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Catch up Coaches for Animal Care, Foundation Studies, Public Services, Health & Social Care and Catering & Travel

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Contract:Support and Fixed term

Salary:£26,653 per annum, or pro rata for the hours specific hours worked

Closing date:09/12/2020

Start date:TBC

This opportunity has arisen through specific central government ‘catch up’ funding to help students with below grade 4 in English and/or mathematics catch up with their vocational and/or English and/or mathematics studies as a result of the CV19 pandemic.  The vocational subject we require support in is as follows and it is expected that the post holder will have relevant qualifications in one particular vocational subject:

Animal Care, Foundation Studies, Public Services, Health and Social Care, Catering and Travel. Please state on your application which of the above vocational subjects you are qualified in.

The role involves coaching and providing study skill support to groups of around five study programmes learners aged 16 to 19 on their subject studies. Coaching sessions will be of an hour to 90 minutes duration and be on a regular basis each week for targeted students. ‘Catch up’ coaches will be supported by the relevant head of department who will ensure teachers provide set work tasks and activities to them to help stimulate and accelerate learners’ focus and progress.

Reporting directly to the relevant head of department, you will be part of the relevant subject area team. The post requires a highly-motivated and well-organised individual who can demonstrate a commitment to excellence in student coaching and measuring progress. Your role will be to build good practice in study skills to move this significant widening participation aspect of the relevant subject team’s work forward.

You must have proven experience of working with young people, ideally in coaching or mentoring and to have worked in a college/school/youth work environment.

You will be a highly self-motivated, energetic and driven individual, encompassing a strong sense of autonomy.  You will possess strong presentation and communication skills and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of measuring students’ progress. You will report on students’ development and acquisition of new knowledge and application of new skills. 

It is essential that the person appointed has the ability to build positive relationships, maintain small group on task focus and exhibits excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will work closely with the relevant teachers, head of department and support services in enabling targeted students to catch up with their studies and make swift progress.

You will be a role model for students and maintain the college’s high expectations both of yourself and of students throughout all interface each working day.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.