Functional Skills Tutor - ESOL

Manchester, UK
13 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Seetec is recognised as one of the most experienced, diverse and financially robust businesses in the employability, skills, health and justice sectors. Having operated successfully, within this arena for the last 30 years, we recognise of the value to individuals, businesses and the economy as a whole, of investing in the skills of the workforce through vocational training and this ethos is embedded across the whole business.

We have recently been appointed by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to deliver education and training to people aged 19 and over, through it's AEB (Adult Education Budget) programme.

As a result, we are now recruiting for Functional Skills Tutors who will manage the delivery of high quality teaching, learning and assessment of Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT) for a variety of learners. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the leaners have the knowledge required to pass their Functional Skills tests to enable timely successful completion of their AEB/Traineeship Programme.

This particular role will specialise in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), so any previous experience with this will be incredibly beneficial. In addition to this, our ideal candidate will have a relevant teaching qualification such as Cert Ed/PGCE/DTLLS or equivalent. You will also need to have experience of working without supervision, and the ability to lead and organise others.

Key Responsibilities

* Coach, guide and support learners and their employers in the effective achievement of the Functional Skills Individual Learning Programme

* Progression planning in a classroom or work based environment

* Effectively interpret initial assessments and diagnostics to assess learners capability, suitability and their engagement to ensure timely achievements are met

* Negotiate, design and implement an Individual Learning Plan with each learner

* Regularly assess, monitor, review, evaluate and adjust the Individual Learning Plan where necessary

* Liaise with all relevant stakeholders to prepare and support employer-led Schemes of Work and Schemes of Assessment

* Support transition activities for learners moving to Apprenticeships or on to Further Education

* Ensure all learner records and reporting are kept up to date and provided in a timely manner

* Evaluate the learner experience to ensure high quality provision delivered

* Maintain a professional and positive working relationship with learners and customers and continually strive to exceed customer expectations

* Actively participate and contribute to standardisation and team meetings

Skills & Experience


* Cert Ed/PGCE/DTLLS or equivalent

* Achieved L2 Functional Skills in English/Maths and ICT

* Experience teaching Maths and English to a minimum L2 standard

* Experience of working with adult learners

* Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal

* Excellent ICT skills

* Driving licence and access to own car


* Achieved or working towards Level 4/5 subject specialist

* An advanced qualification in Literacy or Numeracy

Hours: 37 hours per week - Full Time

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, Pension, Competitive Salary, Optional Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24 hour counselling service, Cycle to Work Scheme

Seetec is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.

Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway. Our full policy statement of "Ex-Offenders" can be found on our website under" About us"

Seetec is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

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