Specialist Tutor Dyslexia

  • Job Reference: 2945
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Recruiter: East Kent Colleges Group
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary: £33,396 to £36,624
  • Sector: Education & Childcare, Social Care & Nursing, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About The Role

Not all words look alike.  

It’s true that young and old, we all think differently. We see words differently. We process information differently.  

Are you able to think differently in how you support young people? 

As a Specialist Dyslexia Tutor, you’ll be key in supporting and teaching young people in small groups and 1-1. You’ll be screening students in Further Education with dyslexic tendencies, organising exam concessions, and supporting those with EHCPs.  

We’re confident that at the end of your working day, you’ll have overcome challenges and made a genuine difference, leaving a lasting impression.  

Impactful, fulfilling, progression are just three words that outline this role. 

As an Outstanding provider in East Kent, its not a secret that we pride ourselves with our standards of supporting students. But we also focus on the wellbeing and support for our employees. Here are just some things we do:

  • Competitive holiday entitlement (42 days FTE + bank holidays).
  • Generous government pension scheme (23% company contribution).
  • Paid time off for your children’s first day at school, for interviews and when moving home.
  • Enhanced paternity and maternity leave.
  • Opportunities to develop, train and progress across our group of 6 colleges totalling 1600 staff.
  • Counselling support and occupational health referrals. 
  • Cycle to work, car leasing and tech purchasing discount schemes.
  • Annual community days, and ‘My 10 Days’ voluntary scheme where you can give back to something you are passionate about.
  • Eco Sustainability Pledge to reach Net-Zero by 2030.

About You

What are we looking for? 

  • Qualified teacher (DET, PGCE or Certificate in Education).
  • Level 7 SPLD qualified Assessor although experience as a Dyslexia Teacher with lower relevant qualifications would be considered.
  • Two years’ experience of teaching students with SPLD.
  • Experience of a range of conditions that impact learning - SEND & SEMH.
  • Experience with assisted technologies. 
  • Safeguarding knowledge and understanding.

Please see the job description (which includes the person specification) for a full list of skills and experience that all applicants will be considered against. 

No need to spend time updating your CV, just click apply and complete our short application form. You can save your progress as you go, and we’ll review all applications and get back to all candidates after the closing date. 

If you are interested in an informal chat about the role, or have any queries, please email us on jobs@ekcgroup.ac.uk 

Please note that there are two salary scale points for this position. All candidates will start at the introductory salary scale point unless certain criteria are met. Employees can move up the salary scale once one full academic year of teaching for our group is complete, subject to approval. Therefore, internal applicants may qualify for the higher salary scale, although should seek clarification.