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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

Job Reference REQ000986 Functional Skills Literacy Tutor The SGS Life department has an exciting opportunity for a Functional skills Literacy tutor working at the Stroud campus, with possible teaching taking place in the local community teaching literacy to adults.

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Functional Skills Literacy Tutor

Role Information:
Reference: REQ000986
Location: Stroud Campus and Community Venue
FTE Salary: Up to £28,620.00 (Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience)

Actual Salary: £11,602.70
Contract Type: Permanent, Part-Time
Working Hours: up to 15 hours per week

SGS is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Financial Rewards and Benefits:
✓ Opportunity to make a positive impact within the community and on learners’ lives
✓ Competitive Pension Scheme- Academic roles benefit significantly by their access to the teachers’ pension scheme (TPS), with a generous employer contributions of over 23%
✓ Generous Annual leave entitlement plus the 8 bank holidays- 39 days academic plus additional college agreed inset development days and 6 self-elected development days (Full-Time Equivalent).
✓ Two weeks leave during the Christmas closedown period largely supported by the discretionary closure days provided by the College.
✓ Extensive professional development with ongoing support for your personal & professional development, including 25% tuition discount for immediate family of SGS employees.
✓ Family friendly policies and a proven commitment to supporting flexible working practices
✓ Access to ‘My Lifestyle’ discounted shopping benefits, cycle to work scheme and a Technology Salary Sacrifice Scheme
✓ Free Annual Eye test
✓ All staff members can buy a TOTUM card (formerly known as NUS Extra cards), as part of being an affiliate member of the Students' Union
✓ Staff have access and supported to be part of inclusive or sustainable staff networks and communities
✓ Free car parking at all campuses (Except Queens Road Art School)
✓ Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources
✓ Subsidised onsite catering services including Starbucks Coffee
South Gloucestershire & Stroud College has an excellent reputation for delivering further education and work-based programmes in a range of subjects – from business to sport, construction to media, GCSE’s and A Levels to Honour Degree level programmes. Our experienced and passionate staff work hard to help students and colleagues achieve their personal challenges and career goals. We are proud of SGS and committed to making the College the best it can be. We are currently working hard to achieve “Outstanding” status after being classified as “Good” in our last inspection. For more information, please visit

The SGS Life department has an exciting opportunity for a Functional skills Literacy tutor working at the Stroud campus, with possible teaching taking place in the local community teaching literacy to adults.

The tutor will be an experienced individual, suitably qualified with a proven track record of delivering literacy courses with excellent and inspiring teaching style which develops learners and motivates them to be better. The tutor will have good administration skills including managing the exam process in coordination with the exams team at the college.

The successful candidate will teach within our Adult provision, the team are very supportive and work in a cohesive manner with similar values and ethos towards adult education and above all work together and help one another. This role includes daytime and maybe evening. This role would suit someone with an understanding of adult learners and the ability to deliver innovative learning opportunities to meet their needs.

We welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified tutors, tutors with occupational expertise and experience and who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and have a desire to work with adult learners. FE or community teaching experience is essential and a formal teaching qualification is desirable.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  •  Teaching Functional Skills courses in the community to adults looking for employment, further development, career progression or just wanting to increase their skills
  • Maintain up to date and accurate learner and programme documentation including reviews, ILPs, registers and learner tracking
  •  Assist with learner recruitment for the Adult courses
    To work closely with other Assessor/Tutors to support a group of learners in a learning environment

Beneficial Skills and Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent or have substantial relevant subject experience or occupational experience
  • Experience working with Adult literacy programmes
  • Experience in delivering qualifications to adults and administering the exam process

Please apply online by: Monday 17th June 2024
Expected Interview Date: To be confirmed
If you have any queries please contact [email protected]

SGS College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and any offer of employment will be subject to a number of conditions including a requirement for providing satisfactory references. In line with KCSIE and having regard to all relevant guidance, a range of checks and online searches will also be conducted for successful candidates, and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure will need to be obtained as a requirement of the job.


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Contract: Permanent, Part-Time
Start Date: ASAP
Closing Date: 17th June 2024
Salary: FTE Up to £28,620.00
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