Higher Education Achievement Coach

Higher Education Achievement Coach

Higher Education Achievement Coach

Full time (37hrs per week for 52wks per year), permanent

Salary; £20,137 per annum

Location; University Centre Rotherham, Rotherham


The Role

We are looking for an energetic, innovative and flexible individual who is fully committed to supporting the achievement and welfare of all our Higher Education students. The successful candidate will play a leading role in providing academic and pastoral support for our Higher Education students.

You will promote the personal development of our Higher Education students, enabling them to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to successfully complete their studies and support suitable progression opportunities.

In this critical role you will enable the Higher Education department to ensure that all students have equality of opportunity, in terms of Access, Continuation, Achievement and Progression. The role will also have responsibility for co-ordinating the student voice function within Higher Education, including the National Student Survey. 

In addition, you will provide individual support to our Higher Education students, working closely with course leaders to provide support for students identified as being at-risk of non-completion.

The role will involve some cross-campus and evening working, as well as working during the summer break period, to support students with re-assessments and summer school activities.


Have you got what it takes?

You will have experience of working with and supporting a range of client groups, ideally within a HE environment.

You will be qualified to degree level and hold Level 2 English & Maths.

You will possess a good knowledge and understanding of academic skills required to succeed in higher education and be able to motivate and engage HE learners to encourage them to achieve their very best.


Why work for us?

  • Access to local government pension
  • Up to 41 days annual leave per year
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated, innovative and dynamic individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too; Respect, Support, Inclusion, Excellence and Partnership.

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check.


Closing date: Monday 28 September 2020 – if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.


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