Specialist Learning Support Tutor / Exam Access Assessor

Post Title: Specialist Learning Support Tutor / Exam Access Assessor

Post Reference: LS54

Hours: Full time or Part time hours available – from 3 days (22.2 hours) per week to 5 days (37 hours) Monday to Friday with flexibility to meet business needs.

Please indicate hours on application form

Salary: L7C – L9C on the Academic grading guidelines.

  • Full time £24,043 – £26,224 per annum pro rata.
  • Part time (3 days) £14,425.80 – £15,734.40 per annum pro rata

Job Purpose: To undertake relevant screening and assessment activities to determine the level of support and reasonable adjustments required for examination purposes. Tutors will need to meet the requirements of the Joint Council for Qualifications in respect of Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments. This includes a qualification at Level 5 or above in supporting students with specific difficulties and a qualification in individual specialised assessment. Latest guidance is on page 87 of the JCQ regulations available at:


To screen, assess and support individual students with SpLD or those experiencing difficulties with their studies by assisting them with strategies for independent learning to evidence individual learning and achievement. The service is available to all students across the college (FE, HE, Work Based Students), at all levels (Foundation to Level 5) who have a specific learning need or disability impacting on their ability to learn and progress. This may include support in and delivery of English, mathematics and vocationally related units for assignment purposes

To maintain accurate and up to date student records using Pro Monitor to ensure clear communication is maintained with managers and teaching team

At the end of the academic year, to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the service provided, in liaison and collaboration with other specialist tutors

Vision: We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly qualified and adaptable individual to work at a college that provides ‘Outstanding’ support for learners to support individual students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) in Further Education up to, and including, Higher Education across the college. Duties will include assessing and producing full diagnostic reports and exam access arrangements. You will also be responsible for planning and providing individual support to students who have dyslexia/SpLDs, with a view to increasing their ability to learn and to show evidence of their learning.

Applicants must hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties and have an ability to demonstrate thorough knowledge of a range of learning strategies to support specific learning difficulties and disabilities impacting on learning. Excellent communication, team working and collaborative skills are essential to help develop differentiated learning for students with difficulties and disabilities across Kingston Maurward College.

Status: Permanent

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Nicky Porter on 01305 215118 during normal working hours.

Job Description – LS54 – Specialist Learning Support Tutor / Exam Access Assessor

KMS 600 Appendix F – College Application Form

The Closing Date for Applications: Monday 24 June 2019 at 9am.

 We expect high interest from strongly qualified candidates for these posts(s) and therefore we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a sufficient number of high-quality candidates apply

Proposed Interview Date: Thursday 4 July 2019

To Apply:

Please visit the KMC website for a College Application Form and a full Job Description.

Please return the completed Application Form by email to recruitment@kmc.ac.uk or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.

Applicants for this position must complete a college employment application form. CVs will not be accepted.

We are not accepting CVs at this stage from Recruitment Agencies

Please add recruitment@kmc.ac.uk to your list of safe senders to ensure that any correspondence from us does not go directly into your spam folder.

For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website www.kmc.ac.uk. Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing recruitment@kmc.ac.uk.

You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview.

Please ensure you read our GDPR Candidate Privacy Notice to understand how your data is processed. This can be found on the College’s Website under “Work for Us” or you can request a copy by emailing recruitment@kmc.ac.uk.

Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description. If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.

Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion. All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).

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