Sessional Tutor – Slough
Salary: £20 - £25ph
NOTE: the number of hours you work will depend on the course you teach. Typically, a course is 2 hours per session and 1 or 2 sessions per week. Most courses are between 9.30am and 3.30pm but we may offer you an evening course.
The curriculum areas covered by the Sessional Tutor include:
- English language
- Functional skills
- Digital skills
- Skills for work
- Personal development and family learning courses
- To support the planning and delivery of all adult learning activity, informed by local people within a continuous improvement framework, Curriculum Manager meeting the standards of the Common Inspection Framework.
- To establish and maintain good working relationships with a range of partners, develop referral procedures, undertake engagement and, through initial assessment, place learners on appropriate programmes
- To support a team of tutors and support curriculum development, administering programmes including accreditation procedures.
- To support in specific curriculum areas including liaison with examining bodies and ensuring awarding body regulations are adhered to.
- To develop and facilitate a neighbourhood approach to support planning and delivering adult learning activity, using a variety of consultative methods that promote local accountability and ensure that learner views are taken into account to improve the quality of delivery.
- To support the programming of adult learning activity at a variety of community venues. To undertake outreach activity to engage with local communities, partners and stakeholders to identify local needs to inform curriculum planning developing delivery partnerships where appropriate.
- To set up referral systems through partners, undertake initial engagement activity including initial assessment and place learners on suitable programmes, where appropriate referring them to information, advice and guidance services.
- To ensure and, where appropriate, take responsibility for providing dayto-day administration of adult learning services at local venues, including enrolment procedures and fee collection. To ensure venues are prepared and adequately resourced to deliver programmes, undertaking learner feedback surveys, promoting information, advice and guidance and liaising with local venue managers as appropriate.
- To support sessional tutors, processing time sheets, and ensuring that a range of learner information, including attendance, and achievement data is accurately collected.
- In liaison with managers, take responsibility for advising and supporting tutors ensuring that accredited programmes and examinations are delivered to the standards of examining bodies, including invigilating, marking papers, assessing portfolios, entering relevant information on to examining body websites and, as required, acting as an internal verifier.
- To enter accurately a range of data, including course information, enrolment and registers, on to the service’s management and information system, following up and correcting any errors.
- To network and negotiate with other council services, schools, job centre plus, and the voluntary and community sector, developing new partnerships through which learning activities are planned and delivered and, where appropriate, directly supporting delivery.
- To deliver high quality teaching sessions in line with the Common Inspection Framework at community venues and support tutors in curriculum planning, production of resources and maximising the use of technology.
- To ensure that all activities are carried out in a safe environment, taking into account in particular lone working guidelines and undertaking building risk assessments in line with corporate policies and procedures.
- To support the facilitation of team working across the service, working with colleagues to maximise opportunities for residents to undertake adult learning, and where appropriate supporting the formation of self help groups.
- To promote courses, including the development of flyers/posters, running promotional events, liaison with the press office and use of social media.
- To ensure that all duties are carried out in accordance with agreed council policies and procedures, particularly the council’s equal opportunities and diversity, and health and safety policies. 14. To undertake tasks and responsibilities commensurate to the grade of the post as part of the wider service team, including attendance at events and visiting organisations to promote the service.
Skills, knowledge and experience
- Some experience of working in a multi cultural community based adult learning environment.
- A range of experience of working with a range of different agencies in developing partnerships to deliver services.
- Experience of teaching adult learning programmes.
- Experience in supporting learners in the completion of forms, collection of fees and checking eligibility criteria
- Understanding and a practical application of equality of opportunity and diversity within the planning and delivery of learning programmes.
- Good understanding of the common inspection framework and its application to teaching, learning and assessment.
- Good knowledge of at least one curriculum area including accreditation.
- Knowledge of health and safety policies and procedures relating to buildings and service delivery. Knowledge of how community based adult learning is planned and delivered.
- Good communication and listening skills to identify individual and community needs to inform and review programme planning.
- Ability to line manage a team of sessional tutors and to work as part of a wider team
- Very good interpersonal & communication skills to engage with a wide range of partners in the planning of learning programmes.
- Ability to teach adults to a high standard, motivate and enable learners to gain new skills to achieve their personal goals. Very good organisational skills, methodical when undertaking administrative duties.
- Ability to undertake initial assessments and place learners on relevant programmes.
- Prepared to work flexible hours to attend events, including evening and weekend activities.
- Ability to work on their own using their initiative where required.
- Level 3, in Preparing to teach within the Lifelong Learning sector (PTTLS) required.
- Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development.
- Information, advice and guidance qualification desirable.
- 24 hour one on one specialist social work consultant based within your geographical area
- 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
- Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment
Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.
To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Max Catherall 020 8514 9176