Contract Type: 
Contract / Temporary
Full time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 9 December, 2019 - 00:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
The Wise Group

Wise Steps is co-funded project by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund under the Building Better Opportunities programme to support people facing multiple barriers to work and employability across Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.


The programme will assist almost 4,000 unemployed or economically inactive people to access bespoke one to one support delivered by a diverse partnership to help move them forward in terms of sociability, confidence, skills and abilities - helping them to deal with their own personal challenges and moving them towards and into work, education and training. Target groups include long term unemployed; age 50+; people with disabilities; black, minority ethnic and refugees (BMER); ex-offenders and lone parents.


A key part of the programme is removing barriers to employment – maximising the quality of the participant’s journey towards this. To help deliver our programme of support we have an opportunity available as part of the Wise Steps team as a Functional Skills Tutor, on a full time basis.


Reporting to the Project Manager, you would work as part of an established team delivering literacy and numeracy skills to participants on a one to one or small group basis, across Tyne and Wear. This will involve working with participants to assess their functional levels, between pre-entry and entry levels and work with them on an accredited and non-accredited basis to improve their skills. You would also be required to work to targets and within the guidelines as set by our funders, as well as working towards recognised standards in educational provision.


To be successful in the role, you need to have experience of delivering functional skills learning, preferably in a similar field and environment to Wise Steps. You will need excellent organisational and communication skills, adaptability and the ability to juggle a caseload of participants with a mixture of abilities.


This post is funded through the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), and part funded through the European Social Fund (ESF).


Position:              Functional Skills Tutor

Reference:                    T/WS/NE/63

Location:             Newcastle

Hours:                  Full Time, 35 hours per week (Flexi Time)

Status:                 Fixed Term until 31 December 2021

Salary:                 £21,000 + excellent benefits





We believe that to achieve our vision, all Wise Group colleagues must demonstrate on a daily basis, the behaviours which underpin our core values. We therefore invest and take time to recruit the right staff, knowing that this impacts on our culture which in turn delivers excellent results and outcomes for our valued customers.


The Wise Group provides an inclusive and supportive working environment and an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:


  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Public Holidays) plus one additional day for every completed year of employment up to a maximum of an additional five days
  • A day off for your birthday
  • Generous Salary Exchange Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle Scheme
  • We are a family friendly employer and we actively try to ensure a positive work life balance and we welcome applications from employees requiring flexibility.


For information about the Wise Group please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:


The Wise Group | Social Enterprise | Scotland & North East England




The closing date for applications is midnight Monday 9 December 2019.


To apply please complete the online form available on our website.


The Wise Group is committed to equal opportunities and is a proud member of the Disability Confident scheme. As users of the scheme we guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.


If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online please call 0141 303 3131.


Scottish Charity No: SC004089