New College Worcester (NCW)

Employer: New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX

Salary: Salary commensurate with Teacher’s Terms & Conditions, for Unqualified Teacher pay spine 1-6 (currently £20,598 - £32,134 depending on experience and skills) plus SEN allowance (minimum currently £2,539).

Starting: September 2024

Closing: 10.00am, Monday 3rd June 2024

NCW is the only school of its kind in the UK.  As a nationally regarded non-maintained special school, all the students here have one thing in common which is that they all have a vision impairment. Aside from that each young person is unique, individual and incredible in their own way. It is our mission to ensure that each child learning with us is able to reach their own potential, in order to leave NCW as an independent young adult in all aspects of their lives. The majority of our leavers go on to their chosen University, to further education or to apprenticeships and then on to rewarding and fulfilling careers.

The purpose of this exciting role is to lead on the teaching and learning of Access Technology across the College. You will lead on training staff to support the effective use of Access Technology appropriate to the needs of our students, and to advocate for the accessibility needs of students and VI staff with the NW community. The ability to read fully contracted Braille is a requirement of the post. The role would be particularly suited to someone with lived experience of VI, especially if they are a fluent Braillist. However, it is open to anyone with the commitment to become fully competent in Braille within the first year of employment. Because of the highly specialist nature of this role, we do not expect the successful candidate to be a qualified teacher, but experience of teaching or training would be an advantage.

In return, alongside their salary, the successful applicant will be welcomed into a busy and supportive school community. The teaching of Access Technology will be one-to-one, allowing for the specialist provision and individual attention that each learner will require.  Our green and peaceful campus overlooks the Malvern Hills and has an onsite canteen with discounted lunches available, a state-of-the-art multigym and a full-sized swimming pool which can be used by staff. We also offer a Wellbeing Package to all staff and free car parking.

Candidates are strongly recommended to arrange a tour of the College by emailing vward@ncw.co.uk.  Please note that we close at 16.00pm on Friday 24th May for half term the following week.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. All applications will be acknowledged by email, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

NCW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is a regulated activity, and is conditional on two satisfactory and verified references, an enhanced DBS Clearance and Registration, a medical clearance and a six-month probationary period.  NCW is an Equal Opportunities employer.

All candidates must complete an NCW application form, CVs alone will not be accepted.