Engineering Skills Attendance Support

Bournemouth and Poole College

  • £24,818-£26,487 per annum pro-rata
  • Poole / South West
  • Fixed Term
  • Full Time, Term Time Only
Posted 4 weeks ago

Here at Bournemouth & Poole College, we are looking to recruit a new Engineering Skills Attendance Support on a full-time, term-time only (TTO) basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £20,195-£21,554 per annum pro-rata (£24,818 -£26,487 per annum FTE).

At Bournemouth & Poole College our staff are passionate and committed to achieve the very best outcomes for our students – we transform lives. We recognise and value our people as our most important asset in achieving each of the strategic outcomes within our College’s Strategic Plan. We believe it is through our people that an excellent student experience will be delivered, and this will have a positive impact in our local community. We value inclusion and we are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring we have a diverse, skilled, and motivated workforce who are empowered and engaged. This makes our college a unique, vibrant and rewarding place to work.  You will be employed through Southern Educational Professional Services Ltd; a subsidiary of the College.

Organisation: Bournemouth & Poole College

Department: Engineering Electronics & Welding

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Fixed term end date: 28/06/2024

Employment Basis: Term time only, full time hours

Contracted working hours: 37

Location: Poole, North Road, BH14 0LS

Salary: £24,818-£26,487 per annum pro-rata

Closing date: 30/11/2023


The Engineering Skills Attendance Support Role:

 As an Engineering Skills Attendance Support, youwill be working with students to manage student attendance and ensure that students are in class when they are supposed to be, tracking absences and liaising with tutors, parents, and carers.


Responsibilities as our Engineering Skills Attendance Support will include:

  • Developing a relationship with the students, providing a trusted friendly point of contact, to promote a healthy transition from school to college whilst ensuring students develop personally and socially.
  • Monitoring daily attendance and working closely with the teaching team to monitor and ensure excellent attendance of students within their cohort. and liaising with parents and carers where necessary.
  • Reporting regularly to the Learning Manager on students who are a cause for concern. Working alongside the teaching team to ensure all student needs are being fulfilled, and signposting towards relevant support as required.
  • Maintaining and updating student records systems to facilitate communication and the reporting of data.
  • Liaising between student/LMs/subject teacher/student support/ parents or carers.
  • Supporting students through their preparation for progression.
  • Managing the performance by communicating with and arranging meetings with parents/carers as required.
  • Taking appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others, and to recognise when referrals to student wellbeing need to be escalated.
  • Being aware of and responding to student individual needs. Where additional intervention is required, students will be referred to appropriate Student Inclusion and Support services.

*The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties within the scope and grading of the post.

As our Engineering Skills Attendance Support, you’ll ideally have:

  • Level 2 qualification as a minimum
  • English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Proven track record of success in supporting young people
  • Ability to work with young people, parents/carers and colleagues, as appropriate
  • Experience of working with young people with social emotional and mental health differences
  • Work experience in an FE setting i.e. college or school
  • Proven track record of success in supporting young people
  • Ability to work with young people, parents/carers and colleagues, as appropriate
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of post-16 education and training
  • The effective use of information and learning technologies in the classroom Safeguarding Children and Young People and Vulnerable Adults
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Benefits you will receive:

You will receive excellent benefits and a competitive salary:

  • 27.5 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30.5 after 5 years’ service
  • up to 4 days additional leave during the Christmas closure period
  • Free parking at all of our college sites (where spaces are available)
  • Access to Discount Schemes at multiple retailers
  • Enrolment into the NEST Pension Scheme


Closing Date: 30 November 2023

We reserve the right to close this post early if there is a high level of applicants

If you feel you are the right candidate for this Engineering Skills Attendance Support role, then please click ‘apply’ now!

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

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