Curriculum and Learning Officer - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £23,374 per annum
Closing date: 29 Jan 2023
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 10285
Role: Education
About the role

Curriculum and Learning Officer

Countywide

Up to £23,374 per annum

Fixed Term

Full Time

Anywhere Worker

Closing Date: Sunday 29th January 2023

**This is a fixed term contract until 31/03/2025**

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

The Role

Adult Community Learning (ACL) is ECC’s provider of lifelong learning experiences for Essex residents. ACL offers qualifications to help people move nearer to, enter or progress within the workplace or gain skills to enhance life chances. The service focuses many of its programmes and activities on the hardest to reach communities within Essex. ACL learners have access to a diverse range of accredited and non-accredited courses which encourage creativity, healthy lifestyles, social inclusion and engagement.

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.

The Opportunity

The Curriculum and Learning Officer assists the Curriculum & Learning Team to achieve contractual targets, key performance indicators and commissioning by providing administrative assistance, coordinating events and activities, maintaining accurate information. This role will also include an element of support for tutors to enable them to maximise the use of technology and other resources.

Possessing a level 2 qualification in Business Administration, equivalent qualification or experience and with good organisational skills and the ability to work in a team. This role will need excellent communication skills to provide advice and guidance to adult learners in course choice and progression.

Accountabilities

· Provide policy and procedural advice and guidance, administrative assistance, coordination of events and activities, maintaining and updating accurate and timely information on funding, learners and tutors.

· Support the Curriculum and Learning Manager and Leads to deliver excellent learning across all sites to maximise the learner experience.

· Support tutors and/or LSAs in procuring course specific equipment, books and resources, and ensure proper processes are followed for procurement, sign-off and expenditure.

· Provide support and assistance to subject tutors to maximise the use of funding and resources to ensure an improved student experience.

· Contribute local knowledge, expertise and innovation to support academic service in the planning, design, development and promotion of the curriculum.

· Be the liaison between Curriculum & Learning and Exams for communications, paperwork and other information as required by either party

· Provide advice and guidance to students to enable them to understand the progression opportunities in their learning, make the right choices, stay on course, and achieve their aspirations.

· Working with ECC finance, ensure the coordination and maintenance of accurate records of individual learner payments

· Proactively review and improve processes, developing smarter working within curriculum and learning as well as across ACL and ECC

· Responsible for providing accurate and timely reports, translating system data, to inform the decision making process that supports the improvement of organisational performance.

· Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The Experience You Will Bring

· Educated to level 2 (GCSE) in Business Administration or equivalent qualification, or by experience.

· Evidence of developing skills and knowledge within role.

· Experience of working in a customer-focussed environment with good organisational skills.

· Experience of working in a team with the ability to plan and organise own workload, and work to deadlines.

· Good working knowledge of IT and in particular Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook.

· Ability to maintain records, accurately inputting, reviewing and amending data.

· Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage with a wide range of audiences. Provide information and guidance and encourage participation, ideally with adult learners.

To read more about us please visit: Economy, Investment and Public Health - Working for Essex

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

To view our Organisational Behaviours information please follow this link.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email Chloe.OMalley@essex.gov.uk