Post:                          LEARNING SUPPORT OFFICER

Salary:                       £21,506 FTE

Hours:                       0.8 FTE, 29.6 hours per week

Ref No:                      J175/21                     

Contract:                   Permanent, term time only + 3 weeks

Closing Date:            3 January 2022

Interview Date:         TBC

Download:                 Learning Support Officer JD


Warrington & Vale Royal College is seeking to appoint a 0.8 FTE Learning Support Officer, working 40 weeks per year (term time only + 3), Monday to Thursday. This role will normally be based at the Winsford campus, Monday to Wednesday, and at the Warrington campus on Thursday.

The Learning Support Officer will be required to manage a team of Learning Facilitators, which will include absence management, and Performance Management Reviews, ensuring that learning support is provided to learners across all curriculum areas. The Learning Support Officer will work closely with the Learning Facilitators and Lecturers to ensure a fully integrated approach to supporting individuals or groups of students.

The Learning Support Officer will provide support for students who require learning support due to learning difficulties and/or disabilities, to ensure they achieve their qualification aims and reach their potential in all areas of the college curriculum to include Adults and Apprenticeships.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Employee benefits package
  • Free on-site parking
  • Full programme of training and mentoring
  • Induction programme and buddy scheme
  • Flexible working, where appropriate
  • Focus on sustainability

In October 2019 the College was officially commended as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and we celebrated some of the highest pass rates in England, ranking us in the top 10 nationally for the third consecutive year. Our mission is ‘Realising potential, transforming lives’. Our environment is inclusive, friendly and supportive, with high expectations for both staff and students. To thrive in our environment, you will need to be resilient, positive, able to work autonomously, have a strong work ethic, and put our learners at the heart of everything you do.

Suitable candidates should possess a Level 3 qualification and 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, and should hold or be willing to work towards relevant professional qualifications. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of Inclusive Learning and it is desirable that you have proven experience of working with people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in education.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that it is college policy that referees of short-listed candidates will automatically be approached prior to interview. One reference should be from your current or most recent employer.

The College operates on 2 campuses – Warrington and Winsford.

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`Warrington and Vale Royal College is committed to Equal Opportunities and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our learners’