Location: Ashley Down, but required to travel to other college centres
About the Role:
City of Bristol College is seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Head of Learning Support. This position is full time, will be based at the Ashley Down Centre and will lead and manage cross-college provision of high quality learning support for students, with oversight for securing and sustaining improvements in all aspects of learning support
What you’ll be responsible for/what we are looking for:
- To work in partnership with feeder schools and other organisations, to effectively transition and support students with high needs and / or into College, their programme of study, and progression into work or towards independence
- To lead on establishing best practice and the continuous improvement of approaches to assist students with learning difficulties associated with English and maths, and overcome wider barriers to achievement.
We are looking for someone with experience of SEN and Learning Support and who is confident in working in a fast paced environment, with changing priorities.
The post-holder will need to have a good understanding of how learning support is funded and of the different methods of delivery such as in class, 1:1 and small groups and will understand how will be able to demonstrate a range of strategies to enable students to succeed.
The post-holder will be committed to developing innovative approaches to support, including the use of e-learning tools and resources as well as assistive technologies to ensure high service standards and support.
You will also need to be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders, at all levels, internally and externally, as well as other members of College staff and students.
Life at City of Bristol College:
City of Bristol College offers a generous holiday entitlement of 35 days, plus additional 8 Bank Holidays and 8 College Closure Days. In addition, we offer membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as a range of other benefits including health and beauty discounts, cycle to work scheme and shopping discounts.
About the College:
City of Bristol College is one of the City’s largest employers, based at four different sites across the City. We offer a wide range of courses from entry to degree level and cater for learners of all ages and backgrounds. We strive for student achievement through providing the best possible student experience, professional staff and outstanding resources. Our success in this isn’t possible without the commitment, dedication and collaboration of every member of staff.
If you feel you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required for this role, we look forward to receiving your application.
Please refer to our Job Description, Person Specification and Conditions of Service for more information.
Closing date: Wednesday 19 December 2018 (midnight)
Interview date: Tuesday 8 January 2019 – College Green Centre