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Lucy Cavendish College invites applications for the post of Specific Learning Difficulties Practitioner. This is an exciting new post which would suit an experienced, sensitive and understanding SpLD Practitioner.

The post-holder will have responsibility for supporting the students with Specific Learning Difficulties. Working with members of the pastoral team, the primary focus is on providing bespoke SpLD support to the students including 1:1 support, carrying out Educational Assessments to identify need, as well as designing and delivering small group work.

With an understanding of duty of care and data protection, you will have previous experience working with students in a secondary or higher education setting and dealing with confidential and sensitive information.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly organised, and be able to prioritise and to balance multiple commitments. You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), hold a recognised professional SpLD qualification and have experience working with young people with a range of Specific Learning Difficulties.

In return we can offer a benefits package including:

  • 33 days holiday
  • Free meals on shift
  • A 6% employer contributory pension scheme
  • Free Car parking
  • Life assurance x3 salary
  • A health cash back scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

We are looking to recruit on a full or part time basis, which can be flexible to suit both the needs of the individual and the College.

To learn more about this post or to make an informal enquiry please contact the Assistant Senior Tutor (Pastoral), Sophie Hughes on

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 19 June 2023.

Interviews will be held Tuesday 4 July 2023.

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