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Tutor (Personal Achievement)

The Bedford College Group

Location: Wellingborough
Salary: £24,000 pa - from, DOE and Qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th May 2024
Closes: 27th May 2024
Job Ref: TBCG174487

We are currently seeking a Personal Achievement Tutor (PAT) to join The Bedford College Group at our Wellingborough Campus.

As a dedicated student support professional, your role encompasses a multifaceted approach. You provide essential tutorial support and foster professional skills development, ensuring students remain on track and achieve their full potential. Whether it’s through one-on-one sessions or group tutorials, you cover a wide range of topics - from safeguarding and resilience to career readiness and well-being. As part of this exciting role, you will be PAT for several different areas for example - Health and social care, ESOL, Business and Computing.

As a Tutor you play an important role in the success of our students through:

  • Delivering Tutorial Support and Professional Skills Development - Provide personalized guidance to students, helping them stay on track and achieve their potential as well as offering support in areas such as study skills, time management, and career readiness.
  • Group and One-to-One Support in Vocational/Academic Areas- Work closely with students and conduct weekly one-on-one sessions to address individual needs and challenges.
  • Weekly Group Tutorial Sessions - Facilitate group discussions on various topics, including safeguarding, resilience, essential life skills health, and employability,
  • Pastoral Support for Student Success - Monitor attendance, punctuality, retention and Identify at-risk students and provide targeted interventions.
  • Collaboration and Student Progression - Coordinate with teaching staff, parents, external agencies to ensure students’ progress and foster supportive environment.
  • Promoting Safeguarding and Student Well-Being - Actively promote the College’s safeguarding policies and serve as a point of support for students, addressing their well-being and safety concerns.

Ideal candidates will have Knowledge/Experience of:

  • Working in a further education or related setting
  • Working in a student support or related role
  • Providing advice, guidance and/or education to young people and/or adult
  • Delivering group sessions to facilitate aspects of the tutorial curriculum
  • Knowledge of post-16 education opportunities and progression paths
  • Awareness of, and empathy with, the needs of students
  • Knowledge of safeguarding, equality and diversity issues in education
  • Knowledge of issues relating to confidentiality

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively with students both one-to-one and in groups
  • Ability to monitor student performance achievement and attendance and to take appropriate action to improve and support achievement
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of audiences including young people, parents, managers and team members.
  • Excellent organisation skills and ability to prioritise own workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines

Qualifications:

  • Good all-round education to include qualifications at Level 3
  • Maths and English to GCSE (Grade A – C) or equivalent
  • PTLLS or willingness to gain within a specified period
  • Willingness to work towards Level 2 Safeguarding and Youth Mental Health First Aid qualification

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational VISION values:

  • Valuing Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Improving Continuously - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on practice and learning from others.
  • Student Centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Open and Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage with and support each other.
  • Nurturing Education Excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

About The Bedford College Group
The Bedford College Group was formed in 2017 following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College and is now the largest provider of education in the South East Midlands, with over 15,000 students passing through our doors each year.

Today, the Group is made up of a family of colleges across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire: Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire College and Tresham College in the towns of Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough; Shuttleworth College, a specialist land-based college; The Bedford Sixth Form, (the only dedicated sixth form in Bedford); The Corby Sixth Form, (opened in September 2023); and the National College for Motorsport alongside Silverstone race circuit. To widen accessibility to education and training, the Group also has community-based Learning Centres in Bedford, Corby and Kettering which offer IT training.

Safeguarding our Students
The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

Terms and Conditions - BCPS

  • 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • 27 days annual leave per annum, plus bank holidays
  • Peoples Pension
  • Free on-site parking (subject to availability)
  • Retail and leisure discounts
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