Bank/Casual Functional Life Skills Tutor

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Overview and Responsibilities

Location: Minehead, Somerset

Salary:  £14.00 - £17.64 per hour + 13% Holiday Pay

Hours: 8 hour shifts – Flexible days to suit you


Welcome to Aurora Foxes, a specialist college and training hotel for young people with learning disabilities, situated in the friendly seaside town of Minehead. Foxes is a very special place.

We believe in changing lives and giving our students the skills, knowledge, and confidence to successfully shape their own future. Our aim is to equip our young adults with the life and hospitality skills to become work ready, life ready.

The main purpose of the role:


As one of our Bank Functional Life Skills Tutors, you will be required to deliver and evaluate inspiring, engaging, and individualised sessions of the highest quality that challenge and stretch every student in all areas of their Functional Skills. If appropriate you will also complete session plans for the next session.


We expect all functional skills tutors to support the students professionally, effectively and sensitively in their learning.


Key duties:

  • Deliver professional, inspiring, and engaging sessions of the highest quality that challenge and stretch every student, and in which all students are motivated and engaged throughout. We expect every tutor to be always fully engaged in the session without exception.
  • Ensure that all students receive professional, timely and effective feedback, with appropriate strategies (next steps) to improve their performance, and that such discussions are evidenced through effective and professional record keeping.
  • Prepare, direct and lead Learning Support Practitioners (LSP) within your session, and to actively always promote a professional attitude and approach with the LSP. Ensure the LSP is provided with direction to best support students within the session.
  • All tutors must be familiar with, and actively use the principles of RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement). Functional Skills tutors will become familiar with City and Guilds assessments in maths, English and ICT.
  • Ensure that all Risk Assessments are read, understood and used to ensure the highest standards of student and staff welfare, health and safety.

For the full job description, please contact Adele from the recruitment team


Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidate qualities:

  • Level 2 in English & Maths
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education, equivalent or higher.
  • Experience of teaching maths, English and ICT.
  • Experience of working in a team setting.
  • Experience of working with young vulnerable adults or children (desirable).
  • Knowledge of assessing skills and knowledge using RARPA and/or accredited qualifications
  • To have a good understanding of Preparing for Adulthood

Benefits and Additional Information




If you are interested in this role then please apply on-line and complete our application form. For more information on this position please contact 07918 144908 /

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.


The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.


The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer


This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled. 


Please note that candidates that are shortlisted might be subject to an online search.


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