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Lead Functional Skills Co-ordinator

Job Ref: BS 1344 | Applications Close: 6 Feb 2023, 23:59
icon_wallet£28,118 per annum - Support Scale, Fixed Point 30
icon_calendar Permanent Full year Support Contract
icon_mappinLancaster & Morecambe College
icon_clock37 hours per week
icon_piechartApprenticeships & Employer Engagement
icon_holiday28* Days pro rata + Bank Holiday entitlement and College Closure Days
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Job Description

Lead Functional Skills Co-ordinator
£28,118 per annum
37 hours per week

Are you a highly motivated and organised professional who has experience of delivering Functional Skills?

Lancaster and Morecambe College are seeking a professional to lead the development of functional skills in the workplace, to manage and co-ordinate all functional skills for our apprenticeship programmes. The postholder will take responsibility for the effective management of the Work Based Functional Skills Co-ordinator team, ensuring they are developing the knowledge and behaviours of every learner.

Being a confident communicator with strong supervisory skills and the ability to motivate a team is essential to the role.

Benefits include defined benefits pension scheme, generous leave entitlement, Cycle to Work scheme, opportunities for continuing professional development and good staff support services. Please note, CVs are not accepted.

Salary Range Support Scale, Points 30 
£28,118 per annum, pro rata
Department Apprenticeships & Employer Engagement 
Hours per Week

37 hours per week

Terms of Employment Permanent Full year Support Contract
Annual Leave Entitlement 28* Days pro rata + Bank Holiday entitlement and College Closure Days *2 days to be taken on identified dates during the Christmas closure period as notified on the College calendar
Responsible to Apprenticeships Manager   

All posts are subject to a DBS Disclosure in line with our policy of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

Job Purpose:  

  • To lead the development of functional skills in the workplace by facilitating functional skills workshops in English / maths / Essential Digital Skills to support learner achievement.
  • To manage and co-ordinate all functional skills for apprenticeship programmes, recording outcomes and planning assessments/IV in line with College policy and awarding body requirements.
  • Effective management of Work Based Skills Functional Skills Coordinators ensuring they are developing the knowledge and behaviours of every learner.

Key Tasks / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and co-ordinate maths, English and Essential Digital Skillsfunctional skills within apprenticeships, ensuring timely completions and high achievement rates.

  2. Deliver one to one or small group sessions within the workplace, college and/or remotely, whilst ensuring timely progression of the learners’ functional skills.

  3. Take day-to-day line management responsibility for a team of Work-Based Skills Functional Skills Coordinators, including recruitment; induction; caseload allocation; pay claim authorisation and professional development support.

  4. Meet regularly with team of Functional Skills Coordinators, supporting them with any learning issues and identifying when a candidate is ready for an exam.

  5. Oversee the individual delivery plan and schemes of work for each work-based skills learner to ensure learners develop the knowledge and behaviours to be exam ready in a timely manner.

  6. Oversee and monitor the initial and diagnostic assessment process in the workplace for all apprentices.  Liaise closely with all work-based skills co-ordinators to ensure all learners are effectively monitored, tracked and have timely interventions throughout their functional skills journey.

  7. Provide advice regarding the recruitment, selection and enrolment of learners on to apprenticeships programmes and relevant functional skills, ensuring correct levels are identified.

  8. Report to Assessments Boards regarding the progress for functional skills across all apprenticeships.

  9. Monitor all learner records to ensure functional skills are up to date and meet the required standards.  Ensure appropriate and timely use of all required documentation; skills’ assessments and online monitoring system (Smart Assessor).

  10. Carry out IV of learners’ functional skills assessments in line with awarding body criteria.  Maintain accurate records as required by the EV / Awarding Organisations, liaising with LMC’s examination team as appropriate. Organise standardisation and verification of assessment in line with College and Awarding Organisation requirements, including organisation of EV visits.

  11. Liaise with and develop close relationships with the College Skills for Life specialist team. 

  12. Facilitate and support small group development sessions for Work-Based Skills Advisers, in embedding English & maths progress within Apprenticeship programmes.

  13. Maintain quality standards on all programmes delivered in the work place in line with college policy.

  14. Promote other aspects of LMC Business and the College’s work with employers and attend Open Day and Evenings.

  15. Other duties commensurate with the grade of post as required..

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

College Responsibilites

  • Contribute to the quality improvement process;
  • Work within health and safety guidelines and be aware of your responsibilities for health and safety;
  • Adhere to College policies and procedures;
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of young persons and vulnerable adults;
  • Value and promote equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • Undertake professional development to ensure skills and qualifications are up to date;
  • Participate in meetings and events as required, e.g. Team meetings, parents’ evenings, etc.
  • Work co-operatively with colleagues and show commitment to the College and its mission.
  • Adhere to the College Values:
    Community – caring, collaborative and inclusive; 
    Opportunity – accessible, aspirational and transformative

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Disclosure & Barring Service:  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Certificate

Skills & Experience Required


Essential - Measured by application form and interview

  • Experience of delivering Key Skills and/or Functional Skills in the workplace and classroom environment.
  • Occupationally competent in main area(s) of responsibility and ongoing commitment to maintain Continuing Professional Development 
  • Experience of working with young people and/or adults in a training capacity

Desirable - Measured by application form and interview

  • Recent work experience in a relevant area 
  • Line management or supervisory experience


Essential - Measured by application form, interview and assessment.* 

  • Minimum Level 3 in Literacy or Numeracy
  • Level 3 Training Assessment and Quality Assurance Award or equivalent
  • Verifier Award (or within a specified timescale)
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English (or equivalent Level 2)* 

Desirable - Measured by application form, interview and assessment*

  • Teaching Qualification 

*You will be required to undertake a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment at, or immediately after interview, if you do not have these qualifications or cannot provide the relevant certificates

Skills / Abilities

Essential - Measured by application form and interview

  • Awareness of modern approaches to the delivery of all programmes.
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Organised and good attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good Essential Digital Skills


Essential - Measured by application form and interview 

  • Current Full Driving Licence and access to own vehicle (with business use insurance – mileage is claimed)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills
  • Smart appearance appropriate to the post
  • Innovative and flexible approach 
  • Ability to motivate a team and commitment to the achievement of excellence

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

About Us


Lancaster & Morecambe College is a thriving FE College, rated GOOD by Ofsted and justifiably proud of its strong links with our local community. Located between Lancaster and Morecambe, and within commuting distance of Central Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire, our industry-standard facilities attract colleagues from across the North West.

We are excited to be working in partnership with the Eden Project & local partners to develop the Morecambe Bay Curriculum to meet future employment needs and to utilise our wonderful local landscape as a unique learning resource. 

LMC is a respectful, welcoming safe space to work, learn and thrive with high expectations for all. Valued as a significant local employer, we work hard to provide a supportive, productive and fulfilling working environment for our staff. We are always looking for talented and innovative people to join us.

Staff Benefits & College Facilities

Valued as a significant local employer, we work hard to provide a supportive, productive and fulfilling working environment for our staff. In addition to a friendly team culture and a range of excellent on-site facilities, we offer:

  • Relevant staff training and development and good progression opportunities
  • Defined Benefit Pension Schemes for all staff (Local Government and Teachers' Pensions Schemes)
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • A range of family-friendly and other supportive HR policies
  • FREE College gym membership
  • Dedicated Occupational Health
  • On site The Salon, Restaurant and catering facilities
  • FREE parking
  • Cycle2work, a Government initiative that allows you to make huge Tax and National Insurance savings on the cost of a new bike and safety equipment via a salary sacrifice scheme

Please note we do not accept CVs, download the LMC application form

Apply For this Position

Please download the application form here and email the completed form and a covering letter to

We will process your form once received. Please note that sending a CV will not be accepted or processed.

Thank you.