Specialist SpLD Study Skills Tutors. Job in Paignton Education & Training Jobs

  • Job Reference: 1167322233-2
  • Date Posted: 16 November 2023
  • Recruiter: Mulberry Education Ltd
  • Location: Paignton, Devon
  • Salary: £36.48 Per Hour
  • Sector: Support / IAG, Tutor / Trainer
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title: Specialist SpLD Study Skills Tutors

Location: Paignton

Salary: £36.48 per hour

Job Type: Freelance

About us:

We are a national Non-Medical Help Provider supporting university students who are in receipt of DSA (Disabled Student Allowances).

We believe in fighting inequality by helping people develop and learn. Education is a valuable life experience that can and should be made more accessible to people who have barriers to learning resulting from a disability, mental health condition, specific learning difficulty or neurodivergence. The specialist support workers we work with are highly qualified and provide professional, friendly, personalised, one-to-one support to higher education students to help them address their barriers to learning.

If this resonates with you and you'd like to join our team, get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.

About the role:

Mulberry Education is expanding our team of self-employed, freelance Specialist Study Skills Tutors to work with students in person at the UCSD (University College South Devon).

At this time, we are specifically looking for people who could meet the students in-person rather than only providing support remotely.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Work with university students on a one-to-one basis to provide personalised specialist support, teaching them study skills, and developing strategies together that will help reduce the impact of their disability on their academic work.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with us within Mulberry Education and also, when appropriate, with colleagues in the university Disability Advisor team.
  • Maintain accurate and secure digital records in line with Mulberry Education's and the Department for Education's requirements.
  • Be responsible for their own timetable and be proactive in helping students to engage with their support.

About you:

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience in supporting people with specific learning disabilities (SpLDs) such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or dyspraxia. This experience does not necessarily need to be with adult learners.
  • Has a good understanding of the requirements of academic work at university level.
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Meets the essential criteria for the Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support role mandated by the Department for Education as detailed below.

Essential requirements:

A Specialist SpLD Study Skills Tutor requires membership of one of the following professional bodies:

  • PATOSS (full or associate membership)
  • British Dyslexia Association (professional membership)
  • ADSHE (professional membership)
  • Dyslexia Guild (Associate, Member or Fellow)


  • Highly paid
  • Flexible working

Please click the APPLY button to submit your CV for this role

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of: SENCO, special education needs coordinator, teacher, EHCP, special education teacher, SEN student lead, learning and development assistant and special needs teacher will be considered for this role.