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Functional Skills Tutor

  • Posted on: 25th January 2022
  • Location: Home Based and Office Based
  • Salary: £
  • Contract: Part-time
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Job Description

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support your learners, employers and internal customers
  • Use and promote the use of our quality and business systems
  • Support change and continuous improvement
  • To ensure you are working in accordance with company safety procedures and guidelines
  • To ensure accidents, near misses or incidents are reported to the correct person in a timely manner
  • To ensure that any safeguarding incidents are reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead in a timely manner
  • To work in accordance to GBS Apprenticeships quality and compliance processes
  • To use the approved company resources with delivery teaching and learning
  • Use the company systems for tracking learner progression
  • Use e-portfolio’s as part of your daily work
  • Use BKSB as part of your teaching and learning
  • Work in conjunction with the Quality and Compliance team to help prepare for Teaching Observations, OFSTED Visits and audits.
  • Work in conjunction with your line manager and the Quality and Compliance team to ensure that portfolios are made available for audit in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that corrective actions identified from your portfolio audits are completed in a timely manner.
  • Co-ordinate with your line manager to make yourself available for standardisation meetings, continuous development and team meetings.
  • Co-operate with GBS Apprenticeships Delivery Manager to plan your caseloads to ensure that teaching and invigilation activities are carried out in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with quality & compliance requirements
  • Conduct invigilation activities using the approved resources
  • Provide individualised feedback to your learners in a timely manner
  • Provide feedback to the GBS Apprenticeships Delivery Manager in a timely manner, ensuring that any issues which affect the learners’ development and timely completion are clearly communicated
  • Communicate any changes to teaching or individualised learning plans to the following people in a timely manner
  • Submit all funding provider and qualification documentation in a timely manner
  • Communicate learner withdrawals to the GBS Apprenticeships Delivery Manager and the administration team in a timely manner, submitting funding provider documentation
  • Manage any problems or issues that may impact on timely completion by working closely with the GBS Apprenticeships Delivery Manager to resolve any issues which will prevent learners from completing in a timely manner
  • To carry out any reasonable request made by your Line Manager

Safeguarding and Prevent Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the setting is meeting its legal and statutory requirements including the Prevent Duty
  • Undertake Prevent awareness training
  • Referring cases to the Safeguarding Lead where there is a radicalisation concern as required
  • Make sure safeguarding policies and procedures are fully implemented
  • Keep own training up to date
  • Ensure safeguarding induction is provided for learners
  • Keep all staff and learners informed of good practice and new legislation and guidance
  • Reporting and supporting with allegations against staff to the safeguarding Lead
  • Ensure compliance with the organisations Equal Opportunities Policy

Person Specification

  • You will have previous experience of working within the education sector
  • Demonstrate genuine commitment to continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You will have an enthusiasm and passion to make a difference to your team
  • You will inspire, motivate and direct team members to the highest level of performance
  • You will have the ability to analyse data and interpret it into key actions to inform planning and improvements
  • You must be able to work independently and deliver against stringent deadlines
  • You will have a full driving license and be able to travel within the given geography
  • You will ideally have good experience of using the full Microsoft packages and a willingness and aptitude to learn bespoke IT packages – any experience of using One File, BKSB, Open Elms

Experience, Qualifications

  • Teaching qualification at PTTLS or equivalent
  • Qualified candidates will have either D34/V1/IQA / D32/D33/A1/TAQA/CAVA and have experience delivering and verifying full Apprenticeship frameworks and standards and stand-alone qualifications out in the workplace.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Experience of working within the FE sector, in particular, knowledge of Apprenticeships
  • There is a requirement to pass an Enhanced DBS check – the cost of the DBS check is covered by GBS an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy

Contract Terms:

  • Job Title – Functional Skills Tutor
  • Reporting to: Head of Performance
  • Working Hours: Part-Time, TBC
  • From time to time as the business needs, occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required.
  • Time off in lieu will ordinarily be granted but if this is not possible, paid overtime may be authorised by the CEO.
  • Site: Home Based and Office Based


All employees have a duty to recognise and carry out all safeguarding responsibilities within their role and work within the KCSIE2021 document guidelines.

  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.”
  • Applications Forms/ CV must be full and up to date – gaps will be investigated at interview
  • Enhanced DBS disclosure and criminal record self-disclosure is required to be completed
  • All references will be taken up and referees asked if there is any reason why the candidate shouldn’t hold a post with substantial access to children/vulnerable adults
  • For details of our safeguarding procedures please read the safeguarding policy on our website
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