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Specialist Support Lecturer


£26,406.45 - £34,432.92 per annum (dependant on qualifications)





Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

026 - 035

Responsible To

Head of Learning Support


Bede Campus, St Peter's Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus


The Learning Support Department is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced and qualified member of staff to deliver specialist support to learners with specific learning needs, to carry out diagnostic assessment and monitoring of learners with specific support needs and to contribute to the assessment of learners for Exam Access Arrangements and Disabled Student Allowance.

Successful candidates will have completed a post-graduate course at or equivalent to Level 7,and hold an appropriate qualification to teach and make recommendations for learners who have learning difficulties e.g. AMBDA or equivalent. You will have recent experience of carrying out assessments, in line with JCQ regulations, for the purpose of recommending examination access arrangements and have a thorough understanding of the current edition of the JCQ publication “Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments” and the principles, procedures and accountabilities involved. You will also have an awareness of responsibilities under disability discrimination legislation and the need for client confidentiality.

A current SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate and recent experience of conducting assessments for DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) purposes would be desirable.

You will also have a good standard of verbal and written communication and will work flexibly as part of a team who deliver this service throughout the College.

For this post applicants should be able to demonstrate in their personal statement practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check. We are big advocates of diversity so applications are welcome from anyone who’s suitably qualified.

To find out more about this great opportunity visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by 12 noon, Wednesday 12 July 2017

It is anticipated that interviews will take place Thursday 20 July 2017

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


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