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Additional Learning Support Team Leader

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Responsible for the day to day management and organisation of staff allocated to the support provision for mainstream and complex needs, you will promote excellence in learning support through role model practice. An excellent communicator you will be able to communicate with parents and carers to ensure that the needs of the students are being met. Leading a solution focused team, you will enhance and team performance whilst maintaining effective working relationships. As well as allocating duties, you will complete appraisals and regular performance reviews and facilitate CPD sessions for college staff. For full details of the job role and personal specification, please refer to the attached job description

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

If you want to be outstanding, and want to help us achieve the same thing, then please apply

The closing date for this vacancy is 3 June 2022

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:  

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre both offering staff discounts

This is a very important role. 

Alun Francis, our Principal, says: “This is a very important appointment, the Additional Learning Support Department is central to our plans for the future, and we are looking for high calibre candidates.  We want people who love their profession, are committed to providing high quality support to students, colleagues and the wider college.  We are investing in the facilities, employer relationships and the skills and knowledge of our staff.  We are looking for people who will respond to this, love the learners and enjoy the challenges and benefits of working at Oldham College”.

Stephanie Firth, Head of Additional Learning Support, says “In this role you will need to be responsible for the day to day running of a team of Additional Learning Support staff. You will need to liaise closely with subject staff and with a range of external partners and agencies to ensure that the College provides the best possible opportunities for all learners who require support. If you have a passion for changing lives through inclusive education, we want to hear from you”.

Oldham College is a medium sized general further education college, with a turnover of almost £25m. It has one main campus in the centre of town, and this in the third phases of a £40m redevelopment which began in 2012.   Higher education is taught on a second, dedicated campus, a short walk away.   The College delivers a full range of work-related education and training, including 16-18 programmes of study, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education.  It has over 5000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.   

The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE resits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its higher education provision is better than many established universities. 

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer. 

But we want to deliver much more than this.  Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it.  We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities and new technology. 

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet. That’s true, by the way – ask almost anyone who has been here. Or come and see for yourself. 

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