Kirklees College

Personal Development Coach - Science

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£24,838.00 - £26,356.00
22 Sep 2023
02 Oct 2023
Subject Area
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Part Time

Hours / Weeks: 22.2 hours per week, 36 weeks

(We do reserve the right to close this advert early, should we receive a high number of applications)

**Term time only staff who start mid year will have their initial salary payments calculated based on actual weeks worked and the number of pay dates between the beginning of employment and the end of the academic year**

At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent, and welcome applications from all sectors. Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others. We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story! In the role of Personal Development Coach for Science you will be based at our Waterfront Site in Huddersfield Town Centre and your focus will be on delivering the college tutorial personal development programme, through facilitation of 1 hour group sessions with students. The role is 0.6 contract and will require three days of work (ideally Mon-Wed but this could be changed for the right candidate).

Your key responsibilities will be providing effective personal development opportunities for students in a group setting to support success and progression. You will utilise student data, curriculum input, and local and national information to develop tutorial resources for a range of topics with one key specialist area, such as Democracy and Human Rights, RSHE, Equity and Inclusion, mental health, safeguarding, British Values. Ideally, you’ll have previous experience of working with 16 - 19 year olds, including ‘hard to reach’ students who have barriers to meeting expectations of behaviour and will be able to understand the range of approaches and techniques needed to engage. It’s important that you have excellent communication skills, a commitment to the personal development of young people in education and a willingness to undertake relevant staff development and demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.

Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel. We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another. Term time only staff who start mid year will have their initial salary payments calculated based on actual weeks worked and the number of pay dates between the beginning of employment and the end of the academic year.

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Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied. As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.