Springboard Centre and Transition Coordinator

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SALARY: Up to £25,600 pro rata per annum. FTE salary range: £26,000-£32,000 per annum. Please note that full time salary will be pro rata’d for part time roles.

JOB TYPE: Part time, permanent

HOURS: 29.6

LOCATION: Letchworth

Closing date: 22nd March 2023



Our specialist Springboard provision is based in two offsite centres, with one team in Letchworth and another in Watford. The Springboard centre and transition coordinator role would be based in Letchworth.

Springboard is a full-time personalised and therapeutic learning programme for young people aged 16-24 who require additional support before progressing to a mainstream course or employment. Many of our students have a diagnosis or traits of high functioning Autistic Spectrum Condition with associated emotional, behavioural and mental health needs. The discreet S.E.N.D. provision at NHC, including Springboard, was assessed as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2017.

We are looking for a highly organised, innovative, team player who is motivated and committed to the success of students with SEND.

To maximise referrals and assess suitability of the provision for students with complex needs, to ensure outstanding achievement on programme and a successful transition onto Further Education or employment.


  • Contributory pension scheme
  • For a full outline of benefits, click here



  • At least 2 years’ experience of working with and assessing young people with High Functioning Autism and/or Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties, ideally in an educational setting
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage a complex workload effectively
  • Knowledge of SEND reforms, High Needs Funding and the impact of Education, Health & Care Plans
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to adopt and use IT systems effectively
  • Minimum Level 4 qualification or minimum 2 years’ experience in a related field
  • Level 2 qualification in maths and English or equivalent
  • This role is based in Letchworth but on occasions may involve working across group sites in North Herts.


  • Work collaboratively with schools, parents/carers and other involved professionals to support young people with High Functioning Autism and associated Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties with their transition to and from Springboard
  • Undertake detailed assessment of students in order to determine suitability for Springboard and maintain accurate records of referrals storing background reports centrally and confidentially in accordance with GDPR
  • Recruit to agreed target numbers, with a view to growing the provision, to meet need
  • Complete documentation detailing individual programmes and additional High Needs Funding required to meet needs, submitting to Local Authority within deadline
  • Coordinate the preparation of Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP) documentation and lead annual review meetings
  • Liaise with Springboard team to ensure the individual needs of students are met, including safeguarding requirements, through sharing of information e.g. detailed profiles
  • Coordinate individual student programmes and monitor effectiveness in close liaison with Springboard Manager, Teaching & Learning delivery team, therapists, external agencies and parents
  • Plan and support effective transition from Springboard to future placement by ensuring detailed information concerning support needs is shared
  • Key work a cohort of students to review progress towards programme targets and EHCP outcomes
  • Provide occasional in class support for individuals, to ensure a smooth transition and high levels of engagement



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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, as our posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. It is also an offence to apply for a role if you have been barred from working with children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have been shortlisted for a role and are within the guidelines of KCSIE, an online search will be carried out to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online. If any incidents or issues are identified, the Group might want to explore these with you at the interview. As part of the recruitment process, you will need to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

    Details of our Safeguarding policy can be found on the Hart Learning Group’s Policy page.

    To view our fair recruitment forms, please click here for equality and diversity declaration.

    Please note these vacancies may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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    “There is a great culture at NHC and the team is wonderfully helpful and supportive. I feel valued here. I also feel like I find myself in the classroom, and that I can pass my knowledge on to my students and know that I can make an impact on their lives.”

    Hafssa Izma - Child Development Studies and Health & Social Care Tutor