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Specialist Support Lecturer

Skipton BD23, UK
Craven College
Part Time
£22.44 per hour
27th July 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
15th August 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start date
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  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1260000

Craven College is an aspirational College set in friendly and inclusive rural campuses in Skipton within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, at The Aviation Academy based airside at Leeds Bradford Airport and at Evolve in the heart of Ripon. We are a Good College (Ofsted 2018) and offer full-time courses for 16-18 year olds, outstanding apprenticeships, courses for young people with special educational needs, part-time courses and degree level courses with a mission statement of ‘enriching lives through learning’. Tyro Training is our commercial training division which offers a wide range of training courses for both individuals and businesses in Skipton.

We continuously invest in our excellent, industry standard facilities with a new £1.6m purpose-built Animal Management Centre on our Aireville Campus to be followed in 2022 by the construction of new equestrian facilities including an international sized arena and outdoor warm up area.

We are currently seeking to employ a committed and motivated Specialist Support Lecturer to be responsible for delivery of 1:1 and small group support provision for students who have disclosed or been identified as having a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD).

To ensure that the service directly contributes to positive learner outcomes, improved success rates, increased employability and appropriate progression for every student who uses the service, both those with and without SpLD.

To ensure quality provision in line with College Quality Assurance procedures.

Essential requirements:

  • Appropriate academic or professional qualifications:
  • Coaching and mentoring skills, preferably supported by a relevant qualification;
  • Recognised Dyslexia Qualification e.g. PATOSS/RSA Dyslexia Diploma or Certificate;
  • Possess an Assessment Practicing Certificate – or be willing to work towards.
  • An excellent current working knowledge of the subject area of SpLD, and appropriate level of experience in SpLD and teaching;
  • Sound theoretical understanding of the nature of dyslexia and related specific learning difficulties e.g. ADHD, Dyspraxia;
  • Experience of supporting students with the following disabilities:

        o Dyslexia

        o Learning difficulties (mild to severe)

        o Emotional and behavioural difficulties

  • Practical experience in delivering assessments in different contexts;
  • Experience of liaising effectively with schools, members of the public, parents, external agencies and employers;
  • Ability to deal with personal information in a confidential and sensitive manner and take responsibility for case notes;
  • Good standard of computer literacy and the ability to utilise and develop ILT and software in order to promote inclusivity through assistive technology;
  • Willingness and ability to undertake further professional development linked to the School curriculum and College needs;
  • Ability to achieve high standards working under pressure and with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to maintain relevant records and documentation accurately;
  • Appreciation of quality issues in FE;

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly college in North Yorkshire with fantastic facilities, excellent CPD opportunities and a great working and learning environment.

A disclosure check with the Disclosure & Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information including a full job description and to apply, please visit our website.

If you have not heard from us within 28 days of the closing date on this occasion you have not been shortlisted. However please feel free to apply for futures roles as appropriate.


Safeguarding Statement:

Craven 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.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.