Milton Keynes College

Learning Support Manager

£34,327 - £39,770 per annum
11 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Vacancy Filler
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

The key responsibility of the Learning Support Manager is to ensure that College policy and practice linked to Learning Support enables the ALS team to both understand the additional learning needs of our students and to provide the timely, relevant support needed to address potential barriers to learning and enable students to experience success.

The role of the Learning Support Manager will be to support the strategic vision and operational objectives of the Head of Student Development and Support with a key focus on Additional Learning Support.

You will coordinate and performance manage the contributions of the ALS team in line with targets set by the Head of Student Development and Support.  In accordance with the regulatory expectations and recognised standards of good practice and in collaboration with the Student Development Manager, ensure ALS provision is implemented in a coherent and effective manner.

Location: Chaffron Way Campus
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £34,327 - £39,770 per annum
Closing Date: Thursday 25th April 2019 

More about the rewards

  • 35 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays Pro Rata, Per Annum
  • Amazing discounts with NUS card, ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
  • Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
  • Access to Teachers Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Tax-free childcare scheme
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
  • Plus many more…


As the successful candidate, you will have

  • A relevant degree
  • Experience of working under the SEN code of Practice
  • Experience of effectively line managing staff
  • Experience of quality monitoring ALS provision
  • Experience of delivering 1:1 support for students with SEN
  • Ability to pragmatically and diplomatically manage challenging situations
  • Ability to manage own workload and approach tasks innovatively
  • Highly organised with the ability to problem solve and prioritise effectively


More about the College

Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 – 18-year-old full-time students studying vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and currently work with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons, which make up the Long Term High-Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.

Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions, therefore, undergo a thorough onboarding process to include DBS. In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions.

Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College’s clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity.

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