Volunteering & Vacancies

Assistant Principal - Business Support

RG6m - RG7b (scp 38-42) from £34,106 up to £38,052 p/a

Full time – 37 hours per week

Closing date: 30th September 2018

Job ref: CUL0238

New Directions College is Reading Borough Council's Community Learning and Skills service.  This year we're celebrating 60 years of Adult Learning in Reading.

We're a small friendly team with an ambitious plan for the future.  At New Directions we pride ourselves on not turning people away, and helping individuals progress on their journey whatever their personal goals. Ofsted judged the service as 'Good' in 2011 and 2015. 

Following the implementation of a re-structure we are currently overhauling all our business support processes to improve quality of service and efficiency e.g. paperless enrolment. This role will provide leadership to ensure successful implementation and continued development/utilisation of our database, systems and processes.

The post holder(s) will:

  1. Be a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
  2. Oversee all aspects of funding and finance and contribute to financial planning and monitoring.
  3. Manage the externalised Management Information System (MIS) function and contract.
  4. Lead on day to day operations including business continuity.
  5. Lead all business support functions including compliance.
  6. Undertake the role of Designated Safeguarding Officer for the service.
  7. Lead on all Health & Safety matters including Prevent.

You will have a management or finance qualification or have demonstrable experience with a proven track record, with excellent organisational and communication skills, ideally with experience of working within the post compulsory education sector.

For an online application pack go to http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch

For further information, please contact Barry Wren, Principal on 07841 271 872 barry.wren@reading.gov.uk or Carmen Balanza-Davis, Vice Principal on 07813 621 901 carmen.balanza-davis@reading.gov.uk. 


Current Teaching Vacancies - for academic year 2018/19

Part-time Instructors

Academic GR1 SCP1 £20.00 per hour

We are looking for creative, passionate and inspiring people to deliver our adult learning courses from September 2018.

We have opportunities in a number of subjects including:

Languages: French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese

Arts & Crafts: Basket weaving, Calligraphy,  Ceramics, Creative Collage, Drawing and Painting, Flower Arranging, Glass & Framing, Jewellery Making, Mosaic, Paper Crafts

Textiles and Dressmaking: Machine Embroidery, Knitting, Crochet, Weaving, Textiles Printing, Soft Furnishing, Patchwork, Felting, Macramé, Batik, Personal styling

Baking & Cookery: Baking, Cake Decorating, Cooking International Cuisines, Wine and beer tasting

Culture & Games:  Chess, Bridge, Archaeology

Classes are organised at different venues across Reading in the daytime and evening.  Ideally you will be a qualified adult learning tutor and be suitably experienced and qualified in your subject/discipline.

If you believe you have the skills to nurture learners’ creative potential please contact us! Email jill.dray@reading.gov.uk or call 07841 721147 if you would like further infomation.

£20.00 to £23.75 per hour

For English, Math, ESOL Functional Skills
These posts involve group teaching. Applicants should be graduates with a minimum of GCSE level English and Maths. Ideally, applicants will have a minimum of PTLLS (or equivalent) but training is available for the right candidate.

For further information about Sessional Tutors/Assessors, please contact Linda Stacey on 0118 937 4789 or email linda.stacey@reading.gov.uk

For Childcare, Business, Management, Public Services
These posts involve group teaching and/or assessing. Applicants should be qualified in their specialist area with a minimum of GCSE level English and maths. Ideally, applicants will have a minimum of PTLLS (or equivalent) but training is available for the right candidate.

For Business and Management qualifications, qualified assessors are required for 1:1 work.
For further information please contact Rebecca Richens on 0118 937 3720/07802 537 355 or email rebecca.richens@reading.gov.uk


£9.80 per hour

These posts are to support individual learners with additional needs to achieve their potential across the curriculum. Applicants will have a minimum of GCSE level English and Maths and, ideally, experience of working with adults who have learning difficulties. Learner support workers are casual staff members who would need to be available to work evenings as well as daytime.

For more information please contact Cheryl Ives on 0118 937 5263 or
email Cheryl.ives@reading.gov.uk

For application forms for any of the above opportunities please contact Stephen Hunter on 0118 937 6800 or email stephen.hunter@reading.gov.uk 


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