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Tutor - Maths and Numeracy

Job Introduction

Skills & Learning is a top performing Adult Community Education (ACE) provider, previously shortlisted for provider of the year in the prestigious Times Education awards. Ofsted judge the service as ‘Good’ overall and the quality of Information, Advice and Guidance is independently checked and endorsed by Matrix. Direct Claim Status (the highest level of autonomy) is held for the qualifications we deliver, and Government administered learner satisfaction survey results are excellent; most learners achieve and would recommend Skills & Learning to others.

We are looking to grow our team of maths and numeracy tutors. Join us and inspire adult learners to develop, improve and use maths and numeracy skills in their everyday life and in work. Help us to break down those maths fear barriers and help our learners to achieve recognised qualifications that will enable them to progress in work or further study. 

This is a fixed minimum hours contract of on average 22 hours a week with 16 of those hours being contact time. Skills & Learning delivers learning all year round across various locations in Dorset and online. The contracted hours assume a 44 week working year. 

Role Purpose

To support learners to identify and achieve their personal learning goals by providing a high quality, enjoyable learning experience. 

Teaching, supporting and assessing learners, course management, communication, registration of learners for exams and own continuing professional development.

Main Responsibilities

As a maths functional skills and numeracy tutor at Skills & Learning, you will develop, plan and deliver new courses and workshops for our adult learners, fostering creative approaches that take the focus off ‘scary maths’ and instead explore numeracy topics in a practical way relevant to everyday life and work.  You will be expected to create schemes of work and lesson plans, identify and create high quality teaching and learning resources. You will support learners to achieve their numeracy goals and make good progress. 

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a qualified maths and numeracy tutor to deliver a range of part-time accredited and non-accredited classes at our learning centres and online. Teaching assignments will include daytimes, weekends and evenings so flexibility is essential.  

The successful candidate will join a teaching and learning team of some 200 staff.  Most of the team are part-time and report to, and are supported by, a designate Area Programme Manager  

We use MS Teams to deliver online and hybrid teaching as well as in day-to-day communications with staff. 

Essential requirements for applicants are:

  •  A teaching qualification e.g., Award, Certificate or Diploma in Education and Training or equivalent
  • A level 3 or higher qualification in maths
  • Level 2 English and maths qualifications e.g., GCSE at Grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • At least 2 years’ experience of teaching or training
  • Experience of using MS Teams

For functional skills delivery, we would expect successful candidates to have a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training or equivalent. 

Tutors are expected to adhere to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers developed by the Education and Training Foundation. 

More information about working for us is available at:

Details of knowledge/skills/experience for the role can be found on the job description/person specification. 

About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people.  Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline.  We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services.  By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, word-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package for further details see here

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. Expected to be in place 2024.


BCP Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the community and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants to this post will be required to complete the appropriate level of Disclosure & Barring Service Check. Please refer to the Job Description or Role Profile for more details.


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