Wiltshire College

  • Trowbridge
Wiltshire College is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2015. Based across the county on 4 main campuses and with 4 smaller centres, the College offers an extensive range of courses at all levels and has ambitious plans for growth in a region with exciting potential.

An exciting opportunity at Wiltshire College has arisen for a Learning and Skills Development Manager to lead our Additional Learning Support team at Trowbridge Campus. Wiltshire College has launched a new service to our students this academic year called The Learning and Skills Development Service (LSDS).

To be considered for this post you will have experience of working with additional learning support/special educational needs and disabilities.

As a Learning and Skills Development Manager you will be responsible for the operational management and service delivery for the new Learning and Skills Development Service, line management of a dedicated team of Learning Mentors and will work closely with the Specialist Coordinators for Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), Exam Access Arrangements (EAA) and Community and Apprentices Coaches to ensure a seamless and outstanding provision of support for students.

The post holder will be expected to work with LSDS colleagues, teachers, college managers and other staff to improve outcomes for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities, including students with Education, Health and Care Plans. This will be achieved through effective collaborative working, sharing of strategies and reasonable adjustments, provision of support services including the effective deployment of Learning Mentors. You will ensure the service provides highly effective targeted support and interventions including staff development and training, mentoring for students, provision of drop-in sessions and workshops for students, advice on assistive software and/ or technology to close gaps in achievement.

Wiltshire College is committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and Prevent and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wiltshire College is accredited to the Disability Confident Employer award, part of this means a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

Benefits include 30days annual leave pro rata plus bank holidays and College closure days, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, free on-site parking and a variety of on-site benefits and discounts.

The closing date for this role is midday on 25th April. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 2nd May.

Closing date
Adverts normally close at midday on the closing date, however, vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received. Therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by Networx or the Wiltshire College HR Department. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback for candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview.