Curriculum Support Specialist

Bournemouth and Poole College

  • £20,705 per annum
  • Poole / South West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven Curriculum Support Specialist to join our team here at Bournemouth and Poole College on a full time, permanent basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £20,705 per annum.

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: Customer Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Employment Basis: Full time

Contracted working hours: 37

Location: Poole, North Road, BH14 0LS

Salary: £20,705 per annum

Closing date: 29/11/2023


About the role:

As the Curriculum Support Specialist, you will support the administrative requirements of the academic areas that are not fulfilled by central functions.

We act as a central point of administration support for staff and students regarding full-time or part-time FE courses.

Responsibilities as our Curriculum Support Specialist will include:

  • First point of contact for all students and staff in the administration office
  • Act as point of contact on behalf of Directors and Learning Managers of Curriculum, including taking telephone calls, dealing with messages, and progressing matters for management attention.
  • Co-ordinate and organise curriculum area events and appointments, e.g. parents’ evenings, awards evenings, and events, interviews, visits, and room bookings.
  • Provide administrative support for academic staff, e.g. taking messages, liaising with staff and parents to arrange meetings, writing letters to students/parents, photocopying and general administration duties.
  • Build and maintain links and knowledge with curriculum teams, providing support in the areas as required including minute-taking at meetings, and attending training and events as necessary.
  • Assist with the day-to-day running of curriculum areas e.g. communicating timetable changes, reporting and recording staff and student absence/lateness, ordering stationary, certificate administration, filing, generating and handling correspondence, and data input.
  • Provide high levels of customer service

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 Curriculum Support Specialist, you’ll ideally have: 

  • Level 2 (or equivalent) English and Maths
  • Appropriate qualification to level 2/3 standard
  • Experience of working in a busy office environment and managing a diverse caseload
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications
  • Good command of the English language and grammar
  • Understanding of GDPR, data protection and health and safety requirements and how this aligns with the working environment.
  • A sound operational knowledge of structured transactional/administration processes and systems
  • Attendance at college events ie open evenings including outside of normal working hours


  • 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

If you feel you are the right candidate for this Curriculum Support Specialist role then please click ‘apply’ now! We’d love to hear from you!

Closing date: 29 November 2023

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

We are 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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