Bradford College is seeking a passionate Access & Inclusion Advisor who will provide an outstanding level of support to students with a range of disabilities, learning difficulties and/or medical conditions across college, ensuring students are given the opportunities to succeed. The Access & Inclusion Advisor will be responsible for a caseload of students as well as for advising on a range of strategies to support curriculum colleagues to effectively support students within the classroom environment. Depending on the location within the structure this could be supporting Adults, Apprentices, or Higher Education students as well as those with EHC Plans or SEND on Study Programmes.
- Assesses need, provides recommendations on reasonable adjustments to college staff and monitors and reviews the effectiveness of support strategies put in place.
- Offers individual support for students presenting with a diagnosis of a disability, learning difficulty and/or medical condition, including to HE students where appropriate in line with DSA-QAG guidance.
- Supports the preparing for adulthood agenda by promoting an aspirational culture in terms of life after college, including further learning, vocational training, employment or independent living, in line with desired EHC Plan outcomes;
- Ensures that the needs and outcomes sought on Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans are met and consults with individual students on proposed new outcomes.
- Ensures the quality and quantity of support provided is in line with the recommendations made.
- Offers self-help strategies and information, referring to appropriate agencies and liaising with College staff as necessary.
- Provides training to teaching and support staff working with students with a range of additional needs.
- Ensures effective liaison with internal and external stakeholders.
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The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. They 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 their core values.
Education & Training
* GCSE 4 – 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in Maths or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale
* GCSE 4 - 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in English or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale
* Educated to degree standard and/or currently holding a relevant professional equivalent qualification in a Disability related field
- Considerable experience of providing learning support to students with disabilities, learning difficulties and/or medical conditions in post 16 education.
- Experience in interpreting Education Health and Care plans and other evidence to inform support plans.
- Experience of promoting positive images of disability.
- Experience of supporting students with complex needs.
- Experience of delivering training.
* Able to set and adhere to appropriate professional boundaries.
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.
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.