Family Learning Tutor (Wider Family Learning)

Coventry, Southfields Old School, South Street, Co
£26130 - £28098
16 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Annualised Hours

The Adult Education Service is part of Coventry City Council.  We provide a wide range of courses for Coventry residents age 19+ and much of our provision is targeted at people with the highest levels of need. 

We offer long courses in English, maths, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), ICT/Digital and vocational subjects such as Early Years, along with provision for adults with learning disabilities.  

We also offer a very wide range of short community courses in arts, crafts, music, dance, exercise, fitness and family learning.  In addition, we run a highly supportive study programme for young people.

Our work-based learning offer includes Apprenticeships in the following subject areas: 

  • Nursery Workers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Leadership/Management; and 
  • Customer Care. 

We also provide courses for adults who are seeking work via the Council’s Job Shop. 

Our main base is at Southfields Old School, CV1 5EJ, with provision delivered at around 25 other sites within Coventry, mostly in areas of highest need.

We welcome applications from anyone who wants to make a difference to the lives of people in Coventry.  

What is the job role?

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the Family Learning tutor team working for Coventry Adult Education Service. You will be involved in the development, planning  and delivery of a range of exciting Family Learning programmes across the city in a range of venues.  Family Learning sessions are welcoming, friendly groups where, as well as taking part in the programmes, parents can meet other people with children of a similar age and share ideas and experiences. They will explore issues surrounding their child’s learning and development and will be supported in making inexpensive and effective resources to use with their children at home. Programmes are open to all parents/carers of children aged 0-11 years of age, whatever their level of ability or experience. The courses help parents to raise the achievement of their children by becoming more confident co-educators.

You will deliver Wider Family Learning sessions with parents, carers and their pre-school children in schools, family hubs and community centres. Wider Family Learning is helping parents to support their child’s development so the successful applicant should have some knowledge and understanding of the EYFS. Wider Family Learning offers programmes covering a range of activities aimed at encouraging parents and children to spend quality time together, trying something new, and developing their creative skills. There will also be a requirement to deliver some sessions specifically to parents.

The days and times of work are flexible and could be arranged to fit in with existing part-time work or commitments.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

You will need relevant qualifications, up to date knowledge of the primary school / EYFS  curriculum, and experience of teaching or supporting families.

There are 360 permanent hours available which involves teaching 6 x 2-hour sessions per week, usually for 10 weeks per term.

The work is varied and challenging and brings great satisfaction as you begin to realise the difference you make to the lives of the families you work with and the achievement of both the adults and the children.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Kate Steventon or Steve Withers

Please note the salary advertised will be pro-rata to hours and weeks worked.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview date:  25th May 2021


Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
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Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks