Pearson Education Team Leader - Learning Support (Term Time Only) in Harrogate, United Kingdom

Education Team Leader - Learning Support (Term Time Only)



Lead, develop and maintain the education achievement of ateam of tutors and learning support assistants at the Army Foundation College(AFC). Manage and lead the daily operations ensuring that all PerformanceTargets are met in all educational subjects as outlined in Serial 2 of theProject Agreement. Ensure that quality assurance systems are followedthroughout to achieve continuous improvement. Represent Pearson TQ in dealingswith the Authority, DTSL, supplier partners and with other externalorganisations.


  • Manage the learning of platoons of Junior Soldiers, ensuringthat the maximum number pass their Functional Skills internal and externalassessments.

  • Ensure that Pearson TQ meet the Vocational Educationachievement KPIs in the platoons that you lead.

  • Line manage a team of tutors and learning support assistantsdelivering the VE programme to a caseload of Platoons as outlined by theDirector of Services. Monitor staff performance and achievement.

  • Teach groups of JS in the subjects you are able to teach,undertaking a delivery load approximately equivalent to an average of 20periods per week.

  • Undertake Internal Verification as required.

  • Deputise for the Director of Services as required.

  • Work with JS as an Individual Learning Planning (ILP) tutor.

  • Act as the main link between the Platoon Staff and the VEteaching team, regularly reporting on JS progress, achievement and discipline.

  • Develop new courses as agreed at the Education Working Group(EWG).

  • Manage delivery of Driver Theory Training as part of the VEprogramme.

  • Support the Director of Services by maintaining the securityof rooms, equipment and materials, etc. as requested.

  • Keep abreast of developments in educational and trainingstrategy and best practice throughout the post-16 sector.

  • Represent Pearson TQ’s interests in meetings with theAuthority, DTSL, supplier partners and other external agencies as required inan open and participatory manner to promote partnership across the College.

  • Be the Pearson TQ point of contact in the absence of theDirector of Services.

  • Ensure that actions agreed at MT meetings are followed upand achieved within set timescales.

  • Support the Director of Services in ensuring that Pearson TQachieves its performance targets in the Vocational Education (Serial 2),Library (Serial 3) and Services to Sports (Serial 8) Serials of the ProjectAgreement.

  • Ensure that staff understand the performance targets foreach serial and, by on-going monitoring, ensure that all employees play theirfull part in achieving them within agreed timescales.

  • Liaise with the AFC Company Permanent Staff to promotepartnership across the College.

  • Develop and manage the performance review process, identifyingstaff training needs and supporting staff as agreed.

  • Be part of regular meetings with the Management Team.

  • Report any potential failures to the Director of Services assoon as they have been identified and support the development of robust strategiesto avoid or minimise those failures.

  • Ensure correct procurement processes are followed.

  • Ensure that all necessary and appropriate resources are inplace in a timely fashion to facilitate effective staff performance andcontractual requirements and that the working environment is safe and healthy.

  • Ensure that all employees are fully cognisant of thosecompany financial procedures which relate to them and the financial constraintswithin which they operate and monitor compliance.

  • Ensure that self-assessment reporting, quality improvementplanning and other relevant quality assurance systems are embedded; engage withstaff and maintain a culture of continuous improvement and continuingprofessional development.

  • Engage with staff at all levels of the organisation in anopen and participatory fashion and ensure that they are kept informed of allstrategic and operational developments which may impact on their job roles andeffectiveness.

  • Timetable the VE programme for your team.

  • Complete all achievement progress tracking.

  • Contribute to the Self-Assessment Review process.

  • Attend and contribute to the Education Working Group (EWG)as requested.

  • Attend and contribute to the Apprenticeship Working Group(AWG) as requested.

  • Be an active member of the OTLA Team, observing the requirednumber of sessions each term and giving timely and supportive feedback.

  • Undertake staff training and induction for new members ofthe team.

  • To provide leadership and professional support to all membersof the VE Team and provide support to the Team on issues relating to studentprogress / learner support and coordinate Individual Learning Planning,including Learning Support, for those Junior Soldiers.

AdditionalLearning Support (ALS) Lead

  • Lead on the development of materialsto support delivery to JS with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

  • Develop and action the ALS SAR.

  • Liaise with the BSDM and PlatoonStaff regarding the progress of JS receiving ALS.

  • Lead on support innovation.

  • Inform the VE teams of changes inthe support and access to assessment requirements.

  • Lead on CPD for ALS and SpLD

  • Lead regular ALS team meetings withthe LSAs to develop the delivery of ALS.

  • Act as cross-college and Pearson TQPoint of Contact on issues relating to the development of ALS, including thedelivery of update briefings.


  • Give a management lead to the College Librarian in all areas related to Serial 3 compliance.

  • Hold regular meetings with the College Librarian to ensure that all the activities outlined in their job description are being met effectively within the parameters identified in the contract.

  • Ensure that all activities are compliant with Serial 3 of the AFC contract.

  • Continue to integrate the work of the Library with the AFC curriculum delivery.

  • Support the development to increase the on-line Library provision.

  • Work with the College Librarian to promote the Library in the College.

ImjinPlatoon Delivery Lead

  • Give a management lead to the delivery of learning to JS in Imjin Platoon.

  • Provide transitional feedback to the receiving platoon regarding the educational progress JS have made whilst in Imjin.



  • Possession of a graduate level qualification or equivalent (or willingness to work towards).

  • Possession of a relevant Level 3 qualification in a subject taught at the College.

  • Relevant teaching and/or training qualification (ie Cert Ed, PGCE, CTLLS, DTLLS).

  • Level7 post graduate course or equivalent relating to individual specialistassessment.

  • Experienceof leading ALS in an organisation.

  • Practical,working knowledge of library management (or willingness to gain within 3months).

  • Experience of instructing, assessing and managing in post-compulsory education.

  • Experience of delivering successful management functions in an education/training environment (within last five years for the subject you will lead in).

  • Experience of providing leadership, direction and motivation to individuals and teams.

  • Experience of meeting challenging educational targets in the Functional Skills subjects.

  • Experience of quality assurance processes in an education/training environment.

  • Experience of successful curriculum design and development in an education/training environment.

  • Ability to shape group decision-making processes and to support, empathise and co-operate with other team members and partners.

  • Ability to lead by example and to inspire and motivate others.

  • Ability to create and enact action plans.

  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the values of inclusive, personalised education and training.

  • Experience of representing the company at meetings with outside agencies.

  • Good general ICT skills.

  • Possession of excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Possession of excellent listening skills

  • Possession of excellent interpersonal skills and supportive attitude to colleagues

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Flexible, adaptable and enthusiastic team-leader.

  • An awareness and understanding of contemporary developments in Further Education and Work Based Learning.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work under pressure.

  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, quality assurance and customer care.

  • Have attended or be willing to do so the Authority’s ASLS Course (course is currently held at Pirbright).

  • A flexible approach to work, including the support of daytime, evening and weekend working as required.


  • Possession of a management qualification at Level 3 or above.

  • Experience of managing more than one subject delivered at the AFC.

  • Experience of working with the Military or of managing the delivery of Functional Skills to soldiers.

The AFC terms do NOT match the LEA terms so items like holidays will be different

Primary Location: GB-GB-Harrogate

Work Locations: GB-Harrogate-Army Foundation College Army Foundation College Penny Pot Lane Harrogate HG3 2SE

Job: Learning Delivery

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 19, 2017

Req ID: 1708808