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Diploma Assessment Tutor

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a Diploma Assessor Tutor to join our Academy Team. This role is ideally suited to someone who has experience providing assessments to a level 3 diploma or NVQ equivalent and be familiar with the course content of the Diploma level 3, Children residential childcare.

A Wilderness Way provides a unique approach to residential care, health, and education for children who have experienced adverse childhood trauma. Our Diploma Assessor Tutors work predominantly with our Residential Support Workers to assess and support their completion of their Level 3 Children’s and Young People Workforce Diploma for Residential Childcare.

Your role and responsibilities as Diploma Assessor,

    You will assess and support learners’ portfolios to ensure they are on track and to standard for their Level 3 Diploma

    You will be responsible for a caseload of learners, visiting them in their workplace or remotely to carry out observations while they are on shift and completing relevant documentation.

    You will work with the Operational Learning Manager to build and improve the award.

    Meet assessor KPIs in terms of timely assessment/visits, Quality paperwork and general administration.

    You will be based at Head Office, just outside Penrith. However, you will travel throughout Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham to visit our care teams regularly. 

What we offer you,

    Overall Expected Earnings: £28,000 to £31,000 per annum, depending upon experience and qualifications.

    Hours of Work: You will work 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Flexibility is required due to the nature of the role

    Annual Leave: You will receive 33 days per annum, our holiday year runs from March to February.

    Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service

    Training Academy: An in-depth induction and welcome program

    Bonuses: You will be rewarded £1000 every time you successfully refer a friend

    Pension: Auto enrolment into our Company pension

    Recognition Awards: Our monthly Wilderness Heroes Awards celebrate you and your team’s success

    Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash, including an employee assistance programme; a cash back healthcare plan that offers discounts on optical, dental, and a range of complimentary therapies; 24/7 access to a virtual GP, and other lifestyle apps to support your wellbeing; discounted gym memberships. 

    Life Assurance: of 2 times annual salary

    Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure outlets, including local businesses following feedback from our employees

Why choose a career with Wilderness?

    Wilderness is one of the UK’s leading specialist providers of residential care for children who have suffered trauma and adversity

    We encourage an environment of continuous development by ensuring that you are supported to achieve industry recognised qualifications

    We provide compassionate, therapeutic care for children who have complex needs, supporting them to move from a difficult past to a brighter future

    We have a relentless commitment to providing outstanding care for every child we look after

    We value respect and adaptability, we have fun, and we enjoy working collaboratively meaning that together we make a real difference to the lives of the children we look after

    Celebrating the smallest of achievements at Wilderness, helps us accomplish bigger outcomes for our people and communities

Key qualities that we look for, 

    A relevant assessing qualification (D32/33, A1 Assessor TAQA or CAVA award) and achievement of the Quality Assurance qualification (D34, V1, TAQA)

    A recognised Teaching qualification (PTLLS, Award in Education and Training)

    Experience of collating data and drawing insights and conclusions from trend analysis

    Ability to work to tight deadlines

    Excellent communication skills

    Proficient skills in IT and record keeping

    A full, valid, UK driving licence and access to your own transport

We are an equal opportunities employer and have a commitment to safeguarding children. We follow Safer Recruitment practices. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary background checks, governed by regulation, including obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS), Access NI, or Disclosure Scotland.



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