Full Job Description

PeoplePlus is a leading provider working across the adult skills, employability, and prison education markets. It is a purpose-led organisation with a commitment to making a direct difference to the lives of One million people by the end of 2022.

With the right people on board, we can smash that target. We focus on many activities such as helping people into sustainable work: building a skilled workforce for the future and developing careers and rehabilitating ex-offenders into society.

About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Neurodiversity & Inclusion Specialist to join our team. As part of our overall strategy to improve the provision for learners with neurodiverse needs and disabilities, the post holder will support with the implementation of People Plus neurodiversity strategy. They must be knowledgeable of, and committed to, promoting inclusive practice and driving improvement and have a proven track record of improving neurodiverse learner outcomes.

The role will be key to implementing the neurodiversity strategy including ensuring the effective use of neurodiversity screening tools, fulfilling the duties laid out in the C16 schedule, providing practical support and strategy advice to Prison Education teams and delivering the neurodiversity continuous professional development programme for Inclusion Support Coordinators (ISC’s) and tutors.

This role covers prisons across the East of England and requires weekly site visits with one day working from home.

Key Responsibilities

  • To successfully deliver PeoplePlus’ neurodiversity and inclusion strategy in line with the C16 schedule across all prisons in a lot.
  • Work with staff to develop effective ways of reducing the barriers to learning through assessment of needs, monitoring of teaching quality and neurodiverse learner achievement.
  • To manage the provision for neurodiverse learners, including the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work, assessment and teaching and learning strategies.
  • To manage the very varied situations that arise in prisons and be able to support both Inclusion Support Coordinators, Tutors, and Education Managers with complex individual neurodiversity cases by recommending and supporting clear and agreed interventions.
  • To have accurate knowledge of the range of services/resources to meet the assessed neurodiverse and inclusion needs.

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What we are looking for

You will need to demonstrate high ethical standards, take personal accountability for everything you do, and always want to be the best. A Teaching qualification is required for this position, along with Evidence of neurodiversity CPD. A solid working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and its practical application is also essential. For more details, please see the person specification.

What makes us unique?

We are extremely proud to have been awarded a one-star Best Companies accreditation, meaning we’re ‘very good to work for’. In addition we are recognised as being one of the Top 25 Education and Training providers to work for. You can see our best companies profile here for more details https://www.b.co.uk/companies/peopleplus

For us here at PeoplePlus reward means far more than just pay. Your total reward package as a PeoplePlus colleague includes a variety of different benefits as well as incentive and recognition schemes.

Our generous and competitive benefits package includes; enhanced annual leave of 25 days, a paid PeoplePlus Life Event Day each year, a paid Volunteering Day each year, a Pension, Life Insurance, an Employee Assistance Programme to access help and support 24 hours a day every day of the year, the opportunity to buy shares in the company through our Sharesave scheme, Refer a Friend reward scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and access to our benefits portal Additions which gives you discounts on hundreds of products, services, shops and entertainment. We also have our “Simply Dreams Come True” offering all colleagues the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality making the possibilities endless.

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