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Swindon, United Kingdom, Europe
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time

Skills for Life Tutor (Numeracy & Literacy)

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Skills for Life Tutor (Literacy & Numeracy) sought for vacancy in Swindon. The opportunity is with one of the UK’s leading youth and adult learning organisations, as well as a growing provider of services in the Welfare to Work Sector. In this role you will be responsible for the successful delivery of both literacy and numeracy accredited qualifications that form part of the Further Education programme offer. What you’ll be doing: · Carry out the initial assessment process with all potential learners, completing appropriate documentation. · Use information provided by referral source to support assessment. · Use appropriate Initial Interview to assist learners identify their existing skills, work experience, interests and job goals. · Using the Diagnostic Assessment material, assess levels of competency within literacy and numeracy. · To obtain and record detailed information regarding the learners’ skills level, short, medium and long-term aims. · Negotiate, design and implement an Individual Learning Plan with each learner. Regularly assess, monitor, review, evaluate and adjust the Individual Learning Plan when necessary, taking into account the new Basic Skills Infrastructure. · Provide underpinning knowledge, mapped to the Core Curriculum standards. · Prepare and adapt teaching materials including handouts, assignments, booklists and assessment papers, to enable all learners to progress. · Create new learning material to meet the needs of the learner. · Prepare Schemes of Work and Schemes of Assessment. · Provide teaching and assessment opportunities in line with the relevant awarding body requirements to promote access to achievement. · Produce and deliver appropriate individual and group exercises in order to achieve the Individual Training Plan. · Assist learner to produce work, in accordance with City & Guilds Standards. · Provide a supportive role and motivate learners to successfully overcome the barriers to gaining employment. · Assist learners to realise life and employability goals · Build up communications with learners; take a helpful and positive approach with a caring and considerate manner. · Participate in training sessions and meetings – internal and external – when required to do so. · Be a team member, helping colleagues at all times. · Stand in for other branch staff, if required to do so. · Carry out all Company instructions: follow work instructions regarding all areas of work. · Adhere to all Company procedures: · Health & Safety · Equality & Diversity · Safeguarding · Quality Communications · Contract of Employment · Staff Handbook · Job Description · Public Communications · Oversee the presentation and general housekeeping requirements of training areas, ensure always clean, with a friendly, business like atmosphere. · Carry out administrative processes according to work instructions. · Take responsibility for the content and relevance of individual learner files. · Learner’s files should clearly identify SMART objectives. · Management information will be extracted from these files, so needs to be efficient and accurate. · Provide performance and management information as required. · Liaise with other tutors for standardisation and sharing good practice. · Carry out internal verification and quality assurance activities, strictly adhering to company’s procedures. · Ensure all relevant administration and recording procedures are complete. · Adhere to given deadlines, e.g. timely learner completion, awarding body registrations, additional time, etc. · Undertake on-going course development with the agreement of the Curriculum Manager · Adhere to deadlines for organisational monitoring by ensuring learner programme data is kept up-to-date and passed on to the Audit Manager on request. · Keep up to date and current with national developments in your curriculum area. · Undertake on-going course development with the agreement of the Curriculum Manager · To undertake any other routine task, as required by your line manager. Responsibilities: · Participate in any staff review/performance management processes involving the identifying and meeting of training needs for self and others. · Evidence own progress and achievement using CPD. · Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others. · Advance and integrate equality and diversity throughout all activities. · Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post. · Comply with company policies and procedures at all times. · The company is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and promote this commitment. What you’ll need to have: Essential: · Working towards a level 4 subject specialist teaching qualification in literacy or numeracy. · Literacy/Numeracy skills at level 2. · Have experience of conducting initial and diagnostic assessments, analysing results and producing individual learning plans, specific to the learners needs · Experience of working within and understanding of the Awarding Body requirements for the delivery of adult national qualifications at entry level 1, 2,3,and level 1, 2 · Experience of managing and teaching numeracy and or literacy in group and one to one settings · Experience of working in a target driven environment and achieving set targets · Ability to review and give open and constructive feedback to learners on their Performance · Ability to converse with people of ranging abilities/backgrounds · Experience of accreditation, moderation, verification and examination procedures · Experience and understanding of overcoming barriers and assisting learners to achieve · Computer literate · Excellent organisational skills · Excellent communication skills particularly writing and presentation skills · Ability to work to deadlines Desirable: · Level 5 Teaching qualification. · Has experience of implementing and delivering various qualifications with numerous awarding bodies As this position may involve handling sensitive data relating to, or working with children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure check through the confidential process administered by the Criminal Records Bureau.  You will be expected to take responsibility for your own professional development and participate in relevant internal and external training/activities. Please apply by sending your CV to Salary £19,500.


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