Post Title: Alternative Provision and LAC Coordinator

Responsible to: Alternative Provision and LAC Manager (AP/LAC)

Job Purpose:

The Alternative Provision and LAC (AP/LAC) Coordinator post is an exciting role with Tutor Trust.

You will assist the AP/LAC Manager by liaising with local schools, Alternative Provision Settings and Virtual Schools Teams and organising tuition within these settings. This will include coordinating tuition sessions, attending meetings with partner organisations and arranging tutor cover.

The work of the Alternative Provision and LAC team has a focus on continuing the work initiated by our DfE supported project – The Right Angle (TRA). This project aims to support young people in AP or LAC by providing a combined approach of counselling and tuition in collaboration with a partner charity, Talk; Listen; Change (TLC).

You will work alongside our Director of Alternative Provision and our AP and LAC Manager to continue to develop a close partnership with TLC. You will also support the tutor recruitment and training process and help to ensure that it runs smoothly. You will maintain and improve systems for the benefit of all our tutors, including ongoing tutor support. 

If you have solid relevant experience, have the best interests of young people at heart plus a desire to work with an innovative charity, then this could be the role for you.

Main Functions

  • Advertise and allocate tuition to AP and LAC tutors, and attend meetings with providers to set up and monitor on-going tuition assignments.
  • Be heavily involved in the recruitment process for tutors, including short listing, interviewing and training.
  • Attending introductory meetings between tutors and teachers in educational settings.
  • Attend and occasionally lead partnership meetings with TLC to discuss the progress of the project and the children and families within it.
  • Provide administrative support for The Right Angle Project Board and Advisory Board.
  • Assist with social media for the project and other AP and LAC work.
  • Take part in general induction presentations and other events to promote the Tutor Trust both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that the appropriate Impact Data is collected from both tutors and providers. This enables our Quality team and Impact Team to gather vital evidence of the progress children make when receiving tuition.
  • Effectively record and update information on internal and external databases to support the delivery of tuition.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports on AP and LAC tuition progress for both team and TRA meetings.
  • Organise cover for tutors that are absent due to sickness, exams etc.
  • Promote The Tutor Trust tuition services to AP and LAC providers across Greater Manchester.
  • Represent The Tutor Trust in meetings and present relevant reports to all stakeholders within the project.
  • Develop and maintain new relationships with key contacts both within the AP project and general AP and LAC tuition.
  • Help with preparation for Tutor Trust events aimed at a range of stakeholders.
  • Assist other staff to complete a variety of administrative tasks that enable the Trust to operate effectively and efficiently.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the post.

Person Specification

Good candidates for this role will be high achievers, with excellent IT and English skills, diplomatic and inter-personal skills and plenty of initiative.

Skills

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to establish a rapport and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels and from all sectors.
  • The ability to work under pressure to cope with multiple demands and deadlines, to work fast and to a consistently high standard.
  • Be a team player but also able to work independently when required to do so.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • The ability to manage office systems and contact databases and to use them effectively.
  • Be able to write fluently, to think clearly and to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • To be fully IT literate, particularly to be competent with Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Can demonstrate experience of administrative skills in a previous role (either paid or voluntary).

Attributes

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the goals and drivers behind the Tutor Trust.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to contribute to the successful development of the Tutor Trust.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A willingness to work unsociable hours when required.
  • Willingness to undergo DBS clearance and be committed to Safeguarding children.
  • Be a team player.
  • Have strong organisational skills with a commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Be able to prioritise and manage tasks.
  • Experience of tuition/working in schools/working with young people is desirable but not essential.

General

The job is a full-time, permanent position (40 hours per week) and will be based at the Tutor Trust office in central Manchester, with frequent travel required across Greater Manchester to deliver tuition. 

Holiday entitlement will be 33 days per annum (inclusive of Bank Holidays), with 3 days of your allocation to be taken over the Christmas period. The role will involve working occasional unsocial hours in the evenings and at weekends. 

Tutor Trust is signed up to the Government-backed NEST pensions scheme, which is offered to our employees (with an employer contribution) after the qualifying period. There is also an Employee Assistance Programme and access to an employee perk-based platform. 

In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.

Application Information

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th August 2022 @ 12pm (Noon)

Interviews to be held: Thursday 25th August 2022

Salary: £23,500 pa plus Contributory Pension (after qualifying period)

Start date: ASAP

Candidates are required to complete an application form and supply a cover letter outlining how they meet the requirements of the role. They must also complete an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

The Application form can be found here and the Equality and Diversity form can be found here

To apply, please email all documents to [email protected] by the above date. 

The Tutor Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Our Privacy Notice can be found here.

For further information: www.thetutortrust.org

The Tutor Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment