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Head of Additional Learning Support

  • Locations

    York, UK
  • Salary

    £45,000 - £50,000
  • Sector

    Leadership & Management
  • Type


Head of Additional Learning Support

Ref: 2324/143

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: circa £45,000 to £50,000 per annum. Plus generous benefits. These include:

•    48 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays and efficiency closures)
•    Generous Occupational Pension Scheme

About the role
We are looking for someone to lead our substantial Additional Learning Support Team, delivering high quality and impactful Learning Support across the College for our students and apprentices with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

You will lead, inspire, develop and motivate the team of sixty staff, of whom forty are Learning Support Practitioners providing 1:1 services to students. You will maintain and develop a positive team ethos with highly motivated staff to deliver outstanding support for students so that they can reach their full potential.

Responsible for an annual budget of c£1.7M, you will work to maximise the funding from the College’s High Needs Student (HNS) contracts, so that the department is fairly and accurately resourced and can deliver effective support that meets the needs of students and apprentices.

About the person
Educated to degree level and with an appropriate specialist qualification, you will have significant experience of working with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) within an education setting, and a proven track record of establishing and participating in external partnerships to deliver effective learning support.

You will have a good understanding of the Government agenda for education, lifelong learning, and students with LDD, and an excellent understanding of Further Education funding methodology, particularly the funding of Learning Support. You will be innovative, with the ability to inspire and motivate others, well organised with a good attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.

About the College
A college with an excellent track record for quality, we are amongst the top performers in the region, and are the largest provider of A Level and vocational programmes for 16- to 19-year-olds in the region. We also deliver a range of T Levels, Apprenticeships, degree level courses, working with over 1,000 employers, helping them to meet their current and future skills needs.

We are proud of what our students achieve while they are with us and of the great things they do once they have completed their studies – whether that is higher education, further study, an apprenticeship, or employment.

York College is proud to be part of a consortium of colleges and employers developing the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (YHIoT), designed to increase higher level technical skills for employers.

With a vibrant working environment, excellent transport links to the city centre and surrounding area, plus on-site parking, you will find York College to be fulfilling and supportive place to work. As a member of College staff you will have full use of the College facilities including free gym membership at the Athletic Suite, our brand new state of the art gym.

Please check out our website here:

Want to know more? 
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Joy Kettyle, Interim Vice Principal: Curriculum and Student Experience, at or 01904 770100.

Important Notices
Please see attached document for important notices.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications. If you are viewing this vacancy through any job board then please go to our website and apply using our application form.

Most correspondence regarding vacancies will be sent via email, so please check your emails regularly for updates on your application. We would also advise to check your junk/spam folder as some emails may end up here depending on your mail provider settings.

Closing date: Wednesday 22 May 2024 (5pm)
Interviews: Thursday 13 June 2024

We are deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and wish to have a diverse workforce. We positively welcome applicants from all under-represented groups, including minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities. We are proud to be affiliated to the Black Leadership Group (BLG).

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff.  York College has signed up to the ‘Mindful Employer’ charter for employers who are positive about mental health.  We are also a certified Disability Confident Employer.  Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.

We welcome job applications from anyone who has the requisite skills, qualifications and experience. All applications are considered strictly on merit. Our aim is to appoint the best person for the job, regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other ‘protected’ characteristic. Please note also that we value the contribution of those who have served in the Armed Forces, and are signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant. 

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