Maths Cover Tutor at North East Region – Part Time – Durham

  • Part Time
  • Durham
  • £26.52/hour Teachers Pension Plus Benefits USD / Year
  • Salary: £26.52/hour Teachers Pension Plus Benefits


Are you currently working in education and looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about making a difference in learners’ lives? Would you like the opportunity to teach smaller group sizes so that your delivery can have a greater impact? Do you want a rewarding career with opportunities for progression where you will experience genuine job satisfaction?

We have a great opportunity to join our education team as a ‘Maths Cover Tutor’ for Novus, the prison education provider working across the North-East region which are HMYOI Deerbolt, HMP Durham, HMP Holme House, HMP Kirklevington Grange & HMP Northumberland.

This role is offered on a sessional basis, working ad hoc hours per week.

What the role entails

In this role, you will work with, and be supported by, our amazing team of dedicated professionals to mentor our learners to develop their numeracy skills which will in turn help them to secure future employment opportunities post-release. You will need patience, passion and understanding in your approach to our learners who have ‘hit a bump in the road’ but want to learn and improve.

Working in a prison is different to a mainstream education facility. We operate with security at the forefront of what we do, so our class sizes are small to maximise supportive delivery. Our security team are on hand to ensure the lessons run smoothly. We always try to cater to a learner’s individual needs and ensure we create a positive learner experience. Time will be given to planning and your Local Education Manager is always on hand to provide support as and when needed. Delivery happens between Monday and Friday and weekends are strictly for rest and relaxation.

What we need from you

To be successful in the role of Cover Tutor, you will need:

A teaching qualification or subject specialist qualification at Level 4 (Level 5 – new standards) with a commitment to obtain the relevant outstanding Level 4 (Level 5 – new standards) qualification within a specified time scale (required)
Hold at least a Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy
Track record of effective teaching in subject specialism
Gain/hold and maintain a clean, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and HMPPS Security Vetting clearance.Ideally, you will want to be a part of a team which has at its core a focus on improving lives and enabling and equipping learners to develop, grow and be equipped for a life of work and success. You’ll be a self-starter with a passion to learn and grow yourself and will bring passion, dedication, and positivity to your new role.

Colleague Benefits

As part of the LTE Group family, you will benefit from an excellent package including:

Extensive annual leave which can be taken throughout the year and not restricted to school holiday times.
Monday to Friday working pattern.
Our in-house training programme, which offers you the chance to upskill and further your career through a wide range of recognised qualifications.
We support you through a teacher training qualification and assessor qualifications.
Full package of training to support working in a Prison environment.
Good progression routes into management positions within education
Learner class sizes are much smaller than in FE colleges.
Able to be flexible and innovative with the curriculum.
Part of the wider community of the prison service
Additional behavioural and complex need support
Our comprehensive in-house awards scheme
An Employee Assistance Programme including a free, confidential, 24/7 support service.
Health care discounts through Simply Health
Retail discounts through You at Work
Student discounts
Our Cycle to Work scheme.At Novus, we work with passion, care, and commitment to create the foundations for change. For almost 30 years we have been helping men, women and children of all ages and abilities, in prison settings across England and Wales, to take new directions. We operate 50 hubs in the United Kingdom where our specialist teams are on hand to support Adults and Children to improve their employability prospects post-release.

Novus is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. We are working to support our Veterans into employment and are also proud holders of the Disability Confident Employer award.

The closing date for this job advert is 29/07/2024. However, the job advert may close early if we receive a good response.

The LTE group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be required to undergo an appropriate DBS check via the Criminal Records Bureau. Due to the educational aspect of our group some roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and would require an Enhanced DBS check and may be subject to additional online checks as part of our pre-screening process.

Salary: £26.52/hour Teachers Pension Plus Benefits

Job Type: Part Time

Location: Durham

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