Job Details

Job Title:
Essential Skills Tutor - Maths
Reporting To:
Curriculum Hub Manager - Essential Skills
Learning & Skills
HMP Berwyn
£22627 - £35563 pa

Description Job Role

HMP Berwyn will offer exceptional learning & skill provision with a focus on rehabilitation to the men it houses. The curriculum offer will support this process and we are seeking exceptional staff to help us deliver this agenda across a wide range of areas.

As directed by the Hub Manager – Essential Skills, your role will be to provide a range of services in support of the delivery and assessment of Essential Skills Wales or similar programmes as part of the Learning & Skills curriculum offer.

  • Key Accountabilities


    • To deliver lessons designed to underpin the requirements for the delivery of Essential Skills and assess the full range of Essential Skills (literacy, numeracy, digital literacy & employability skills – where appropriate)
    • To monitor learners’ progress towards qualifications, give them constructive feedback and help prepare them for the Essential Skills Wales qualifications (controlled task & test)
    • To design suitable learning opportunities for individuals and groups of staff
    • To develop assessment methodology and documentation including learning materials and workbooks
    • To use the required tracking systems to monitor and log candidate progress and attainment
    • To liaise with Awarding Bodies regarding standards, learning materials, candidate registration and certification, etc
    • To carry out preparation work in anticipation of External Verifier visits
    • To take part in Internal Verification activities as required
    • To work within the agreed Quality Management System and adhere to quality procedures and correct documentation
    • To help with marketing and promotion of relevant courses
    • To provide educational guidance, support and counselling for all learners and act as a personal tutor when required
    • Participate in the marketing, planning, assessment and evaluation of course provision
    • To liaise with tutors from other business areas with regard to resources, curriculum development, learner reports and other related matters
    • Monitor and evaluate learning sessions and participate in teaching observations
    • Complete and produce the agreed deadlines documentation such as, registers, schemes of work, records of work, course review, course analysis documentation, learner reports, absence reports, course files etc
    • Implement and adhere to quality systems to ensure retention, and achievement targets are continually improved in line with agreed policies
  • Management & Leadership


  • Financial


  • Qualifications

    • A degree or equivalent subject specialist qualification - Essential
    • Teaching qualification - minimum Cert Ed, PGCE or equivalent - Essential
    • Integrity - Essential
    • Sustainability - Essential
    • Accountability - Essential
  • Experience

    • Proven track record of delivering Essential or Functional skills in either a prison or education establishment - Essential
    • Experience of working with a similar learning cohort - Essential
  • Skills

    • Able to fulfil delivery targets and plans - Essential
    • Achievement of quality targets, including those related to learner achievement, inclusion, progression and destination - Essential
    • Produce accurate and timely reports - Essential
    • Positive contribution to establishment planning & development processes - Essential
    • Positive team working - Essential
    • Achieve ‘Good’ or above in Teaching Observations - Essential
  • Behavioural Competencies

    • Releasing Potential - Essential
    • Respect - Essential
    • Collaboration - Essential
  • General

    • To actively contribute to Novus Cambria’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of learners and staff.
    • To actively contribute to the principles of Equality and Diversity within the prison.
    • To work flexibly.
    • To carry out such training, re-training and updating as may be necessary to fulfil the requirements of the post.
    • To ensure duties are carried out with full regard to Health & Safety legislation and to enable Novus Cambria to meet its objectives in providing a safe and healthy environment for all users. • To undertake other duties that Management may, from time to time, reasonably require commensurate with the grade.
    • Demonstrate an empathy with the Welsh culture

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