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Reference: b96ed3c0-9710-4b73-8012-8873c72d7a81
Employer: City of Portsmouth College
Location: Portsmouth
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Job Title: Personal Tutor

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: £23,277 per annum (Full-Time Equivalent)

Job Type: Full-Time or Part-Time Roles Available, Permanent

Working Hours: 16 – 37 hours, 40 Weeks per year

Campus: Highbury and Sixth Form Campus

About City of Portsmouth College:

As the newly merged City of Portsmouth College, we aspire to be the employer of choice in the Portsmouth area, with a progressive, supportive, and rewarding workplace culture and one that offers competitive benefits for its staff. By joining us, you will personally be part of the change we are driving and will play a pivotal role in supporting the growth and development of our brilliant students, turning them into future leaders and innovators. Everyone at City of Portsmouth College is part of the bigger picture and together, each role makes an impact and in turn a difference to our students learning journey.

We have an unrivalled curriculum of courses on offer for students of all ages and stages covering A-levels, Apprenticeships, Vocational & Technical courses. We also offer Higher Education, Online learning and Community courses that appeal to the needs of the local community.

What we offer:

  • Annual Leave: 41 days which includes 25 days, 8 days for Christmas closure plus 8 bank holidays
  • Local Government Pension Scheme 26.10%
  • Learning & Development programmes by The Community Adult Education Department
  • Onsite discounts: COPC Hair Salon & 50% off at the COPC Sports Centre
  • Online discounts: Unidays, Student Beans and Totum with a COPC email address
  • Free car parking across all campus sites

About the role:

The purpose of the Personal Tutor is to work with a cohort of assigned students to ensure that every student receives effective pastoral support and that they make significant progress on their courses/study programme and achieve their learning goals leading to sustained destinations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a Personal Tutor to a cohort of students providing effective support and challenge through all stages of the learning journey
  • Support students with change of course/study programme
  • Deliver the weekly tutor sessions to each tutor group, following the College’s Personal Development Programme
  • Run and oversee weekly Directed Study/Coursework support sessions with each tutor group and utilise the time to carry out 1:1s on a continuous cycle (As required per campus)
  • Monitor progress of each student in allocated cohort using the ILP and Progress and Monitoring Points, paying particular attention to any gaps in relation to those in receipt of bursary, free college meals etc
  • Monitor attendance data of each student in tutorial cohort and ensure that attendance issues are challenged
  • Use the ILP to conduct effective 1:1s with students to support them with their attendance, progress and ensuring that they are reviewing and working to targets set by staff
  • Conduct effective 1:1s with students to support them with their attendance, progress and ensuring that they are reviewing and working to targets set by staff (HC and NH)
  • Liaise with teaching/lecturing staff proactively to ensure that any issues surrounding student progress is addressed

To be successful in this role, below is what we would need from you:

  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training or willingness to undertake
  • Level 2 IAG/Safeguarding Training or willingness to undertake these
  • Experience working in a post 16 educational setting and 19+/Adults
  • Experience working with 16-18-year-olds in a group and 1:1 setting
  • Experience of delivering sessions in an education or training setting
  • Working with 16-18-year-olds in a group and 1:1 setting
  • Experience of delivering sessions in an education or training setting
  • Experience of delivering, tutoring, mentoring, or coaching

Diversity and Inclusion:

Equality, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are central to the work of City of Portsmouth College. This underpins the vision of the College to transform lives through providing exceptional education and training.

The College’s commitment to Equality, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is reflected in the continued successful promotion of these strands through the curriculum, enrichment activities and the range of direct and indirect student support services.

Pre Employment Checks:

The City of Portsmouth College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our college. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and two references.

We reserve the right the close the job advert when we have had successful applications, and it may not run for the full duration of the advert.

We do not accept CV’s from agencies for these roles.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with previous job titles and experience of: Student Support Tutor, Learning Support, SEN Tutor, Support Assistant, Learning Support Worker, Special Educational Needs LSA, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Learning Guidance Advisor, LSW, Learning Support Assistant, Student Support, Learning Advisor, Learner Support may also be considered for this role.

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