ESOL and Functional Skills Specialist

Job Type:
Job Title / Sector:
Apprenticeship Assessor
East Midlands
Derby, Chesterfield, Matlock, Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop
Salary Description:
Realise Training
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To improve the level of and timely achievement of literacy, numeracy and ICT of learners of Realise's education provision.

Key Responsibilities

• To deliver Functional Skills English and or Maths at Level 1 and Level 2. To provide 1:1 or small group support where necessary
• To diagnose learners literacy and numeracy needs and requirements by using teaching aids
• To produce Functional Skills Delivery plans to review them termly, to include assessment plans and feedback In conjunction with the learners
• To prepare and develop innovative sessions, design and deliver group activities to achieve positive outcomes
• To liaise with relevant key personnel to ensure learners achieve their target whilst on the programme
• To make required contributions to learners termly reviews with assessors
• To develop an appropriate Learning Support Delivery Plan with clear teaching and learning aims based on the Initial Assessment and Diagnostic results
• Develop a scheme of work with individual learners to address their weak areas to enable them to successfully complete the literacy and numeracy as part of the programme
• To complete a full diagnostic assessment of learners literacy, numeracy and ICT levels
• To develop an appropriate additional support learning plan based on the IAG and diagnostic results with clear teaching and learning aims
• Address learners weak areas to increase analysis and ability to successfully complete the literacy and numeracy as part of the programme
• Work closely with the designated Sectors to ensure the Functional Skills is linked to and supports all other elements of the programme Core Skills for Functional Skills Delivery
• Ability to engage and communicate effectively with young people, employers, managers and other professionals
• Ability to work through and with others for the benefit of young people
• Ability to problem solve, innovate, plan, organise, overcome barriers and implement solutions effectively
• Able to form confident professional relationships with young people
• Ability and willingness to respond positively and effectively to change and innovation
• Ability to plan and manage own workload, achieve agreed targets and objectives and evaluate outcomes
• Organisation and planning skills to ensure that activities are planned properly and records/paperwork completed to deadlines
• Being prepared to champion equality of opportunity by challenging disadvantage discrimination and stereotypical behaviors
• Able to travel to work from locations outside the normal work base as may be required
• Flexibility and willingness to vary and change work schedule working both onsite and remotely
• Demonstrate a commitment to own Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
• Create a supportive and encouraging environment for self and team to promote continuous improvement
• Link training needs to those determined by curriculum, industry and Sector norms and developments

How you can be part of our great team


Accountable -Takes responsibility and ownership for own performance, taking initiative and originating action with minimal support.
Flexibility - Successfully adapts to changing demands and conditions.
• Interpersonal Sensitivity - Interacts with others in a sensitive and effective way. Respects and works well with others.
Commitment - Is single minded in achieving personal goals. Shows determination and tenacity in meeting challenges. A strong commitment to achieving high standards.
Communication - Communicates clearly and effectively and takes into account the needs and expectations of others.
Planning & Organising - Organises and schedules event, activities and resources. Sets up and monitors timescales and plans effectively.
• Attention to detail and data accuracy - checks work for errors
Confidentiality - keeps sensitive information (verbal and written) in the strictest confidence

Qualifications & Experience

• Have a minimum of GCSE Grade C for Maths and English or equivalent;
• Experience of delivering Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 Qualifications in Mathematics & English (ICT Desirable)
• Hold a relevant teaching qualification: Minimum Level 3 Award in Education & Training, PTTLS, Cert Ed, PGCE, City and Guilds 9285 or 730 or equivalent;
• Level 5 Qualification in Mathematics or English (Desirable)
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Numeracy & Literacy delivery
• Ability to work remotely
• IT Literate in Microsoft Office
• Proven experience working and meeting KPIs and targets
• Experience, knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding practices and legislation
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people: colleagues, external partners and agencies
• Good organisational skills
• Ability to work flexibly and on own initiative
• Ability to meet deadlines

General Competencies

Commitment - Is single minded in achieving personal goals. Show determination and tenacity in meeting challenges. A strong commitment to high standards
Communication - Communicates clearly and effectively with others taking into account the needs and expectations of others
Creativity - Creates new and imaginative approaches to work related issues
Flexibility - Successfully adapts to changing demands and conditions
• Planning and organising - Achieves goals and maintains and improves standards through an ability to think ahead, plan, prioritise, monitor and manage outcomes effectively
Team Working - Shows awareness of goals and standards. Follows through to ensure that quality and productivity standards are met
Quality Orientation - Works effectively as part of a team and shows commitment to team goals and values

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Realise Training
Tel: 0333 444 5055
Contact: Rebecca Reid

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