Course Manager FLEX 0.5 FTE (Possible 1.0 FTE)

Askham Bryan College (York)

£26,520 (Annual)

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Askham Bryan College is a specialist land-based college based across the North of England with centres in York, Middlesbrough, Saltaire, Wakefield and Newcastle.

We offer a wide-ranging curriculum to our Further Education students, including Arboriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture, Animal Management, Countryside and the Environment, Engineering, Equine, Floristry, Motorsport, Professional Tree Surgery, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness and Uniformed Public Services.

Our award-winning FLEXible Learning Provision focus on meeting the needs of our local communities by using outdoor learning to inspire people into employment, training, education or social engagement.

The FLEXible Learning Provision is offered around the Yorkshire region and was created for learners aged 19 and over – with no upper age limit – who can study the course at either a level one or a level two to gain a nationally recognised qualification, alongside improving their confidence, professionalism, communication, and teamwork skills. The course is as flexible in nature as it is in name, and can be easily completed alongside work or family and childcare commitments. In addition to this, the uncapped upper age limit means you will meet people from all walks of life and professional or educational backgrounds.

The programme is designed to support learners to achieve their goals and provides the stepping stones to employment, further education, or apprenticeships.

We are looking for up to 6 part time Course Managers to support our provisions across our different locations. These are all part time roles; however, you may wish to apply for 2 of the jobs to make up to full time hours (37 hours per week). Please confirm the location you are applying for.

As a Course Manager you will be required to recruit, select and lead individuals through the FLEX programme. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with experience of working with vulnerable adults. Your responsibilities will include marketing the Programme and recruiting the

participants, liaising with employers and agencies and working with the Learning Support Assistant in ensuring the objectives of the Programme are met.

Delivering the 12-week FLEX programme will put you on the front line of helping vulnerable adults get into work and/or further education/apprenticeships.

You will be responsible for the delivery of 3 (x 12 week) programmes a year. The qualification you will be teaching is the Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills and/or Certificate in Skills for Professions.

On each 12-week intensive programme, you will work with a cohort of approximately 15 unemployed people aged 19+, taking them on a journey through ice breakers/team building, outdoors activities, employability skills and mock interviews plus a team challenge. It’s an extremely challenging, but infinitely rewarding job.

The successful candidate will be excellent at engaging with, and motivating, vulnerable adults. You will have experience of working with, supporting, and engaging hard to reach adults on a one-to-one basis and in a group setting. Communication and interpersonal skills are paramount as we need an individual who will be able to work confidently with a range of stakeholders, vulnerable adults to deliver this programme. One-to-one mentoring and support and teaching are essential to the role and it is key that this is done in creative and innovative ways that vulnerable adults will enjoy.

This is an exciting and challenging role for a highly motivated, dedicated and creative individual who is passionate about helping young people & adults make positive changes in their lives.

The successful candidates will, under the direction of the Curriculum Team Leader and Curriculum Area Manager:

Ensure that the programme is delivered to a high standard in line with requirements
Provide outstanding assessment and feedback to learners supporting their journey and experience to their next steps
Recruit a range of young people across the target group
Progress young people through the programme in line with department requirements
Write End of Team Reports after the completion of each programme
Support the implementation of multiple enrichment activities, the supports the learner’s development
Maintain accurate records
Ideally you will have:

Experience of working with vulnerable adults (age 19+years) who are NEET
Teaching and assessing experience
Experience of working in an outreach and community-based role with a range of agencies and organisations
Relevant experience in the education/charity sector
The ability to effectively support and build trusting and positive relationships with young people, resulting in positive outcomes and progression
Experience of recruiting young people to take part in training/outreach activities in the community
Experience of building and maintaining positive and productive relationships with stakeholders and professionals in aid of the recruitment process
Experience of managing and challenging behaviour of young people in a group setting
Knowledge of innovative and creative ways to engage and recruit hard to reach young people
A sound knowledge of Safeguarding children and young people and experience of managing such situations
The ability to work as part of a team to achieve common objectives
The ability to complete funder paperwork and achieve performance outcomes
Demonstrate that you take responsibility and ownership, e.g. meeting deadline, delivering presentations to partners, managing own diary
Safeguarding Statement

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and partners to share this commitment. The Governors and Staff at Askham Bryan College regard each learner as a unique individual and therefore seek to support learner development in ways, which will foster security, confidence and independence. We recognise that high self-esteem, peer support, a secure College environment and clear lines of communication with trusted adults helps all young people and adults particularly those at risk or suffering abuse. These are regarded as central to the wellbeing of the individual and are therefore seen to be an intrinsic part of all aspects of the curriculum and ethos.

Specific measures relating to pre-employment checks:

We may undertake online searches on internet activity as part of our pre-recruitment checks.
We ask applicants for details of any convictions and cautions, regardless of whether these have been deemed as “spent”. It is a condition of employment that applicants provide these details.
We undertake Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks for prospective employees. Please note that it is an offence to apply for a regulated role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity involving children or vulnerable adults.

Note on “regulated activity”: You are engaging in a regulated activity if you:

Will be responsible, on a regular basis in a school or college, for teaching, training instructing, caring for or supervising children or vulnerable adults;
Will be working on a regular basis in a specified establishment, such as a school, or in connection with the purposes of the establishment, where the work gives opportunity for contact with children or vulnerable adults; or
Engage in intimate or personal care or healthcare or any overnight activity, even if this happens only once.

Job Description

Main Purpose of the role

The Course Manager role is responsible all aspects of the development, recruitment and high-quality delivery of their allocated courses, and that all internal and external systems and procedures relating to management of students and quality of the course are completed in a timely manner.

Key Tasks / responsibilities:

All tasks to be carried out in a consistent manner with the corporation’s culture.

Leadership & Management

Lead and manage an agreed course/s
Manage full compliance regarding all elements of the Programme to meet student satisfaction and progression and that these are monitored and reviewed via Pro-Monitor and quality assurance/audits.
Manage effective implementation of the College quality management system and quality review schedule within the department via moderation processes and ensure standardisation is effective within your department and liaise with awarding bodies and external verifiers, moderators and examiners as appropriate.
Support in the curriculum planning for Adult and Future Skills programmes, prospectus information and timetables.
Manage student recruitment enquiries as required.
Deal with immediate student issues.
Undertake the responsibility of internal verification for agreed courses.
Support with the management of department budgets.
Support with the organisation of enrolment events, interview evenings, parent evenings, taster events, open events and others marketing events as required.
Set high expectations for the appearance of the department and staff.
Represent the department internally and externally and develop and facilitate strong links with partner schools, Higher Education Institutions, other educational organisations and employers.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Management

Plan, prepare and teach agreed programmes within the year.
Be instrumental in the implementation of the TLA policy.
Support Curriculum Area Manager Adult and Future Skills with high quality teaching and curriculum management within the department.
Support the Curriculum Area Manager Adult and Future Skills on the development of resources and improvements within the department for the course/subject including maintaining effective links across College.
Manage teaching effectively, including covering the teaching of classes as and when required. Manage the completion of timely assessment activities, and support the IV in the process of quality assurance ready for EQA sampling.
Work with the quality assurance department and engage with all activities
Personal Development Behaviour & Welfare Management

Manage student expectations by implementing the student disciplinary policy and procedure.
Support the management of ‘Professional Development’ and ‘Work Placement’ programme within the department to ensure all full-time learners undertake the agreed period of career progression and work placement (as appropriate).
Support the student’s development through learning progress reviews
Role Dimensions

Participate in professional development activities as required.
Support the department in the planning and preparation of cross-college events and other marketing activities.
Key Interfaces

Liaison with students and parents.
Curriculum Area Manager, Curriculum Team Leader and administrator within the department.
Other central College teams, e.g. Quality, MIS, Marketing, Student Services, Estates, HR, IT and Finance.
Employers – work closely with employers to ensure the curriculum reflects their needs and also that placement/career progression opportunities are provided for learners.
Partnerships – Local Enterprise Partnerships, local schools, HEIs, Funding Agencies, Awarding Bodies.
Stakeholder engagement – working with and developing relationships with referral agencies
Social enterprises/organisations – developing relationships to engage projects and engagement activities/work experience for learner
Supporting College Goals and Values – all roles Supporting College Goals and Values – all roles

In addition to the particular requirements and characteristics of individual roles, all people employed by Askham Bryan College are expected to actively support the achievement of the College’s goals and, at all times, both internally and externally, to behave in a manner consistent with the College’s mission and values.

This means:

Performing your role and delivering your service in a way that helps the College achieve its strategic objectives and annual development and improvement plans - taking account of available resources and national developments
Promoting the image of the College as one that is committed to the highest standards of delivery and service.
Sharing the College’s commitment to safeguarding and prioritising the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and demonstrating it in your day to day work.
Sharing and prioritising the effective implementation of the College’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
Promoting and implementing best practice in Health and Safety and risk management.
Measurable Performance Standards for this role

In line with the College’s QIP and curriculum plan ‘sign off’:

Meet agreed recruitment and progressing learner target.
Meet and/or exceed funding and fee income.
Meet College ‘Key Performance Indicators’ in attendance, retention, pass and achievement rates.
Ensure all learners within the department develop their employability skills.


Askham Bryan College (York)

North Yorkshire

£26,520 (Annual)

Ends on 28 Feb 2024

16 days ago