Learner / Student Support Coordinator

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Title / Sector:
Support Worker / Tutor, Employability, Functional Skills
Region:
East Midlands
Area:
Northampton, Other - Northamptonshire
Location:
Northampton
Salary:
£24,000 to £24,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Extensive large company benefits offered
Posted:
25/06/2019
Recruiter:
GPRS Recruitment
Job Ref:
HEW-05641

Learner / Student Support Coordinator - Northampton - £24,000 / Extensive large company benefits, which include: discounts with 1,000 retailers, Health & Wellbeing Programmes, Financial Loans to support further education, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Discounted mobile phone contracts, Childcare Vouchers, cycle to work and green car scheme.

The Role: Learner / Student Support Coordinator

• Some learners find some aspects of an apprenticeship scheme or upskilling difficult. Maybe they are struggling with their functional skills or maybe the project or task they have been given is proving a challenge. Therefore, we are looking for a sympathetic person to whom the learner can turn who will source support for them.
• You will be a point of contact for learners to whom they can turn. It will be your responsibility to identify the problem and then find the relevant person who can help solve the issue. As a levy paying client it is vital that learners complete their training and apprenticeships and this role is to ensure that barriers to learning don't prevent this.
• Supporting the Quality Manager, you will be their right hand in ensuring a high-quality service is being upheld, ensuring compliance within the department is adhered to at all times, working alongside the delivery teams, external supporters and other departments within the business.
• Accountable for reviewing, assessing and managing the needs of learners who require additional support to complete their qualifications. This will involve devising individual Learning Support Plans and liaising with the relevant people to ensure that the learner journey is both successful and compliant, documenting progress and maintaining databases throughout, as a relatively new area within the business, you will be expected to devise processes to ensure the department runs both smoothly and efficiently. Current caseload circa 30.
• A DBS check prior to commencement of role is required.

Essential Requirements:

• Prior experience of supporting learners who are struggling to complete their apprenticeship due to special learning needs or disengagement, ideally having a specialism of working with individuals requiring additional educational support. Maybe you have previously been a trainer assessor and understand the challenges faced by learners.
• Full and comprehensive understanding of compliance within New Standard apprenticeship delivery.
• Working experience within a College or Training Provider within the quality department or experience delivering apprenticeships, Functional Skills or pre-employment training.
• Confident, organised and detail-orientated with the ability to self manage and get things done.
• You must be able to empathise with the learner and give them confidence in your ability to help resolve their issues.

Desirables:

• Training/Assessing/IQA qualifications
• Prior management experience

The Employer:

• A well known retail giant with a group of leading brand names. A levy payer who possesses an Ofsted Good, they offer their employees an exceptional benefits package and also an opportunity to upskill and/or study for an apprenticeship across many different job roles. They currently employ 700 apprentices.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. GPRS Recruitment whose registered address is 4-7 Gaolgate Street, Stafford ST16 2BG UK confirm that our client has instructed us that the position advertised herein is of a permanent nature.

Closing Date:
23/07/2019
Contact Details:
GPRS Recruitment
Tel: 01785430513
Fax: 01785 222341
Contact: Helen Wilson
Email:

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