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Community Learning Tutors - Zero Hour

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Zero Hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/06/2019 23:59
£22.94 per hour (other tasks paid at Development work rate, £11. 47per hour)
Hours per week:
Zero Hour
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Employment Location:
Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
30 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Community Learning Tutors

Summary of Post

Are you innovative, creative and passionate about learning? Do you have the knowledge and experience to teach adults in small, informal groups in venues throughout South Gloucestershire?

We are specifically looking for enthusiastic tutors who can deliver any of the following

-Functional Skills Maths or English (up to and including Level 2)
-Family Learning Courses
-IT Courses
-First Aid Courses
-Basic DIY
-Basic Horticulture
-Introduction to Working with Animals
-Prepare for your Driving Theory Test
-Basic Car Maintenance

We are also keen to hear from any tutors experienced in delivering Employability or Wellbeing courses.

During the next year we hope to extend our current provision throughout South Gloucestershire and to also develop a range of additional courses to support adults with Special Educational Needs.

This post will be offered as a Zero Hour contract.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th July 2019

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Part-time tutoring is a demanding but rewarding activity. It’s a frontline role helping people to develop and improve their skills and knowledge – something that can be truly life-changing.

As well as being responsible for the teaching and learning in the classroom, you will undertake planning and preparation beforehand; record-keeping and evaluation afterwards.

As a member of the Community Learning team, you will liaise with the Development Worker who has organised your course and take part in continuing professional development activities, including training sessions and support meetings.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


GCSE Maths and English (Grade A* to C) or equivalent.

A recognised teaching qualification at Level 3 or above, or willingness to complete one within 12 months of appointment.

Proven expertise in the taught subject area(s), normally backed up by formal qualification(s) at least one level higher than the top level taught.

Experience of tutoring, training or teaching practice, including producing schemes of work and lesson plans appropriate to target learners (people aged 19+ with qualifications below Level 2) and using varied teaching methods, differentiation and Individual Learning Plans to meet those learners’ needs.

Knowledge of Equality & Diversity (including awareness of Equalities legislation) and its importance in a learning environment.

Excellent interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills, together with proven ability to motivate, inspire and challenge learners to reach their full potential.

Effective organisation, workload management, record keeping and IT skills, and the ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines.

Exemplify the council’s values and behaviours


PGCE or Cert. Ed., alongside a relevant degree or equivalent qualification.

Evidence of qualifications and/or training in any of the following: Careers Education, Information Advice & Guidance, Safeguarding, including Prevent, Equality & Diversity

Experience of delivering courses in schools or community settings, including Family Learning and/or accredited learning programmes.

Work or volunteering experience that brings an understanding of local community members, such as: Unemployed job seekers, Young people not in employment, education or training, People on low incomes wishing to improve their skills and employability, People in recovery from mental health and/or addiction problems

Ability to embed content in any lesson enabling learners to develop skills in Numeracy, Literacy, and IT; also awareness of Equality & Diversity and Environmental Sustainability

Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL tutors: Level 4 qualification or above in teaching Literacy, Numeracy or ESOL.

Additional Information

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Jane Thomas or Teresa Howell, Community Learning Team Leaders, on 01454 864613 or email jane.thomas2@southglos.gov.uk. or teresa.howell@southglos.gov.uk


Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check. The contact details are: Sensitive Applications Team, Customer Services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD - Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

This post will be offered as a Zero Hour contract.

It is anticipated interviews t will be held on Wednesday 10th July 2019.

You may be required to work at any location determined by the Community Learning service and each venue is regarded as your work base.

The nature of the duties of this post will require you to travel widely both within and outside the authority area, so you must either have a current driving license and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel. Please note you cannot claim mileage.

This post has no fixed base. It is administered from the Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 5AF.

It is expected that the post holder will be committed to Continuing Professional Development and be willing to use quality processes to reflect upon and improve their own teaching and learning.

Salary: £22.94 per hour (other tasks paid at Development work rate, £11. 47per hour)

Hours: Zero Hours Contract

Closing Date: 30th June 2019

Vacancy Ref: SGC0001/923/SS

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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