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Recruiter: Activate Learning
Listed on: 28th April
Location: Reading
Salary/Rate: £24,275 - £35,216
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Activate Learning are recruiting for a dedicated Lecturer of IT to join our team based at Reading Campus. This is a full-time and permanent position where you will be teaching the next generation of programmers and developers and making a positive impact on the lives of young people. You will be responsible for teaching IT at Level 2 and Level 3 level.

Our ideal candidate will possess a good working knowledge of mobile applications, web development and databasing. An understanding of programming constructs and concepts is essential, and knowledge of a language such as Python or Java would be beneficial. Confidence is the appropriate use and deployment of social media would also be beneficial but is not essential. 

As this subject has a broad and fast developing curriculum, we are looking for an individual who has the desire to acquire and develop new skills as required for ongoing course development.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

Successful candidates will have an appropriate professional qualification or experience. Whilst we would prefer applications from qualified teachers who hold a PGCE or equivalent teaching qualification, we would consider applications from unqualified applicants, with the ability to inspire our learners and a willingness to complete a teaching qualification. Unqualified candidates would start at a lower salary point and this could be discussed at interview, if successfully shortlisted.

In addition, you will need to have a flexible approach, coupled with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will demonstrate the ability to engage and develop students and role model the attributes that we develop within our learners.

What are the benefits of this role?

There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK and you will be provided with support to excel in your role from the day you are appointed in post. With an experienced and expert mentor allocated to you, you will quickly learn about the culture and ethos of the Group and become an integral part of our teaching team. Your development will be supported through regular coaching conversations with your manager and peers, as well as a buddy system, digital induction modules and a close-knit community of experts across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and to encourage individual growth.

This will be supplemented by a more formal development plan that will provide support at every step of the way to set you up for success. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate. 

This post is supported by the Taking Teaching Further programme for a successful unqualified applicant. This means that you will undertake work shadowing and have a reduced teaching timetable for your first year to support your introduction into the organisation and your first year of teaching. You will also be supported to gain a teacher training qualification.  

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies - bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing disabled people and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. We guarantee to offer an interview to all applicants with a disability provided they meet the essential criteria for a role. We will anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required and support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work. If you require an accessible format please contact us.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.