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Skills Coach - Functional Skills & Learning Support

Department
Functional Skills
Location
Remote, England
Responsible to
Head of Functional Skills and Learning Support
Posted
Wednesday December 14, 2022
Key Duties

Are you a passionate and driven individual who thrives upon assisting others in reaching their full potential?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

We are seeking an experienced Skills Coach, who will be responsible for the pastoral support and delivery of outstanding teaching and learning for our learners. Ensuring as many learners achieve their Functional Skills qualifications as possible and supporting learning needs using a range of teaching and coaching methods embracing digital technology.

As well as our superb benefits package, this role also offers an OTE of up to £31,000 P/A.

Key duties

People:

  • Ensure own CPD and professional competency is maintained
  • Strive to maintain positive working relationships across the team
  • Maintain a flexible approach to support your team and the wider business
  • Work in partnership with Vocational Coaches to support effective delivery to learners

Quality & Compliance:

  • Keep up to date with and adhere to company, policies and procedures at all times
  • Take responsibility for the protection of data in line with policies and procedures
  • Commits and contributes to maintaining an effective safeguarding culture and takes responsibility for helping to protect colleagues and learners against any risk of harm, including all types of bullying, radicalisation or abuse
  • Ensure all learners in your team have completed the diagnostic assessments to gain an understanding of both Functional Skills and SEN needs. Carry out the diagnostics where appropriate.
  • Manage a caseload of SEN and Functional Skills learners to ensure they have the appropriate support to complete all qualifications.
  • Research and make use of special facilities and/or equipment to remove barriers to learning and fully utilise tools such as Do-it-Profiler and BKSB.
  • Undertake exam invigilation, in-line with company policy, and ensure special measures are implemented for eligible learners with ALS ensuring awarding body compliance
  • Support learners to achieve their qualifications in accordance with agreed targets and timescales.
  • Deliver high quality teaching, coaching, assessing through blended learning to verifying skills, knowledge and competence of learners
  • Be accountable for the accurate tracking and reporting of learner progress against plan using digital portfolio
  • Conduct timely progress reviews with all learner in your caseload in line with delivery model and stakeholder requirements
  • Manage and maintain quality and compliance report statistics to the targets set for acceptable levels
  • Access management reporting systems to self-serve on other relevant and compliance measures.

Stakeholders:

  • Promote a positive and professional image of the company and all of the services it delivers through excellent customer service
  • To demonstrate and uphold the company values, creating a great place to work for all
  • Work with Curriculum Managers to develop a wide range of resources to support learners with ALS and Functional Skills needs.
  • Provide high levels of customer service to learners and employers at all times
  • Encourage and motivate learners to achieve targets
  • Provide relevant information, advice and guidance in order to support learner progression
  • Support internal stakeholders with accurate forecasting of learner activity and providing information and documents as required
  • Actively participate with external stakeholders such as audit reviews or quality inspections

Growth:

  • Contribute positively to growth of the business by controlling costs
  • Ensure funding is maximised for supporting learners via ALS
  • Activity promote additional services to employers and learners
  • Work to maintain a full caseload, managing learners to complete their learning on time
Qualifications and Experience

Knowledge & Desirable Experience:

  • Working knowledge of supporting Learning Support and Functional Skills learners
  • Experience in developing lesson plans, content and curriculum to deliver training with a focus on Functional Skills and addressing any learning needs
  • Experience in online training delivery
  • Understanding of complex safeguarding needs

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Full driving licence (mandatory)
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Level 2 English and maths
Skills and behaviours

Skills:

  • Organisational skills and a sound attention to detail
  • Competent in the use and purpose of technology with strong IT skills in Microsoft office, learner management systems and Virtual learning environments
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Ability to manage targets and deadlines
  • Positive influencing

Behaviours:

  • Positive and engaging
  • Inclusive and supportive
  • Innovative and solution orientated
  • Committed to high levels of customer service

Due to the nature of work and the stakeholders we work with, we follow strict safer recruitment practices to include references, DBS and behaviour interviews coupled with competency CV and qualification checks. Furthermore, all roles are subject to an enhanced DBS upon successful employment.

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