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The Learning Institute


The Learning Institute is currently advertising for the following role(s) to support our continuing growth and development as a provider of higher education, teacher training and apprenticeships.

Academic Professional - Initial Teacher Education 

Academic Professional - Initial Teacher Education 

Part-time fixed-term posts (various hours, 12 months) 

Salary: Full Time Equivalent £33,199 - £39,609 (Academic Professional Grade 7, SCP 30-36) 

Location: Across WeST Learning Institute delivery venues (Roche, Cornwall & Plymstock, Devon) and partner schools  

This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly created Westcountry Schools Trust, currently employing approximately 2000 staff and growing. We are a dynamic organisation with our students and staff at our heart. Built on an extensive track record of excellence, the Trust combines a range of secondary colleges, primary schools and the WeST Learning Institute based in a variety of sites across Devon and Cornwall. We are also a stone’s throw from some of the best beaches and countryside in the country.

The main purpose of this role is to contribute to and lead in the provision of high-quality teacher training by way of tuition, mentoring and assessment of trainee progress in practice and reflection.

As such a successful applicant would deliver a defined range of teaching activities and undertake pedagogic research to support teaching and learning development. The role may combine elements of teaching, scholarship, engagement working and administration. The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be working towards, membership of the Higher Education Academy or equivalent.

We are seeking applicants for multiple part-time, fixed-term posts with different specialisms for a period of 12 months:

  • early years & primary education
  • secondary subject expertise in Art & Design or Music
  • reflective practice and the marking of professional portfolios

Successful applicants will be awarded roles ranging between approximately 0.026FTE (45 working hours) and 0.086FTE (150 working hours).

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Giles Freathy on 07956 056435  

If you believe you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required, we look forward to receiving your application.

Application forms, full job description and person specification are available on the WeST website

Completed applications should be submitted to by 9.00am on 8th October 2021.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. 

End-Point Assessor

The Learning Institute (Westcountry Schools Trust) is an End Point Assessment Organisation for apprenticeship standards.

We are currently seeking assessors for the End Point Assessment of the Academic Professional Standard.

Assessors for this standard should be qualified to Masters Degree (Level 7), have recent/current experience as an Academic Professional (Teaching and/or Research) and be a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy or Learned Society.

This will be a casual contract and remuneration will be paid on a "per apprentice" rate. Apprentices will be allocated according to need and availability.  You will expected to attend training (prior to undertaking your first EPA) and moderation activities.

Further information about this role can be found in Job Description

This advertisement is for a directly engaged casual worker position.  If you would like to speak to us about offering these services as part of your business please contact Lesley Taylor who will guide you through the procurement process.

If you would like to be considered for casual work as an End Point Assessor please read the Guidance for Applicants document and complete the Application Form

Please send the completed Application Form for casual work to