Head of Inclusion

Heart of Yorkshire Education Group
Yorkshire & Humber
£44224 - £46913

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Job Description

Ref: 14749


Hours: 37 hours per week


Salary: £44,224 - £46,913 per annum


Location: Working across all College Group sites (Castleford, Selby and Wakefield)


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Head of Inclusion to join our team. We are an ambitious and dynamic further education group, based in Yorkshire, with Colleges in Castleford, Selby and Wakefield. We are highly inclusive and are passionate about our learners – they are at the heart of everything we do.


About the department:


Our ‘FLEX’ entry-level curriculum has been graded as Outstanding for several years. All the programmes aim to help learners progress into independent living, further education and training or employment, and involve a mix of vocational study, basic English, Maths and IT and personal and social development. The courses offer tutorials, enrichment opportunities, and advice and guidance on the future as learner confidence grows.


About the role:


As Head of Inclusion, you’ll have the opportunity to lead and improve on this already successful provision, managing student recruitment, retention, achievement and progression, and further developing our inclusive curriculum. You will also lead the Additional Learning Support service across the Group, ensuring that all learners with learning difficulties and disabilities receive the support they need to achieve their learning goals.


More about you:


Key to your success will be your ability to lead a strong team in a rapidly changing external landscape. In addition, you will have extensive practical experience of teaching learners with moderate or severe learning difficulties, as well as a good knowledge of the systems and procedures for the provision of Additional Learning Support. You will hold a Level 6 qualification or above, as well as Level 2 maths and English, be solution-focused, positive and an excellent communicator.


All in all, it’s a fantastic place to learn and work!


See what we have to offer and come and join us. You won’t be disappointed.


Benefits include:


  • Generous annual leave – 50 days (including bank holidays and College closure days)
  • Great employer contribution pension scheme
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Discounted Metro Card scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme, with initiatives to support mental health and wellbeing
  • Reduced price personal gym membership
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Access to a wide range of high street discounts (retail, supermarkets and restaurants)
  • Staff Recognition Awards
  • Sociable, feel-good days and celebration events


Closing date: Tuesday 6 December 2022


Interview date: Monday 12 December 2022


Our People Strategy is focused on building a fantastic, caring culture and ensuring the wellbeing of our staff.


Our Group is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.


We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.