Personal and Academic Development Tutor

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SALARY: £24,380-£25,937

JOB TYPE: Full time, permanent





At North Hertfordshire College, we put students at the heart of what we do. We are investing in making sure all of our 16-19 year old students access the personal and academic development they need to flourish and thrive, not just in their studies with us, but in their career and higher studies.
This is a great opportunity to help us do this, and with roles available across our different subject areas, we are developing a team who will work closely with colleagues in curriculum and student services to enhance even more the good work that we do.


  • Contributory pension scheme
  • For a full outline of benefits, click here




  • Educated 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

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


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.
  • Enrichment 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.


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



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



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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, as our posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. It is also an offence to apply for a role if you have been barred from working with children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have been shortlisted for a role and are within the guidelines of KCSIE, an online search will be carried out to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online. If any incidents or issues are identified, the Group might want to explore these with you at the interview. As part of the recruitment process, you will need to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

    Details of our Safeguarding policy can be found in this link – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

    To view our fair recruitment forms, please click here for equality and diversity declaration.

    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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    “There is a great culture at NHC and the team is wonderfully helpful and supportive. I feel valued here. I also feel like I find myself in the classroom, and that I can pass my knowledge on to my students and know that I can make an impact on their lives.”

    Hafssa Izma - Child Development Studies and Health & Social Care Tutor