Sports Tutor / Degree Mentor

High Level Summary:

Department: Education & Employability (Sheffield United Community College)

Responsible To: Curriculum Leader

Hours: 35 hours (Full time)

Salary: £25-28k per annum

Closing Date: Friday 5th April 2024

Start Date: September 2024

Please download the full job description here.

If you are interested in this post and would like to discuss the role further, please contact Ryan Collins (Education Manager) on 07891 411682.

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About the Role:

Sheffield United Community Foundation is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and well-qualified Sports Education Tutor / Degree Mentor to deliver further and higher education sport courses. This vacancy is open to newly qualified as well as experienced teachers.

You will be working in a professional football club charity environment, joining our driven team of passionate employees. You will have the opportunity to teach, mentor and support Sheffield United Community College students who are enrolled across different study programmes and course level (L2 to L6). You are expected to plan and deliver engaging lessons in both classroom and practical settings. In addition, you will be responsible for assessing learner’s work in accordance with processes at set by college leadership and awarding bodies.

As an employed member of staff at Sheffield United Community Foundation, you will be entitled to 25-days holiday plus bank holidays, as well as adopting a flexible working policy. You will be required to teach a maximum of 24 hours, attend regular team / department meetings, engage in ongoing CPD, support the learner’s enrichment / value added programmes as well as manage your own time efficiently to plan, prepare and assess.

Sheffield United Community College:

Sheffield United’s Community Foundation provides a bespoke, high-quality education and training programme specialising in the delivery of accredited sports-based qualifications in further and higher education. Our aim is to prepare students for a successful career in football and wider sports industries. Our programmes are delivered across three purposely selected sites: Handsworth FC, Leisure United Westfield and Bramall Lane.

As part of the learning environment, we deliver lessons within modern equipped classrooms and provide each learner their own Chromebook and personal virtual classroom platform. Practical sessions are based at facilities which contain 4G training pitches, classroom / learning hubs as well as modern fitness suites. Our study programmes promote value added opportunities for our learners including: work placements, mentoring, positive behaviour awards, additional qualifications, trips and visits and guest speakers.

Key Objectives of the Role:

  • To deliver outstanding lessons which meet learner needs, use a range of diverse teaching and learning strategies, allow learners to access a comprehensive range of resources and provide comprehensive assessment opportunities.
  • To complete and maintain effective learner data including: attendance, individual learner targets, progression, achievement and destination.
  • To promote learner retention, achievement and success through the provision of an outstanding educational experience which enables learners to maximise their potential.
  • To be responsible for a course (s) of study and set group of learners.
  • To facilitate the best learning environment to maximise the learner experience.

About Sheffield United Community Foundation:

Sheffield United Community Foundation is a charity working in the areas of Accessibility & Inclusion, Community Engagement, Education & Skills, Employability & Training, Health & Wellbeing and Sport & Physical Activity.

Our Vision:

A healthy, empowered, inclusive community.

Our Mission:

Harnessing the power of Sheffield United, we deliver bespoke programmes that tackle inequalities and provide opportunities to improve people’s lives and develop communities.

Our Pillars:

Trustworthy – Flexible – Considerate – Passionate – Progressive

Please note that all suitable candidates will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please let us know if there are any alternative arrangements which need to be made to help you during the application and interview process.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented audiences, including but not limited to applicants with disabilities, ethnically diverse communities, and we don’t discriminate against any age groups.