Education Guidance Officer (FE)

The Academy of Contemporary Music - ACM Guildford

ACM is at the forefront of innovative music education, successfully blending outstanding teaching with real industry engagement at all levels. We provide a fast-paced, dynamic and professional work environment as a specialist institution offering a range of HE and FE programs. ACM blends the private sector ethos of forward thinking and business agility with the robust educational frameworks that underpin the best of the public sector.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a part-time, 2 days per week, Education Guidance Officer at the ACM Guildford campus. 

The Education Guidance Officer (FE) role is to provide educational guidance to the students on ACM’s Further Education (FE) programmes at the Guildford site. The majority of the students needing help will have an evidenced specific learning difficulty (SpLD), disability, medical condition or mental health issues. Under the Equality Act 2010, ACM must provide support for these students either on a 1:1 or small-group basis. Some students with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) will have separate funding from their local Council but the majority of students are entitled to their support being funded by the college

Main Responsibilites:

  • Student Support
  • Administration
  • Updating and Advising
  • Assisting with ad-hoc projects

Person Specification:

  • An undergraduate qualification in a related subject
  • Postgraduate qualification (Level 7 qualifications) to assess students for Form 8s or their equivalent
  • Proven experience of working with students with SpLDs (inc Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD)
  • Proven experience of working with students with a wide range of other disabilities including Asperger’s Syndrome, mental health issues, visual and hearing impairments
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Collaborative team player
  • To be able to offer insight and feedback on changes needed within the provision
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritising and managing time effectively

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