About the Post:
We’re making lots of exciting changes here at Barnsley. But through it all, our commitment to ensuring access to learning opportunities for adults remains. That’s where you come in, delivering a range of Wellbeing and Engagement courses including Family Learning and Creative courses to adults aged 19+ across the communities of Barnsley.
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
As an Engagement and Wellbeing Tutor, you will be able to adapt to teach a range of programmes to engage with learners and support their wellbeing and mental health such as Understanding Wellbeing and Employability programmes, Creative Wellbeing courses and Family Learning. You will ensure the delivery of effective teaching, learning and assessment to adult learners to help them take their first steps towards achieving their goals and develop their skills to enable progression. This will include those who are vulnerable and socially disadvantaged. The progress and achievement of learners is always your number one concern. Your skills and experience will motivate and inspire learners to reach their potential. You will plan and deliver effective learning programmes for diverse groups of learners and promote learning in a positive non-threatening manner and deliver high quality teaching, learning and assessment both centrally in Wellington House and through a range of community based venues. This could include face to face and online delivery. You will work for 40 weeks per academic year.
What you’ll need
Ideally, you’ll have a generic teaching qualification such as Cert Ed; City & Guilds, a Degree plus P.G.C.E. or another recognised teaching qualification. There is also an opportunity to join us via an unqualified route where there is an expectation to gain the essential qualifications within 2 years of appointment. A commitment to, and evidence of recent continuous professional development is essential as is significant experience of teaching in an adult and community learning setting. You will also bring to the role a commitment to work flexibly, and an appetite for engaging in continuous training and professional development in this rewarding field of work.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.