Learning Facilitator

University of Derby


Job details


Buxton & Leek College

Responsible to

Curriculum Leader




£12.13 per hour

Closing date

Sunday 26 November 2023

Contract type


Post type

Hourly paid



Please note: applicants already contracted to full-time positions within the University are not permitted to undertake additional contracted hours due to the weekly working time directive.

About the role

Buxton and Leek College was most recently graded as a “Good” college by OFSTED and has a team of dedicated staff who take pride in supporting learners towards their study and career goals. Our students have access to industry standard facilities, comprehensive support services and benefit from extensive links with the University of Derby. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team on our journey to becoming an outstanding provider.

We are a successful and established FE College looking to recruit a Learning Facilitator on an hourly paid basis. You will support the curriculum areas by supervising learners during their independent study time and will work in conjunction with their academic staff to ensure they are completing their set tasks. 

This work may be carried out on site in Buxton, Leek or Derby or on work placements that the students undertake.

The role is ideally suited to candidates who are seeking flexible part-time work and wish to enhance their personal career development. Our learners are fantastic students who are a pleasure to work with and we offer excellent facilities and resources to help them achieve their full potential.    

Actual hours and days will be described in a ‘Schedule of Work’.

For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Joanne Beckensall, Senior Curriculum Leader Maths, English and Essential/Functional Digital Skills on [email protected] .

For enquiries regarding your application and for sponsorship eligibility, please contact the recruitment team on [email protected] .

Principal accountabilities

  • To provide supervision and support to students in resource based learning classes, including those in place to cover tutor absence and in work placements.
  • To enable students to continue the development of knowledge, skills and behaviour in individual programmes within Resource Based Learning (RBL) session and lesson time.
  • To assist students with individual portfolio building and assignments.
  • To maintain accurate registers.
  • To maintain accurate records under the direction of Curriculum Leaders.
  • To monitor attendance and inform tutors of unexplained absences and student concerns.
  • To ensure student learning support needs are met within sessions.
  • To contribute to team meetings.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties within the overall function commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the post.
  • To comply with the requirements of health and safety, safeguarding and other relevant legislation, and University documentation.
  • To understand and comply with the University’s equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Person specification
    Essential Criteria

    • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent qualification or experience
    • Hold or be working towards/willing to work towards a recognised teaching Qualification


    • Experience of working with students with a variety of individual learning needs

    Skills, knowledge & abilities

    • Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong organisational and administrative skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students who have profound and multiple learning difficulties
    • Ability to use own initiative
    • Knowledge of Basic/Key or functional skills
    • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team
    • Sensitive to the needs of students with profound and multiple learning difficulties
    • Ability to ensure accurate records

    Business requirements

    • Completed DBS check with child barred list
    • A willingness to work across College sites and externally

    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience of implementing quality systems
    • Experience of working within Further Education

    Skills, knowledge and abilities

    • Knowledge of Makaton or similar additional knowledge


    As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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    How to apply

    You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

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    If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at [email protected] .

    Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

    Important information

    Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

    Please consult the Home office website for further information.

    DBS check

    Buxton and Leek College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. An enhanced DBS check will be required, depending on the nature of the role. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

    To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.

    Equity, diversity and inclusion

    The University of Derby is committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion. However you identify, we actively celebrate the knowledge, experience and talents each person brings. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds; therefore we are particularly interested to hear from applicants who will help our leaders and teams be more reflective of our student population.

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    Why join Derby?

    Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

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    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

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