Work for us: Job Vacancies

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.

To apply, click on the appropriate link for the position you are interested in. You will be taken to a position-specific application page where you can log your details, current CV and any supporting documents in respect of your application. Please ensure that you have access to these documents before progressing through to the application stage. For updates on posts please follow us on Twitter @ATM_Jobs

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Current Vacancies

  • Youth Learning Support Worker - Manchester
  • Games Design Lecturer/Course Manager - Bristol
  • Engagement and Liaison Officer - Manchester
  • Engagement & Liaison Support Officer - London
  • Course Manager - GCSE and Functional Skills - Lincoln
Youth Learning Support Worker

Location
Manchester

Salary
£15,807 – £18,006 per annum pro rata

Hours
37.5 hours per week. Term time only.

Contract
Fixed term until July 2018

Start date
Immediate

Deadline
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…..

Qualifications:

Essential

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

Desirable

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

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

Experience and Skills:

Essential

  • 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.

Desirable

  • 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.

 

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Games Design Lecturer/Course Manager

Location
Bristol

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

Hours
Various – full time and part time available

Contract
Fixed term until July 2018

Start date
Immediate

Deadline
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

 

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Engagement and Liaison Officer

Location
Manchester

Salary
£18,988 per annum plus OTE earnings potential

Hours
Full time 37.5 hours

Contract
Permanent

Start date
Immediate

Deadline
Tuesday 31st October

 

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engagement and Liaison Officer to join our dynamic team at Manchester, 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.

The role will require engagement with local stakeholders to achieve the following:

  • Meeting challenging sales targets
  • Working towards agreed targets for student recruitment
  • Planning and implementing marketing, social media and promotional work
  • Writing, developing and implementing digital content and marketing materials
  • Conducting market research and analysis
  • The ability to travel locally
  • Have a Literacy & Numeracy qualifications at Level 2 or above (GCSE or equivalent)

The role will involve working across the region to achieve the following:

  • Researching and developing stakeholder engagement opportunities
  • Planning and delivering and/or supporting client-focused activities to stakeholders and students
  • Planning 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 Manchester. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle would be a distinct advantage.

Your main contacts will be 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 and training provider networks.

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Engagement and Liaison Officer

Location
Kilburn London

Rate of Pay
£10.17 per hour

Hours
Part-time, approximately 15-hours per week

Contract
Permanent

Start date
Immediate

Deadline
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.

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Course Manager - GCSE and Functional Skills

Location
Lincoln

Rate of Pay
£24,054-£27,073 pro rata

Hours
Part-time, 30 hours per week (0.8 pro rata)

Contract
Permanent

Start date
18th December 2017

Deadline
Friday 8th December

 

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team at Access Creative College, Lincoln. We are seeking an inspirational manager and teacher to coordinate and teach on our GCSE and Functional Skills English and maths provision at this vibrant Centre.

As well as a degree in a related subject area, you will ideally have an advanced level teaching qualification (PGCE/DET or equivalent) or be willing to work towards one.   You will have experience of teaching English and Maths GCSE, with the ability to engage and enthuse 16 to 18-year-olds studying a variety of disciplines. You should also have a good understanding of the exam requirements in these curriculum areas.

You will ensure the development and maintenance of the course structures and schemes of work, materials and resources and be responsible for internal and external examination and assessment related administration.

You will have the ability to plan and deliver imaginative and motivational sessions with a clear focus on the needs of the individual learner. Through using a variety of delivery methods to stimulate learning; and providing excellent assessment and feedback, you will support the Business through the achievement of annual targets for learner retention and success.

If your specialism is maths, or, English; we would still like to hear from you as there is potential to split the role to separate the subject areas.

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