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Access has an expanding network of creative centres located across England.
The college currently employs around 250 people.

We have a real presence in the music and creative industries providing our students with the opportunity to engage safely in industry practice.

Most jobs cover teaching and teaching support roles, delivering high-quality learning experiences to the next generation of creative industries professionals. Alongside these are management, business support and professional roles, both centre-based and in our central services in Manchester and Birmingham.

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Current Vacancies

  • Director of Curriculum and Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Engagement & Liaison Support Officer
  • Centre Administrator
  • Youth Learning Support Worker
  • Games Design Lecturer/Course Manager
  • Estates Manager
Director of Curriculum and Quality and Continuous Improvement

National role based in Manchester

Full time 37.5 hours per week

£60,000 to £65,000 plus Benefits




About the role:

As the Head of Curriculum, Quality and Continuous Improvement you will ensure robust curriculum, quality assurance and improvement practices which deliver an outstanding teaching, learning, training and assessment experience for all students and one which delivers the best possible outcomes for learners.

You will take the lead in preparing the college’s Self-Assessment Report for the organisation, to Ofsted inspection, HEFC QAA and other external standards requirements required by relevant Further and Higher Education bodies and regulatory authorities.

You will also work with the Company’s Designated Safeguarding Leads and Prevent Coordinator to ensure that the Company’s safeguarding procedures are effective and support the development of a safe learning and working environment.


Job Context:

Acting as nominee and taking the lead in preparing the college’s Self-Assessment Report for the organisation, to Ofsted inspection, HEFC QAA and other external standards requirements, your role is to ensure robust curriculum, quality assurance and improvement practices which deliver an outstanding teaching, learning, training and assessment experience for all students and one which delivers the best possible outcomes for learners.

You will promote a positive culture of working together with all stakeholders to raise aspirations and achieve outstanding success for students, communicating and celebrating success, raising the profile and reputation of the college as a learning provider of choice.

You will be a key member the college’s Executive team, playing a full part in the strategic direction of the business, requiring you to embed and work to company values; working with Professionalism, taking Responsibility for your actions, and giving Respect to clients and colleagues alike.


About you:

  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLs) or equivalent, e.g. Certificate in Education / PGCE
  • QTLS Status
  • Degree level qualification and Literacy level 2; Numeracy level 2
  • Relevant experience of delivering outstanding learning in an educational sector
  • A track record of improving the quality of provision across a significant and varied curriculum offer
  • Relevant experience of analysing performance data to inform future developments, Ofsted inspections as a nominee, QAA HE Reviews and managing high performing teams
  • An outstanding practitioner with the capacity to inspire and engage colleagues
  • Demonstrate an extensive range of knowledge, understanding and application of quality assurance and improvement techniques.
  • Knowledge of current relevant initiatives within FE and HE
  • Demonstrate suitability to work with children and vulnerable adults

You may have experience of the following: Director of Education, Training, Education Director, Curriculum Development, Accredited Training, Head of Education, Head of Curriculum, Vice Principal, Assistant Principal, Associate Principal, Curriculum and Quality, Head of Quality, Director of Quality, Quality Assurance Quality Improvement, Quality and Compliance

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

We particularly welcome applications from women and ethnic minorities who are under represented at this level in the organisation.



Engagement & Liaison Support Officer


Rate of Pay
£10.17 per hour

Part-time, approximately 15-hours per week


Start date

Tuesday 3rd October


About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engagement and Liaison Support Officer to join our dynamic team at Birmingham working flexibly around the needs of the business to recruit and engage learners across our curriculum offer. The successful candidate will be welcomed into a stimulating and creative environment to generate sales leads and facilitate the recruitment of learners.

Main Purpose:

To generate and facilitate recruitment to the Birmingham centre, as identified in the centre’s business plan and targets.

The role will involve working across the region on the following:

  • Working towards agreed targets for EFA student recruitment
  • Researching and developing engagement opportunities
  • Delivering and/or supporting client‐focused activities to stakeholders and students
  • Supporting and delivering marketing events and activities
  • Lead generation and tracking
  • Keep warm activities
  • Generating PR and social media content

The role will be within the national team of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions, but based at Birmingham.

A full driving licence and access to a vehicle would be a distinct advantage

Main Contacts:

Schools, academies, 6th forms, colleges, community learning providers, NEET groups, community centres, youth centres, careers services, referral agencies, music, arts hubs and bridge organisations, potential students, parents, employers etc and training provider networks.

Main Tasks

  • Working closely with the Engagement and Liaison Officer (ELO) to support the recruitment of 16-18 students to the Birmingham centre, following set targets and working with both centre and national staff.
  • To undertake primary and secondary research into relevant regional institutions, organisations and companies (as identified above) who can assist with recruitment. Also to provide market intelligence on regional creative and competitor activity.
  • To maintain regular and effective communication with regional institutions, organisations and companies, building relationships with them and maintaining a comprehensive database of all activity.
  • To deliver and/or support presentations, or other activity (e.g. events, meet and greets, workshops, careers guidance, taster days, work experience opportunities) to potential clients, parents and carers and employers within the region. This will involve travel throughout the area.
  • Working closely with the Engagement and Liaison Officer to plan, develop, deliver and support innovative recruitment strategies for the generation of new leads.
  • To support and facilitate centre marketing activities including open days/evenings, taster days, careers events, meet and greets, skills events, music shows, summer schools, work experience opportunities, gigs/festivals etc.
  • To input and share all enquiry data generated from recruitment activities.
  • To ensure the distribution of marketing materials within the region including, digital content, flyers, posters and any other promotional materials (e.g. pens, stickers, plectrums).
  • Liaise with ELO over the production of specific regional marketing/promotional materials and be involved in their production where required.
  • To support the development of digital content for use within social media and marketing activity.
  • To support and facilitate ‘keep warm’ strategies with learners and their parents and carers, and  to include all other stakeholders as applicable.
  • To collate and provide initial evaluation of  the effectiveness of recruitment activities from data capture, feedback and attendance across the range of engagement activities through conversion to applications and support the generation of regular reports  and detailed analysis relating to outcomes and target recruitment.


Centre Administrator

London (Kilburn)

£18,346 – £20,647

Part-time, approximately 15-hours per week


Start date

Saturday 14th October


About the role:

We would like to present an exciting opportunity to join and contribute to a dynamic team at Kilburn. The purpose of the role is to provide a range of centre-based administrative support for staff and learners engaged on programmes.

Your main duties will be as follows…

  • Ensure that all administrative procedures are effectively followed, including accurately recording information into our management information systems and liaising with staff to resolve queries.
  • Data entry and the effective archiving of paperwork.
  • Supporting centre based admissions and enrollment processes including data entry, receiving and receipting of fees, contact and follow-up of learners to ensure completion of enrolment, notification of auditions, interviews and events.
  • Supporting centre management in respect of register audits and completion of appropriate returns and assist in the recording, analysis and reporting of attendance and retention data.
  • Assisting with audits.
  • Recording learner’s absence and ensuring that teaching staff are informed, including working closely with the Learning Services Tutor to track and monitor attendance, support referrals to external agencies, maintain contact with learners, parents and other agencies as appropriate.
  • To support the centre management and Human Resources in the maintenance of staffing and timetable information, staff holidays, absences, notification of starters and leavers and monitoring and assisting with DBS checks, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of information.
  • To act as or work closely with the Centre Examinations Officer to carry out a range of duties in respect of the centre based examinations including Functional Skills Assessments and GCSE’s.


About you:

To be successful you will have:

  • Numeracy and literacy qualifications at Level 2 (GCSE). Essential
  • Experience of collection, validation and management of data using a variety of IT systems such as Microsoft Office. Essential
  • Effective organisational skills, the ability to prioritise conflicting tasks for self and others and work efficiently
  • Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of equal opportunities issues.
  • Ability to effectively implement policies and procedures including those relating learners, and staff.
  • Ability to manage complex and numerous tasks at any given time and continue to deliver quality and to meet demanding and non-negotiable deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to build rapport with learners, staff and communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and disseminate complex information.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and safe working practices
  • Problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment is highly desirable.



Youth Learning Support Worker


£15,807 – £18,006 per annum pro rata

37.5 hours per week. Term time only.

Fixed term until July 2018

Start date

Wednesday 4th October


About the role:

We are now looking for a Youth Learning Support Worker to provide support, advice and guidance to vulnerable, “At Risk” learners with identified support needs and educational, health care plans at our Manchester college. The learners needs are varied and we are looking for someone who can support with the following:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Mental Health and Well-being
  • Behavioural difficulties

This highly interactive role involves supporting and mentoring students to develop their studying and group work skills, as well as helping them build self-esteem and confidence. As a good relationship builder you will work closely with your colleagues to continually provide feedback on your student’s progress and assist them in creating lesson plans inclusive of effective support strategies.

About you:

The ideal candidate will have…..



  • Qualified to at least Level 3 (A Level).
  • Hold a minimum of Level 2 qualification (GCSE) in English and Mathematics.


  • Hold a Coaching / Mentoring /Teaching or Youth Work qualification.

  • Training in supporting autistic learners would be of a distinct advantage.

Experience and Skills:


  • Experience of working or volunteering with Young People and / or Vulnerable Adults with autism.

  • Good levels of Maths and English ability.

  • An awareness and understanding of issues relating to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of Young People and / or Vulnerable Adults, in accordance with current legislation.

  • A good level of IT skills, including Microsoft Office packages.

  • Strong coaching, mentoring and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and time management skills.

  • Flexible, creative and solution focussed approach to completing tasks.

  • Empathy with Young People and / or Vulnerable Adults.

  • Experience of forming and maintaining appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with Young People and / or Vulnerable Adults.

  • Ability to display emotional resilience when faced with challenging behaviours.


  • Experience of working within an Educational setting.

  • Experience of working with Safeguarding issues and concerns.

  • Experience of personal caseload management.

  • Experience of facilitating and / or contributing to Multi Agency meetings.



Games Design Lecturer/Course Manager


£24054 to £27073 FTE (Course Manager)£22013 – £24775 FTE (Lecturer)

Various – full time and part time available

Fixed term until July 2018

Start date

Wednesday 4th October


About the role:

Working with the Curriculum Manager for Games Design, Animation and Media, you will take responsibility for the development and delivery of our provision, from coordinating resources and managing student activities to developing industry links and course marketing, our course leaders are at the core of the student experience.

If you are a passionate educator with experience in the games industry and would relish the opportunity to develop and lead a unique and engaging curriculum and have the expertise outlined below then we are keen to meet you.

Our course managers are at the heart of our education management team so it’s essential that you are conversant with current professional practices within your field of expertise. You may also have experience of teaching and/or managing in further and/or higher education.

About you:

You will also be educated to degree level and will ideally hold a recognised teaching qualification or be willing to obtain one within a specified period. If you have the attitude and desire to work in varied, dynamic environment and believe in industry-shaping vocational provision then we can guarantee you will play a key role in our success.

Industry specific experience, skills and knowledge required for these roles are:

  • Broad understanding of the Games industry
  • Awareness of practices and workflow in the industry
  • Experience of 2D and 3D software relevant to Games Art, including 3D modelling
  • Traditional Games Art & Design techniques including concept art and illustration
  • Broad understanding of historical and contemporary art and design practice
  • Understanding of UX and level design
  • Some understanding or awareness of Games Engine




£25,000 – £30,000 (depending on experience)

Full time


Start date

Monday 30th October


About the role:

Your role will be supporting the Head of Estates & Procurement with ensuring that all areas related to Estates and Health and Safety are managed efficiently and effectively and that all company premises are compliant with legislation, best practice and company policies, procedures and standards.  You will be also be supporting Site Managers and Resource Managers with estates and health and safety matters at a local level; coordinating building services, repairs, maintenance, upgrades and alterations in line with lease obligations and company procedures.

You will have line management responsibility for the Estates Administrator and other support staff as required. Your main contacts will be with staff, suppliers, managing agents, landlords and contractors.

About you

You will have:

  • Experience of supporting the management of a large portfolio of sites
  • Experience of successfully working as part of multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of determining maintenance solutions and accurately costing building work
  • Experience of effectively monitoring budgets and effective cost control
  • Understanding of building maintenance
  • Knowledge and awareness of relevant legislation (Health and Safety, building, DDA, Asbestos, Fire Safety, Gas Safety and Electrical Safety)
  • Experience of reviewing, monitoring and negotiating supplier contracts.
  • Experience of dealing with landlords and agents relating to lease agreements, dilapidations claims and/or rent reviews.

A full clean driving licence is preferable.