Learning and Skills Tutor

York, North Yorkshire
£24,943-£27,067 per annum
15 Feb 2021
10 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full time

Are you looking for a new challenge?

York Learning, part of City of York Council, are looking for appropriately qualified and experienced teachers to deliver computing and digital skills courses and flexible learning sessions.  We’re an OFSTED ‘Good’ adult community education provider with a track record of delivering high quality teaching over a number of years to our community. We are different and innovative to other IT providers with a provision that puts the learner at the centre of our delivery model, whether that is through a choice of sessions over 6 days a week, alternative tutor styles to access, different levels within sessions and excellent support provided from tutors and peers or a 1-1 delivery method that better suits those with entry level digital skills.  

A rare vacancy has arisen in our Flexible Learning team and we are keen to take this opportunity to move our delivery to the next level.  We’re proud of our learner’s achievements and want someone on board who can help us to continue to make a difference to the people of York and North Yorkshire.

The right candidates for these post will be: an exceptional tutor with a high skill level. You’ve got experience of working with a wide range of client groups including learners with additional needs. You’ve got a Level Three computing qualification (e.g. ECDL Level Three). You’ve got an appropriate teaching qualification and you’re confident in both face to face and online methods of delivery, including whole class teaching, blended learning and workshop differentiated delivery. You recognise that all learners are different and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach. You believe that everyone is capable of learning and that everyone has the right to be digitally enfranchised. You have a flexible approach to working, you’re able to move between locations and have access to transport and you’re able to commit to evening and weekend working.  You are able to adapt in sessions to different levels to suit learners depending on who books into the session you are facilitating.

Our computing and digital skills offer is built around courses and qualifications covering digital basics for home and work, the new Essential Digital Skills qualifications, ECDL Level 1 and 2 and ECDL Advanced at Level 3. We want to build our offer to include coding, computer security, infrastructure, digital communications and web design so that we can provide the necessary stepping stones for learners to progress onto higher level qualifications in those areas, so we are very keen to hear from people who can offer these skills too.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Will Harris, ICT and E-Learning Curriculum Manager, on will.harris@york.gov.uk or 07887 545795

Various contracts available, between 9 hours and 18 hours. For the right candidate, contracts could be merged to create a more substantial role.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: Wednesday 10 March 2021  at 12 midnight

Interview date:  Tuesday 23 March 2021

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