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Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring

A voluntary tutoring programme working in partnership with inner city London schools to assist pupils preparing for GCSEs in English and maths


London, United Kingdom

8 Apr 2014

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Compensation details:
£27,000 - £30,000 depending on experience 
25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays

Pension contribution after 12 months service

Flexi time in operation   

Employer tags:
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Social Impact
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London Schools Manager

Action Tutoring are seeking a new Schools Manager to oversee, consolidate and grow our work with partner schools across London.

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
£27,000 - £30,000 depending on experience 
25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays

Pension contribution after 12 months service

Flexi time in operation   

Job Type:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
Business Development
Project Management
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About Action Tutoring
Action Tutoring is an exciting educational charity providing low cost tuition to schools to support pupils preparing for GCSEs, who are at risk of leaving school without basic qualifications. Through our network of volunteer tutors we provide tutoring in English, Maths and Science to help pupils achieve at least a C grade in these subjects at a crucial point in their education. The charity began in London in 2011 and is now operating around the country in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Liverpool.

About the Role
Action Tutoring has grown rapidly over the last 3 years, now operating in 40 schools in London in addition to our work in other cities around the country. We are looking to appoint a new London Schools Manager to carry forward the work already established in London. Working closely with the Action Tutoring Director you will be responsible for consolidating and expanding the work in London, ensuring the smooth delivery of all programmes to a high standard.

Job Description:

  •  Ensuring the smooth delivery of all London tutoring programmes to a high standard
  • Managing the process and system for recruiting volunteer tutors, including quality checks and safeguarding policies
  • Managing communications and on going administration with schools and volunteer tutors across London
  • Managing the diary to ensure programmes are delivered at appropriate and manageable times across London schools and to ensure targets are met
  • Assisting with marketing to recruit volunteer tutors, including attending recruitment events
  • Managing operations and systems to ensure the smooth running of programmes
  • Delivering training sessions for volunteer tutors in partnership with the schools and developing the on-going training and monitoring of volunteers, including subject specific training
  • Overseeing the delivery of programmes in schools, ensuring school and volunteer satisfaction and responding to any concerns
  • Overseeing and monitoring programme leaders to ensure smooth delivery of programmes
  • Monitoring and evaluating the delivery of the programme in schools, including collecting data from schools and ensuring end of programme surveys are carried out
  • Assisting with the development and possible role out of a new primary school programme
  • Assisting the Director with the development of relationships with schools to partner with across London
  • Assisting with the development or tutor resources and marketing materials
  • Overseeing and managing the team co-ordinator to assist with the delivery of your role
  • Updating and reporting to Action Tutoring Director on a regular basis



Person Specification

Good understanding of the aims of Action Tutoring and passionate about the vision (Essential)

Good academic qualifications, educated to degree level (Essential)

Excellent written and communication skills (Essential) 

Ability to work well with others as part of a small, fast growing and pioneering team (Essential)

Ability to take initiative, work independently and see things through; Dynamic and enthusiastic. Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines  (Essential)

Excellent people skills, able to work with people from different backgrounds and 
communicate to different audiences in a personable manner; High standards of professionalism  (Essential)

Experience of volunteer management (Desirable)

Experience of line management (Desirable)

Excellent administrative and organisational skills with strong attention to detail (Essential)

Experience of project management (Desirable)

Ability to undertake evaluative work and pay close attention to monitoring processes (Essential)

Experience of monitoring and evaluation processes and/or schools data (Desirable)

Experience of working with schools/ young people (Essential)

Qualified Teacher Status (Desirable)

Computer literate, able to use database systems, excel, word and powerpoint (Essential)

Public Speaking Experience (Desirable)

Openness to learning, development and feedback (Essential)

Willingness to work flexible hours when needed, some Saturday work may be required (Essential)



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