Study Skills Tutor – Part Time

Job Reference: SST/04.2024

Salary: This is a part time role with an actual salary of £11,758.46 per annum and a full-time equivalent salary of up to £27,138 per annum dependent on skills and experience.

Working Hours: 16.5 hours per week over 3 days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday working one in four Fridays, 38 weeks per year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Study Skills Tutor to join our Quality department.

The purpose of the role is to provide study skills support to students and apprentices on a 1:1 or group basis.  To advise tutors and assessors on how to embed study skills into their teaching and learning. To work with the Specialist Assessor and Learning Support Team.

The successful applicant must have:

The roles main duties include:

  • Working with students and apprentices on a one-to-one basis to identify their individual study needs and strengths.
  • Developing and providing an individual support programme that will encourage the growth of independent study skills which, in turn, enables students to take responsibility and maintain a focus on their academic work.
  • Providing support to students to develop their individual study skills including time management, academic organisation, note-making, reading strategies, structuring assignments, essay planning and to further develop research techniques, examination, and revision strategies.
  • Delivering Study Skills sessions to groups of students either within the curriculum setting or cross college setting.
  • Helping students to prioritise what they want to achieve from the sessions and devise individual work plans.
  • Monitoring students’ progress and provide effective and constructive feedback via regular reviews.
  • Keeping accurate records of Study Skills support.
  • Providing a consistent and professional service and contribute to the development of excellent tutoring interventions.
  • Providing timely reports which detail the students supported and work carried out throughout the year.
  • Promoting the use of assistive technology wherever appropriate.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new developments in the sector. 
  • Carrying out other administrative duties in association with a support function.
  • Assisting in the development of curriculum support materials.
  • Liaising with a wide range of academic and support staff across all areas of the college.
  • Assisting in the marketing of the College provision through attendance at Careers Conventions, Open Days, and other promotional events.

This role requires you to engage in regulatory activity in the FE sector. The full definition of regulatory activity is set out in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Regulated activity includes teaching, instructing, caring for or supervising children if the person is unsupervised.

Fancy a 4-day working week*?

Grantham College operate a 4-day working week. Staff benefit from a reduction in working hours with full pay. You will work core hours (based on a full-time equivalent contract) of Monday to Thursday, working a Friday morning once a month. 

Grantham College experience positive benefits from the 4-day week, including improvement to staff wellbeing and morale. We have also seen benefits in terms of reduced staff turnover leading to greater consistency of performance for our students and apprentices. The number of staff sickness absence days has reduced alongside the energy usage for the college and therefore its carbon emissions. We have also seen improvements in key quality indicators such as student attendance and retention and we are confident this will feed through into improved achievement rates and more positive outcomes for our students.

What we offer you in return:

  • An excellent pension scheme :
    • Local Government: Employer Contribution 24.5% 
  • A continued professional development programme of up to £750 per academic year
  • In addition to the 8 Bank Holidays a year, a generous annual leave allowance of:
    • 5 Weeks for Support employees, this will increase to 5.8 weeks, after 5 years’ service
  • Generous occupational sick pay scheme after one years service
  • Family friendly policies, including up to 5 paid occasions for time off for dependants within a 12 month period, after the first year of service
  • Up to Five college closure days in December in addition to annual leave

The closing date for all applications will be Sunday 19 May 2024.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we will only be able to contact candidates who have been selected for interview. You are welcome to download a full application pack and return your completed application to hrapplications@grantham.ac.uk  
Please note that we do not accept CV’s by way of application or online application via other websites, you must complete a Grantham College application form. Grantham College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. All employment offers are subject to a self-funded satisfactory enhanced DBS check. The successful applicant will have a deduction of £44 taken from payroll. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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