Functional Skills Tutor

Uttoxeter | Other

Job Title:  Functional Skills Tutor

Salary: £32,132- £34,731 per annum plus Serco benefits

Location: HMP Dovegate, Uttoxeter

Working hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, 7:45am- 4:30pm

This role is on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract with a view to becoming a Permanent role.



Here at Serco we are looking for Functional Skills (Maths and English) Tutor to join our team at HMP Dovegate a category B male establishment prison based on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border near Uttoxeter. The operational capacity is for 1100 prisoners and it takes a whole team of people to keep the facility safe, secure and in proper working order.


As a Functional Skills Tutor you will develop, administer and teach Functional Skills courses in line with the core curriculum and awarding body specification(s) to learners that cannot access main education. You will be teaching learners around the prison in an Outreach capacity.


The Functional Skills tutor will contribute to curriculum development in your subject.  You must be competent in teaching Pre- Entry to Level 2 in both Maths and English. You will be responsible for Quality Assurance of your teaching and/or other duties. Additionally, you will assist College Leaders/ Head of Learning and Skills in the delivery of an education provision which increases employability, reduces the likelihood of reoffending and prepares prisoners for a successful return to the community.


Furthermore, you will act as a Personal Tutor to groups of students and undertake the duties associated with this pastoral role. Engage in core duties including preparation, marking, monitoring student progress, preparing reports, setting and marking of examination papers, developing and preparing flexible learning materials, writing schemes of work and mentoring.



What you need to do the job:


This is an opportunity for an inspiring tutor with a background in education and will have had some experience of working within your specialist area. Good technical knowledge and skills are essential.  Experience of working with learners from non-traditional backgrounds would also be beneficial. You will be gifted in delivering varied, high quality and imaginative sessions and have a record of good retention and success rates.

As a minimum you will hold the level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) and a Level 3 in Functional Skills (Maths and English).


Having experience of a custodial environment would be an advantage.


Similarly, having experience of working with learners from non-traditional backgrounds would be highly beneficial for this post.



Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.

A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 



What we offer


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension - 6%
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Serco Benefits package - discounts include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion




About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.




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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.


We see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background. 

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