Personal Development Co-ordinator

Full time, term time (37 hrs per week, working 40 weeks per year)

Dearne Valley College, Rotherham

About the Role

The role of Personal Development Co-ordinator is an exciting role to be in with everyday brining something different. The role sits within our Student Support Service team and will be based at Dearne Valley College, part of the RNN Group, and will be responsible for the creation and delivery of an exciting and engaging programme of personal development activities and events for College learners to enhance their College experience.

As a Personal Development Co-ordinator, the key duties of this role will be to create a programme of personal development activities, available to all learners and working with learners to understand key topics and themes. You will organise, coordinate and deliver events to develop the essential life and personal skills of students, including health, wellbeing and learning opportunities. Some of our current staff have expressed “It’s a fun and enjoyable role within the College, you get to meet a variety of individuals and organisations both internally and externally”.

You will build effective partnerships with external organisations, who will provide guest speaker delivery and lead on learner voice activity.

You will…

You will have experience of working within an educational environment, ideally within a Further Education/Post-16 environment. Working as a team, you will be responsible for organising, co-ordinating, promoting and delivering events to develop essential life and personal skills of learners.

You will have qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent, and a Level 2 qualification in Guidance/Counselling or similar. You will also be able to demonstrate good customer service skills and be able to work with respect and confidentiality.

Department Info

The role of Personal Development Co-ordinator will work within a team on site and with colleagues in similar positions across other RNN Group campuses in order to provide a consistent approach to events, delivery and offerings. You will report to the Student Support Team Leader and work closely with colleagues in the Student Support teams onsite. You will also liaise with curriculum managers and tutors to ensure learners access appropriate personal development opportunities for their individual learner journey.

Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to local government pension
  • Up to 41 days annual leave per year including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications
  • New FE teachers can also apply for grants of up to £6,000 in STEM subjects (conditions apply) through the levelling up premium payments initiative
  • Recruitment Referral Scheme for all employees worth by to £200 per referral made

What is the RNN Group?

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated and innovative individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too;

  • We are Inclusive,
  • We have Integrity,
  • We Deliver,
  • We are One Team.

We are OFSTED ‘Good’ (November 2022)

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our commitment to the FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) Model.  This means that you’d be working in a supportive environment that encourages, recognises and celebrates effort, achievement and cooperative attitudes. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check.

Closing date: Monday 10 June 2024 - if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

We will be seeking the successful post-holder to commence in August 2024.

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on 01709 722750 or

For further information about the role please apply via the link.