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Director of SEND & Student Experience

A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of SEND & Student Experience, who is passionate about giving students an exceptional experience.

You will report to the Vice Principal and provide inspirational leadership to our learning support team, including SEND, learning support, inclusive learning provision, student experience, safeguarding, wellbeing and residential teams. You will champion vulnerable groups including High Needs Learners ensuring Learning Support is effective and maximise attendance, retention and achievement. In addition you will ensure the College is compliant with the Department of Health Guidelines for “FE Colleges Accommodating under 18’s”, Health and Safety and all other relevant legislation and models of best practice and take the lead on Ofsted inspections of the residential function. The postholder will also be required to act as one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads for the College and ensure that safeguarding of learners is prioritised.

Responsible for providing an outstanding student experience through high quality Careers Advice, Personal Development Tutorials, student enrichment and enhancement opportunities. Using your knowledge of funding you will ensure that our high needs provision is fully costed and communicated with the relevant County Councils in accordance with agreed timescales.

For full details please see the full Job Specification on the College website.

You will be qualified up to degree level and hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in a subject relevant to the College curriculum. Ideally you will already hold a Level 3 Safeguarding qualification but if not the College will support the right candidate to achieve this in the initial period of their employment.

You will have an extensive knowledge of the funding for SEND students and experience of managing high needs learners or student support provision across an organisation. You will be capable of costing out programmes to ensure financial viability and the maximisation of funding. You will have prior experience of being the Safeguarding Lead and engaging with inspectors during key inspections.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills using this to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and develop positive professional relationships. You should have a flexible approach to work to meet the needs of the role associated with both day and residential students.

For full details please see the full Person Specification on the College website.

There are too many benefits to working at Moulton College to include them all. Aside from the location (Moulton is located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside covering over 450 hectares, with a further 170 hectares rented as grazing for our livestock), Moulton College boasts a dedicated, skilled and experienced staff team and an aspirational student body. As a valued employee at Moulton College you will have access to:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • High street discounts
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • On site gym
  • Discounted nursery fees
  • Free onsite parking
  • Cycle to work scheme

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted upon receipt. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

The College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Please note that all successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced background check conducted by the Disclosure & Barring Service prior to employment commencing.

To apply for this role, please download the college application form, complete and return via email to; these are located on the College website at; Alternatively email to request an application pack.

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