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Arden CollegeSefton

Arden College, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0TZ

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (08.30 and 16.30)

We are seeking innovative and experienced Tutors to join our team at Arden College.

Tutors at Arden College work as part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team to support the implementation of our curriculum.  The role of Tutor is key in supporting the planning and delivery of meaningful opportunities that will help our students to achieve their goals and have positive futures.  They ensure that learning does not exist only in the classroom and that all skills are developed to be used in real life contexts.  We support our students to access the community as active citizens who make a positive contribution and our staff team enable them to do this with as much independence as possible.  As a Tutor at Arden College you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young adults with autism and their families.

A key aspect of the Tutor role is ensuring that learning does not exist only in the classroom and that all skills are developed to be used in real life contexts.  We support our students to access the community as active citizens who make a positive contribution.

Our students face barriers to learning as a result of their complex presentations of autism and we work as a team to support them to achieve their greatest potential.  This may be in developing independence, employment or further education.

We run a high quality training programme to support all staff in their role and actively promote opportunities for the continued professional development of all staff.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Arden College is a specialist college supporting young adults aged 16 -25 with autism.  The college meets the needs of learners with a wide range of abilities and interests and each student has an individual learning plan bespoke to their needs and aspirations for the future.

Many students display challenging behaviours due to their inability to understand and regulate their emotions or communicate their needs and we include proactive strategies and therapeutic intervention to support students' understanding in these areas.

We work with students to develop all aspects of the Preparing for Adulthood Agenda with a sharp focus on the intended destinations of students. This may include further education and training, employment or greater independence for the future.

Arden is a great place to work.  The staff team, consisting of learning managers, tutors, classroom assistants and therapists are passionate about the work they do and strive for better outcomes for the students they support.  This is an exciting time to be at Arden College with the development of an innovative new curriculum.  We have also recently opened a new campus in Banks which adds to our existing campus in Southport, our Horticulture and DofE centre in Birkdale and café and hair and beauty salon in Southport.  We also work alongside local business owners and employer settings to support students in work based education.


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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