ALS Manager, Remote

£30,000 - £40,000

Posted 1 month ago | ref: 232947

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ALS Manager

Protocol are working with a Skills & Training Provider who have over 60 Sports clubs across the UK. This role will lead and manage the allocation and co-ordination of additional learning support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, ensuring that all students have access to high-quality learning support. 

The role is remote with some travel required. 

Role responsibilities

  • To lead and manage the planning, preparation, and delivery of high quality learning support in a variety of contexts and through a range of delivery methods, i.e. one-to-one, small group teaching, study skills support, class teaching, development of materials.
  • Identify additional learning needs through personal and comprehensive assessment of students at the point of application or referral to the service and plan to implement support through deployment of staff and /or appropriate resources.
  • Develop innovative approaches, including the use of e-learning tools/resources and assistive technology to service delivery and support. To facilitate accessibility and inclusivity to meet the needs of our students and increase student achievement.
  • Promote and facilitate awareness of additional learning support to ensure it is fully integrated into the curriculum.
  • To work with curriculum staff and managers to ensure that individual student needs are met by understanding individual learning needs and developing appropriate materials.
  • To maintain accurate and auditable learning support records and to develop and ensure the implementation of systems to assess, monitor and track students learning support needs and arrangements.
  • To work in consultation with parents and liaise with colleagues as needed to ensure the effective delivery of learning support and service.
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of referral documentation, student reviews (including ILPs) and student records in line with quality processes and funding requirements.
  • Lead on specialist assessment of students and prospective students with learning difficulties and /or disabilities.
  • To keep up to date with matters relating to additional learning support, including legislation, funding, and models of best practice.
  • Ensure that annual reviews are taking place for students with EHCPs including liaison with the local authorities where required.
  • To ensure that diagnostic assessment for students informs targeted support and skills development for students.
  • To ensure that all students have targets set and reviewed that are motivational and supports them to achieve their potential.
  • Monitor and evaluate all the activities of the ALS service using agreed quality procedure including the student voice and initiate strategies to consistently improve quality and the student learning experience to ensure student’s needs are fully met.
  • Develop and embed quality standards and service level agreements for the additional learning support teams, ensuring these are maintained and the effectiveness monitored and reviewed.
  • To work with the Head of SEND and ALS to ensure High Needs Funding is claimed correctly and Local Authorities are consulted with.
  • To provide reports on the access, usage, and impact by students to learning support services as and when required.
  • Regularly review policies and procedures so that we comply with legislative (SEN Code of Practice) and audit requirements.

The person & qualifications

  • Experience and understanding of the issues related to Additional Learning Support
  • Proven ability to analyse difficult situations, identify / recommend constructive solutions and implement them effectively
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, planning, and prioritising work to ensure deadlines are met
  • Able to demonstrate experience of managing and motivating teams to achieve excellent outcomes for students
  • Professionalism, credibility, and authority in managing relationships with a determination to achieve outstanding outcomes using a performance management approach
  • Evidence of achieving continuous improvement to drive results
  • Experience of interpreting and using relevant data effectively to improve performance
  • Frameworks, regulations, and requirements of the sector and how these relate to the role
  • Knowledge of key current curriculum developments within FE and in particular additional learning support
  • Knowledge of High Needs Funding and working with Local Authorities to maximise funding in line with Funding Body guidance
  • Experience of managing or coordinating the delivery of additional learning support at cross college level
  • Knowledge and extensive experience of line managing staff and the ability to motivate and mentor others
  • Experience of writing evaluation reports such as SARs and Business Plans
  • An extensive understanding of safeguarding issues and relevant OFSTED requirements and a strong commitment to creating a safe and learning environment


  • Degree, HND or equivalent professional qualification
  • Teaching qualification (where possible)
  • Level 2 in English and Maths
  • Management qualification (where possible)
  • Evidence of recently undertaken professional development and subsequent practical application and impact


As a Disability Confident business we warmly encourage applications from people with disabilities. Protocol is committed to offering opportunities to people from diverse communities. If you have specific requirements or adjustments please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.