Vocational Trainer in Performing Arts

Activate Learning
Oxford,United Kingdom
£25,000 - £30,000 Per Year
02 Aug 2022 12:40
24 Aug 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Assessor / Trainer
Arts / Crafts / Design
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Vocational Trainer in Performing Arts

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring Vocational Trainer in Performing Arts within the Creative Industries Faculty based at Oxford College.

This post provides an excellent opportunity for a practitioner/tutor or developing teacher with passion and drive who is committed to enabling our students to unlock their potential and switch on to the power of learning. The post will be to support the teaching and skill development of students on our Performing Arts courses across a range of levels up to and including our L2 Acting and Level 3 Acting/Dance pathways.

Working side by side with teaching staff, our team of Vocational Trainers are responsible for guiding students as they build a wide bases of practical skills across a variety of Acting and Dance pathways.

This is a part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed term contract until July 2023 working 18.5 hours per week.


What do you need to be a successful Vocational Trainer at Activate Learning?

Successful candidates will have an appropriate professional qualification and/or a degree, preferably with a generalist Performing Arts or Dance base to support the development of a wide variety of skills within our practical lessons and workshops. A strong focus in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre would be particularly useful. Whilst we would prefer applications from those with teaching experience in a secondary or FE setting, we would consider applications from inexperienced trainers, with the ability to inspire our learners and a willingness to develop skills within teaching and learning.

In addition, you will need to have a flexible approach, coupled with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will have an open mindset and attitude towards technology and virtual learning tools. Along with current Maths and English skills, you will also demonstrate the ability to engage and develop students and role model the attributes that we develop within our learners.

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate their desire and ability to work alongside the wider team to develop links with local businesses and the wider community to build and engage students in valuable work experience and project-based learning.

If you are committed to delivering outstanding teaching and learning and interested in exploring this opportunity further, then please complete the application form.


What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

At Activate Learning, we see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.

Activate Learning offer substantial benefits to its employees:

•    Generous pension schemes
•    Substantial annual leave
•    Comprehensive sick pay
•    Access to training and development
•    Discount scheme for high street stores & restaurants
•    Discounted rail and bus tickets
•    Cycle to work scheme
•    Onsite parking
•    Coaching and mentoring programs and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) sessions are available
•    Employee Assistance program


About Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group of 7 colleges across Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Surrey that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with students as individuals, helping them make the choice of career pathway or course that’s right for them and their ambitions.


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.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

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 people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

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.