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Royal Mencap Society
£27,061 - £33,293 depending on experience
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

Do you have experience in teaching, especially SEN? Do you have a passion that drives change for those with a learning disability? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and creative Tutor, to join our Supported Internship programme. The role is on a full time (37.5 hours per week) at Ministry of Defence, Stafford. You will have the opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team as well as help young people with a learning disability, learning difficulty and / or autism access the world of work. 

As a Tutor on Mencap's Internship programme you will teach English and Maths functional skills as well as employability skills.  The Programme is a DfN model working with ESS who are a facilities company based on the MOD site, Stafford, they have many varying roles for the young people to experience from cleaning, retail, admin to hospitality. 

Mencap's Internships combines education and work experience to prepare our learners for employment. As a Tutor you will focus on the delivery of the educational element of Supported Internships programmes. You will also work closely with team members to provide in work support within the work placement and support in securing paid employment.  

As a Tutor you will deliver elements of teaching, learning and assessment to learners including accredited functional skills in both English and Mathematics.  You will then support that learning by embedding these key skills into the workplace through in work support. 

Are you looking for an opportunity to create fun and engaging lessons by thinking outside the box? Great because we need you.  

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap! 

Do you have the key skills and requirements for a Tutor? (essential):  

  • Experience of supporting people 
  • Experience of delivering against targets 
  • Experience of working with a diverse group of learners 
  • A-C/9-4 English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent) 
  • Level 3 Award in Education or equivalent as a minimum with the willingness to work towards Level 5 (DTLLS, PGCE, CertEd) 
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering and assessing functional skills English and maths up to level 2 
  • Experience & knowledge of safe working practices 
  • Good classroom management skills and strategies 
  • Good time management and planning skills

Please see the Job Description for full role requirements. If you would like an informal chat or have any questions about this role please call Minh Phan on 01733 873782.

All candidates offered an interview for this role will need to provide evidence of their GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent).  You will also be asked for proof of your teaching qualification.  

Please note - The salary will be dependent on your level of qualification. We would really like to hear from you so please apply today with an up to date CV.  

Job ID: 31805


As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • Holiday does not need to be taken during school holidays, can be agreed in advance with Service Manager
  • 24 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings. If you don’t join the Plan you start, you will be auto-enrolled after three months with us.
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness
  • Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support

About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.  

Our work includes;

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites

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