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Learning Support Officer

Warrington & Vale Royal College is seeking to appoint Warrington & Vale Royal College is seeking to appoint full time Learning Support Officer.

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 (48 for Business Support Staff, inclusive of bank holidays and Christmas closure days, pro rata for part time)
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Employee benefits package
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Full programme of training and mentoring
  • Induction programme and buddy scheme
  • Flexible working, where appropriate
  • Menopause friendly

Where appropriate we will consider flexible working options, such as part time or job share. Please include details of any requests in your supporting statement, and we would be happy to discuss this further at interview.

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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.

The college is proud to hold the Gold accreditation in the Investors in People framework. We have been assessed against the criteria of Leading, Supporting and Improving, and the Gold award means that the college has the right principles in place, and our people and leaders demonstrate a commitment to best practice, people management and personal development.

Sustainability is a key priority for Warrington & Vale Royal College, and we are committed to raising awareness and the implementation of sustainable practices in all aspects of college life. Sustainability principles are embedded across the college, and our sustainability action plan and committee are led by senior leaders to ensure that this remains a key focus.

Suitable candidates should possess a Level 3 qualification and 5 GCSEs, including Math’s 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. In accordance with the Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance, online searches will be conducted for all shortlisted candidates.

The College operates on 2 campuses – Warrington and Winsford.

Please note, an application must be completed via FE jobs, as we cannot accept CVs as applications for employment. Agency CVs will not be accepted for this post.

This post closes on Sunday 23rd June 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested in this post please submit your application as soon as possible.

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

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