Careers at The College

Foundation Team Leader Progression

Here at Bournemouth & Poole College, we are looking to recruit a Foundation Team Leader for our Progression courses on a full-time, permanent basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £41,364 per annum.

At Bournemouth & Poole College our staff are passionate and committed to achieve the very best outcomes for our students – we transform lives. We recognise and value our people as our most important asset in achieving each of the strategic outcomes within our College’s Strategic Plan. We believe it is through our people that an excellent student experience will be delivered, and this will have a positive impact in our local community. We value inclusion and we are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring we have a diverse, skilled, and motivated workforce who are empowered and engaged. This makes our College a unique, vibrant and rewarding place to work.

Bournemouth & Poole College
Foundation Learning
Contract Type
Employment Basis
Full time
Contracted working hours
Poole, North Road, BH14 0LS
£41,364 per annum
Closing date

The Role:

As a Foundation Team Leader – Progression, you will manage the day-to-day operational running of the Progression courses for our students studying at Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

The Team Leader will work within the Progression curriculum area and will be key to the quality of the learner experience and success. The Team Leader will work with the personal tutors, Learning Manager and other cross college departments to deliver high levels of student satisfaction, success and progression. The Team leader will support the performance of the educational and administrative functions which ensure high quality teaching & learning and pastoral support. They will attend regular meetings across college and with the Learning Manager.

They will be lead in managing challenging behaviours and meetings with students, their next of kin and the local authority.


Responsibilities as our Foundation Team Leader – Progression will include: 

  • Day to day management of the operational running of the Progression courses for students studying at Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the student interview process.
  • Provide academic and pastoral support to students in accordance with agreed procedures. Liaise with Student Inclusion and Support services team.
  • Manage the successful integration of in year starting courses.
  • Lead on small, regular team meetings of the Progression staff and any relevant colleagues. 
  • Manage and support the day-to-day student behaviour, including positive interventions with students.
  • Support the teaching team with positive behaviour management strategies and follow up on student concerns. 
  • Be the initial point of contact for all Progression student queries and concerns.
  • Manage student behaviour within the agreed college protocols.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the enrichment programme for Progression students
  • Work with the personal tutors, Learning Manager and other cross college departments to deliver high levels of student satisfaction, success and progression.
  • Undertake a small teaching contract and support with class cover, as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery including identifying learning objectives; determining, designing and producing study material; planning course delivery.
  • Contribute to high quality learning experiences using a variety of teaching and learning methods in the classroom.
  • Participate in Educational, Health and Care plan (EHCP) review meetings, as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the Learning Manager and ensure the following take place; student tutorials, Parents’ evenings, Reports, Progression events, Celebration of Achievement, etc.
  • Co-ordinate the planning, review and evaluation of learner induction and initial diagnostic assessments


As our Foundation Team Leader – Progression, you’ll ideally have: 

  • Level 3 qualification as a minimum
  • Level 2 English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Teaching Qualification or willingness to achieve within two years
  • Work experience in an FE setting i.e., college or school
  • Experience of working with young people with social, emotional and mental health challenges.
  • Proven track record of success in supporting young people with pastoral issues.
  • Ability to work with young people, parents/carers and colleagues, as appropriate
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of post-16 education and training
  • The effective use of information and learning technologies in the classroom Safeguarding Children and Young People and Vulnerable Adults
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Benefits you will receive: 

As a member of the teaching team at Bournemouth & Poole College you can expect to receive a market rate salary and excellent benefits including:

  • 39.5 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • up to 4 days leave during the Christmas closure period
  • Free parking at all of our college sites (where spaces are available)
  • Access to Discount Schemes at multiple retailers
  • Enrolment into the Teachers' Pension Scheme
  • Excellent support and career development with the help of our Teaching and Learning Coaches and Quality department


If you feel you are the right candidate for this Foundation Team Leader – Progression role, then please click ‘apply’ now! 

Closing date: 21 June 2024 

We reserve the right to close this post early if there is a high level of applicants.


The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.