Personal Development Coach

Job Description

Post Title: Personal Development Coach


Post Reference: PDC02


Hours: 37 hours per week Monday to Friday with flexibility to meet business needs.


Salary: £16,224 per annum (£20,888 per annum pro rata) which is Scale 18 on the Learning Support Salary Scales


Job Purpose: To provide outstanding pastoral and academic support to the Equine, Blacksmithing, Welding and Construction departments.


Vision: For this role, we are looking for a passionate individual who can play a key role in support of our learners’ positive achievements and developing their life and career after Kingston Maurward.  This is a role for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to work with our students and our wider teams to raise aspirations, develop employability, social and wider skills for all. The successful person will have the ability to effectively support students in a pastoral and academic capacity and will work well with all areas of the College to coordinate the best student experience we are able to offer. A flexible approach with a positive attitude is required alongside the ability to challenge and motivate students to ensure they all reach their full potential. Strong organisational and communication skills are essential alongside a clear desire to work with students, to support them during their educational journey of learning and personal development whilst here at Kingston Maurward.  


Status: Permanent and term-time only appointment for 37 working weeks.  Payment is for 42 weeks and includes 5 weeks “annual leave”.  The annual leave is a pro rata entitlement of 33 days per annum (25 day plus 8 public and bank holidays).  It will be joint responsibility of the post holder and their line manager to ensure that the full number of working weeks are worked during an academic year.


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tamzen Hannam on 01305 215156 during normal working hours.


To Apply:


Please visit the KMC website for a College Application Form and a full Job Description.


Previous applicant need not apply.


Applicants for this position must complete a college employment application form. CVs may be submitted and will be considered in support of a fully completed application form. 


We are not accepting CVs at this stage from Recruitment Agencies


Please return the completed Application Form together with a letter of application by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY. 


The Closing Date for Applications:           Thursday 23 September 2021 at 9:00am


Proposed Interview Date:                            TBC


Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.


For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing


You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview.


Please ensure you read our GDPR Candidate Privacy Notice to understand how your data is processed. This can be found on the College’s Website under “Work for Us” or you can request a copy by emailing


Kingston Maurward College 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.


The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description. If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.


Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.


Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion. All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).