Academic Coach

Discipline: Support Staff
Salary: £24,120 - £26,138
Contact email:
Job ref: 020863
Published: 13 days ago
Deadline for Application: 19 Jun 2024 23:59

An exciting role has arisen in our creative and passionate School of Art as an Academic Coach.


Our Academic Coaches identify and support all students in achieving their expected target grades.


The role also is also responsible for providing the intervention support to the students that have gaps in literacy, numeracy, knowledge and academic skills to remove the barriers to learning and close the gaps. The role also involves managing and supporting the academic success of individual students by providing personal support following referrals from curriculum teams.


A key focus of this role is to facilitate academic workshop sessions and provide individual support via one-to-one and small-group intervention meetings.


This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week


Responsibilities include:

*       Undertake and record individual one-to-one and small group tutorials, using a range of information and indicators

*       Adhere and comply with the College’s financial regulations.

*       Support curriculum teams in ensuring all students attend the study programme including maths and English to comply with funding regulations

*       Deal sensitively with confidential information Making referrals to other agencies as appropriate

*       Maintain effective and detailed individual records on the College’s Personal Learning Plan.

*       Report intervention activity to curriculum teams to ensure effective team working

*       Ensure the College’s Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies are adhered to.

*       Promote a positive image of the College in all contact with students, parents, employers and other stakeholders.


For the full job description and person specification, please click here


The Ideal Candidate


Our ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. You should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within your core values.


Education & Training


*       5 x GCSE grade A-C or 9-4 including the following:

o   Level 2 Literacy or equivalent. (e.g. GCSE A* - C)

o   Level 2 Numeracy or equivalent. Level 2 Numeracy or equivalent (e.g. GCSE A* - C)

*       Level 4 qualification

*       Are willing to achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Tutoring within an agreed time frame




*       Successful experience working with young people on a 1:1 and group basis to achieve their career goals (in education, youth work or a community setting)

*       Proven experience of working with parents/carers of young people

*       Ability to work well with and relate to pupils and other professionals

*       Knowledge of how to use relevant equipment/resources including ICT packages


For an informal discussion about the role, please email


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.


Bradford College

At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals.

Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. Undergraduate to postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses.

Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College.

Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – equivalent to 30 days holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Additional college closure days, including 2-week Christmas closure
  • Local government pension scheme, with a generous 18% employer contribution
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Career progression opportunities – 54% of all vacancies are filled internally
  • Free sports and gym facilities
  • Free wellbeing initiatives and access to our exclusive staff indoor and outdoor wellbeing space
  • Confidential employee assistance service and on-site mental health first aiders
  • Access to Bradford College benefits hub, offering retail, travel, leisure and dining discounts and cashback
  • Discounts on greener travel – cycle to work scheme & local MetroCard and Northern Rail discounts
  • Access to hair and beauty treatments in our student-led Signature Spa
  • On-site dining facilities, including our award-winning Grove restaurant
  • A host of training development opportunities
  • Fantastic campus facilities, a short walk to public transport links in the heart of the City of Culture 2025
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that is truly committed creating a better future for all through education and training.


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*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.


Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications across all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that social media checks will also be undertaken during the recruitment process.


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.