Workstart Employability Lecturer, Orchard Hill College – Sutton
Salary: Lecturer scale £32,542 – £42,270 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
Location: Sutton SM1 2SW – travel to other locations will be required
Working Pattern: 36 hours/5 days per week all year round (39 working weeks)
Orchard Hill College is an Outstanding Specialist College (Ofsted, November 2019) offering life-changing learning opportunities to young people and adults with a range of special education needs and/or disabilities. We have eight vibrant community-based College Centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of over 400 students.
Students who study with us have a wide range of needs including profound and multiple learning disabilities, communication and behavioural difficulties and specific medical needs. All students are individuals, and their learning programmes are designed to support and empower them to achieve their aspirations and goals, whilst developing skills to become more independent members of their community.
Orchard Hill College is a truly unique and rewarding place to work with inspirational students and a dynamic and supportive staff team.
The College is also an Academy sponsor and established Orchard Hill College Academy Trust in 2013 which is home to 15 special schools. Together Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust provide for over 1500 pupils and students with SEN across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. To find out more about Orchard Hill College please visit https://orchardhill.ac.uk/.
We are looking for a personable, motivated professional to work closely with our WorkStart students. The role requires a self-starter who is able to build excellent links with potential employers. WorkStart lecturers proactively support our students to develop job searching skills, access work placements, develop their English and Maths skills in the classroom, and ultimately progress into employment.
If you have experience of working effectively with students with SEND or barriers to learning and you have the drive and tenacity to establish networks with external stakeholders, we would love to hear from you. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of having delivered functional skills sessions and employability lessons, ensuring that students with a range of learning difficulties, disabilities and barriers to learning from Entry to Level 2 are supported in developing work skills to enable them to enter employment.
Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.
Orchard Hill College is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/.
To apply for this role, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.
Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.
Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.
Closing date: 10am Wednesday 10th May 2023
Interview date: Friday 19th May 2023
Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.Apply