Job Title: Alternative Provision Tutor

Reporting to: Director of Alternative Provision

Responsible for: Delivery of academic intervention in Secondary Maths and English, or primary Maths and Reading, to Looked After Children or children in Alternative Provision, including the Right Angle intervention and the Prince’s Trust Project.

Job Purpose:

This is a ‘full-time’ tutor role.  You will carry out tuition on a one-to-one basis with children in alternative provision educational settings, children who are looked after or particularly vulnerable. The majority of sessions will take place in schools or educational centres that we have partnered with (i.e. Pupil Referral Units), with some tuition taking place in the home.

Some of the pupils are part of our Right Angle project where they also receive support for their emotional well-being through trained counsellors from our partner charity TLC;Talk,Listen,Change. Other pupils may also be on the Prince’s Trust ‘Achieve’ programme where they receive support for life skills from our trained tutors.

Main Functions

  • To plan and deliver Maths and/or English tuition on a one-to-one basis to secondary school aged pupils (from 11-16 years old) across Greater Manchester under the Alternative Provision Project, or deliver Maths and/or Reading tuition on a one-to-one basis to primary school aged pupils (from 9-11 years old).
  • To complete appropriate paperwork relating to tuition (register, feedback sheets, etc.).
  • To liaise with Alternative Provision and LAC Manager, Tuition Coordinators and Director of Alternative Provision regarding tuition progress.
  • To undergo additional appropriate training throughout the role to enhance understanding of alternative provision work.
  • To support fellow tutors as appropriate.
  • To be involved in Tutor Trust tutorials and tutor training, where required.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the post.  

Person Specification – skills and attributes

  • Tutoring experience or QTS required.
  • Ability to tutor Maths and English to a secondary school level desirable (or happy to train in order to do so).
  • Ability to tutor Maths and Reading to primary school level desirable (or happy to train in order to do so).
  • Bright, enthusiastic and well-motivated tutor confident in dealing with young people.
  • Robust and resilient character with excellent time-management skills.
  • Must have achieved a minimum of Grade B at GCSE in Maths and English.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the goals and ethos behind The Tutor Trust.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to contribute to the successful development of The Tutor Trust.
  • An understanding of the National Curriculum, GCSE syllabus and a broad understanding of policy issues and educational best practice relating to improving pupil achievement at KS2, KS3 and KS4.
  • The ability to work with children from complex background and with complex needs.


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. All reasonable travel expenses on Tutor Trust business will be reimbursed (not including your regular commute from home to the Tutor Trust office). 

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.


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

Interviews to be held: Thursday 25th August 2022 

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

Start date: ASAP

Candidates are required to submit a completed application form outlining how they meet the requirements of the role and why they want 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 here

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

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

For further information: 

Please feel free to contact Jo Meredith (Director of Alternative Provision) - [email protected]

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