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Personal Tutor

Greenhead CollegeKirklees

Contract type: Permanent, part-time. We have vacancies for Personal Tutors, with responsibility for five (0.55 FTE), six (0.67 FTE), seven (0.78 FTE) or eight (0.89 FTE) tutor groups. 

Start date: September 2021

Salary: The salary for this post will be within the Main Scale range of the pay spine for Teaching Staff, which is currently £25,260.00 - £41,226.00 per annum (full-time).

• 0.89 FTE - £22,554.00 - £36,809.00 per annum

• 0.78 FTE - £19,847.00 - £32,392.00 per annum

• 0.67 FTE - £17,141.00 - £27,975.00 per annum

• 0.55 FTE - £13,983.00 - £22,820.00 per annum

Located on an attractive campus close to Huddersfield town centre, adjacent to the picturesque Greenhead Park and an easy commute from much of the North West and Yorkshire, Greenhead College has been providing the highest quality academic Sixth Form College education in the area for 40 years.

Greenhead College is an outstandingly successful Sixth Form College with 2,600 16-19 year old students following advanced level courses. The College has a long history of exceptional examination results and sits near the top of the national sixth-form college performance tables, meaning it is one of the very best in the country.

We are very proud of our students’ achievements and we have a strong ethos of ambition and aspiration which runs through all aspects of College life. The philosophy of the College is based on the understanding that each student is to be valued as an individual. The College is heavily over-subscribed; there are almost double the number of applicants as there are places to accommodate them.

The College is a great place to work, with a warm, inclusive atmosphere between all staff and students. The staff are recognised for their hard work and the College offer a wide range of employee benefits such as free onsite staff carpark, generous holiday entitlement, a significantly enhanced occupational pension scheme, free use of the College gym, cycle to work scheme, plus many more.

The College wishes to appoint part-time Personal Tutors to join our Pastoral Team. 

Each Personal Tutor has responsibility for the academic, personal and social needs of students (approximately 24 students per tutor group). The Personal Tutors deliver a two-year personal and social development programme, under the guidance of the Assistant Principal, including induction and settling in, careers education and information and other exercises designed to increase self-esteem, self-value and successful learning.  They are also in charge of university and job applications.  

Acting as a link between subject staff and parents, Tutors are fully responsible for the students’ welfare during their time at College.  In addition, student progress is monitored termly with one-to-one interviews with subject staff and Personal Tutors leading to a progress report.  

Personal Tutors have, in addition, non-timetabled time to deal with students individually.  Typically, this time is spent monitoring progress, dealing with problems that arise, whether academic, social, personal or emotional, advising on applications and preparing student references.  In essence, the post is similar to a Head of a small school sixth form.  Strong qualities of organisation, administration and time management are also required.

The team of Personal Tutors meet weekly to discuss both student and administrative needs.  It is a mutually supportive group.  Work is done in a dedicated suite of rooms, a careers library and a series of offices.  The team is supported by a full-time counselling service, and input from the local careers service.  In the last Ofsted inspection, the support for students was graded outstanding.  Training will be available, if required. 

The full job description and person specification can be found on the Greenhead College website 

If you are interested in this vacancy, please complete and submit the following documents:

• Greenhead College or TES application form;

• A supporting letter of application indicating how you meet the criteria within the job description and person specification;

• Equality and Diversity form;

• Criminal Convictions form.

All applications should be submitted to Jen Rothery, Human Resources Officer, via email address

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 14 April 2021 and interviews will be held shortly after.

If you apply and are unsuccessful in being called to interview, can we thank you in advance for your time and trouble in making this application.  Due to time constraints, it would be impossible to respond to everyone individually - we hope that you will understand.

Greenhead College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all of its students and staff. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to safer recruitment checks, including an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Greenhead College is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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