Personal and Academic Development Co-ordinator

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SALARY: £30,500

JOB TYPE: Full time, permanent


LOCATION: Stevenage



This role will be part of a unique team across the college who will work within a particular curriculum area whilst collaborating across the college to ensure our students access the best support and a high-quality personal development curriculum.  The Personal and Academic Development Co-ordinator will lead this team.

Whilst you won’t line manage the members of the team, you will ensure that they are still able to work collaboratively together and will be our lead person for enrichment, academic development and core content on keeping safe, healthy and well.

You will also be involved in ensuring we are able to support our students with social, emotional and mental health needs to achieve and progress.

The role will include some elements of the Personal and Academic Tutor role, as you will have responsibility of providing academic skill development, sessions related to keeping our students safe, healthy and well, supporting online learning and planning enrichment for full time students in Science and ESOL.


  • Teachers’ pension scheme
  • Participation in the Group’s performance related pay scheme.
  • For a full outline of benefits, click here




  • Educated to a minimum of level 4 (foundation degree)
  • A qualified teacher (CertEd, PGCE, DET), or have significant teaching experience and a willingness to complete relevant teacher taining
  • Miniumum of grade 4 (previously grade C) in maths and english
  • An understanding of the pastoral needs of the 16-19 age group with work experience to support this
  • Experience of dealing with wellbeing, mental health and safeguarding
  • Previous line management or co-ordination experience
  • Confidence and personal presence in order to lead sessions with students
  • An ability to engage and motivate students
  • Strong collaborator who easily builds relationships with colleagues
  • Good communication and presentation skills, written and verbal
  • Good levels of digital literacy



  • Experience of dealing with social, emotional and mental health needs with young people
  • Training in the following areas:
    • Wellbeing
    • Mental health
    • Academic support
    • Safeguarding
  • Experience of working with young people in a college, school or university setting


Who are we looking for?

Given the variety of this exciting role, we recognise that it will appeal to different types of people.  Examples might include:

  • A current teacher or lecturer who has a real passion for personal and academic development and would like to focus their energy on this
  • A recent graduate who wants to take their first steps in working in education and with young people
  • Someone who currently or has previously worked with young people in different settings and who thrives on supporting them to flourish






This is an exciting and varied role that will have responsibility for a range of areas.  You will be connected to a particular set of curriculum areas and become part of that team, whilst also being part of the wider personal and academic development team across the college.

This role will:

  • Act as a Personal and Academic Development Tutor for our full time students in ESOL and Science, this role will include:
    • Provide 1-2-1 and small group academic tutoring to students in your curriculum areas. This might include providing targeted support to students who need intervention to support them achieving or to students who need stretching to help them achieve their higher grades.  This will also include working with other staff to maximise participation in maths & English classes.
    • You will deliver core tutorial content related to keeping safe, healthy and well including Prevent, safeguarding and healthy relationships. You will work with your colleagues in the team to develop impactful sessions and work with students throughout the year to provide refreshers.  To support you with this, you will receive in-depth training on these key topics.
    • Working with colleagues across the college and the campus you work on, you will develop and deliver an exciting range of enrichment activity that helps students to develop confidence, prepare for their next steps and become responsible and active members of the community.
    • To support the academic and personal development of our students, they will access some tailored online learning throughout their course. You will work with the curriculum teams to identify the appropriate online learning for them, including maths & English, and support students to complete this.
    • You will be a champion for ensuring our students transition well into their college courses once they have applied to us, you will also champion positive progression for our students, working with other colleagues to help them achieve their aspirations.
  • Lead on the development and quality assurance of sessions related to keeping safe, healthy and well – including ensuring tutors are suitably trained. You will work closely with the Head of Safeguarding and Wellbeing to do this.
  • Working with colleagues in student services and additional learning support, you will lead on interventions related to students with social, emotional and mental health.
  • Lead the development of a high impact enrichment programme for students across our three campuses
  • Co-ordinate academic skills development tutoring, ensuring that we meet audit requirements for our use of funding to support this
  • Develop and lead our work on academic skills development
  • Line manage one member of the student experience team
  • Lead on our work to ensure our 16-19 year olds transition effectively into the college and progress positively into higher studies and careers








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    The Hart Learning Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

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