Animal Care - Study Programme Lead

Abingdon and Witney College

£31,950 (Annual)

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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!

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£31,950 - £41,395 per annum,

dependent on level of teaching qualification

With the potential of a technical allowance,

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,

Common Leys Campus


We are looking to appoint an experienced vocational teacher as Study Programme Lead for our Land Based curriculum to manage and teach on our further education courses from Level 1 to Level 3.

Excellent industry knowledge and experience of teaching in the areas of animal health, nutrition, training and conservation are desirable as is experience of working within the animal industry. are essential for this role. The Study Programme Lead role is an opportunity for experienced teachers to take on a role of leading a range of programmes within a vocational area, including the design of the programmes to ensure that all aspects are delivered and co-ordinated to ensure the best possible student experience and outcomes and as a result incorporates 360 hours of remission from teaching (pro rata for part time posts) to allow time for these duties. Study Programme Leads play an integral role in ensuring the success and progression of our students through regular tutorials with students, providing support with finding experience placements and by ensuring every student is clear about their next steps into work or further study. This is a great opportunity for an experienced teacher to spend more time with students alongside their teaching, and to develop curriculum management skills in preparation for a step into management in the future.

Why work for us?

At Abingdon & Witney College we pride ourselves on delivering inclusive and outstanding programmes of study and you would be joining a vibrant and enthusiastic team of staff where innovation, sharing of best practice and professional development is key. The college is a full member of Landex, the national organisation for land-based colleges, and we have excellent practical and teaching facilities at our Common Leys Farm Campus, just 3 miles outside of Witney.

Joining Abingdon & Witney College means stepping into a supportive environment where we value our employees and their well-being. Enjoy the perks of our comprehensive benefits package, including generous pension and holiday schemes, with the possibility of Christmas closure days. We prioritize your growth with opportunities for continued professional development and offer flexibility with our flexible working options. Additionally, take advantage of our corporate gym membership and cycle & tech schemes to enhance your lifestyle. Explore the possibilities with us at Abingdon & Witney College.

At Abingdon & Witney College, diversity is not just a value, it's our strength. We wholeheartedly welcome applications from individuals across all sections of the community, embracing the unique perspectives and talents each person brings.

Safer Recruitment

Our commitment to inclusivity extends to safeguarding, as we expect all our employees and volunteers to join us in fostering a safe and supportive environment for everyone and we prioritise safer recruitment practices. Alongside pre-employment checks, we conduct online searches, examining Google's main results, 'News,' and 'Images' tabs. Our aim is to identify any publicly available information indicating unsuitability to work with children, young/vulnerable individuals, or content that could harm the college's reputation. This encompasses inappropriate posts, comments, images displaying offensive or inappropriate behaviour, discriminatory remarks, inappropriate photos, or evidence of drug/alcohol misuse. Please note that, in line with our commitment to safeguarding, we are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. As such, all appointments are subject to satisfactory clearances, including enhanced DBS checks, ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of our 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: 7th July 2024 (Midnight)

*Abingdon and Witney College reserve the right to close all applications before posted closing date

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. 

In order to apply, please go to our Abingdon and Witney College website where you will be able to complete our online application form:



Abingdon and Witney College


£31,950 (Annual)

Ends on 7 Jul 2024

31 days ago