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Stoke City FC

Stoke City FC

Twinning Project Literacy Tutor


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Posting Date

Jan 9, 2023

Role description

Stoke City Community Trust is seeking a Literacy Tutor to deliver Functional Skills English Level 1 in conjunction with the HM Prison and Probation Service Twinning Project at HMP Stoke Heath. This is a unique project and an opportunity to directly contribute positively to the lives of those within the prison system.

The Twinning Project is a partnership between HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and professional football clubs with the objective of twinning every prison in England and Wales with a local professional football club.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of English language skills and a full understanding in the course content to be able to deliver to at least a level 2 English functional skills. It would be preferable, although not essential, that they have personally reached a graduate or level 3 standard in their own education.

Reporting to the Community Project Manager, the Twinning Project Literacy Tutor will need an ability to motivate and engage learners, have the skills and experience to effectively work within the prison environment and be committed to supporting Stoke City Community Trust vision and mission.


Working with cohorts of up to 16 learners to plan, deliver and support literacy programme within HMP Stoke Heath.
Delivering and assess content for Literacy Functional Skills, up to Level 2, in line with the aims and objectives of the Twinning Project.
Planning a range of different football themed literacy activities designed to engage hard to reach learners.
Developing and completing engaging one to one meetings with learners to construct individual learning plans.
Differentiating learning to meet individual learners’ needs including providing extra support for learners with LDD needs.
Conducting regular marking and assessment of all work and provide productive feedback as appropriate to each learner.
Recording all session activities and attendances onto the relevant English platform.
Working effectively in partnership with the prison service and all other internal and external partners.
Completing administration duties to support course delivery and accreditation.
Ensuring appropriate processes and documentation are in place to deliver a safe programme.
Undertaking professional development by participating in staff development (CPD) and training activities.
Any other duties as reasonably requested by the line manager/ organisation.

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas:

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum grade C (or equivalent) GCSE in English and Maths.
Hold or working towards relevant teaching qualification.
Experience of delivering numeracy qualifications to adults in an education setting.
Experience of working within the criminal justice system.
Understanding of the issues and barriers impacting on education within the criminal justice system.

Key Skills and Abilities

Able to develop trusting and supportive relationships with inmates within a prison setting.
Able to create a classroom environment that inspires inmates to engage with learning.
Resilient and resourceful.
Acting as a positive role model at all times.
Communicating sensitively to diffuse any potential situations of conflict.
Able to develop creative and engaging literacy and numeracy sessions that cater for a range of abilities and experience.
Provide safe, positive learning environments for learners.
Understand and adhere to safeguarding policies and procedures.
Good communication and interpersonal skills which are culturally competent.
Maintaining high standards of quality and ensure appropriate processes are in place to drive continuous quality improvement.
Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and work within deadlines.
Motivated and enthusiastic about our work.
Works collaboratively and has a willingness to support other team members.
Commitment to supporting others, and the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and DBS checks at the appropriate level will be obtained prior to employment commencing.

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