Openshaw, Greater Manchester
£24,689.9 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Student Support Co-ordinator


Term time- permanent, 37.5 hours per week


Grade 3, Pt 13

Starting Salary £24689.96


Bridge College, Openshaw

Reports to

Assistant Principal

Job purpose

We have an exciting opportunity for a Student Support Co-ordinator within our naturing team at Bridge College. The purpose of this role is to support student transition into college, throughout the learners journey, and out of college. Ensuring support for the learner is of a high quality.

About the role

The Student Support Co-ordinator will support the senior management team in actively promoting inclusive practice to ensure all students with a diverse range of learning difficulties and complex needs are effectively supported to fulfil their potential and personal aspirations. You’ll work collaboratively across the College service to ensure multi-disciplinary working has a positive impact upon the students’ learning experiences throughout their learner journey.

You will undertake a range of responsibilities to ensure students receive an excellent learning experience these include: implementing effective multi-disciplinary admissions and transitions processes, effective and efficient use and deployment of human and physical resources, supervision and performance management of staff to improve the quality of learning and assessment, analysis of data and the active implementation of safe learner concepts.

About you...


  • Management qualification to at least level 4 or willingness to undertake


  • Minimum of 3 years management experience leading a team within education, demonstrating ability to mentor staff to improve practice
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of working with young people with
  • significant disabilities and/or learning difficulties or autism
  • Experience of working with students who manifest challenging behaviours
  • Evidence of highly effective collaborative multi-disciplinary working resulting in students developing sustainable skills
  • Evidence of raising standards to ensure all support for learning is good or outstanding
  • Evidence of continued quality improvement and the impact this has had on students
  • Experience of managing a team to ensure their effective deployment
  • Experience of highly effective multi-disciplinary working to ensure students positive transition into college
  • Experience of managing student’s transition out of college into positive destinations
  • Experience of safeguarding and safe learner concepts


  • A good understanding of the common inspection framework and what constitutes excellent teaching, learning and assessment
  • Knowledge of the needs of students with a range of learning difficulties and complex needs, demonstrating how and how these can be met and barriers to learning reduced
  • Have a good baseline knowledge of all disciplines at Bridge College and ability to demonstrate practical application, eg administration of medication, moving and handling etc
  • A thorough knowledge of person centred planning and how this can contribute to student support, curriculum design and implementation
  • A thorough understanding of safeguarding and safe learner concepts
  • The principles of performance management including conducting effective supervisions and appraisals
  • A robust understanding of assessment within learning
  • Skills
  • Ability to engage and motivate a diverse staff team through a range of initiatives
  • Good facilitator with a thorough understanding of how active support can promote independence
  • Effective use of SCIP or Positive Behaviour Management
  • Drive, energy, ambition, integrity And empathy
  • Ability to work across a diverse range of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Highly effective time management demonstrating ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to follow through tasks to an agreed conclusion
  • Ability to manage difficult conversations to avoid escalation and find a positive resolution
  • Ability to problem solve and find positive solutions
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and positivity
  • Good communication and negotiation skills


  • Ability to drive


You'll get to help the people we support celebrate along the road to a brighter future. And, be part of an incredible team of like-minded peers. Together we work hard, laugh a lot, and support each other. We also have a range of rewards and benefits for our staff:

  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays. Pro rated for part time roles) rising to 27 days after 5 years and 30 days after 10 years.
  • A company pension plan with 7% employer contribution
  • Opportunity to purchase a health plan to claim towards therapy, dental and more
  • Unlimited access to our employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Support from mental health first aiders
  • Follow your ambitions and progress your career through on-the-job training, apprenticeships and qualifications
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Posted on: 13 July 2021
Closed date: 03 August 2021
Job ref: HREX112966
Tags: Vocational/Services