Deputy Head of Learner Support, Merton / Wandsworth

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South Thames CollegeMerton / Wandsworth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £42,710 – £48,553 p.a. inc. London weighting
Contract term: Permanent


Learner Support is a well-established, successful and expanding service that provides support to learners on mainstream courses only from level 1 to 4 and across all vocational areas. We were graded as Good by Ofsted in 2016 for providing high needs support alongside the curriculum teams who provide discrete provision.

Following the promotion of the previous manager, we are looking for a Deputy Head of Service to manage the academic (specialist teachers in specific learning difficulties and speech and language therapy) support service; along with part of the support provision for learners with for example physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental health issues.

You will be a qualified teacher with a proven track record as a successful manager in the learner support and specific learning difficulties field. You will have a very good understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and its practical application; alongside JCQ requirements for exam access arrangements.

You will have excellent organisational and leadership skills to share good practice and manage teams across at least two Colleges including Merton College. You will also be a successful budget manager and have the skills to effectively manage, analyse and report on relevant data.

You will be supported by a team of experienced managers, administrators and a Commissioning Officer for high needs support funding. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Gail Walmsley, Head of Learner Support on 020 8918 7777.

Closing date for the return of completed applications is Sunday 3rd December 2017

Interview will be held on Tuesday 12th December 2017

South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

To apply for this post, please go to, search for the vacancy and then follow the steps to complete and submit an online application.

For any queries please e-mail or telephone 020 8918 7777 quoting the job reference.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The benefits package includes generous annual leave, pension scheme, subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training.

Job location

More about South Thames College
Phase: Further Education
Address: Merton Campus and the Aurora Centre, Morden Park, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5QX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8918 7177
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