Achievement Champion

Pro rata £20671-£22591(£18126-£19810)
21 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

Chichester College have an opportunity for an Achievement Champion to join the team at our Chichester and Brinsbury Campus on a part time basis, working 37 hours per week, 40 working weeks per year (paid for 45.6 weeks per year). This role is for a fixed term until 30 June 2017. Dependant upon success and funding this may be extended. The successful Achievement Champion will receive a salary pro rata of £20,671 - £22,591 per annum (i.e. £18,126.88 - £19,810.57).

Chichester College is the largest provider of further education in West Sussex. In 2014 the college was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in all four areas, Outcomes for Learners, Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Leadership and Management and Overall Effectiveness. 8 out of 9 curriculum areas inspected were judged to be outstanding. We are a key provider of education and employment to those in our local communities and make a critical contribution to local economic development.  We were established in Chichester in 1964 and also have a 570 acre land-based provision on our Brinsbury campus near Pulborough. We employ over 1,250 full and part-time staff.

As our Achievement Champion you will work with students who need that little bit extra to achieve.  Supporting the referral process, developing and delivering a 'back on track' programme and working collaboratively with course teams and external agencies, you will be vital in supporting retention, attendance, achievement, success and progression. 

Responsibilities of our Achievement Champion:

- Identify and track students identified as “at risk” to support their progress.

- Motivate the individual learner and to monitor his/her progress in response to their learning, encourage personal evaluation, reflection and target setting using value added to measure distance travelled.

- Rigorously track and monitor the attendance of each student identified as “at risk” and take appropriate action to rectify poor individual performance.  This will/may include sustained liaison with the students, parents/carers and external agencies.

- Identify student needs and facilitate access to appropriate services to aid achievement such as additional support, careers' advice and the enrichment programme.

- Provide students with support to get back on track and improve attendance and achievement.

- Support and deliver consistent use of the College’s referral process.

- Liaise with subject teachers, Course Leaders, Heads of Learning and Assistant Principals working in accordance to the student referral policy where appropriate.

- Play a key role within the "student journey" process.

Skills & Experience required of our Achievement Champion:

- Educated to Level 3

- Experience of supporting 16-18 year olds

- Experience of delivering learning advice to students in a 1:1 or group situation

- Administrative experience

- Information, Advice and Guidance or PTTLs qualification is desirable

Benefits of working with Chichester College:

- Competitive salary and holiday benefits.

- All staff are eligible to join the Local Government or Teachers’ final salary pension schemes.

- Opportunities for career and professional development.

- Recognition schemes including Star Team and Chairman’s Award.

- Occupational maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption benefits.

- Through Sodexho, the College has a Childcare Voucher Scheme.

- Cycle to work scheme.

- Gym membership is available at a discounted price for staff.

- Discounted rates for the College’s Hair and Beauty salon and access to the training restaurant for lunches and dinners with exciting menus.

Closing date: 29 September 2016

Interview date: 13 October 2016

This post is fixed term until 30 June 2017. Dependant upon success and funding this may be extended.

If you feel you have the skills and experience required for the Achievement Champion role, please click ‘Apply’ today.

All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, which may include a check of the barred lists and any relevant overseas checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.