Essential Skills Specialist

Learner and Employer facing

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Closing Date: 29/10/2021

Location/Division: Tredomen Gateway

Educ8 Training Group are a Values driven organisation creating a Gr8 Culture resulting in being the No 1 Best Mid-Sized Company to work for in the UK in 2021.

Educ8 are accredited with three star status by the workplace engagement specialists, Best Companies. Three stars is the highest possible level of accreditation available and indicates ‘World Class’ levels of engagement with our employees.

Our ongoing commitment to leading, supporting and improving the organisation Educ8 are accredited with IIP Platinum. A Platinum Award represents the very best people management and engagement, with only the highest performing organisations achieving this prestigious accolade.

If you'd like to work with Gr8 people who are passionate about training and education then we'd love to hear from you. We offer excellent benefits, a values driven ethos but most of all a Gr8 place to work.

Safeguarding Educ8 Group is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all employees to share this commitment.

Job Title: Essential Skills Specialist

Reports to: Skills Manager

Location: Tredomen Gateway, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7EH

Contract: Permanent

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours p/w (8:30am - 4:30pm Mon - Friday)

Salary: £23,00.00 - £25,000.00 per annum

Summary of Role: To implement, plan and deliver to all learners who have been identified with additional learning needs (ALN), ensuring compliance falls in line with corporate and legal requirements to ensure the quality and standards of all provision. To implement strategies in line with the Quality and Teaching & Learning, by promoting basic skills and life learning, to benefit people emotionally, intellectually, socially and economically.

To support The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act by ensuring all learners with ALN are supported to overcome barriers to learning to achieve their full potential placing learners’ needs, views, wishes and feelings at the heart of the process.

To identify needs early and put in place, timely and effective interventions which are monitored and adapted to ensure they deliver the desired outcomes.


Educ8 Group is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all employees to share this commitment.


  • 33/34 days annual leave including contractual 28 days, Christmas Shutdown and day of for Birthday
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering counselling support and advice from day 1 of employment
  • Laptop/i phone
  • Triannual ‘Gr8 Days’
  • Monthly 1:1 meetings with your line manager
  • Annual wellbeing meetings
  • Annual appraisals
  • Employee Focus Group – Rejuven8
  • Employee Mental Health Champions
  • Flexible/home working encouraged
  • Annual Christmas Dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Work in partnership with Credit Union
  • Wellbeing room and staff room on site
  • Appreci8 Days
  • Monthly & Annual Gr8 Awards
  • Excellent wellbeing support, Wellness Action Plans, Employee Assistance Programme, Employer Pledge and actively promote and engage with MIND Cymru
  • Disability confident provider Additional Benefits after 1 year
  • Westfield Healthcare cash plan (dental, eye test, etc.) worth £595 Additional Benefits after 2 years
  • Additional holiday accrued after 2 years’ service starting from 1 day per year up to a maximum of 5 days Values driven organisation to create a Gr8 Culture

Diversity Statement

Educ8 Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.