Tuition Fund Progress Tutor

Tuition Fund Progress Tutor

Tuition Fund Progress Tutor

Where you’ll work: You will be based at one of our four campuses (this is negotiable)

Your pay: £28,000 per annum pro rata for a fixed term until June 30th 2022.

Your hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday / 40 weeks per annum

Your employment: Full Time / Term Time for a Fixed Term until June 30th


Summary of the Role:  Here at NKC, we are currently looking for someone to support learners achieving their goals by spending a little 1:1 time with them as a pastoral and academic mentor.  You will help to ensure they are on track to succeed and where they are not on track, you will set agreed SMART short-term targets with those learners so that they are able to make good progress.

Are you someone who cares about young people and their ability to cope at College?  Are you someone who recognises when a young person needs that little extra helping hand to focus them?  Do you think you have the skills to support some of our learners who have gaps in learning or lack some of the confidence needed to believe in their abilities to complete their course?  Are you able to give at least three days per week (if not five) until the end of June to give learners a little extra time to assist in their organisation, their research skills, their ability to read and reflect on tasks set, or any number of tasks where they just need a mentor to steer them in the right direction?  If you can answer yes to any or all of these questions, then you are the sort of person we are looking for to help guide some of our learners in a 1:1 session to success.  This will mean listening to them and helping to assess what gaps there have and to mentor them to achieve short SMART targets through this year. 

You would provide short-term intervention for learners who experience barriers to their learning, responding to safeguarding to ensure a young person achieves success in their respective qualifications.

We are not expecting these roles to be filled with teachers, but with individuals who want to share their own knowledge and experience to help focus a young person.  You may have previous experience in a similar role, but you also may be someone who previously worked with young people but wants a new challenge to make a difference to some of our more vulnerable learners.  Whilst it is desirable to have a Level 3 (or higher qualification) it is not necessarily a requirement. We do ask for a Level 2 in Maths and/English, but again, if you can demonstrate through your application, and at interview a competent level of numeracy and literacy, then it is more about the right person in the right short-term role for us.  The key element is that we are looking for someone who is prepared to be committed to supporting learners as a pastoral and academic mentor.

You will need to be an excellent communicator, have good emotional intelligence, with the ability to foster positive relationships and be well-organised to keep track of the learners with whom you engage so that we are able to submit a clear audit trail for those learners who have received your support and guidance.

If you are well-organised and have the ability to devise strategies to help learners unlock their potential, then this is for you. If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, apply now!

This role can be full-time or part-time, is term time only until the end of June, as we have limited additional funding specifically for these roles through the Tuition Fund.  The successful candidate can look forward to excellent benefits such as enhanced holiday pay, enrolment onto the Local Government Pension Scheme which includes life assurance, free parking, and access to a range of onsite facilities, including a restaurant, gym and coffee shop.


For a full job description and to apply, please visit North Kent College’s staff vacancies page. 

The closing date for applications is: Sunday 11th December 2022.


North Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff have a responsibility to share and maintain this commitment. In line with the requirements of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, appropriate safeguarding checks (including an enhanced DBS check) will be undertaken on all individuals selected for appointment. Posts at the College, a specified establishment where the work gives opportunity for contact with children, are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to complete and submit prior to their interview a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Further guidance / information from the Ministry of Justice can be found on GOV.UK.