Academic Coach (sessional)

The College is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented, enthusiastic and committed Academic Coach to join our Sixth Form team.  The College is experiencing growth and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our distinctive educational setting.  

At Loughborough Sixth Form College, we are determined to ensure that all of our students reach their full academic potential and develop the skills and personality to lead successful futures. 

Our curriculum provision is predominantly A Level with a small cohort of Applied Science students. We have high ambitions for our students and Academic Coaches are a key part of our support network. 

It is an exciting time to join the College and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our distinctive educational setting.  As an Academic Coach, you will be responsible for supporting students academically across one of our pathways.  This will be through regular tutorial sessions, 1:1 coaching sessions, assertive mentoring, delivering enrichment activities or helping students with their UCAS applications and progression goals. The support will involve tracking students against their target grades and engagement in sessions.  You will help learners to reflect on what they need to do to improve and ensuring that appropriate interventions are in place for them to succeed.

Ideally you will have A levels, be qualified to degree level or in your final year and experience of supporting young people in an education setting. Whilst prior experience of delivering workshops, coaching students or UCAS would be desirable, we are keen to hear from applicants who can display transferable skills of pro-activity, initiative and building positive relationships. These skills are crucial to working effectively with teachers, support staff and students.

The Sixth Form is a priority department for Loughborough College and we are looking for candidates who will work to build on successful outcomes within this area and embrace exciting and innovative modes of delivery. 

We are proud to be working towards being an Investors in Diversity organisation. We actively encourage applications who are current under-represented and where we are using positive action under the Equality Act. We welcome everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey. The College is striving to attract, develop and retain the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised.

Alongside our commitment to your professional and personal development, we also offer a generous benefits package including:

  • A competitive pension scheme
  • On-site parking
  • One campus facility
  • Subsided nursery fees
  • Additional annual leave available
  • Generous Maternity/Paternity pay
  • Fantastic CPD and inclusive resources for development
  • Opportunities of volunteering within local community and charities

We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, agile working, staff forums, staff working groups for sustainability, staff steering groups for Investors in Diversity and support services to support with mental health and wellbeing for staff from different backgrounds.

We are and have consistently invested in providing our learners and employees with an outstanding and unrivalled range of modern facilities and resources.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing their circumstances against criteria specified on the Gov website. Please note right to work checks will be completed when the job is offered.

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For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.