We are looking for a highly motivated, resilient worker with the ability to work calmly under pressure. You will need to demonstrate your enthusiasm to improve services for individuals with Special Educational Needs (SEND) and be able to organise and manage your work within set statutory timescales. You will be able to communicate well with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, demonstrate a positive and inclusive manner and keep accurate records.
You will be employed within the ALS Team in the Student Support Services department structure under the overall management of the Head of SEND and ALS. You will report directly to the SEN Coordinator for professional, personal and organisational direction.
Due to the ongoing emphasis within the SEN reforms and the continued focus on the Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) we require additional personnel to support the needs assessments, annual reviews, statutory casework, delivering quality on time.
This role oversees a manageable caseload of SEND students, supporting their journey from pre-entry, transition to college, whilst on their study programme and their progression onwards.
In addition to working with experienced and supportive colleagues, the Group provides fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications.
Ideally the candidate will have a higher-level qualification in SEND or equivalent or be willing to work towards in the first year. We would also be interested in candidates who have a depth of equivalent experience in SEND as there is support available to undertake appropriate CPD for the right candidate.
You will also have a level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy.
Normal working hours of 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday
Yes extensive free parking is available at all our locations.
Sponsorship and financial support to achieve Degree Level and Professional qualifications is available upon application.
We have an on-site nursery at our Peterborough Campus rated outstanding by Ofsted, and also offer childcare vouchers to support nursery fees here and at other locations.
Our generous holiday entitlement starting from 41 day paid leave for full-time employees also hugely supports our working parents, and for some roles term-time only contracts are available.
You will also find above average occupational maternity and adoption benefits with up to 12 months off work, and access to paternity and shared parental leave scheme.
The Senior Leadership Team truly care for the wellbeing of staff and students and are actively involved in not only ensuring professional training is available, but that support for personal and professional problems is also accessible. Our free ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ offers access to a wide range of wellbeing resources and programmes including a counselling helpline if required.
Aside from delivering above-average generous holiday and pension benefits, we offer awards and vouchers, and encourage contribution to recognition schemes to ensure staff feel valued and appreciated.
Both locations offer impressive on-site gym and fitness suites, free-parking, well-stocked libraries, and a number of eateries including a Costa at Peterborough and a Starbucks at Stamford.
Peterborough College also has an on-site nursery rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.