Head of Additional Learning Support
Oldham College
Oldham, United Kingdom
7d ago


Come join Oldham College on its journey to becoming a Great Place to Learn and Work and be part of our exciting Additional Learning Support Department

We are looking for a Head of ALS.

Head of Additional Learning Support (Salary from £39,798 £43,492 per annum)

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Oldham College on its journey to becoming A Great Place to Learn and Work .

We are a local college with a reputation for dynamism and success and the provision of high level education and training at its heart.

We embrace and encourage all those who are driven to better themselves, achieve their goals and reach new heights. Excellent resources combined with exceptional tutors and student support means that whatever your ambition, we can help you to achieve it.

The college is widely-regarded as one of the most improved colleges, based on students’ feedback, qualification achievement results (QAR) and reputation.

Each year approximately 2750 young people choose to continue their studies with us either as a full-time student or as an apprentice, a further 600 choose to undertake a university-

level qualification with us and around 1000 adult students. Overall we have around 5,500 full-time students in the College and 600 at our higher education site, University Campus Oldham (UCO).


When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities :

Generous Pension Scheme

Occupational Health Service

Enhanced Maternity / Paternity provision

Staff Development days / week (Jan, July, Aug)

Free confidential counselling service

On-site Day Nursery

On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre


You will co-ordinate a team of Learning Support Workers and work with external agencies to provide a high quality and responsive service.

You will have strong organisational skills, a multi-disciplinary approach and a good working knowledge of the Equality Act and SEND Reforms.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of providing strong leadership and management of inclusive learning support at a College level.

You will also have a strong track record of delivering highly effective student and pastoral support and of developing enrichment and wider skills programmes.

An innovative approach, together with the ability to inspire and lead staff and students, is also of key importance.

To apply for this vacancy please email an up to date CV and covering letter to recruitment oldham.ac.uk before the closing date of 3

August 2018, midday.

Interviews will take place on the 8

August 2018

This vacancy may close before the closing date if the recruiting manager deems sufficient applications have been received.

Therefore it is advised to send your application as early as possible.

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