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You will play a significant role in planning and implementing additional learning support alongside our highly experienced team of SENCOs, learning assistants and mentors.

Key points

  • Maternity cover
    Full-time (37 hours per week).
  • Salary
    £41,130 to £44,944, depending upon qualifications and experience.
  • Closing date
    Sunday, 2nd April 2023.

Do you have a passion for supporting learners to achieve their potential? Are you experienced in managing the support for learners with additional learning needs in a School or College context? Have you always wanted to live and work within an area of outstanding natural beauty with a vibrant cultural offering?

Consistently ranked in the top 5% of UK colleges for learner success rates (for 16-18 year-olds), we are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Learning Services Manager to provide leadership and support to our Learning Services department. You will play a significant role in planning and implementing additional learning support alongside our highly experienced team of SENCOs, learning assistants and mentors. You will also liaise with heads of department and senior leadership to monitor our learners' retention, progress and achievement with additional learning and social needs.

You will lead partnership work with local authorities and external agencies to support high-needs learners' Education & Health Care plans, including negotiating financial contracts. Your experience and knowledge will ensure that all legal and statutory requirements related to SEND legislation are met and that all records are maintained to the correct standard. As Learning Services Manager, you will also manage exam access arrangements by supporting our SENCOs whilst undertaking a personal caseload of this work.

We are at the forefront of looking after our employees. Alongside our dedicated commitment to staff development, we offer a generous benefits package, including:

  • A generous holiday entitlement (25 days plus bank holidays).
  • 7 efficiency days in addition to your hard-earned holiday allocation!
  • A comprehensive staff awards, rewards and wellbeing scheme.
  • A cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Discounted treatments at our House of Hair & Beauty salon.

In addition to that, we are and have consistently invested in providing our students and staff with an outstanding and unrivalled range of modern facilities and resources.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility and photo I.D. will be required from candidates at interview as part of our standard recruitment process.

Why choose us?

Set within the Lake District's breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site, Kendal College is an FE college that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. Under the leadership of our Principal, Kelvin Nash, the college is embarking on a series of bold steps to grow the college and remain a top-notch education provider for Cumbria and the North West region. Our students focus on their learning, achieve high levels of attainment and consistently give us high satisfaction ratings. The college recognises the wellbeing of its staff as a priority, as well as ensuring that excellent work is appropriately recognised and that a healthy work-life balance is maintained.

Safeguarding statement

Kendal College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.