Personal Tutor - Engineering and Construction

Personal Tutor - Engineering and Construction

Personal Tutor

Full-time and Part-time Positions available
Opportunities for term-time only (38 weeks) or whole year
Location: Stafford College
Salary: £24,280 - £26,527 per annum (pro rata)

In November 2019 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) became the first further education provider in England to achieve outstanding grades in every area of Ofsted's recently reformed Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

The inspection report praised all areas of the College's provision and acknowledged NSCG's 'positive, stimulating and safe learning environment', 'highly motivated staff', and 'learners' exemplary behaviour and attitudes to learning'. It also highlighted the fantastic partnerships the College has with industry. To read the full Ofsted report for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group, please visit the Ofsted Government website.

The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 500 students on higher education programmes. We have over 4,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.

Based in our Engineering & Construction area, the Personal Tutor will support students and measure the impact of tutorials, through identification of student strengths, aspirations and needs. You will agree and monitor targets to facilitate progress in both academic and personal goals, relative to their starting point. In addition to those with existing tutoring experience, this position would also suit someone currently working in a Teaching Assistant role and/or industry professionals who are considering a career in teaching.

You will deliver a variety of group tutorials that will support the students with their personal development and wellbeing. It is this holistic and varied support that will be crucial to improving students' confidence in their next steps.

The College considers its tutorial system to be a vital element in the support, engagement and retention of students. As a Personal Tutor you will be a central contact for the student and will actively promote pastoral support from enrolment and right through to the end of the 'student journey'. Along with the curriculum team, you will enable a supportive transition and induction process through contact with student and parents. This will be facilitated by your use of the College monitoring system.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To make contact with parents/guardians/carers of tutees throughout the course, to introduce your role, discuss progress, issues and attendance etc.
  • To effectively utilise the College monitoring system to implement appropriate support and take action at an early stage.
  • To provide support to students with personal, domestic or social difficulties and where appropriate to signpost them to additional support within or outside the College.
  • To promote effective achievement and retention through the target setting and review process using their ILP (Individual Learning Plan) and through effective 1:1s.
  • To conduct effective tutorial activities.
  • To promote acceptable learner behaviour, attendance, punctuality and progress.
  • To liaise with Curriculum and Support Staff and inform the appropriate manager where a learner's place may be at risk and to ensure appropriate support is in place.
  • To prepare references on learners for potential employers, higher education establishments and other bodies.
  • To support students in the application process to university and in particular the drafting of UCAS personal statements.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Experience of working in a tutor capacity role or equivalent (Desirable).
  • Holds English & Maths GCSE or equivalent.
  • Is able to develop a good rapport with 16 - 19 year old learners both in a group situation and on a one to one basis.
  • Experience of working with Higher Education / UCAS application processes (Desirable)

What's in it for you?

The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
  • Bank Holidays and Christmas closure period.