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Catch up Coach - Variable hours and positions available (Full-time and Part-time)

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Contract:VBSS - Fixed term until 30 June 2022, Variable hours and positions available (Full-time and Part-time)

Salary:£26,914 per annum, pro rata if part time hours.

Closing date:07/12/2021

Start date:TBC

Variable hours and positions available in the vocational areas of:
Computer Science, Business, A levels, Art and Design, Performing Arts, Music and Media, Construction and Building Services, Hospitality, Animal Care, Travel, Sport. Public Services and Early Years.

Please state on your application form the area(s) in which you are interested in applying for.

This is a great opportunity for dynamic individuals with strong English and Maths skills and vocational qualifications or experience to help students who have missed learning due to the Covid pandemic to help them catch up with their English and Maths skills in their vocational studies.


This opportunity has arisen through specific central government ‘catch up’ funding to help students catch up with their English and/or mathematics studies within their chosen vocational subjects as a result of the Covid pandemic and/or catch up with their English and/or mathematics studies to help students below grade 4.  The range of vocational subjects is broad but it is expected that the post holder will have relevant qualifications in one particular vocational subject along with a good level of English and or Maths skills. 

The role involves coaching and providing study skill support to groups of learners aged 16 to 19 on their subject studies. Coaching sessions will be of an hour to 90 minutes duration and be on a regular basis each week for targeted students. ‘Catch up’ coaches will be supported by the relevant Head of Department who will ensure teachers provide set work tasks and activities to them to help stimulate and accelerate learners’ focus and progress.

Reporting directly to the Head of Department for the vocational area, you will be part of the vocational subject area team. The post requires a highly-motivated and well-organised individual who can demonstrate a commitment to excellence in student coaching and measuring progress. Your role will be to build good practice in study skills to move this significant widening participation aspect of the relevant subject team’s work forward.

You must have proven experience of working with young people, ideally in coaching or mentoring and to have worked in a college/school/youth work environment.  You will be qualified in a relevant vocational subject, ideally to degree level and have strong English or Maths skills.

You will be a highly self-motivated, energetic and driven individual, encompassing a strong sense of autonomy.  You will possess strong presentation and communication skills and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of measuring students’ progress. You will report on students’ development and acquisition of new knowledge and application of new skills. 

It is essential that the person appointed has the ability to build positive relationships, maintain small group on task focus and exhibits excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will work closely with the relevant teachers, head of department and support services in enabling targeted students to catch up with their studies and make swift progress.

You will be a role model for students and maintain the college’s high expectations both of yourself and of students throughout all interface each working day.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.