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Transition & Additional Learning Support Quality/ Acting Manager

Job Ref: BS 1250 | Applications Close: 8 Dec 2021, 23:59
icon_wallet£34,305 per annum -Lecturer Scale Fixed point 15
icon_calendarPermanent Full year Academic Contract
icon_mappinLancaster & Morecambe College
icon_clock37 hours per week
icon_piechartLearning Support
icon_holiday37* days + Bank Holidays and College Closure Days
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Job Description

Lancaster & Morecambe College is looking for a Transition & Additional Learning Support Quality/ Acting Manager. The job role will include supporting and deputising for the Head of ALS (two days per week). You will manage, co-ordinate and develop the Learning Support Assistants and develop, lead and implement a transition strategy/ plan for those learners moving from special education, internal discrete provision and on exit from Further Education.

You will have a positive attitude to working with people with any Special Educational Needs and Disability, in an inclusive educational environment and be able to relate well to people, showing a strong and clear understanding of learning needs. 
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to the role along with experience of managing challenging conversations.

You should hold a minimum Level 4 qualification in a vocational subject and Level 4 Teaching and Learning qualification or be prepared to work towards gaining it.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 15th December.

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

Job Title TRANSITION AND ALS QUALITY/ACTING MANAGER 
Salary Range Lecturer Scale Fixed point 15, 
£34,305 per annum
Faculty / Section Learning Support
Hours per Week

37 hours per week

Terms of Employment Permanent Full year Academic Contract 
Annual Leave Entitlement 37* 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 Head of Additional Learning Support (ALS)

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

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

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

Job Purpose:  

  • To support (and, for 2 days per week, deputise for) the Head of ALS to maintain learner experience and entitlement whilst maintaining the sustainability of the department.
  • To manage, co-ordinate and develop the section’s team of Learning Support Assistants to provide a high-quality support service that meets learner needs.
  • To develop, lead and implement a transition strategy/plan for those learners moving from special education, internal discrete provision and on exit from FE

Key Tasks / Responsibilities:

  1. Line manage and coordinate all of the department’s staff for 2 days per week.

  2. Line manage and co-ordinate the department’s Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), including time-tabling to meet individual learners’ support requirements. 

  3. Manage Lead LSAs to develop an effective monitoring and tracking process to ensure learner progress is captured for both EHCP outcomes & study programme targets. Work with Lead LSAs to develop and implement a selection, induction and training programme to ensure new LSAs are classroom-ready. 

  4. Manage, develop and implement robust quality assurance strategies across the provision to meet the EIF and the SEND Code of Practice 2014. This includes the introduction of robust measures of effectiveness, completing observation and learning walks, development plans and CPD recommendations to maintain a high-quality provision. 

  5. Develop and implement a robust and effective transition experience for learners into, through and out of college. Build on established external working relationships to increase the number of managed transitions into and out of college. Develop internal working relationships to support a consistent well managed internal college transition for EHCP Holders, extending this in year 2 to include learners with SEND. 

  6. Support and mentor LSOs attending Final Reviews for EHCP holders and other learners with significant SEND. 

  7. Collaborate with the Schools engagement and liaison team to engage applicants, local schools, relevant Local Authorities, parents, local parental and learner support forums (SEDIAS) in managed transitions. 

  8. Work closely with the Data Coordinator and Head of ALS to meet the support needs and entitlement of learners within funding budgets. 

  9. Support the Safeguarding Manager by acting as part of the Safeguarding triage system and providing IAG to ALS staff who raise concerns, signposting to the Safeguarding Manager as appropriate. 

  10. Oversee the Assessment Team to ensure the smooth and effective running of the service to meet LMC’s statutory duties for JCQ, supporting staff to implement recommended reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 and the C&F Act 2014.

  11. Deputise for the Head of ALS when required, including representing the department on committees, and at internal/external meetings and events. 

  12. Deliver relevant staff training within the section and to other staff who support learners, 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 College Support (customer service) Standards
  • 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

Experience 

Essential - Measured by application form and interview

  • Significant relevant experience in Additional Learning Support including confident management of learners and their diverse issues
  • Supervision/line management of staff 
  • Working successfully with external partners and parents
  • Experience of setting timetables
  • Experience of managing challenging conversations with parents, learners and colleagues

Desirable - Measured by application form and interview

  • Recruitment and training experience
  • Mentoring colleagues
  • Experience and confidence with SEND funding systems
  • Significant relevant teaching experience at FE/Post-16

Qualifications

Essential - Measured by application form and interview*

  • Level 4 qualification in a vocational subject
  • L4 teaching and learning, Cert Ed or PGCE or be prepared to work towards. 
  • GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths & English (or equivalent Level 2)*

Desirable - Measured by application form

  • Degree level or higher in a related subject 
  • Mentoring training qualification
  • IAG qualification at L4 
  • Recognised qualification related to SEND

Skills / Abilities

Essential - Measured by interview

  • Positive attitude to working with people with any SEND in an inclusive educational environment. 
  • Relate well to young people and adults, showing a strong and clear understanding of individuals’ learning needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational skills and time management.
  • Able to work as part of a team, or proactively as an individual, using own initiative where relevant. 
  • Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills 

Desirable - Measured by interview

  • Good working knowledge of assistive technology and software
  • Specialist knowledge in a specific relevant area of SEND and EHCPs.

Personal

Essential - Measured by application form, interview and assessment*

  • Flexible, creative approach and attitude to problem solving.
  • Committed to the development of individuals’ skills in a supportive and non-intrusive manner.
  • Willing to undertake Professional Development as appropriate.

Desirable - Measured by application form, interview and assessment*

  • A supportive approach and positive attitude to change management.
  • Proven track record in coaching and mentoring staff and learners.

* 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 

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

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

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

Apply For this Position

Please download the application form from the link above and email the completed form and a covering letter to jobs@lmc.ac.uk

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

Thank you.