Essential Skills Numeracy Tutor

Temporary Post – 20 hours per week
Closing Date: Tuesday 29th August 2023, 12noon

Summary of Position

We are seeking an individual to deliver Essential Skills Numeracy based at Slieve Gullion Courtyard, Newry. The role will require tutors to plan, prepare and deliver qualifications to participants from entry level up to Level 2 and to provide continuous guidance and support to them to optimise their learning. 

Core Duties

  • Conduct initial assessments and formulate the numeracy needs of participants and agree in conjunction with Programme Coordinator/Essential Skills Co-Ordinator suitable training routes for participants and provide information for Personal Training Plans and update accordingly. 

  • Plan and deliver Essential Skills Numeracy qualifications and other training courses in line with Awarding Body requirements to participants using appropriate learning materials and training methods, and in line with individual needs and ability.  

  • Prepare appropriate teaching materials and methods suitable for individual paced learning within a small group teaching environment and support individuals through their training helping them with any difficulties they may have. 

  • Support, monitor, review, and report back on participants’ progress to Essential Skills Co-ordinator on targets set.  

  • Report all requirements on the TFS App ensuring it is a live record.   

  • Stimulate and promote effective, learner-centred independent learning strategies for participants of all levels of ability to enable them to progress.  

  • Create Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans which are contextualised as much as possible to ensure structured sessions are provided ensuring training is stimulating, educational and takes account of the diverse needs of the client group. 

  • Ensure all lessons are fully prepared, that learning outcomes are made clear and that progress against them is measured. 

  • Ensure that all paperwork/documentation is completed in line with ETI quality standards and Department for the Economy requirements. 

  • Work alongside programme staff to develop a progression strategy for each participant i.e. to ensure that each participant progresses to suitable destination on completion of their training. 

  • Any other duty which may reasonably be required from time to time.  

General Duties

  • Adhere to Clanrye Group’s ‘Code of Conduct’ maintaining confidentiality, professionalism and quality standards across all work practices and interactions. 

  • Perform job duties in compliance with Clanrye Group’s policies and procedures to include adherence to equal opportunities, health and safety legislation and data protection requirements.  

  • Demonstrate commitment to Clanrye Group through the completion of all tasks allocated by attending staff and development opportunities to ensure that professional competency is maintained.  

Person Specification

(E = Essential, D = Desirable)

Skills and Competencies


  • Has a person-centred approach with the ability to tailor the teaching style to the individual needs within the class (E) 
  • Embraces change and drives continuous improvement (E) 
  • Provides a high-quality service to all service users (E) 
  • Has ability to work in a busy Essential Skills teaching environment (E) 

Technical competencies (qualifications and training)

  • A degree obtained at a university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, of which Maths forms a minimum of 50% of the subject studied, or a degree obtained at any other university, provided the Department accepts the standard and content of that degree as equivalent to those stated above (E) 
  • A relevant Teaching Qualification in related discipline or a willingness to undertake the Certificate in Teaching (CiT) qualification. 
  • PGCE, B Ed, Certificate in Teaching (UUJ), or Diploma in Teaching and Management of Essential Skills 
  • Good IT skills – to present data using Microsoft packages or suitable alternative (E) 


  • Proven experience of working with young people with a disability or health condition and families from disadvantaged backgrounds. (D) 
  • Highly competent in using ICT with excellent working knowledge of MS Office Suite to include Sharepoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. (E)  
  • 1 years’ experience of delivering / teaching young people in Numeracy enabling them to progress them on their journey and find employment. (D)  
  • Proven track record of achieving high levels of retention and achievement in class (D) 
  • Experience of managing challenging behaviours in class (D) 

Skills and Attributes

  • Highly organised professional with evidence of developing positive relationships with participants (E) 
  • Ability to influence in a difficult and /or complex environment (E)  
  • Ability to work flexibly to cope with the varying demands of the role and achieve desired results (E) 
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team (E) 
  • Excellent time management and the ability to prioritise a workload (E) 
  • Ability to effectively report progress on KPI’s and progress participants through their qualifications within the timeframes set (E) 
  • Ability to manage a busy workload and prioritise to ensure all requirements are met (E) 
  • Ability to efficiently complete all paperwork, trackers and reports to meet deadlines (E)  

Personal qualities, communicating and relating to others

  • Flexible, adaptable and innovative (E) 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (E) 
  • Youth work Teaching / pastoral care approach to assisting young people to progress through their qualifications while maintaining professional boundaries. (E) 



  • Access to transport to carry out the duties of the post (E)

Employee Benefits

The successful post holder will avail of the following benefits:

  • Holiday Arrangements: 20 working days per year completed rising to 25 over a period of five years plus 12 statutory days (holidays for part-time roles will be calculated on a pro-rata basis).
  • Flexible Working Hours: To accommodate personal circumstances, working day to be agreed between – start times from 7.30-9.30am and finish times from 3.30 -5.30pm.
  • Pension: Employees are able to join the pension scheme under the new Auto Enrolment Government Scheme.  Clanrye Group’s contribution is 3% with employee contribution 5%.
  • Sickness Arrangements: After 6 month’s service, full pay up to 20 working days. Half pay for a further 45 working days. At the conclusion of this period Personal Health Insurance may realise sick pay at 75% of full pay for a period of up to 3 years (subject to the ruling of the PHI Insurers).
  • Family Friendly Rights: Maternity and paternity leave in accordance with current statutory requirements.
  • Wellbeing Hour: A ‘wellbeing hour’ – one hour’s paid leave per week to partake in a wellbeing activity to help maintain own mental and physical health.
  • CPD: Opportunity to develop and enhance knowledge and skills through continuous professional development.
  • Birthday: Paid leave on day of birthday.


Apply today

If you are interested in joining Clanrye Group, please follow the below steps:

  1. Download the Employee Monitoring Form & Application Form
Download Employee monitoring form Download application form


  • Fill out and save the form as a Word document
  • Fill out the contact form here and attach/upload the Employee Monitoring Form & Application Form or alternatively email
  • Closing date: 29th August 2023, 12noon

Contact Form

  • Max. file size: 10 MB.
  • Max. file size: 10 MB.