Student Support Officer

Edinburgh College

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Job Description

Student Support Officer

Part time: 14 hours per week

Temporary until end of June 2018

Main Campus: Sighthill Campus

Salary: Band F - £25,387 - £27,241 per annum (pro rata) (please note the appointment is usually offered at the first point of the salary scale


For the future you want

As one of the largest colleges in the UK and a key contributor to learning in our capital city, Edinburgh College is proud to be supporting over 19,000 students from around 115 countries worldwide to achieve the future they want.

As a student-centred organisation and one which offers over 700 courses across 32 subject areas, Edinburgh College also works with over 1,000 industry partners to help secure the best possible employment opportunities for our students.

We are also the biggest single provider of student’s to Edinburgh Universities, with 99% of our successful full time students moving onto employment or further education within 6 months of graduating.

Edinburgh College is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced person to take up the post of Student Support Officer.


What we can offer you

As a Student Support Officer you will provide student support for our learners across a broad range of curriculum areas. You will identify, assess and support learner support needs, develop personal learning support plans and support access to enabling technologies. You’ll have a unique opportunity to contribute to creating an inclusive learning environment, where the needs of the students are put first.

We have great benefits at Edinburgh College, with generous annual leave (44 days including public holidays and closure days), a career average pension scheme and access to other benefits like childcare vouchers and cycle to work. We also have great on-site facilities including a gym, pool, training restaurants, shops and canteens. Plus you get to be part of a unique organisation which contributes to improving the lives of others.


What you can offer us

Educated to SCQF Level 9 or equivalent, with a willingness to work towards the PDA Inclusiveness qualification, you’ll have experience of working in partnership within a multi-disciplinary team or with external stakeholders and associated agencies, and experience in the provision of support to individuals with a range of learning disabilities.

You’ll have the ability to work autonomously to analyse complex information in order to make decisions regarding a student’s support in a confident and proportionate manner, and will have an ability to approach these complex situations with tact, diplomacy, care and compassion.

Please see the person specification for a full breakdown of the essential and desirable criteria.


The successful candidate may be required to work at any Edinburgh College Campus.


Closing Date: Monday 16 October 2017

Applications must be made online at

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