Functional Skills Tutor

18 Mar 2019
20 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Functional Skills Tutor

Salary: up to £26,000, plus paid mileage and benefits

Location: Home Based with extensive travel

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment. We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation!

We are currently recruiting for a Functional Skills Tutor for Serco Education. Our Serco Education team delivers a range of national programmes for school leaders, school managers, classroom and support colleagues as well to those in the business sector. This is a national role and you will be required to travel to all parts of England to invigilate functional skills tests.

About the Role:

As Functional Skills Tutor, your key responsibilities are to develop, administer and deliver all aspects of Mathematics and English functional skills levels 1&2 provision. You will support apprentices in the workplace as part of ESFA funded programmes. You will primarily work for Serco Education but you may be required to support apprentices trained by other business units within Serco as required. Key duties include:

  • Teach and assess functional skills English / Maths to young people on vocational programmes and mature apprentices on higher apprenticeships;
  • Invigilate maths and English functional skills at workplaces across England;
  • Ensure appropriate and effective functional skills materials are used to maintain and enhance the quality of learning experiences;
  • Prepare a functional skills assessment plan for apprenticeships that meets the awarding bodies’ requirements and strategic plan, maintaining compliance with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) requirements;
  • Support Serco’s Quality team by providing information necessary for operations. Review performance of Functional Skills programme against targets and recommend appropriate interventions are required;
  • Contribute to the development of apprenticeship materials from level 2 upwards

About You:

If you are an experienced Functional Skills Tutor working with both young and mature apprentices, then we want to hear from you! Educated to graduate level preferably, wee would be keen to also hear from those who have level 3 certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (or equivalent).

Due to the nature of the role, you must be able to commit to frequent travel across the UK and to our head office department in Gloucester on a regular monthly or more basis.


Our success is a reflection of our people and that is why it’s important that we reward our employees, to say thank you for the commitment to Serco. One of the ways we do this is by providing a wide range of core and voluntary employee benefits to help employees do more with their money.

With this role you will benefit from a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a competitive pension scheme (matched up to 6%), training & development opportunities, and as a valued employee you will have access to a world of exclusive discounts and privileges including Childcare vouchers, Cycle to Work scheme, Mobile Phone discounts, Merlin Attractions and more!

What to do next…..

If you are interested in applying for this rare opportunity to join our high-performing, friendly team; where you will benefit from a wealth of knowledge and expertise, then please apply now and upload an up to date copy of your CV and cover letter.

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 (select option 1) as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.

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