Sessional Tutor Job Description

Sessional Tutor Job Description

Kent County Council   

Job Description: Adult Learning Sessional Tutor

Directorate: Children, Young People and Education

Unit/Section: Community Learning & Skills – Adult Learning

Location: Various across Kent

Grade: Sessional Tutor Scale Pay Points 1 – 3

Standard rate:  £20.73 - £23.42 per contact hour

Enhanced rate: £23.53 - £26.58 per contact hour

Responsible to: Curriculum Leader

Purpose of the Job:

1. To plan, prepare and deliver high quality teaching, learning and assessment that supports learners to achieve the best possible individual outcomes on their courses.

2. To undertake all relevant tasks which are required to facilitate excellent guided learning.

3. To act in a way that promotes equality, fairness and has reference to the Prevent and anti- terrorism agenda.

Main duties and responsibilities: 

1.  Prepare and deliver guided learning:

·Produce appropriate schemes of work/lesson plans

· Promote the effective use of individual learning plans

· Teach classes; provide tutorials and other supervised learning as appropriate, produce resources.

· Promote and use technology to improve outcomes for students

· Support the development of Maths and English

· Review individual progress and revise course planning accordingly

· Meet minimum standards for retention and success.

2. Provide effective negotiated learning experiences which enable students to meet their goals within an inclusive environment that supports all individuals.

3. Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.

4. Provide general advice and information with reference to:

·  Pre-course information and initial assessment - including specification of course entry criteria

· Student induction

· Progression opportunities and employability options

· Assessment and examination procedure (where applicable).

5. Provide constructive feedback:

· Set, mark, correct and assess individual students’ work in a timely way against comprehensive learning objectives

· Review and evaluate lessons and courses

· Facilitate the students’ evaluation of progress and understanding of what is required to improve, including offering information, support and guidance regarding progression routes within and outside the organisation.

6. Attend meetings as required (curriculum, pre-course, supervision, etc.).

7. Assess, monitor and record students' progress – using Individual and group learning plans and record achievement.

8. Undertake mandatory Continuing Professional Development including regular graded observations of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Participate actively in any individual improvement plan and achievement of performance targets.

9. Ensure accurate and up to date record keeping including:

· Register

· Individual Learning Plan/Record and other key information (relating to: retention, achievement and completion)

· Monitor and manage absence

· Facilitate on going and end of course evaluation 

10. Actively support:

· Curriculum development and research

· Course promotion

· The Self-Assessment process

· The resolution of complaints

· Actively promote the Prevent Agenda, KCC & British values, Equality and Fairness in all work areas and activities. 

11. Comply with and/or operate within: 

· Health and Safety procedures

· As appropriate act as a ‘buddy’ to colleagues if required to support personal H&S

· Operate and Understand Safeguarding requirements

· Equality & Diversity requirements

· KAE Quality standards and other requirements

· Data protection and Informational Governance (General Data Protection Regulations).

The following outlines the Minimum criteria for this post. Applicants who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria will be shortlisted.  

Applicants should describe in their application how they meet these criteria.               

Minimum Qualifications

· A teaching or other relevant qualification or willingness to achieve the same (training will be provided).

· Maths and English GCSE A-C minimum or equivalent.(essential)

· Educated to a good standard - Degree Level.



· To have appropriate subject expertise (essential)

· (Evidenced through interview/demonstration/qualification/ references)

· Have experience working with post 16 students.

Skills and Abilities

· A commitment to continuing personal development, and professional and subject specialist updating.

· A commitment to the promotion Equality and Diversity, and Prevent within all activities

· Competent the use of technology to facilitate learning and data reporting

· Ability to work in collaboration with colleagues and others

· Excellent communication and presentation skills

· Ability to travel to meet work commitments.

· Ability to plan and review lessons to improve outcomes for students.

· Ability to provide constructive and developmental feedback

· Ability to prepare, review and revise individual learning plans

· Ability to structure learning to maximise individual student success



· Subject knowledge as appropriate to the level of course to be taught

· Teaching and Learning in the Adult Sector

· Wider subject knowledge to support student progression

· Knowledge of technology in the context of supporting learning