New Vacancy – Tutor to teach adults with special educational needs and disabilities

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Tutor (Hospitality/Personal Development)

GR1 A2 (£18,911) to GR3 A8 (£25,608)

Full Time – Permanent

Ref: DEN00627

New Directions College are looking to appoint a Tutor to work with Adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Due to recent growth at the College, we are seeking an outstanding Tutor to deliver a range of learning pathways to adult learners with special educational needs and disabilities from pre-entry level through to Level 2. This includes both regulated and non-regulated learning.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

New Directions College is Reading Borough Council’s Adult Community Learning and Skills service.  This year we’re celebrating 64 years of Adult Learning in Reading. We’re a small friendly College delivering to over 2000 learners and Apprentices in Reading each year, directly and through our subcontractors and partners.

In the summer of 2022, we will be launching a new suite of courses designed to support adult learners into employment within the hospitality sector and will be working with our partners Ways into Work to offer supported employment opportunities.

We are looking for someone with a background in the hospitality industry and with experience of teaching or working with adults with SEND. You would preferably have experience of delivering within an adult and community learning environment.

You should also have relevant occupational competence and professional teaching and/or assessing qualifications that enable you to support adult learners to develop their skills, confidence and knowledge and make progress.

You should be passionate about supporting others, have strong communication skills and should have experience of delivering accredited qualifications as well as recording and recognising progress and achievement using standardised tools.

You will be responsible for working with learners to conduct initial assessments, develop their individual learning plan and to set them meaningful targets. You will also lead on delivery of bespoke courses and should expect to design appropriate learning resources.

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.

Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

Work Together as one team – work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency – show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious – be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading – maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed

Our Offer

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including: 

  • We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment 
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities. 
  • Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Annual membership to the Society of Education and Training (SET)
  • Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop. 
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees 
  • Season Ticket Loan – a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work 
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax 

To find out more about New Directions College, visit the website: www.newdirectionsreading.ac.uk 

To apply, please visit: www.reading.gov.uk/work-for-the-council/


For more information on the role please contact Laura Jordan – Foundation Learning Curriculum Manager on laura.jordan@reading.gov.uk or 0345 842 0012 or 07813 642 764

Closing Date: Wednesday 16th March 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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