Tutor (PSD/Employability)

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Job Description

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Department: Study Programme

Responsible To: Study Programme Manager

Role Summary: To support students in developing their personal, social and employability skills. To assess student’s progress against set targets and provide verbal and written feedback.

Key Responsibilities / Main Tasks

Teaching/Managing a Positive Student Journey

  1. Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and students – the Tutor is responsible for who the student comes into contact with whilst on the programme.
  2. Assess student skills and identify needs and support required, in order to produce an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which is agreed with and understood by the student.
  3. Review student progress to support achievement of their ILP and provide timely impartial advice and guidance throughout the students learning journey
  4. Deliver a high standard of teaching and learning (minimum grade 2) to groups of students.
  5. Motivate and engage students at different levels using a variety of teaching methods.
  6. Provide individual support to students where required in accordance with the Pre-Apprenticeship Study programme curriculum.
  7. Provide appropriate support to students to ensure compliance with all relevant policies and regulations with regard to safeguarding, health, safety and well being to ensure they fully understand what is expected of them and what their individual responsibilities are.
  8. Provide ongoing encouragement appropriate support to student’s and help them achieve their objectives and access opportunities in an environment that values equality and diversity.
  9. Inspire, encourage, empower and promote innovation, ideas and initiative with all students in line with the company teaching and learning strategy


  1. Conduct and document regular reviews of individual progress against ILPs and identify any changes/actions that need to be made to satisfy student needs and contract compliance.
  2. Deliver teaching and learning to OFSTED standard “good” to “outstanding”.
  3. Obtain feedback from student’s to assess the impact, enjoyment and motivational factors of their learning programme and identify areas for improvement.
  4. Involve students in the design and development of the curriculum offer.
  5. Produce, maintain and update schemes of work and session plans.
  6. Complete all required documentation accurately and within agreed timescales to ensure that contract requirements are met and funding is optimised.

Managing Self

  1. Review and identify own professional development needs as part of personal development plan with line manager.
  2. Ensure all agreed objectives and targets are met.
  3. Communicate effectively at all levels and use own initiative.
  4. Empathise with students and conduct one’s self as a positive role model.
  5. Attend regular monthly Monitoring and Progress meetings with Pre-Apprenticeship Co-ordinator to update on personal objectives, targets and achievements.
  6. Attend regular Tutor meetings to ensure standardisation of teaching and learning practice, update session plans and Schemes of Work as appropriate and share best practice.

Using Resources

  1. Ensure efficient and effective deployment of resources, including session and resource preparation, evaluation and marking time. Provide contingency cover to ensure curriculum requirements are met.
  2. Disseminate materials relating to best practice and educational research in relation to each area of learning or programme
  3. Embrace and implement e-learning and use of ICT to the benefit of all students.
  4. Ensure ICQ e-portfolio is updated for each student and ensure the data input is accurate and relevant.
  5. Utilise relevant management information to manage caseload, achievement and progression and identify and action any shortfalls in performance.
Key Relationships:
  • Study Programme Manager
  • Other tutors
  • Student Engagement Officers
  • Lead Internal Quality Assurance Officer
  • Senior Management Team
  • External agencies as appropriate

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organisation.

Person Specification:


  • Sound background in formal or informal education with practical experience of delivering to student’s from diverse/challenging backgrounds
  • Strong organisational skills, the ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to balance conflicting demands and tight deadlines
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Sound background in formal or informal education with practical experience of delivering to student’s from diverse/challenging backgrounds
  • Present self and the organisation professionally to build trust and commitment
  • Works for continuous improvement, is proactive and demonstrates perseverance
  • Active listener who encourages participation, solutions identification and ownership of decision
  • Coaches, supports and develops people and encourages the use of own initiative
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, confidence and pride in others’ abilities
Skills & Attributes:
  • Able to plan teaching and learning programmes which improve outcomes for all student’s
  • A good level of maths and English
  • Effective communicator
  • Thorough understanding of and empathy for student group
  • Comprehensive understanding of teaching and learning processes (gained through experience or qualification) and ability to evidence achievement of qualifications for students
  • Able to achieve a minimum of grade 2 through observation of teaching and learning
  • Good knowledge of the local area, particularly local labour market, culture, economic climate and relevant agencies
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Thorough understanding of all relevant Gordon Franks Training policies and procedures (health and safety, equal opportunities, safeguarding, data protection)
  • Understanding and ability to comply with specific contract requirements
  • Understanding of child/young person protection issues and policies.
  • Up to date expertise in a relevant vocational field.
  • Accredited with the required assessor units. (optional)
  • IT skills (MS Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Email & Internet)

  • DTLLS, CTLLS or equivalent
  • Qualifications in maths and English (GCSE A* – C Maths and English or equivalent / Functional Skills level 2)

Gordon Franks Training is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of student’s and therefore follows safe recruitment, selection and vetting procedures. A DBS check at the appropriate level will be required during the recruitment process.

As an equal opportunity employer, all employees are expected to adhere to Gordon Franks Training policies on equality and diversity.