Activate Learning are now looking to recruit enthusiastic and proactive front-line support for our Learning Environment users, with responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of library environments.
In this role, no two days are the same – from delivering a library induction, supporting our students with developing their digital competencies, collection management or contributing to library initiatives, project work and the development of our online learning resources.
As part of the Digital Education Services team, you will also be expected to promote Activate Learning’s Digital Strategy to all Learning Environment stakeholders. As such, you will need to possess a demonstrative enthusiasm for digital learning.
The postholder would be based onsite at our Merrist Wood College in Worplesdon, Guildford.
We are looking to speak to individuals who can support our Learning Environment on a permanent, part time basis of 25 hours per week. Please detail your availability and what hours you would be able to offer on the cover letter/personal statement section of your application form.
What do you need to be successful?
You will have experience in a customer service environment, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to demonstrate effective professional relationships with colleagues, learners and the wider community. A flexible and team-based approach is essential, as is a firm, pragmatic and student-centred approach to behaviour management.
You will have strong IT skills and be enthusiastic about the opportunity to apply learning technologies to the development of new and novel approaches to the provision of academic skills support in an increasingly digital student environment.
What are the benefits of this role?
You will have access to a number of learning and development opportunities, including but not limited to: Apprenticeship in Customer Service, development of skills with Microsoft Office Suite, including Teams, among other opportunities.
There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.
We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth.
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 & gym memberships
• Discounted rail and bus tickets
• Cycle to work scheme
• Onsite parking
• Coaching and mentoring programmes and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) sessions are available
• Employee Assistance programme
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.