THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Ebbw Vale,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 05 June, 2024 12:00 AM

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Learning Coach

Coleg Gwent
Learning Coach
Job description
37 hours per week

Fixed Term - 31/07/25

We are looking for a motivated, engaging and energetic individual to join the Vocational & Academic team at the Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone.

The successful candidate will provide emotional, social and academic support learners to enable them to cope with and/or overcome the barriers that are being faced towards their education as a result of prolonged lockdown periods during Covid outbreaks. A key focus of the role will be centred around learner health and wellbeing.

Applicants should possess a relevant degree, NVQ or have equivalent professional experience and have previously used techniques to support learners in overcoming barriers to learning. They should also have a proven track record of engaging learners in developing programmes to support their learning and in managing sensitive situations and dealing with challenging learner behaviour. Applicants must have a proactive approach to working both individually and as part of a team.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

The College is committed to safeguarding, ensuring the safety and welfare of children and young people. Employment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and registration with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) if appropriate.

Please note that successful candidates will be expected to pay for the Enhanced Disclosure and registration with the Education Workforce Council.

Lecturing posts will require a teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE) or the willingness to attain one with a specified period of time. This will be a requirement under your contract of employment and EWC registration.

At Coleg Gwent we are committed to providing a working environment which embraces diversity and which promotes equality of opportunity. This is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010 and will be adhered to at each stage of the recruitment process.

Our goal is to ensure these commitments are also embedded in our day-to-day working practices with our learners, colleagues, and partners.

We know the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity, and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Coleg Gwent. We want every individual to feel confident, proud, and able to bring their whole selves to work.

We are committed to being an anti-racist organisation and increasing diversity in the College by removing barriers and supporting all our staff to reach their potential. To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBTQ+, non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from candidates who speak languages other than English and everyone regardless of age, marriage and civil partnership (both same sex and opposite sex), impairment or health condition, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender identity or gender expression in line with our Equality Opportunities policy. All campuses are accessible and facilities such as prayer rooms are available.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and affiliates of the Black Leadership Group. Key to supporting this work and providing peer support are 6 Board sponsored Staff Networks (Enabled, Men’s Alliance, Women Together, Cynefin, LGBTQ+ and Race Alliance).

What brings us together?

We are committed to building a culture of inclusion that empowers our people to thrive and fosters a sense of belonging.

To support the College in being a respectful community we have an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) steering group.Hear our ED&I Champions talk about why they are so passionate aboutequality, diversity, and inclusion – Link in attached document.

Your wellbeing matters.

Your wellbeing is important to us. We want to ensure you are able to make the most of the opportunities and reach your full potential. From a programme of wellbeing activities throughout the year underpinned by the Headspace app for all staff which has a diverse selection of meditations that aim to fulfil both beginners and long-time meditators needs and preferences to Partners who are trained mental health champions, to subsidised gym access, we’re determined to create an environment that supports everyone’s mental and physical health.

If you require assistance with the application process you can either e-mail vacancies@coleggwent.ac.uk or telephone 01495 333130.

Closing Date: 05/06/24

Interview Date: 20/06/24