Additional Needs Officer

Sandwell College
Sandwell, West Bromwich [West Midlands]
£25,870 - £29,992 Per Year
15 Sep 2023 10:19
14 Oct 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Additional Needs Officer

Location: Central Campus, Sandwell, West Bromwich

Working Hours: 37

Salary: £25,870 - £29,992 per annum

Sandwell College is a fantastic leading organisation. We are a large, successful, richly diverse and growing college based on the outskirts of Birmingham. We have achieved significant success over recent years and we have further, big ambitions for the future with just under 7,000 students currently studying with us.

We offer excellent rewards including:

  • Excellent annual leave of 35 days plus bank holiday allowance
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • A variety of health and wellbeing programmes
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Progressive career development and training with regular ‘Appreciation Days’

As the ‘Further Education College of the year 2019’, we have an opportunity for an Additional Needs Officer to join our HubeXtra and Additional Needs Section on a full time and permanent basis.

The successful candidate will support the co-ordination and organisation of additional student support for the College. Specifically, the post will entail cross College liaison with both academic and support members of staff, assessment of student needs and liaison with external agencies. It is essential that all aspects of the role are documented through the existing quality procedures for audit and inspection purposes. You will be asked to deliver training to staff within the college about learners needs and how to support them effectively and to Liaise with outside stakeholders to ensure support for the learner is effective and has a positive impact. The post holder will be expected to participate in forward planning and the development of the service.

To be considered for this role experience in supporting learners with a wide range of needs, including hearing and visual difficulties, autism, dyslexia, ADHD, physical care needs and mental health, together with an understanding of these needs within a Further Education environment is an essential requirement. A clear understanding of Educational Health Care Plans (EHCPs) and the provision for High Needs in mainstream FE is also essential. You will support learners to enrol on the correct course and ensure their needs are identified and support is put into place. To record and track the progress of learners who support you have overseen to identify the progress

To view the full job description, please click see the attached document or for further information, please contact the HR Lead for Recruitment: [email protected]

Closing date is the 29th September 2023. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date.

Interviews: First stage interviews will take place in September.

Sandwell College is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications form all.

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!