Senior Tutor - Study Programme

Guidant Group
Ipswich, Suffolk
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Nacro is a social justice charity. It helps vulnerable people to change their lives and to reach their full potential by addressing social exclusion, inequality of opportunity and deprivation. We design and deliver services that equip people with the skills, advice, attitude and support they need to move their lives on and to become part of their community. Our services cover education, housing, substance misuse treatment and the prevention of reoffending.

Nacro are recruiting a Senior Tutor to oversee all operational aspects of Nacro's Education business to be based in Ipswich. The role will be to deliver the Education strategy and plans to drive up the quality of service delivery and substantially improve learner outcomes.

We are seeking an individual with strong organisational, managerial and operational Skills/Knowledge. With a proven track record and focus on developing and improving Teaching, Learning and assessment in education. The successful candidate will need to have experience and knowledge of improving the quality of teaching and learning in education. You will also ideally have experience in being a direct line manager for education staff.

The role of the Senior Tutor will be to line manage staff within the centre and ensure all performance issues related to learners are addressed quickly and efficiently along with compliance and contract delivery.
You will work with students with a variety of support needs, including those with emotional and behavioural needs, learning difficulties and those who have disengaged from mainstream education.

The purpose of the role is to work with students to guarantee that they receive the best service from Nacro and ensure that this is co-ordinated with the broader supporting environment (e.g. Family, Carers, and other professionals/services).

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Oversee development and delivery of effective training programmes to service users,
* Line management of staff
* Provide expertise and guidance, developing their capability and improving the quality of service.
* Deliver on the forecasted learner numbers within the designated centre and take prompt action to ensure that targets are met
* Record progressions and outcomes delivery, monitor, review and update contract requirements.
* Oversee timely registration of learners and claiming of achievements with awarding organisations as well as preparing for external quality visits and inspections.
* Carry out assessments of the service users,
* Ensure that all learners are able to access work placements and that views of employers are routinely sought and addressed.
* Engage with referral agencies including statutory and third party agencies
* Risk assess and take necessary actions in respect of activities,
* Use resources efficiently and effectively, ensuring proper use and security at all times.
* Respond to internal or external complaints promptly, challenging any anti-social behaviour and reporting any risks.

As a successful candidate you should have:
* A level 4 teaching qualification (Certificate in Education & Training, CTLLS, or an equivalent qualification)
* A level 5 teaching qualification (Diploma in Education & Training, DTLLS, Cert Ed, or an equivalent qualification)
* GCSE English, maths and ICT (or equivalent qualifications at level 2 or above)
* A vocational or academic qualification in your specialist subject (or equivalent experience)

An enhanced DBS check is required.

Benefits offered
28 days a year annual leave with the ability to accrue 1 day of additional holiday for every year of service up to 5 years plus bank holidays; pro rata for part-time employees
Pension scheme
Season ticket loan
Working 35 hours per week, plus paid lunch break (40 hours in total); pro rata for part-time employees
As a committed Investor In People (IIP), continued professional development is central to our people and performance management activities. Our employees receive regular support with Personal Development Planning and have access to training and professional development opportunities.

Our Vision, Mission & Values
Our vision is a society in which communities are crime free, where people feel safe and are supported to reach their aspirations. In order to achieve this, our mission is to positively change lives, strengthen communities, enhance social inclusion, reduce crime, and prevent offending behaviour, by working across a number of key areas including Education, Housing, Justice, Health, Resettlement Advice, and by influencing policy and adhering to our values of being courageous, inspiring, reliable and focussed on outcomes.

Equal Opportunities Statement
We value the diverse nature of its staff and of those using its services, and is committed to ensuring that this is reflected in all its practices, policies and services.
Our commitment to equity involves much more than equality of access and tackling discrimination - it requires the whole of their workforce to actively embrace and promote the benefits and opportunities that diversity brings to the organisation.

Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Guidant Group is committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please mention this at any stage.