Learning Services Manager & Senior Leader

Salary Grade Range £49,268 – £52,491 per annum (SFC Leadership Spine Points L1 to L4)

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified and experienced professional to lead our Learning Services Team. The team is a highly developed one that provides outstanding care and support for a broad range of learners. The Learning Services Manager leads on the provision for SEND learners and other learners with additional needs, has responsibilities for safeguarding across the college and leads on our growing and excellent provision for Mental Health and Wellbeing across The Sixth Form.

The current department structure includes 4 coordinators who have specific responsibilities in key provision for The Sixth Form. These include a coordinator for Student Mental Health and Wellbeing, a coordinator for LAC and LSA provision, a coordinator for Dyslexia support and Access Arrangements and a coordinator who has responsibility for Safeguarding and ‘At Risk’ learners. This coordinator is also the College’s DDSL.

The post holder will act as DSL for the college, supported by a DDSL who is already in post. The post holder will be responsible for leading on complex cases and in supporting other staff who also have caseloads. The post holder will be responsible for the planning of the delivery of relevant update training to all staff and involvement in the induction of staff in terms of safeguarding.

The post holder will also have responsibility for the liaison with the relevant local authorities for students with EHCPs and to secure HNS funding for learners who are expected to attend College. You will also lead on and manage the transition processes for learners joining and leaving the College and on the planning of wider support and mentoring services, including the College Counselling service.

This position also comes with the role of a Senior Leader. We currently have 5 Senior Leaders who support the Senior Management Team by undertaking duties across The Sixth Form as well as leading on specific wider college priorities. You will be joining a highly effective and visible group of leaders who engage with learners across The Sixth Form supporting and leading our student behaviour strategies, delivery of skills days and having a significant presence at events such as parents’ evenings and transition events.

This is a full-time post and we would not consider applications seeking to undertake the role part-time.

Key Requirements

You must have a Keeping Children Safe in Education (DSL), previously known as level 3 training safeguarding qualification and experience of managing cases at the highest level. You must have knowledge of current UK disability legislation, safeguarding legislation and legislation relating to mental health.

Experience of working in education and/or understanding the support available to learners within education is essential

The closing date for applications is: Sunday 31 October 2021

To apply, please complete the application form, together with a supporting letter and email to: You should refer to the Job Description and Person Specification below. Please outline your skills, experience and personal qualities and how they relate to the requirements of the post. Please note that only applicants who meet the criteria of the person specification will be considered.

Learning Services Manager – Job Description

Learning Services Manager – Person Specification

Application Form – Support Staff (May 2021)

Application Recruitment Information March 2021

Ofsted Report 2017

Interviews will be held week commencing: 8 November 2021

The start date for this post is anticipated to be 5 January 2022. This will allow the appointed member of staff to work with our current Learning Services Manager to enable a smooth and effective transition of the service until the end of January.

All appointments at the college are subject to the receipt of satisfactory clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.