Post Title: Merseyside Schools Coordinator

Responsible to: Merseyside Schools Manager

Job Purpose:

The Merseyside Schools Coordinator post is an exciting role with Tutor Trust. You will assist the Schools Manager by liaising with local schools and organising tuition within the Merseyside area. This will include attending meetings, coordinating tuition sessions and arranging tutor cover etc. 

You will also support the tutor recruitment and training process in Merseyside 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 primary schools across Merseyside, plus tuition assignments with Looked After Children or those in Alternative Provision
  • Input tuition related data into our Tutor Trust systems to support quality and impact
  • Represent Tutor Trust in introductory meetings between tutors and teachers in schools and online
  • Assist with general office functions in Merseyside
  • Assist in developing closer relations between tutors and opportunities for networking and working together
  • Assist in the quality assurance, development and delivery of training for tutors and assist in the recruitment process for new tutors, including short listing and interviewing
  • 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
  • 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 is desired but not a requirement
  • 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) 


  • 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
  • Knowledge of Merseyside is desirable but not essential


The job is based on a permanent contract (after a successful 3-month probation period). Your regular place of work will be the Tutor Trust Office Merseyside, however the position will also involve regular travel to our Merseyside schools and occasional travel to our Head Office in Manchester. Travel to Manchester will be reimbursed. 

The hours of work are 40 hrs per week over 52 weeks (Hybrid working currently in operation). 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 also involve working occasional unsocial hours in evenings and at weekends.

In accordance with our Safer Recruitment policy, this position requires an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references. 

It is a requirement for applicants to declare any previous convictions – any disclosed information will be treated in confidence and will not be used against applicants unfairly.

It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 6th December @ 5pm 

Interviews to be held: W/C: 11th December 

Salary: £23,500 per annum & Contributory Pension (subject to a successful 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. Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Please email completed application to [email protected] by the above date.

The Tutor Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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