Situations Vacant

Sector Learning and Development Manager

Leading a national programme of workforce development for SEND in FE

Salary: negotiable from £40,000 FTE dependent on experience

Are you passionate about improving further education for students with SEND, particularly those with high needs? Do you have a good understanding of high-quality staff training and development programmes? Are you able to plan strategically across the FE sector, understand the training and development needs of staff working with high needs students, and put together a dynamic and engaging training, CPD and development programme?

Natspec is the voice of specialist further education. We believe that all young people with learning difficulties and disabilities should have access to high quality further education and training, which meets their individual needs and supports their aspirations for skills, work and life. The Natspec Transform and TechAbility services have been established to improve the quality of teaching and learning, improving outcomes for students with SEND, especially those with high needs. If you would like to be at the forefront of the continued development of these specialist CPD programmes, working across the country with a range of colleges and other FE providers, this could be the role for you.

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and dynamic individual with knowledge and proven understanding of effective techniques for high-quality CPD, learning and development. The role incorporates a range of member services, managing and developing the Transform and TechAbility services, running the Natspec Awards programme, and supporting senior staff and the board with the further development of the organisation.

You should have a knowledge of and passion for specialist disability education and FE sector organisations, and high-level project management and administrative skills. Your communication skills need to be excellent and you will need to be comfortable working under pressure. If you would like to join a small, busy team, are self-motivated and happy working in a range of settings, please download the full job description and apply by 29 May.

For an informal conversation about the role or to find out more, please contact or

How to apply

Apply for the role by sending a CV, indicating your current or most recent salary, and a covering letter setting out why you would like this job, with examples of how you have met the job description and person specification in current or previous roles to

Closing date: 5pm 29 May
Interview date: Monday 10 June, Nottingham

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