Post Title: Manchester Secondary Schools Coordinator

Responsible to: Manchester Secondary Schools Manager

About Tutor Trust

The Tutor Trust is a registered charity which aims to tackle educational inequality in a unique way. Our mission is to 'transform lives through tutoring’ by making sure every child who needs some additional academic support can access a great tutor. We recruit and train bright university students as tutors in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science and place them in state schools.

We have won multiple awards and are now recognised as one of the most innovative and impactful education charities in the UK. We have strong evidence of our impact from a randomized control trial by the Education Endowment Foundation, and in 2019 became an EEF ‘Promising Project.’  A proudly Northern born-and-bred charity, we serve Greater Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Merseyside.

Job Purpose

The Manchester Secondary Schools Coordinator post is an exciting role with Tutor Trust. You will be line managed by the Manchester Secondary Schools Manager and will work closely with them and the Manchester Schools Partnership Manager, liaising with local schools and organising tuition within the Greater Manchester area.

This will include attending meetings (in person and Zoom), coordinating tuition sessions and arranging tutor cover.

You will also support the tutor recruitment and training process in Manchester and help to ensure that it runs smoothly. You will also maintain and improve systems for the benefit of all our tutors, including ongoing tutor support.  

Main Functions

  • Assist with setting up and managing tuition assignments across multiple schools across Greater Manchester.
  • Coordinate tuition across the Manchester ‘tutor pool’ to deliver quality support to secondary school children across Greater Manchester.
  • Attending ‘in person’ and Zoom introductory meetings between tutors and teachers.
  • Data Input responsibilities for all tuition to include updating registers, setting up assignments and assigning tutors to tuition programmes.
  • Assist in developing closer relations between tutors and opportunities for networking and working together.
  • Take part in general induction presentations and other events to promote the Tutor Trust both internally and externally.
  • Help with preparation for Tutor Trust events aimed at a range of stakeholders.
  • Participate in project work.
  • To assist in the recruitment process for new tutors, including short listing and interviewing.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • To be fully IT literate, particularly to be competent with Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
  • 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.
  • Can demonstrate experience of administrative skills in a previous role (either paid or voluntary).


  • 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 and demonstrate consistently professional standards.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Greater Manchester is desirable but not essential.


The job is a full-time, permanent position (subject to a successful probation period) and will be based at the Manchester office (current Hybrid working requires a minimum of two office days per week), however there will be significant travel across the Greater Manchester area to visit schools. Travel expenses will be covered to areas other than your Manchester office base.

The hours of work are 40 hrs a week over 52 weeks. This may also involve working occasional unsocial hours in the evenings.

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


Closing date for applications: Thursday 6th October @ 12pm (noon)             

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 12th October                   

Salary & Benefits: £23,500 pa salary, Hybrid working, an opportunity for flexible working (after qualifying period), 33 days holiday per year inclusive of bank holidays, with an additional three days during the Christmas office closure (pro rata based on working hours), contributory pension scheme (after qualifying period), Employee Assistance Programme, perks and discounts (through PerkBox).

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]

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

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