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Academic Personal Tutor

Closing date for applications: 22 December 2017

Job Description

To lead and manage on a daily basis the pastoral, welfare and academic study needs of individual and groups of students, using a range of tools and reporting mechanisms, to promote and secure the progression of students at the centre to our University Partners. The Academic Personal Tutor works to ensure the best possible student outcomes are attained, bearing in mind our ‘Students First’ values and commitment to the holistic well being of each individual.

About Us:

Study Group is a global leader in providing a transformational learning experience for international students, leaving them with academic success and rewarding careers. 2016 was a successful year with 70,000 students enrolling across 163 countries. Above all, providing a fantastic learning experience to our students is at the heart of what we do, so if you are passionate, dedicated, and interested in embarking in a truly fulfilling position, then you’ve come to the right place.

We recently saw the successful opening of our brand new study centre and we are already looking to the future! With more students due to arrive in January; we have a fantastic opportunity for a personable, experienced, and highly qualified Academic Personal Tutor, to join the centre!

What makes Study Group different?

• Flexible teaching hours.
• An FE environment that isn’t completely restricted by processes.
• No evening or weekend classes.
• Holiday that can be taken DURING term time.
• Working in partnership with Durham University.
• Plenty of CPD opportunities.
• Working with students from all over the world.
• Unique classroom environment.

Location: Stockton, Teesside

Salary: £32,555

Contract: Full time, permanent. Start ASAP.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Personal Tutorials
  • Attendance Monitoring
  • Progression
  • External duties 

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Training

  • Degree Qualified
  • Teaching Qualification e.g. PGCE; Certificate of Education; QTS as desirable 

Experience Required

  • University Application Advice.
  • Experience of working with international students.
  • Experience of providing tutorials at both group and individual level.
  • Experience of dealing with student pastoral issues and complaints.
  • Monitoring student progress through action planning.
  • Providing appropriate social activities to students.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of academic study skills e.g. plagiarism; report writing; presentation skills; exam preparation etc.
  • Student counselling.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Good organisation and planning skills.
  • Ability to provide reports to committees on attendance; at risk students and progression information.
  • Professional approach when dealing with external partners/stakeholders e.g. University and Colleges; agents; sponsors; parents etc.

Organisational Compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate. 


Please apply with a CV, covering letter and completed application form to Alex Adams, Project Recruitment Consultant. 

Application deadline 22 December 2017