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SEN/Dyslexia Assessor and Advisor

Job Req ID:  89313
Posting Start Date: 

Nottingham, GB

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 



SEN/ Dyslexia Assessor & Advisor

HMP Lowdham Grange, Nottinghamshire

Full-Time/ Permanent

Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits


Here at Serco we’re looking for a SEN/ Dyslexia Assessor & Advisor to join us at HMP Lowdham Grange in Nottinghamshire. You will be joining our well-established team onsite, playing a key part in supporting tutors to plan agreed programmes of education activities and to meet course aims and objectives.  


As part of this you’ll:

  • Conducting Dyslexia assessments, advising on support needs and report writing.
  • Maintaining accurate records, including learner attendance, records of work, progression route and levels of achievement, for those with SEN diagnoses. 
  • Preparing individual lesson plans, planning learning activities, using high quality learning materials, equipment and resources to maximise productive and effective learning opportunities for learners.
  • Presenting reports for recruitment, retention and achievement and other performance reports as required.
  • Ensure certification for those learners participating in the course.
  • Presenting reports for the Education Management Team on SEN provision and needs.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and professional relationships with learners, to create an appropriate environment for learning.
  • Managing resources within budget; carefully managing the use of equipment and resources actively encouraging learners to value them.
  • Provide learners with feedback and guidance to support their learning on a regular basis.
  • Actively promoting all programme activities and ensuring that current, accurate and appropriate promotional material is available for the courses for they are responsible.
  • Working with education and training colleagues, including attending curriculum area meetings and staff meetings; working with colleagues in other departments to enhance programme delivery and to promote education and training.
  • Working in accordance with all statutory, Home Office, company and department requirements.  This will include reporting security and /or intelligence information immediately to the Head of Learning Skills and making referrals to the designated person/professional service providers.
  • Maintaining links and information exchange with appropriate partnerships.
  • As required, to carry out rub down searching of prisoners to support the security aspects of the Tutor position.


What you’ll need to do the role

First and foremost, you’ll need to have worked in a similar role for at least 2 years, possess a current SpLD level 7 Dyslexia qualification or equivalent, hold a current APC (Essential) and ideally a QCF or PGCE in Education & Training.  


The successful applicant will have proven experience working in a demanding environment that demands strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. You will be able to build strong working relationships with people at all levels, work well under pressure and demonstrate your ability to work flexibly to meet tight dedadlines .


Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to the reintegration of ex-offenders back into society, helping them to address the factors that influence criminal behaviour and lowering reoffending rates

A world of opportunity - With six prisons across the UK and a breadth of roles, you’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team. who believe passionately in the value of our work.


What we offer

  • Flexible and part time working considered
  • 10-day pa CPD
  • Pension – 6%
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package



About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. 

Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview

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