Essential Skills Tutor

Closing date: Wednesday 31st May, 5pm


£25,601 – £27,169 per annum pro rata depending on experience

Summary of Position

Clanrye Group are looking for individuals to join our bank of tutors across the organisation to deliver Essential Skills Numeracy/Literacy based at Slieve Gullion Courtyard, Newry and Mayfair Business Park, Portadown.

The roles will require tutors to plan, prepare and deliver qualifications to participants up to Level 2 and to provide continuous guidance and support to them to optimise their learning.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

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


  • 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 English / 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)
  • 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 Literacy / 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)


  • Be able to display an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children, young people and adults. (D)
  • This post requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (E)


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

Apply today

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

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