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Learning tutor job description and person specification

Learning tutor person specification:

We need someone who can quickly adapt to leading learning programmes. The bulk of the work will be leading school visits during the summer months.

  • Experience of working in an environmental/heritage setting is essential.
  • A teaching qualification and ‘A’ level biology or equivalent is desirable.
  • A keen interest in the nature/trees.
  • Good communicator - open, approachable and enthusiastic.
  • Capable of instilling confidence and understanding customer needs and expectations.
  • Common sense and a practical approach.
  • The ability to take realistic and timely decisions.
  • Collaborative team worker
  • Ability to work alone
    Part time casual basis

Civil Service payband 6b (minimum level)     £10. 27 per hour

Deadline for applications: 10 April 2017

Interview date for successful applicants is 19th April 2017

Please apply by emailing (or posting) CV and letter to:

Cath Weeks, Learning Manager, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Park Lane, Goudhurst TN17 2SL

Tutor job description

Purpose of the job:

To assist in the development and effective delivery of learning services at Bedgebury in support of FC / Bedgebury values, policies and business plans.

Key work areas:

1. To deliver  a high quality learning service

 Learning tutors will be expected to:

  • Deliver learning programmes and events to the customer’s satisfaction and in compliance with all Health and Safety regulations
  • Liase effectively with the rest of the Learning Team as appropriate
  • Familiarise themselves with the full programme/event with which they are involved
  • Take responsibility for the activities they are in charge of, including reading all appropriate information (eg. booking forms/teachers comments/notes)
  • Arrive punctually at least 30 minutes prior to their group’s arrival and make necessary preparations
  • Tidy away materials and equipment at the end of each visit/event and if necessary prepare for subsequent visits/events
  • Assist the Learning Manager to monitor and evaluate the quality of our education services
  • Attend training (including first aid) and meetings as necessary
  • Assist in developing education services as necessary

2. To manage available equipment and site resources to ensure efficiency of service delivery

Learning tutors will be expected to:

  • Maintain good administrative procedures to enable the accurate monitoring of visitor figures
  • Maintain the classroom and teaching areas; including checking resources, hygiene & cleanliness
  • Minimise the impact of educational groups on the site whenever possible by adopting environmentally sustainable working practices
  • Report any issues or problems to the Learning Manager or one of the Learning  Team

3. Any other duties as the Bedgebury Management Team may, from time to time request.

Working arrangements:

  1. When delivering programmes staff will be expected to work the hours agreed but be prepared to be flexible on the day to enable the safe and effective completion of the programme/activities
  2. Each tutor must be prepared to work unsupervised
  3. Each tutor must be prepared to work with an entire class (ratio 1:30), although occasional variations (+/-) may exist
  4. Each tutor must be prepared to oversee volunteers helping on the day
  5. Tutors will normally be agency staff employed by the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum, paid on an hourly basis, currently minimum payband 6B, through the BACS system
  6. Subject to DBS clearance and references.



Last updated: 10th July 2018

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