Higher & further education jobs and careers
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We know further education
Reed’s further education specialists are best placed to help you on your career journey – whether you are transitioning from industry to become a lecturer, or you’re an experienced FE professional looking to find your ideal role.
We work with more than 80% of UK colleges, over 300 sixth forms, within prison education and with some of the largest training providers in the country, enabling us to offer a variety of exclusive opportunities and flexible working options that suit your lifestyle, from supply to permanent roles.
The wellbeing of our candidates always comes first. We offer comprehensive training and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes to help you progress in your chosen further education career. Our specialists take a consultative approach to meeting your career needs, and are always available to offer support, from interviews to guidance on running micro-teach and remote delivery sessions.
Lecturers, assessors & leadership
Our further education recruiters work with a vast range of FE settings, so we can offer you a variety of lecturer, assessor and leadership roles. Reed’s experts adopt a consultative approach, ensuring they only put you forward for roles which meet your specifications.
Our FE experts have years of experience in matching further education professionals to the right positions. Their extensive knowledge of the sector, and the organisations they work with, allows them to identify the perfect role for your next career step. So, whether you are looking for temporary, permanent, or interim roles in leadership, management and consultancy, or your next lecturing or assessment role, we can help you.
We have a proven track record in matching FE professionals to a host of lecturing, tutoring and assessor roles in a host of educational settings. When it comes to management, leadership and consultancy roles, we recruit for a variety of positions, including senior further education managers and interim curriculum managers.
Learning support & SEND
Reed works with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) further education settings, meaning we can offer you offer a variety of SEND and learning support roles across a host of different organisations.
Every SEND role and setting is different. Our SEND specialists have in-depth industry knowledge and a thorough understanding of each organisation they work with, so they will only recommend you for roles which fit your requirements and where you can make a lasting difference.
Whether you are a SEND lecturer, tutor, learning support assistant (LSA), teaching assistant (TA), progress coach, achievement tutor or looking for another SEND specialist role, our national recruitment network will find you a job to suit you.
Apprenticeships & work-based learning
We work with a range of organisations who require specialist further education professionals to support apprenticeships and work-based learning, allowing us to find you a position which fits your skill set.
Reed has vast experience in securing positions for both existing FE professionals and industry specialists looking to transfer into the sector. If you are looking to transfer from industry to the further education sector, we support you every step of the way to ensure your move is smooth and fulfilling.
We work with all types of further education settings to recruit apprenticeship tutors, work placement officers, work placement co-ordinators and other work-based learning roles. Our scale means we can offer you nationwide positions across a variety of sectors.
Reed’s specialists have vast experience in helping trainers, tutors and other FE professionals to secure roles in the prison education system. Our in-depth knowledge of this aspect of further education means we can help you transition from other FE roles or industry to a successful career in this area.
We have built a national prison education recruitment presence, and have a contract with a leading prison education provider. By making your next career move with us, you will have access to a wide range of roles in the sector, including specialist subject tutoring positions, management and administrative roles.
Our experience and expertise in the sector put us in a position to help you with the high-level security clearance and vetting you need to work in this sensitive environment. When finding a prison education role through Reed, we will take care of all compliance requirements, allowing you to focus on your application and interviews.
Cross-college recruitment and managed services
We have hundreds of contracts with further education settings to supply both academic and support staff. This means that we have a huge selection of roles for you to choose from at any one time.
From temporary and contract positions through to permanent roles, our expert consultants work with you to find the role that will offer you the perfect balance, including those which feature flexible working options that suit your lifestyle and family commitments. We use the JoinedUp app, allowing you to easily set your availability; so you can work at the times most convenient to you.
As a leading provider of managed recruitment services, our contracts extend beyond traditional academic roles and recruit for all positions across further education settings. This means that as well as offering jobs for tutors, lecturers and assessors, we also help find work for people seeking positions in facilities, management information (MI), and data coordination.
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