New Directions College is Reading Borough Council’s Adult Community Learning and Skills service. This year we’re celebrating 64 years of Adult Learning in Reading. We’re a small friendly College delivering to over 2000 learners and Apprentices in Reading each year, directly and through our subcontractors and partners.
Due to recent growth at the College, we are looking for a Sessional Accounting and Bookkeeping Instructor to join the team.
Our ideal candidate will be a good all-rounder who will initially take over a well-established day time course with availability to take on more classes once established.
We are looking for someone with excellent industry knowledge and skills who can bring interesting approaches and ideas to our accounting and bookkeeping courses. You will need to demonstrate a broad range of skills and understanding including of the subject.
An accounting and bookkeeping qualification would be ideal but would also consider a practitioner with expertise working in this area.
The classes on offer will be at level 1 and level 2. Teaching experience is desirable but not essential as there will be an opportunity for training.
Strong communication skills are essential, along with the ability to create a relaxed and friendly environment during classes. You will work alongside a team of passionate and highly skilled instructors who are dedicated to delivering an outstanding provision.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.
Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:
Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do
Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential
Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way
Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities.
- Teachers Pension Scheme
- Annual membership to the Society of Education and Training (SET)
- Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop.
- On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) at Civic Offices rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
- Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
- Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax
To find out more about New Directions College, visit the website: www.newdirectionsreading.ac.uk
For more information on the role please contact Besmir Baxha – Curriculum Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07929 787 697
Closing Date: Sunday 21st August 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.