Head of Learning Support & Student Wellbeing

Status: 32.5 hours per week over 5 days ( 195 days per year) Permanent from September 2022
Salary: at £25,971 to £42,149 (dependent on experience) + TLR1B of £10,302.96 per annum
Location: Thomas Rotherham College
Closing date: 4th May 2022, 12:00pm

Inspire Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based in Rotherham which includes Oakwood High School, Sitwell Junior School and Thomas Rotherham College.

Thomas Rotherham College is the largest sixth form college provider in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We have a tradition of achievement and aim to provide a future of opportunity to all our students. An opportunity has arisen to recruit an enthusiastic and high-quality leader to the post of  Head of Faculty for Learning Support and Student Wellbeing.

The Faculty of Learning Support & Student Wellbeing plays a critical role in tailoring individual support programmes for learners with a range of additional needs. The successful applicant will have the vision and energy to lead an experienced and committed team in further enhancing the college’s support for students’ academic progress and well-being.

Housed in a dedicated suite of rooms, including a newly-developed Flexible Learning Centre (which will offer bespoke provision for some of the region’s most vulnerable learners), the faculty consists of 6 members of staff, all of whom offer specialised support, built around the needs of our learners.

Candidates must be educated to degree level and hold a PGCE/PGCE Post 16 with QTS and another appropriate and equivalent teaching qualification in literacy, numeracy or ESOL. While it is not essential that applicants be a qualified SENCo, this would be viewed favourably. Experience and understanding of the unique challenges of working with and supporting post-16 learners is critical to success in this role.

All staff are required to work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all.  We offer a positive working environment, we care about our students and we care about our staff, all of whom know that and appreciate that.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contribute to this culture and develop it further.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 4 May at 12noon. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 May. Applications are via our online application portal on our website at https://www.inspirelearningtrust.uk/thomas-rotherham-college-vacancies/

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments.  All candidates must complete our online application form in full.

Inspire Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its workplaces.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)