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12 Feb 2024

Full-Time Independent Living Skills Lecturer

Abingdon and Witney College – Posted by Abingdon and Witney College Abingdon, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

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!   


£31,950 – £41,395 per annum dependent on level of teaching qualification  

37 hours per week 

The working pattern is Monday to Thursday 7.5 hours per day, Friday 7 hours per day 

52 weeks per annum 

Abingdon Campus 


Start date TBC 


The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Support team at Abingdon and Witney College are highly ambitious for every learner. Our goal is to support students to develop academically, professionally, and socially; in the context of the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and preparation for adulthood this includes employment and apprenticeships, progression to higher education (HE), independent living, relationships and building confidence in different communities. 

As part of an expansion to our team, we have an exciting opportunity for an Independent Living Skills Lecturer, reporting to the Head of SEND Support. This role will be central to a new provision which will focus on developing independent living skills for young people with EHCPs, with related outcomes, on vocational study programmes at Levels 1 to 3. The lecturer will work in partnership with colleagues across curriculum teams and SEND Support, and will utilise broader services in Oxfordshire to design and deliver teaching, learning and assessment either on a 1:1 basis or in small groups across all campuses.  

We are looking to attract a professional and enthusiastic lecturer with excellent teaching and communication skills who has good experience of working with young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. They will be required to maintain, source and prepare equipment used for delivery of the programmes, to co-ordinate timetables and LSA support as required, this will include an exceptional standard of health and safety ensuring clear procedures and risk assessments are completed for all activities.  

Candidates will have experience of person-centred planning in an education environment and will be able to demonstrate their ability to build relationships with a diverse range of learners some of which will have complex needs, this will include being able to effectively plan learning for multiple students and monitor individual progress. The role will be based at our Abingdon campus, but applicants will need to be able to travel to our Witney and Common Leys campuses and within the local community.  


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. 

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: 21st February 2024 (midnight) 


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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How to Apply

 In order to apply, please go to our Abingdon and Witney College website where you will be able to complete our online application form:https://ce0563li.webitrent.com/ce0563li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/etrec179gf.open?WVID=3065592mNs&LANG=USA&VACANCY_ID=7599843DGo 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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