Education Co-ordinator

Reference number: 47340

Title: Education Co-ordinator

Location: Bedford

Salary: £24,525 pro rata if required

Hours: Full or part time positions - Flexible days available

Closing date: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

We are looking for a passionate and creative teacher to work as an Education Coordinator at our Sense College in Bedford.  Full or part time positions with flexible days available.  Therefore please let us know what hours suit you best!

Sense College offers personalised learning for young people with complex disabilities, aged between 16 and 25.  Our visitors are supported to achieve their chosen outcomes through formal study programmes, employment, sport and leisure activities within the local community that are fun, but offer the right level of challenge for each individual.

Sense work to develop confidence and independence, and support each person to fulfil their potential.

As the Education Coordinator, you will be responsible for the education programmes for single or dual sensory impaired adults with additional learning difficulties, disabilities and/or complex needs. The successful candidate's duties will include the development of learning objectives, curriculum development, teaching delivery, assessment of progress, and report writing. 

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is desirable for this role, as you may sometimes be required to drive a minibus.

About you 

Essential skills and qualities to fulfil the role of Education Coordinator include holding a Level 5 teaching qualification. Showing a positive attitude towards learners with disabilities and an appreciation of this role’s responsibility in keeping them safe is essential.  The ability to communicate effectively, inter-personally and in writing is required.

One years’ experience in a teaching environment is essential. Experience of working with PMLD learners is preferred but not essential as training will be provided

You will be an effective communicator and it would be fantastic if you have experience of supporting people with sensory impairments, learning disabilities and/or complex needs. 

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:  https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)