Supply Carpentry Teacher

Job Description

We are looking to hire people to join our Carpentry team in Blackbird Leys. If you have knowledge and experience in Carpentry, particularly site carpentry, we will welcome your application. You will be working towards creating and delivering excellent teaching, learning and assessment on our courses at our Blackbird Leys campus. 

We are looking for people who can bring a positivity and enthusiasm to their lectures so that our students enjoy their experience while learning, therefore a genuine interest in working with and developing young professionals is required.

Our students are eager to learn and we want to appoint someone who can provide them with a high level of knowledge that they can utilise in their careers.

We are not just looking for good teachers, but for good people who can act as role models to students and ensure that they leave us with both their desired professional qualifications as well developing their individual potential as people.

Our Technology Faculty has an excellent record of delivering vocational Carpentry courses with employability embedded at their heart. This is achieved through excellent relationships with industry and the employment of experts with extensive professional experience within the teaching team. We deliver well-established and highly successful professionally accredited courses in Carpentry.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

Ideally, you'll have worked in the trades as a carpenter, especially as a site carpenter, you will have a passion for building skills of the future generation.  You will also have strong organisation skills coupled with the ability to prioritise workloads and will benefit from being part of a supportive team, working in a varied and interesting role with a variety of opportunities for career development.  

Candidates with experience in further education, distance learning and higher apprenticeships are also encouraged.  We also welcome applications from those seeking a full or part position. 

What are the benefits of this role?

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. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

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.