Teaching Assistant Tutor & Assessor

Job Title: Teaching Assistant Tutor & Assessor

Based at: London, Portsmouth & Southampton

Reporting to: CEO/Head of Talent Acquisition

Salary: Negotiable

Job Summary: 

To help develop an innovative educational package to train apprentice teaching assistants within the education sector. This includes providing high quality training and support to candidates studying on our apprenticeships and other programmes. This is an exciting time to join Youthforce as we grow and finesse our current programmes within the education sector. This role would particularly suit someone who has the ambition and enthusiasm to shape this new venture. 

Key Responsibilities

– Provide ongoing support to candidates from induction to completion
– Attend regular standardisation and team meetings
– Help develop the curriculum and assist with other projects (writing materials, lesson plans, schemes of work etc.)
– Assess learner’s work using a range of methods via an e-portfolio system (training given)
– Adapting activities to suit the needs and individual circumstances of candidates
– Visit learners in the workplace to assess and build professional relationships
– Work with other members of the team to ensure standardised practice and high standards
– Maintain records to standards expected by the internal verifier and awarding bodies
– Complete paperwork (e.g. enrolments, reviews and ILP’s) to the standard required by funding partners and Ofsted
– Undertake professional development in line with Youthforce and Institute for Learning  guidelines

Personal Specification

Qualifications

– Hold a qualification linked to subjects being taught – PTLLS
– It is desirable to hold a teaching qualification or assessing award, however, these are not essential as training can be given. It is expected that tutor/assessors will become qualified within 18 months.
– GCSE A-C English or equivalent is essential
– GCSE A-C Maths or equivalent plus 5 other GCSEs or equivalent are desirable
– D34 or IQA qualifications would be a bonus as there scope for other opportunities within our training team. 

Skills

– To have a high personal standard of English including spelling, grammar and spoken English
– To be IT literate with an ability or willingness to learn how to use an e-portfolio system
– Understanding and sympathetic of student’s individual needs
– High standard of personal organisation
– Be able to deliver qualifications and professional development courses to young people and adult learners.
– Quick learner who embraces change and development 

Attributes

– Must value diversity and inclusion maintaining an anti-discriminatory approach
– Promote the ethos of flexibility, personal attention and high quality service in their practice
– Be enthusiastic about the role of support staff in school
– Hard working with a strong work ethic
– Work effectively as part of a team
– Comfortable working in the entrepreneurial environment of a small business
– Keen to learn and develop within own role

Personal Competencies – General for Youthforce

– Committed to self-development
– Self-managing & organised
– Values others
– Excellent communication skills – good listener, sincere and able to win people over
– Flexible
– Committed to collective success
– Socially adept
– Creative and an innovator

Please send your CV and covering letter to: admin@youthforce.co.uk