Personal Learning Coordinator

£20,486.70 - £30,726.36
Role type:
Full Time, Part Time, Term-Time Only
37 hours / 40 weeks
Contract type:
Permanent, Fixed Term Contract
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Job Details:

National Star are looking for  Personal Learning Co-ordinators to work with a group of learners with a range of disabilities to ensure they maximise learning, independence and wellbeing in order to prepare them for life after college. You will be responsible for putting together learning programmes and liaising with key staff, external professionals and families, as well as monitoring, recording and optimising learner progress.

We have term time only /  full time permanent roles as well as a fixed term role to July 2021. Part time hours may be considered according to the needs of our students.  Please state your preference in your application.

You will have experience of working with people with moderate learning difficulties, severe and multiple learning difficulties and /or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. You need to have excellent interpersonal skills; be proactive, creative and forward thinking; enjoy networking, planning, setting targets and delivering learning.

You will hold a relevant level 3 or 4 professional qualification and ideally a teaching qualification at Diploma level, however we can provide you with the chance to gain an FE teaching qualification as part of the role. Persons enrolling on the full teaching Diploma programme will be offered on a lower salary and an adjustment applied on confirmation of fully qualified status.  

Who are we?

Our charity runs a specialist independent college for residential and day learners with complex disabilities in Gloucestershire (near Cheltenham) and two further day colleges in Hereford and Wales. We also run supported internships and traineeships, travel training and work in partnership with charities and other organisations across the UK.

Why work at National Star?

The National Star staff team is a community of people dedicated to supporting people with complex disabilities to achieve their aspirations.

Seeing the achievements and progress made by students and residents is highly motivating, whatever your role within the organisation.  From nurse and therapists and therapy assistants to IT technicians, tutors to care staff, property maintenance to catering, HR and Finance to housekeepers, everyone has a part to play at National Star. Multi-disciplinary working comes as standard at National Star and our supportive and inclusive culture means that people are encouraged to grow and develop in their roles.

Training and development is something that is done well at National Star. We like to grow our own talent through our in-house leadership and management programme. Whether you want to be as good as possible in your current role or wish to keep up-to-date with new ways of working, we will offer training opportunities to help you excel at work. If you have ambitions to develop your career, to move to the next level, we’ll support you to do so. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please use the link to complete your application. For further information, visit our website or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 ext 3203. Please note that we will conduct interviews during the course of September as we recieve appliations and will appoint to these positions as soon as we can so please apply early.  

Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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