Orchard Hill

Supported Internship Tutor, Orchard Hill College – Kingston

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Supported Internship Tutor, Orchard Hill College – Kingston

Salary:  Lecturer scale £32,452 – £42,270 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

Location:  New Malden, KT3 3HY

Working Pattern:  36 hours per week, all year round (39 working weeks)

Start Date: September 2023, dependent on clearances for the role

Orchard Hill College is an Outstanding Specialist College (Ofsted, November 2019) offering life-changing learning opportunities to young people and adults with a range of special education needs and/or disabilities. We have eight vibrant community based College Centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of over 400 students.

Students who study with us have a wide range of needs including communication and behavioural difficulties. All students are individual and their learning programme is designed to support and empower them to achieve their aspirations and goals, whilst developing skills to become more independent members of their community and progress into sustained employment.

Orchard Hill College is a truly unique and rewarding place to work with inspirational students and a dynamic and supportive staff team.

The College is also an Academy sponsor and established Orchard Hill College Academy Trust in 2013 which is home to 15 special schools. Together Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust provide for over 1500 pupils and students with SEN across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. To find out more about Orchard Hill College please visit https://orchardhill.ac.uk/.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative supported internship tutor, to join our dedicated and welcoming team. We’re looking for a personable, motivated professional to work closely on our exciting new Supported Internship programmes. Someone who can proactively support our internship students to develop work-ready skills within our host employers setting and ultimately, to progress into paid employment The role requires a motivated and passionate person who is able to build and maintain excellent links with potential employers, while upskilling students with barriers to learning to prepare them for paid employment.

You will plan differentiated work to meet the needs of individuals and groups promoting progression, continuity and quality of learning by having clear intentions for our students learning. You should be able to accurately access need, deliver teaching reflective of need and measure progress with a determination to positively impact on the lives of our students. Lessons are carefully planned and take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all students so that learning is more purposeful and engaging.

If you have experience of working effectively with young people with SEND or barriers to learning, and you have the drive and tenacity to establish networks with external stakeholders, we would love to hear from you.

You will have or be working towards a Diploma in Education and Training or equivalent, and recent Outstanding/Good teaching experience with students with special needs.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Orchard Hill College is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/

To apply for this role, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing date:  10am Monday 8th May 2023

Interview date:  Tuesday 16th May 2023

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.