Training Co-ordinator for Programmes for Young People
Protection of Children and Young Persons
Any offers of appointment will be conditional and subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a certificate of good conduct if applicable, plus receipt of satisfactory employment references, Occupational Health clearance, an understanding of safeguarding and qualifications verification. An Enhanced DBS check is required for this position as you will be working within 'Regulated Activity' within a specific place (ie the College).
This role is classed as working within Regulated Activity. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. By applying for this position you agree to an Enhanced DBS check in line with DBS regulations.
Background to the Post
As part of the Re-engagement offer at WCG and with a specific focus on young people not in education, employment or training a range of courses have been developed as an important strand in the college’s offer to post 16 learners. The client group comes from a variety of backgrounds with various barriers to learning and progression. The young people may well demonstrate challenging behaviour and have a range of issues which have prevented them from previous educational engagement. The courses are designed to re-engage these young people with a strong emphasis on experiential learning and personal and social development. Thus supporting these individuals to succeed and enable them to progress onto a positive mainstream choice, into employment or an apprenticeship.
The College is committed to the provision of quality education, training and guidance to this group of learners. This is an innovative programme that provides not only personal social development but also teambuilding, employability skills alongside English and Maths in Functional Skills and/or GCSE as appropriate.
Position in the organisation
The person appointed will report to the Head of Re-engagement & Schools and work alongside a small team of staff. The postholder will be based across Royal Leamington College and Rugby College.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Actively promote Re-engagement programmes to perspective students, agencies and parents/guardians
- Active recruitment of young people not in education, training or employment through liaison and regular contact and visits with external agencies including the Careers service, hostels, youth centres and JCP.
- Conduct with due rigor, initial assessments in order to ascertain the students’ type and level of need.
- Active recruitment of employers/community partners to provide ‘value added’ opportunities for young people – such as guest speakers or world of work visits
- Responsibility for the day-to-day running of Re-engagement study programmes, actively supporting students to attend and participate.
- Completing and implementing an Action Plan for each student with the negotiation of the learner and/or parent, guardian and supporting agency
- Providing pastoral support, guiding and motivating learners.
- To liaise with tutors and cross college colleagues in ensuring the programme meets the students’ needs.
- To deliver units as part of the course to support the students in their personal social development and skills acquisition (e.g. Tutorial, work readiness, life skills and enterprise activities).
- To source work placements and complete reviews as required
- To liaise with supporting agencies, e.g. social services, hostels and funding bodies.
- Provide all necessary statistics as required and carryout administrative duties connected with the above e.g. record keeping, report writing, travel arrangements, etc.
- Attendance at meetings as required, e.g. team meetings.
- Ensuring maintenance of Ofsted quality standards.
- Monitoring of student retention, attendance and achievement with appropriate action to retain students on these courses.
- To model positive, mature and responsible attitudes to work and relationships and to encourage and foster these values in students.
- Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults for whom you are responsible and whom you come into contact with.
The list of duties is not exhaustive but outlines the main feature of the post at appointment and may vary as the job evolves without affecting the nature of the duties or the responsibility level.
Health and Safety
To ensure a safe working environment for colleagues, students, and visitors in line with the HASAW Act and the College Health and Safety Policy.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults for whom you are responsible and whom you come into contact with.
The list of duties is not exhaustive but outlines the main features of the post at appointment and may vary as the job evolves without affecting the nature of the duties or the responsibility level.
The College offers a generous annual leave entitlement to support staff, commencing with 25 days rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service, pro rata per annum plus 8 statutory days (Public & bank Holidays) and College closure days (all pro rata for part time posts).
Hours of Work
The post holder will be expected to work such hours as are necessary for the proper performance of their duties and responsibilities, normally 30 hours per week.
Place of work
The principal place of work will be the College’s premises based at our Royal Leamington Spa Centre. However, the post holder may be required to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises at which we may provide services.
Ability to perform the tasks as described in the job description. If you have a disability you should not be discouraged from applying, since there are schemes available within the College which allow for the provision of special aids, premises to be adapted and other appropriate support provided.
Ways in which these schemes might help in particular circumstances can be discussed with HR when making your application
- Appropriate Level 4 qualification i.e. HNC or equivalent qualification
- AET/PTLLS teaching qualification or a willingness to achieve within the first 12 months of employment
- GCSEs A-C in English and Maths or equivalent
- First Aid trained or a willingness to gain the qualification
- Recent relevant experience of working with young people
- Recent relevant experience of working with young people with challenging behaviours, those with EHCPs, and those previously excluded from school
- Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workload
- Ability to maintain an appropriate record system for recording and monitoring information
- Ability to work without direct supervision and manage the duties and workload of the post on a day-to-day basis
- Experience of using computer packages – Microsoft/Google
- Understand the major barriers to learning for the client group.
- A full driving licence plus use of a vehicle for which mileage will be paid for expenses incurred during the working duties
- Ability to operate as a team member
- Promote and sustain contacts within the local business community.
- Commitment to Equal Opportunities
- Ability to act in a professional and supportive manner with a range of people including external agencies and organisations, staff at all levels, students
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Flexible approach to work, self-motivated and able to motivate others
- Warwickshire 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
- Ability to demonstrate behaviours which support the Core Values of the College
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Assessor awards (A1) or equivalent
- Experience of training/delivery in a variety of settings
In addition to the requirements listed above, the following elements are intrinsic to this particular role and therefore it is essential that applicants are able to undertake work which involves:
a) Working with challenging behaviours
b) High mental stress content
c) Physical/Sport/Energetic Activities outside the classroom environment
Applications should be completed electronically via the College website (www.wcg.ac.uk)
When selecting applicants for short-listing, the panel will consider the requirements listed in the Person Specification above. You are, therefore, advised to ensure that your application addresses the issues raised by providing examples/evidence.
We are conscious of the time and effort spent on applications. We do thank you for your interest, and we will let you know whether or not your application is successful at shortlisting. Due to the number of applications the College receives we are unable to provide feedback for candidates who are unsuccessful at shortlisting. The College regrets that it is unable to pay expenses incurred by attendance at interview.