital skills to be able to communicate with others by using a phone, tablet or computer whilst also covering online safety. These courses take place at our campuses as well as in community venues. We are looking to appoint tutors who are confident in their own digital abilities, but who are not necessarily IT specialists.

Hourly Paid Lecturers are responsible for planning courses, delivering inspiring lessons, keeping records of their learners’ progress and participating in development activities to enhance their own teaching, learning and assessment skills. The College offers a comprehensive staff development programme to support tutors in developing their practice.

If you would like to discuss any of these opportunities, please contact Heidi Jordison:

Although a teaching qualification is an advantage, training opportunities exist within the College and we can support you in gaining your Award in Education and Training Level 3 Qualification (AET), within your first year of joining the college.

This role may be eligible for the ‘Taking Teaching Further (TTF)’ programme, which supports professionals as they move into teaching in the further education sector. Support from the TTF programme can include an initial reduction in teaching workload and enrolment onto teacher training.

In return, Abingdon & Witney College offer excellent benefits to our employees including generous pension and holiday schemes (with potential Christmas closure days), continued professional development, flexible working options, corporate gym membership, cycle/tech scheme and much more.

Closing date: Applications are viewed on an ongoing basis

Interview date: TBC

AWC values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all appointments are subject to satisfactory clearances including enhanced DBS checks.

Abingdon and Witney College are committed to safer recruitment practices. In addition to our pre-employment checks, we will conduct an online search. This includes checking Google main results feed as well as the ‘News’ and ‘Images’ tab. We will be checking for any publicly available information that suggests the applicant may not be suitable to work with children or young/vulnerable people or content that could potentially damage Abingdon and Witney College’s reputation. This may include inappropriate posts, comments or images displaying evidence of offensive or inappropriate behaviour, jokes or language, discriminatory comments, inappropriate photos, drug or alcohol misuse.

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