Project Co-ordinator - Engagement (Fixed Term 9-month contract)

The Manchester College
£25,897 per year
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Co-Ordinator, 9 Month Fixed Term Contract

As one of the largest and most successful Further Education Colleges in Europe, The Manchester College provides education and training to a wide range of learners and clients across the City of Manchester and beyond. The mission of the college is to deliver a high quality, inclusive and comprehensive curriculum, in an accessible and flexible way.

Based at many sites across the city, each site has its own specialist, cutting edge facilities and resources within a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

We are currently looking to recruit a Project Co-ordinator, on a 9 month fixed term contract, to support the delivery of curriculum and pastoral care of learners in under 16 education provision, in partnership with the Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit.

The purpose of the role is to oversee the delivery of our alternative education project for young people who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education. To support learners, address their emotional and behavioural barriers to learning and enable their progression into further education, employment or training. To work in partnership with Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit. To line manage a small team of project workers and report into the PRU Team Leader.

Key responsibilities

To be responsible for ensuring the project positively engages learners in a programme of learning which addresses barriers, promotes their wellbeing and challenges inappropriate attitudes and behaviour.

-To be responsible for the development and implementation of aspects of the education programme.

-This will include planning, delivery and assessment of curriculum, recreational and vocational activities, including individualised timetables when required.

-To work with students individually and in groups to overcome internal and external barriers to their education and progression

-To develop partnerships and liaise with parents, schools and other organisations

-To be responsible for the recruitment, retention, achievement and progression of young people, monitoring and evaluating programmes and outcomes through record keeping systems.

Qualifications, skills and Experience

-A Level 3 Youth Work / teaching qualification or equivalent.

-Maths and English at Level 2 or equivalent

-D1 driving licence and ability to drive college minibus would be desirable

-Safeguarding designated person qualification would be desirable

-Proven experience of delivering curriculum to young people

-Appropriate experience in leading and managing education programmes with young people

The Manchester College is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

All applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the Key Responsibilities, Key Result Areas and Qualifications/Skills/Experience detailed within the role profile for shortlisting purposes.

Salaries are based on skills, qualifications and experience. All salaries are subject to job evaluation.