Personal and Academic Development Tutor

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SALARY: £24,380-£25,937 dependent on experience (Pro rata for part time posts)

Role 1: 0.3 post working within our Health and Social Care, Childcare and IT areas

LOCATION: Stevenage, ECC and Hitchin

Please note: in addition to these tutor roles, we also are recruiting for a Personal & Academic Development Co-ordinator who will work with our ESOL and Science areas for part of the week and oversee activity including enrichment, student behaviour and lead the personal and academic development curriculum.  Please see the separate job advert regarding this post.

A further role, similar in nature to these roles, will also be available in our Supported Studies team.



We are recruiting for a number of roles.  Those who take on this role will be part of a unique team across the college who will work within a particular curriculum area whilst collaborating across the college to ensure our students access the best support and a high-quality personal development curriculum.


  • Teachers’ pension scheme
  • Participation in the Group’s performance related pay scheme.
  • For a full outline of benefits, click here




  • Education to a minimum of level 4 (foundation degree)
  • A qualified teacher (CertEd, PGCE, DET) or a willingness to complete relevant teacher training
  • Minimum of grade 4 (previously GCSE grade C) in maths and English
  • An understanding of the pastoral needs of the 16-19 age group
  • Confidence and personal presence in order to lead sessions with students
  • An ability to engage and motivate students
  • Strong collaborator who easily builds relationships with colleagues
  • Good communication and presentation skills, written and verbal
  • Good levels of digital literacy
  • Resilient and flexible, able to adapt and manage different priorities
  • Able to handle sensitive situations related to student support and be able to signpost appropriately


  • Training or experience in the following areas:
    • Wellbeing
    • Mental health
    • Academic support
    • Safeguarding
  • Experience of working with young people in a college, school or university setting
  • Teaching experience


Who are we looking for?

Given the variety of this exciting role, we recognise that it will appeal to different types of people.  Examples might include:

  • A current teacher or lecturer who has a real passion for personal and academic development and would like to focus their energy on this
  • A recent graduate who wants to take their first steps in working in education and with young people
  • Someone who currently or has previously worked with young people in different settings and who thrives on supporting them to flourish





This is an exciting and varied role that will have responsibility for a range of areas.  You will be connected to a particular set of curriculum areas and become part of that team, whilst also being part of the wider personal and academic development team across the college.


Academic skills

Provide 1-2-1 and small group academic tutoring to students in your curriculum areas.  This might include providing targeted support to students who need intervention to support them achieving or to students who need stretching to help them achieve their higher grades.  This will also include working with other staff to maximise participation in maths & English classes.


Keeping our students safe, healthy and well

You will deliver core tutorial content related to keeping safe, healthy and well including Prevent, safeguarding and healthy relationships.  You will work with your colleagues in the team to develop impactful sessions and work with students throughout the year to provide refreshers.  To support you with this, you will receive in-depth training on these key topics, with a particular focus on mental health and safeguarding lead information.



Working with colleagues across the college and the campus you work on, you will develop and deliver an exciting range of enrichment activity that helps students to develop confidence, prepare for their next steps and become responsible and active members of the community.


Accessing resources

To support the academic and personal development of our students, they will access some tailored online learning throughout their course.  You will work with the curriculum teams to identify the appropriate online learning for them, including maths & English, and support students to complete this.


Transition and progression

You will be a champion for ensuring our students transition well into their college courses once they have applied to us, you will also champion positive progression for our students, working with other colleagues to help them achieve their aspirations.


What might a week look like for a personal and academic development tutor?

Your week will be varied and be different dependent on the time of the year.  In a typical week you will find yourself:

  • Delivering sessions that support students to keep themselves safe, healthy and well to our level 1 and level 2 students
  • Working on a 1-2-1 basis or small group basis with students who need additional academic support
  • Running enrichment activities on the campus








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    The Hart Learning Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

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    Please note these vacancies may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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