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Personal Learning Coordinator / Tutor

Join the highly respected team of Personal Learning Co-ordinator and Tutors at National Star.


Job details


£28222.18 - £33,875.81 (FTE)

Role type

Term-Time Only, Part Time

Hours of work

37 hours / 39 weeks (0.97 FTE)



Contract type



Term-time only

Closing date


Interview date


Job description

Are you an innovative and creative teaching professional inspired to use your skills to support people with complex physical and learning disabilities?  Join the highly respected team of Personal Learning Co-ordinator and Tutors at National Star.

You will be working 37 hours a week term time (39 weeks). Based primarily at our  Greensteps Learning Centre in Cheltenham, we would like you to have access to your own transport to visit other sites and to support your learners through their work placement programmes.

It will be your job to design and deliver high quality programmes of learning for young people with  learning difficulties and disabilities  who aspire to transition from college into sustainable voluntary and/or paid employment.

Multi-disciplinary work will be critical in your role so that you can ensure students maximise their learning, boosting their independence and wellbeing to prepare them for life and work after college.

You will be part of a delivery team including teachers, job coaches and therapists who work collaboratively to support young people to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for adulthood and working life.

The learners you will work with will have a range of physical disabilities and learning disabilities.  You will be skilled at providing highly differentiated theoretical and practical learning opportunities that maximise opportunities for progression and personal development.

It goes without saying that you will be a first-class communicator, who is proactive and forward-thinking with excellent organisational skills and the ability to build effective relationships with a range of external stakeholders.

You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a full teaching qualification (Level Five Diploma in Teacher Education or PGCE). Level 2 qualifications in maths and English are required for this role.

Knowledge and experience of using the Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) framework, the tried and tested approach to ensuring the quality of non-accredited learning for students with special educational needs is also required.

National Star College is a specialist college that is at the forefront  of innovative teaching practice and graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Join our team and develop your career to become an expert in the field of specialist education.

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About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,200 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

How we will reward you

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.

Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Staff minibus from Cheltenham and Gloucester to our Ullenwood site Monday to Friday.

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs.

Westfield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more

Personal Learning Coordinator

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