Head of Learning Support

£33,983 - £39,383
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Job description

Shipley College - Great people, great place!

We are seeking a Head of Learning Support who is committed to championing inclusion, promoting outstanding practice, and ensuring the College remains fully compliant with the law and relevant codes of practice. As the College's SEND expert, you will lead on the development and implementation of our inclusive learning strategy. You will also have operational oversight and responsibility for our EHCP students, and cross-college Exam Access Arrangements ensuring our students have their needs met.  As an expert practitioner you will be skilled at managing complex external relationships, driven by our College's values, legislation and JCQ regulations,  while placing the student at the centre of all that you . ​


37 hours per week, permanent full time, full year post


Spine point 32-37: £33,983 - £39,383 per annum

Closing Date:

Monday 5th June 2023 at 9am

Interview Date:

W/C 12/06/2023

Start Date:

ASAP (subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks)


We are looking for someone who has:

  • Relevant degree/Level 5 or equivalent qualification.

  • Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent (or be willing to work towards)

  • Experience in a similar role supporting learners with SEND in an educational setting.

  • Previous experience and understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and safeguarding risks to learners.

  • Ability to manage and support a team of staff effectively.

  • Proficient in the use of IT tools

  • Excellent communication skills ​​

Benefits we offer include:



  • 36 days holiday including bank holidays and College closure days.(increasing to 41 days holidays after 5 full academic years service)

  • Enhanced/LGPS pension contributions

  • Access to a free gym on site

  • Reduced cost train travel

  • Access to free onsite car parks

  • Professional Development opportunities


How to Apply:

To find out more details about the job please visit https://www.shipley.ac.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/ .

Application forms can be obtained from https://www.shipley.ac.uk/jobs/how-to-apply .

Completed applications should be submitted to [email protected] .

Please note that you need to complete an application form to apply for this post. You should refer to the job description when completing the application form.

Employment offers are subject to pre-employment checks including DBS, references, online checks and right to work. Shipley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The College is actively committed to a policy of equality of opportunity for all through education and therefore encourages applications from all regardless of age, disability, economic status, gender, race, religion and beliefs or sexual orientation.

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