Science Tutor

 

Apprenticeship Science Tutor for North/Midland Area – Job Description

Salary range: £25-35,000 (dependent on experience) + performance related bonus + fuel allowance and pension benefits.

We will consider all types of employment to include full time, part time, freelance, self-employed and apprentice tutors (Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship)

About us

At Youthforce, we believe the world is being transformed by businesses working with science and technology. We work with employers across the UK economy to develop the staff needed to transform the world. Our mission is to develop a world class Science and Technology Workforce through apprenticeships. We are a fast-growing independent provider and are passionate about apprenticeships.

About you

As a STEM Tutor specialising in Science, your role will be pivotal in supporting the development and maintaining the quality of the Youthforce training provision.

You will be a key team member in a dynamic and developing team of Practice Tutors and Knowledge Tutors, providing a consistent voice and professional advice – as well as delivering non-specialist course content as required. You will be working with employees in industry, this will include working in a variety of environments to support the delivery of Technical Apprenticeships. Passionate about the mission of Youthforce, you are looking for a role which offers great variety and challenge.

About the role

Working closely with the Delivery team, Head of Training and The Quality Lead, you are responsible for managing a caseload of learners. You will be required to work with both internal and external stakeholders ensuring the quality of the delivery and learning and be adept at proactively managing and balancing their requirements. Our programmes are designed with 2 main roles in mind:

  1. Practice Tutor: The one consistent point of contact for a cohort of learners. Delivering knowledge and skills in the workplace and embedding subject specialist knowledge. Supporting learners through the whole learning journey from start to end.
  2. Knowledge Tutor: Skilled in developing and delivering subject specialist modules to cohorts of learners. Modules are delivered remotely over a 10-week period. As a knowledge specialist you are responsible for the tracking of cohort delivery and marking of relevant assignments.

Although these roles carry distinct responsibilities they can be combined and practiced as one blended role.

Typical programmes/subject areas:

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Science Manufacturing Technician
  • Business Administration

Responsibilities and duties

Practice Tutor:

As a practice tutor you will be responsible for a caseload of up to 35 learners.

Your duties will include:

  • The tracking, recording, and monitoring of your learners’ progress and development through various data platforms and review structures
  • The development of Youthforce projects such as writing materials/worksheets/readers for new courses and qualifications
  • Attendance at regular team, staff, and quality meetings
  • Delivery of Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Functional Skills Maths, English and IAG to ensure that all provision is “learner-centric” and consistently of a high standard.
  • Support learners with SEND, neurodiversity, and other learning needs
  • Undertake CPD in line with Youthforce policy and Institute for Learning guidelines
  • Assist in the evaluation of peers through observations of teaching and learning – contributing to staff development and others CPD plans
  • Any other duties as requested by manager

Knowledge Tutor:

As a knowledge tutor you will hold extensive knowledge and demonstratable skills in your area of specialism. You will be responsible of the delivery, setting and marking of assignments for your specialist module/s and tracking of the progress and achievement for your cohort.

Your duties will include:

  • The tracking, recording, and monitoring of your learners’ progress and development through various data platforms
  • To deliver content through live and asynchronous sessions through the YF VLE and other digital platforms
  • The development of Youthforce projects such as writing materials/worksheets/readers for new courses and qualifications
  • Attendance at regular team, staff, and quality meetings
  • Undertake CPD in line with Youthforce policy and Institute for Learning guidelines
  • Any other duties as requested by manager

Role Requirements:

Essential:

  • Demonstrable experience of effective communication between multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills – able to balance and deliver a diverse and changing workload to deadline and quality targets
  • Enthusiastic, driven, ambitious and with a ‘can-do’ approach
  • Relevant industry experience in a related subject area
  • Relevant subject qualifications to a minimum of level 4
  • Driving license and be willing to travel nationally
  • Ability to manage your own time working within a flexible working policy.

Desired:

  • Thorough understanding of the lifecycle journey of a learner within an apprenticeship programme – from the employer, employee, and provider perspective
  • Assessor and IQA qualification or the willingness to achieve
  • Teaching qualification or the willingness to achieve
  • Subject relevant degree level qualification or the willingness to achieve

 

Attributes and behaviours:

  • An ability to work with a diverse array of customers and stakeholders.
  • A willingness to learn with a growth mindset.
  • Approachable, professional, and honest.
  • High-level communicator.
  • Organised and professional
  • Flexible, robust, and resilient.