THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Swansea, SA29EB
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £25,000.00 - £30,000.00
  • Language: English
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Progress Coach (Sport and Protective Services)

Gower College Swansea

Salary: 26907 - 29242 Per Annum

About us:

Gower College Swansea is one of the largest colleges in Wales with a strong reputation for high quality teaching and learning. We have six campuses across the city with over 4,500 full time learners and 10,000 part time learners. We currently have a turnover of over £50 million making us a major employer in the region with approximately 1,000 staff.

At Gower College Swansea we are passionate about investing in our staff and looking after their wellbeing to ensure they feel supported in work and also at home.

The role:
  • Full Time, 37 Hours per week
  • Permanent
  • £26,907 - £29,242 per annum
  • Tycoch Campus- Swansea
Key responsibilities:
  • Supporting learners to achieve their goals, ensuring they are fully supported to succeed in their studies, helping them develop wider academic and other essential skills that will enable suitable progression.
  • Effectively address learner issues and concerns, including those related to attendance, punctuality, motivation and attitude to learning, to promote a positive and caring culture.
  • Deliver all aspects of our A level tutorial programme to full tutor groups including our newly established GOWER mindset programme as well as mandatory aspects of our tutorial programme (e.g. safeguarding). As well as delivery of group tutorial sessions, you will conduct regular one-to-one sessions with a cohort of learners, focussing on their targets, goals and the support they need to achieve these.
  • Proactively work with learners to improve attendance, retention and attainment and address general behaviour issues, focussing on those ‘at risk', ensuring timely referral/communication with lecturers, Learning Area Managers, and other support teams.

About you:

  • Hold or be working towards a degree or level 4 qualification and have 5 GCSEs grade C or equivalent. You must also be prepared to work towards a peer mentoring qualification.
  • Excellent organisation and problem solving skills, the ability to work flexibly under pressure, as well as excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience of teaching and/or working with young people will be required, as well as experience of arranging activities and presenting.
  • IT literacy and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively both internally and externally with stakeholders (in person and virtually).
  • Flexibility is essential to work across different College sites (and on weekends and evenings when necessary)

Benefits for you:
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 21% (2023)
  • 2 staff well-being days
  • Discounted study opportunities on College programmes
  • View more benefits here: https://www.gcs.ac.uk/recruitment/staff-benefits-wellbeing
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We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our organisation.

If you wish to continue your application journey using Welsh Language, please visit our Cymraeg site. We encourage Welsh Language applications as we recognise the importance of delivering services in Welsh, and the need to grow our bilingual workforce.

Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

Please note that we are expecting a high volume of applicants for this vacancy. If we do, we may close the post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended.

Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February).