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Patoss Business and Marketing Manager

£40k per annum, based in Evesham

Patoss is the professional association of teachers and assessors of students with specific learning difficulties.

An exciting and new opportunity has arisen for a Business and Marketing Manager to help Patoss define and drive forward its business strategy, taking it to the next level.  

You will need to:-

  • Implement and deliver the ongoing business plan
  • Be responsible for defining and delivering marketing activity
  • Provide focus for all aspects of the business (central office, finance, IT and web development)
  • Maintain and improve current management reporting
  • Work with defined stakeholders to identify new business opportunities. 


Ideally, you will have the following skills and experience:-

  • Strategic planning and delivery at a senior level
  • Knowledge of change management programmes
  • Experience in influencing senior individuals and peers to achieve goals
  • Experience in marketing and communications
  • Management of regular finance, IT and HR activities
  • Managing a team of people. 


Also desirable would be:

  • A degree in Business Management or Marketing
  • Knowledge of the Special Educational Needs and education environments.

If this is you, we would love to hear from you.

Deadline for applications is 4th December.

 Job Description download

To apply please send a full CV accompanied by a covering letter giving your reasons for making the application and demonstrating how you meet the job requirements detailed in the Job Description. Please provide 2 referees.

Send your application for the attention of Mandy Williams by email to



 Northampton College

Head of School of Student Support

Salary In the range of £46,957-£51,819 pa

We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional to lead our School of Student Support. The School includes the cross college learning support service and the curriculum for supported learning.

The post holder will take responsibility for the line management of the School ensuring the quality, currency and relevance of its support service, curriculum and the effective and efficient deployment and management of resources. The Head of School will provide leadership to staff across both areas, in particular the learning support service. The Head of School will play a leading role within the College Management Team and be instrumental in establishing an outstanding learning support service and centre of excellence for our supported learning curriculum.

You will be passionate about supporting our students, have experience of working with and leading a team responsible for supporting students with learning difficulties and disabilities and / or dyslexia. Good knowledge of funding, excellent communication, organisational, numerical and specialist skills, experience of successful management of teaching, learning and assessment, quality improvement and managing and motivating staff are also a requirement for the role. 

If you would like to be part of a successful team please apply via our on-line application form; clearly outlining your experience, skills and qualifications.

If you would like to discuss this role please call Judy Margrave on 01604 734200

Closing date: (Noon), Friday, 20 November 2015

Interview date: Monday, 7December 2015

This post will require a DBS check.

We strive to achieve diversity in our staff to reflect the community we serve.


Reed's School

Cobham, Surrey


Required from January 2016

Reed’s School is one of the leading Independent Day and Boarding Schools in the country providing an education for 690 pupils. Boys attend between the ages of 11 to 18 and girls are admitted in the Sixth Form.

An enthusiastic and experienced teacher with relevant SEND qualifications, preferably a Level 7 OCR, is required to provide Learning Support throughout the school. Experience of EAL would be an advantage.

The closing date for applications will be midday on Friday 20th November 2015.

Full details including a job description and application form should be obtained from our website or by emailing

Reed’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


 Gloucestershire Dyslexia Association

Gloucestershire Dyslexia Association has a vacancy for a Treasurer/Administrator on a part time basis.  This is a paid post and involves home based computer work.

You will need to:

  • liaise with parents and tutors via email on a regular basis
  • respond to email enquiries and send information as required
  • Gather  term working dates from tutors and book premises for workshops
  • Prepare and email  invoices to parents 3 times per year
  • Collect and bank monies received
  • Run a payroll via computerised software, producing payslips and paying tutors via internet banking 3 times per year (This may be changing spring 2016)
  • Preparation of end of year accounts for AGM ( and currently HMRC)
  • Updating GDA website
  • Attending bi-monthly committee meetings generally based in Gloucester
  • Yearly updating information on Charity Commission website

For further information please contact:

Doreen Frusher