Temporary Foundation Learning Support Tutor

Cardinal Newman College Preston
Cardinal Newman College, Larkhill Rd, Preston, Lancashire PR1 4HD
£11,558.76 - £13,041.29 Per Year, Pay points 7 - 11 of Sixth Form Colleges’ Support Staff Pay Spine - pro rata to £21,394 to £24,138
26 May 2023 08:59
09 Jun 2023 09:00
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
A Level
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
Sixth Form College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Temporary Foundation Learning Support Tutor

We are delighted that you are considering applying for the post of Temporary Foundation Learning Support Tutor to take up post from 29th August 2023 to 27th June 2024.

The Foundation Learning Department at Cardinal Newman is a dynamic and committed team comprising of fulltime and part-time staff delivering the courses around Pathways to Independence and Employability.

All staff members are SEND specialists, having worked with young people with LDD in a variety of settings. There is a team ethos of collaboration and commitment to continuous improvement. All staff are committed to the academic and pastoral support for students so they can fulfill their potential and progress into further pathways for adulthood.

The department has an excellent record of progress and achievement through delivery of high quality qualifications, vocational options and enrichment. As well as being successful academically, the department is an integral part of the wider college community; fully integrating in all college life and activities.

Cardinal Newman is a wonderful place to work and we welcome applications from those who are keen to gain a broad experience of working in an outstanding institution. We are a happy and thriving Catholic Sixth Form College committed to equality and diversity welcoming colleagues from all backgrounds into our community irrespective of their religion or belief, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, marital or pregnancy status.

Completed application forms should be returned to the Human Resources Department (via email or post) by 9.00am on 9th June 2023. We do ask that you accept, in the interests of economy, that if you have not heard from us by the end of June you have not been selected for interview on this occasion. We will confirm receipt of all applications by email within one working day of receipt. Please call the HR team if you have not received a confirmation email by the closing date. Please note we do not accept CV's, if you wish to apply for the post please find an application form on our vacancies page https://www.cardinalnewman.ac.uk/job-vacancies

Main Terms and Conditions: Support Staff

Salary: The post will be paid on the Sixth Form Colleges' Support Staff Pay Spine at points 7 to 11 pro rata to £21,394 to £24,138 per annum. Actual salary £11,588.76 to £13,041.29 per annum

Payment of Salary: Your salary will be paid by BACs transfer into your bank account on the last banking day of the month (except at Christmas when payment is made before the holiday)

Pension Scheme: You will automatically become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (unless you opt-out). Further details are available at www.lancs-pensions.org.uk

Working hours: 26.25 hours per week, term time only, plus additional time off at October half term, Christmas, and early finish at summer.

Working hours for the role will be 9.15am - 4.15pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) and 9.15-4.30pm (Tuesday)

Holidays: Holiday entitlement is pro rata to 22 days annual leave plus 8 statutory and 4 concessionary days. After 5 years' continuous services the annual leave entitlement increases to pro rata to 25 days annual leave.

DBS Clearance: This post requires Disclosure and Barring Service clearance as well as a range of other safer recruitment checks.

Job Description

Post Title: Temporary Foundation Learning Support Tutor

Responsible To: Head of Foundation Learning


All staff must make a positive contribution to

  • The Catholic ethos of the College and its distinctive nature;
  • The College Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety and Safeguarding Policies and Procedures;
  • The pursuit of excellence and highest standards of quality in all aspects of College life;
  • Their own professional development, in accordance with the needs of the College

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Your detailed responsibilities, which might change from time to time to support the needs of students and the department, are as follows:

1. To facilitate the flexible support and development of learning opportunities for the Department’s students in classes, at external venues, infilling into mainstream and other environments.

2. To provide pastoral support for students having a wide range of learning difficulties/disabilities; emotional behaviour issues and other more complex needs.

3. To support students’ additional needs which may include personal care, toileting, mobility, behaviour management etc.

4. To support students during breaks and lunchtimes in order to help develop their social skills and to access all college facilities i.e. canteen, library.

5. To contribute to the initial, baseline and continuing assessment of students and their progress including transition.

6. To maintain clear, timely and accurate Departmental records in order to review students’ learning needs, attendance, progress etc. effectively and efficiently.

7. To adhere to Departmental aims and objectives, contribute to open events, team meetings, departmental developments, and contribute to achieving self-assessment improvement targets

8. To assist in maintenance, procurement and preparation of Departmental resources, in particular to develop appropriate resources to support students with a Visual Impairment.

9. To participate fully and positively in staff development opportunities to improve effectiveness, develop skills and increase and update knowledge.

10. To actively promote College Policies and Procedures E.g. Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding.

11. To undertake any other duties of a similar nature and level, as requested by the Principal or his/her designated alternate

Person Specification


  • GCSE Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent in English
  • Have experience of using IT to support the learning process
  • Have knowledge and experience of supporting students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
  • Be familiar with tracking students' progress and attendance
  • Have knowledge and experience of current trends in education and training - especially with regards to flexible methods of delivery
  • Have working knowledge of current software used on PCs
  • Possess self-direction and motivation
  • Have the ability to establish effective working relationships with members of the teaching and/or support staff from a wide variety of age groups and life experiences
  • Be willing to work flexibly within the College and its learning environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Good record of attendance and punctuality (subject to the equality act)
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance record subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
  • Display the values, attitudes, and behaviour consistent with the ethos of the College
  • The ability to meet the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act (to be eligible to work in the UK)
  • Enhanced Disclosure clearance (including barred list check) *
  • Provision of two references which are deemed as satisfactory to the Principal*
  • Medical clearance*


  • Educated to Level 3
  • Degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject
  • Have recent experience of a student centered learning and environment
  • Experience of working with a student with a Visual Impairment
  • Confident and professional manner
  • Enthusiasm
  • Persistence
  • Patience

*Following an initial offer of appointment. Cardinal Newman College has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure Clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note candidates’ suitability to work with children will be explored at interview and confirmed through references for the appointee.