Learning Support Coordinator

London, United Kingdom
£30,000-£34,500 (depending on experience)
Nov 30, 2021
End of advertisement period
Dec 06, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Applicants must provide evidence of their right to work in the UK as BPP is unable to provide visa sponsorship

Job Profile Student Support - Inclusion & Diversity
Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

To ensure that support interventions for disability, including mental health and learning difference across the BPP Group are timely, reasonable, effective and efficient. Ensuring that reasonable adjustments are based on the entitlements of students, whilst incorporating consideration of learning and teaching. Ensuring that all information is stored accurately and securely in accordance with GDPR.

To coordinate a team of Disability Advisors. To lead on and assist with complex disability related issues and  support the team generally. Liaising with other BPP teams as required. To identify and arrange training in disability awareness as required across the BPP Group.

The post holder will be expected to participate in regular administrative duties for Learning Support, collating and reporting on pertinent disability data, leading internal and external audits, assisting with
invoicing, responding to and allocating student enquiries to the Learning Support team.

Job Background

The role will be on a Hybrid contract (Home and Office based) with some UK regional travel expected.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that all Learning Support interventions (reasonable adjustments) are timely, effective and appropriate to individual entitlement
  • to coordinate and support a national team of Disability Advisors
  • to maintain a small caseload of students
  • to interview and assess students to identify appropriate reasonable adjustments in accordance with the Learning Support Policy, learning and teaching and external funding such as Disabled Students Allowances/Govt Apprenticeship funding mechanisms
  • to accurately record student's entitlements, based on initial assessment, interview, and evidence including external assessment reports
  • to liaise with the Learning Support Administrator(s) and ensure that all Learning Support records are accurate and up-to-date and that evidence complies with audit requirements
  • to identify and promote Learning Support strategies and service improvements
  • to provide accurate statistical reports to the Head of Inclusion and Learning Support and other teams
  • to collaborate with external stakeholders and other teams at BPP to ensure reasonable adjustments and inclusive practice are integrated
  • to monitor and report on financial records and report to the Head of Inclusion and Learning Support
  • to promote inclusive practice and student independence, acting as an advocate for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
  • to help maintain marketing and promotional material for the Learning Support Service
  • to organise and attend meetings, ca

Department University Education Services - Equality & Diversity
Vacancy location UK, London, London Waterloo

Candidate Criteria

  • Degree-qualified or an equivalent level, relevant professional qualification at degree level
  • An understanding of learning and teaching practices
  • Substantial experience of working with individuals with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities in an educational setting
  • An understanding of Inclusive practice in education
  • An understanding of the important of mental health and wellbeing
  • A detailed understanding of implementing reasonable adjustments in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
  • Familiarity with MS Office - excellent level of IT competency including MS Excel and experience of educational databases
  • Excellent written and communication skills,
  • Ability to prioritise a diverse workload
  • Experience of working in a team and working with informal authority,
  • Higher/further education experience
  • Working with diverse client groups for professional service delivery
  • Outstanding advocacy, diplomacy and networking skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to maintain a professional manner and calm approach in a busy environment.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS plus barred list.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore the successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected, as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary £30,000-£34,500 (depending on experience)

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