Project Tutor

The CAST project has been working with significant numbers of disadvantaged and hard to reach young people since 2001.

Employer CAST Angling Projects
Vacancy type Job: Full - Time
Weekly working hours Full time hours - by arrangement with the Line Manager
Salary £22,100
Location Nottinghamshire

Cornerstone House Tilford Road Newstead Village Nottingham
NG15 0BU
Closing Date 30 November, 2022 at 17:00
  • About the employer
  • Description
  • CAST Angling Projects

    About the Company

    The CAST project has been working with significant numbers of disadvantaged and hard to reach young people since 2001. Providing alternative provision for schools the project utilises angling and land-based studies as a means of engaging hard to reach young people in education> The intention is to reintegrate them back into formal education or support them into work, further education or training. In addition, CAST provides group activities with a positive focus for young people in deprived communities outside of school. The project is also commissioned to carry out significant numbers of workshops for a selection of agencies working with young and vulnerable people. CAST has been successful in supporting large numbers of young people over long-term periods and has appeared on BBC1 Countryfile and in the Guardian Educational Supplement as a measure of its impact.

    CAST in now an independent Community Interest Company and operates on the basis of a social enterprise, creating an income whilst delivering social aims.

    The project has recently broadened its scope in providing a range of empowering activities and opportunities (predominantly around the most popular participation sport in the UK; angling) to support young and increasingly other vulnerable people to make informed decisions about their personal health, education, employment and leisure time. 

     


  • Responsibilities

    To lead and deliver courses delivered by CAST in both classroom and practical settings. These may be classroom sessions focusing on BTEC qualifications or outdoor practical sessions carrying out land based, construction or angling projects.

    To provide, direct and monitor learning support for young people in classroom sessions and practical delivery sessions for the angling and land-based activities.

    To manage the work of Classroom Assistants, apprentices and /or volunteers

    To assist in the development work of other project activities and support other project staff and volunteers.

    To assist in the development of courses, practical projects and learning resources.

    To work as an effective key worker as designated by the Team Leader, offering additional behaviour management interventions such as diffusion of challenging behaviour and providing 1-2-1 engagement and encouragement to learners when needed and across all settings.

    To facilitate the transportation of project clients and beneficiaries where required.

    To carry out lesson planning and preparation for existing courses and to support the development of new courses and in line with auditable standards.

    To play an active part in the maintenance of CAST policies and procedures.

    To play an active role in the maintenance of CAST resources and equipment.

    To play an active part in the recording, maintenance and monitoring of the Safeguarding Children Policies and Procedures and to attend internal and external meetings in relation to protecting children and in agreement with your line manager.

    To understand and act responsibly in all aspects of the Health and Safety Policies relating to the CAST project across all settings.

    To provide a favourable image of the project at all times to the public, partners, learners and customers.

    Any other duties which may reasonably be considered to come under the remit of the post.

    Person Specification

    Essential

    Experience of leading lesson delivery across a variety of settings and subject areas.

    A patient and tolerant outlook in relation to working with young people

    A desire to support the development of students and young people.

    Prior experience or subject knowledge in Land-Based Studies, Landscaping, Conservation or Angling

    Full driving license

    Experience of managing, reporting and monitoring challenging behaviour

    Experience of working as part of a team for a common goal as well as under your own initiative as needed

    Be calm and supportive at all times and particularly when under pressure and when delivering frontline support

    Good spoken and written communication and practical skills on all levels

    Be honest, reliable and trustworthy and present a good image of CAST at all times.

    Experience of developing and maintaining new partnerships and an understanding of the importance of partnership working.

    An ability to develop new educational material for CAST courses.

    An ability to appraise and evaluate learners’ progress, i.e. session reviews, pupil’s records and more formal monitoring reports.

    A knowledge of and commitment to Health and Safety, Risk Assessments and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

    Able to work flexibly, identifying and responding to the needs of individual learners and for the best educational outcomes

    A working knowledge and proven competency in understanding educational developments and implementing these where necessary

    IT competent particularly MS office and Internet based resources.

    A commitment and desire to undertake training and improve as a practitioner in working with young people.

    Desirable

    Full Mini-Bus license.

    Experience of delivering coaching in angling skills.

    Experience of working with young people and / or vulnerable and difficult to engage groups.

    Experience of lesson preparation in an angling and in an education capacity.

    Qualified First Aider.