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Adult and Family Learning Specialist Tutor

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
Closing date
29 Oct 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care, Housing, Community Services
Contract Type
Full time
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Sandwell Adult and Family Learning Service are recruiting 1 full-time adult specialist tutor in ICT/digital skills to join our existing team of good and outstanding staff. 

The specialist teaching role is essential to meet the changing demands of our diverse community. You will need excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and a commitment to drive up the quality of the digital skills curricula to support the reforms within the digital skills entitlement. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to develop and deliver subject content that is both classroom-based and using online platforms, including support strategies for learners undertaking blended learning.

The digital skills area is growing, and we would like you to teach subjects such as digital marketing, essential digital skills and digital coding both online and classroom based. This will enable you to support the development of the curriculum area. Experience teaching and assessing vocational subjects would also be welcomed, this is a growing online area.

You will be required to work some evenings and Weekends at various points of the year, predominantly during October when we take part in the national Family Learning Festival. Close team work within all curriculum areas including English and Maths, will be critical to the posts, as well as supporting within community learning to embed digital skills across a wide range of subjects.

The successful applicant will be required to hold a minimum level 4 teaching qualification, in the desired subject specialist qualification at least at level 4 (experience may allow for some flexibility) and English/maths at least at functional skills level 2. Applications are particularly welcome from adult tutors that have recent experience of working within other adult community learning organisations. 

Sandwell Adult and Family learning would welcome applicants who have a proven record of experience teaching adults 19+ in the following subject specialist areas;

Digital skills
Digital marketing
Digital coding
Vocational subjects

You will be expected to deliver and assess within your specialist area including, digital skills within the entitlement curriculum offer and community-based learning to adults and families from entry level through to level 2; teaching 7 classes per week.

You will need to evidence your adult teaching hours for the past academic year, which must exceed 400 and hold an observation grade of good or outstanding. Knowledge of Ofsted, SAR, moderation, standardisation and RARPA would be a distinct advantage.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check will be required for this role.

Our Values; TrustUnity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.

Recruitment Schedule

Closing Date: 29 October 2021

Interviews : 17 November 2021


37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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