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Current Vacancies

Functional Skills Tutor


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £22,000 to £25,000 p.a.

Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Job Description

As an English and Maths trainer, you will have experience of classroom based delivery.  Preparing, planning and delivering Functional Skills/Award level literacy and numeracy ranging from entry level to level 2 on our Traineeship Programme for 16-24 year olds.   You will need Excellent planning and organisational skills. Previous experience of delivering end to end English and Maths functional skills lessons with the ability to teach up to Level 2 is essential. An outstanding track record along with being reliable, professional, hardworking and punctual.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • You will prepare and review lesson plans, schemes of work and teaching materials and develop material for classroom interventions as part of our Traineeship Program.
  • Prepare learners for examinations and create appropriate and interesting revision activities.
  • Carry out regular reviews and monitor learner’s progression in line with their Individual learning plan and set new learning targets.
  • You will provide accurate and timely formative and summative assessment and feedback to learners, and maintain assessment records, including tracking and reporting of learner progress in line with Links2work’s policy.
  • To liaise with our Head of Operations as appropriate.
  • Deliver Entry to Level 2 English and Maths Functional skills
  • Complete internal paperwork relating to client attendance, achievements and other activities.
  • To participate in appropriate programme, course and standardisation meetings to ensure contributions to individual learning programmes and maximise achievement opportunities for learners.
  • Administer and invigilate Assessments following the Awarding Body’s regulations and in house invigilator procedures.
  • You will participate and contribute to curriculum developments.
  • You will maintain CPD and keep up to date with all developments within English and Maths both internally and nationally. Links2work’s policies and procedures including equality and diversity, safeguarding and health and safety.


Background and experience:

  • Experience working in a teaching and learning environment
  • The ability to work in a target orientated environment and achieve required measures of success and quality
  • Experience in the delivery and assessment of accredited qualifications in the field of employability, vocational training and career development
  • Experience of unsupervised working and using own initiative

Standard responsibility requirements

  • Participate in any staff review/performance management processes involving the identifying and meeting of training needs for self and others.
  • Evidence own progress and achievement using CPD.
  • Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others.
  • Advance and integrate equality and diversity throughout all activities.
  • NTN is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and promote this commitment.

Person Specification


  • Knowledge of awarding bodies and specifications .
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of business
  • Knowledge of Ofsted and Common Inspection Framework
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a relevant education or training setting
  • Ability to manage own work and take initiative within a team and influence others
  • High level literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • High level interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take part in all NTN’s improvement initiatives

Required education:

  • Secondary education

Required experience:

  • Delivering Entry to Level 2 Functional Skills : 1 year

Required licence or certification:

  • PTTLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector )/ DTTLS/PGCE, Assessing Qualification

TO APPLY:   Email covering letter and CV to:  [email protected]


Learner Recruitment/Employer Engagement


Programme: Traineeships

Job TypeFull-time position

Salary: £19,000 – £23,000 p.a.

Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

 Role Overview


The role of Learner Recruiter will be to engage with both adults and young people aged 16 to 24, to provide IAG, initial assessment and brokerage services, create opportunities for short courses, traineeships, apprenticeships, paid employment and work placements.  You will engage and build relationships with other training providers, referral agencies such as JCP and others in order to generate opportunities.  You will also be responsible for liaising with both the employer and the young person to generate the appropriate placement opportunity.  You will ensure the MI system is up to date within the claims timeframe each month.




  • Attend Job Centres and promote opportunities and referrals onto diverse programmes for both adults and young people.
  • Develop and build relationships with other training providers and referral agencies in order to generate referrals to all programmes.
  • Carry out  Learner Assessments to include functional skills assessment, IAG, proof of eligibility, ID and maintain records on the learner.
  • Meet agreed KPIs and targets on a daily basis, generating reports to management on performance expectations, weekly, daily and monthly.
  • Update MI software with opportunities, employers and learner details.
  • Attend networking events and small business meetings to generate sales opportunities.
  • Complete Health and Safety Assessment with employers where required.
  • Research and contact companies that have shown a commitment to corporate and social responsibility
  • Establish relationships with both local and London based employers, generating accurate database of leads that can be accessed by the Senior Management Team as required.
  • Support learners and mediate where necessary.
  • Set up face to face meetings with employers to source on going vacancies recognising skills gaps within the local labour market
  • Liaise with local recruitment companies for existing vacancies which can generate opportunities
  • Generate new employer contacts for work experience, employment and progression outcomes through on-going business development and sales activity
  • Complete Training Needs Analysis with employers
  • Any other duties as required.


Relationship Management


  •  Generate and establish new employer relationships via a range of techniques including cold-calling, personal visits, following up sales generated leads, and working with new and existing employer links, networking, JCP relationships, stakeholder relationships
  • Fully competent with all programmes delivered and what benefits they have for both the learner and the employer as required
  • Accountable and responsible for the successful development of work experience placements, employment, traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities for 16-24 year olds.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with Tutors, Team Leaders, and other members of the Senior Management Team.
  • Be fully aware of Traineeships and Apprenticeship frameworks and in order to assess the suitability of the learner and employer

  Learner Focus

 Providing additional support as required to both Tutors and Learners, confident and able to talk about employability skills on a 1-2-1 basis or with a group of young learners, providing non regulated activated as required.

  • Show a good understanding of the needs of the young person, recognising and guiding them in the right direction to ensure the most appropriate route of progression.

  Continuous Improvement

  •  Ensure a good understanding of the principles of continuous improvement and actively suggest ways to develop and improve the business as a whole both locally and nationally.
  • Ensure all employers are suitable for funded delivery
  • Manages workload effectively ensuring targets are met; ensuring that Employers receive a timely and effective service that exceeds their expectation and encourages additional business opportunities
  • Maintain a high standard of attendance, timekeeping, conduct and professional appearance.


  • Experience of employer and learner engagement
  • Proven track record of working with targets within a sales environment
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Experience of working with young people aged 16-24 and adults



  • Relevant information advice and guidance experience, through working with young people
  • Knowledge of Traineeships and Apprenticeship frameworks


Person Specification

Skills and Qualities

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of business
  • Experience of working in a target driven environment and achieving agreed KPIs
  • Able to plan events and deliver these on time and within allocated budget
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a relevant education or training setting
  • Report preparation and presentation to a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to present information to a range of audiences
  • Excellent organisational ability, time management and coordination skills
  • Ability to manage own work and take initiative within a team and influence others
  • High level of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • Excellent communication, networking, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • High level interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Experience of unsupervised working and using own initiative
  • Excellent knowledge of government funding streams / programmes / work based learning
  • Flexibility to travel
  • In Common with other staff:
  • It is the duty of every employee whilst at work to take reasonable care of themselves and of any other person who may be affected by their actions, in line with Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • To support NTN’s equal opportunities policy and to work actively to overcome discrimination on grounds of race, sex, disability, sexuality, age or status in our services
  • To carry out all duties in accordance with Health & Safety requirements
  • To ensure that all activities conform to NTN’s HR & Quality standards with full adherence to NTN’s Policies and Procedures
  • To take responsibility for your own professional development and participate in relevant internal and external training/activities




We recently had a very positive experience with NTN, where we received 20 referrals for our Route To Work project.

— Darren Cashin, Catch22