SEND & Exam Access Arrangements Assessor

Dearne Valley Campus

About the Role

The role is to support learners who have additional learning support needs; including those with a diagnosed SEND need and EHCP’s. The post holder will work within the Additional Learning Support Team and report directly to the Additional Learning Support (ALS) Team Leader. The post holder will work collaboratively with learners, their families, schools, colleagues and external agencies to assess, identify and design a support plan for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to support with pre-entry and on-programme support to aid achievement of planned outcomes and progression.

In addition, the post holder will be responsible for carrying out specialist exam access arrangements to ensure learners who require it, have the appropriate arrangements during any examinations taken during their programme of study.

You will

You will have a sound knowledge of SEND and an understanding of related issues. You will be able to display good communication skills, both written and verbal, empathy and flexibility to meet the needs of a variety of learners. You will be aware of the SEND Code of Practice and the duties on mainstream FE providers, along with a strong understanding of the JCQ exam regulations in relation to exam access arrangements.

You will work collaboratively with the wider Additional Learning Support Team members, as well as the exams team, curriculum and support staff, and other internal and external professionals as appropriate.

You will have qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) a specialist SEND qualification, A Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A, or equivalent to ensure you are able to meet the JCQ requirements), and be able to work with respect, sensitivity and confidentiality.

Department Info

The SEND & EAA Assessor will report to the ALS Team Leader under the overall manager of the Head of SEND & High Needs, working closely with colleagues within ALS and the wider Student Support teams.

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

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.

The RNN Group is proud to be part of the South Yorkshire Institute of Technology (SYIoT).

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 and other associated checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance.

All candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 17th June 2024 - if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

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.