Functional Skills Tutor

Uttoxeter | Other
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HMP Dovegate

Salary £33,738 to £36,467

Full time



HMP Dovegate is a category B male establishment prison based on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border near Uttoxeter.


You will be an inspiring tutor with a background in education and ideally will have had some experience of working within your specialist area of English and/or Maths. 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. You will be delivering Functional Skills in work-based areas and experience of Outreach working would be an advantage.

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.


Playing an active role in the marketing of the provision; you will record and monitor key data including but not limited to: retention, achievement and success rates.


What you'll need to do the role





  • Level 5 DET
  • Level 5 - subject specialism
  • Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance Level 4




  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)
  • Level 3 - subject specialism




  • Have proven experience of working in an environment that demands strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.
  • Recent experience and appropriate knowledge.
  • Experience of a custodial environment would be an advantage
  • Experience of working with learners from non-traditional backgrounds
  • Good technical knowledge and skills


Skills and Abilities:


  • Able to form good working relationships.
  • Responds to identified needs by undertaking self-directed learning, research and training as required.
  • Establishes internal/external links as required.


What we offer:


There are a range of benefits for working at Serco including 25 days holiday.

Serco benefits include; Up to 6% contributory pension scheme​,

Employee Assistance Programme, You will be employed by a company that is passionate about diversity and inclusion and provides safe and supportive culture.



Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work - Using specialist behavioural analysis you'll contribute to the reintegration of ex-offenders back into society, helping them to address the factors that influence offending behaviour.


A world of opportunity - With six prisons across the UK and a breadth of roles, you'll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression. We actively fund psychologists towards chartered and/or registered status and with ongoing CPD activities and look to promote from within.


Great people - You'll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team, who believe passionately in the value of our work. We promote an empathic and therapeutic approach, respecting individual differences and promoting self-efficacy



All Serco employees must ensure that their current line manager is aware of their application.  For confidential enquiries please contact MyHR. Serco are Disability Confident Leader employers and are 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.



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.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, 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 and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. 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.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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02/08/2024 01:08:00
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