Role summary: The Tutor Coordinator will work within our core team, alongside the Head of Recovery College, College Coordinator, and Administrator, to support the smooth running of the College. Central to this role is working closely with our pool of paid and volunteer tutors to support them in the co-production and co-delivery of a broad range of recovery-focused courses. There are real opportunities to shape this flagship project in response to community need, and to utilise your knowledge and skills to drive the service forward.
Job location (usual place of work): Oxford
Pay rate: £22,012 to £26,910 per annum,
Pay is pro rata?: Yes
Job title: Tutor Coordinator
Applications close on date: Sunday 28th January 2018 at midnight.
Hours are: Full time
Contract is: Permanent
Job description: Tutor Coordinator|Restore
Responsible for: Recovery College Tutors Reports to: Head of Recovery College
Employment term:Full Time/Perm (35 hours a week)
Salary: Starting salary £22,012 to £26,910 per annum, pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Position based in: Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK Benefits: 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays) pro rata, Employee Assistance Programme (detailed below)
About Restore and The Recovery College
Restore is respected and established mental health charity, set in the heart of a vibrant and diverse county. Restore is part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, a partnership that formally brings together six local mental health organisations: Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust, Connections Support, Elmore Community Services, Oxfordshire MIND, Response and Restore. The partnership is committed to better integrating services across the county in order to make it easier for people to get the best mental health support possible.
The Oxfordshire Recovery College was established by these 6 partners, with Restore being the Lead Partner, 2 years ago and has been growing and thriving ever since. The college provides recovery-focused courses for a student base of people with mental health problems; their friends, family and carers; and staff and volunteers working in the mental health sector. Covering all of Oxfordshire, we take an educational approach to recovery, and believe that where people are provided with tools, knowledge and skills, that they can live a full and meaningful life. All of our courses are co-produced and co-delivered, drawing on both professional expertise and lived experience in equal measure.
Find out more at http://www.restore.org.uk
Why work for us?
As an employee of Restore, you can expect a range of fantastic benefits and opportunities to both support you and enable you to develop both personally and professionaly. These include:
• An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which can provide short term counselling, and up to six sessions of relevant physical therapy.
• An individual training budget which, in agreement with your line manager, you can allocate to relevant training and development opportunities, from both within the partnership, and externally.
• A great pension scheme that provides 2% matched to your own contributions.
• Childcare vouchers
• A travel loan to buy any bus or train season tickets in advance
• An eye care scheme which contributes funds towards spectacles for DSE use
• Access to our Cycle to Work Scheme which enables you to save up to 47% off the retail price of bikes and accessories.
• 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata), and the option to take an unpaid sabbatical after 5 years of service with us.
About the role
Now in our third year, the college is continuing to grow and expand, and we need a skilled Tutor Coordinator to support the development of this innovative and exciting project.
The Tutor Coordinator will work within our core team, alongside the Head of Recovery College, College Coordinator, and Administrator, to support the smooth running of the College. Central to this role is working closely with our pool of paid and volunteer tutors to support them in the co-production and co-delivery of a broad range of recovery-focused courses. There are real opportunities to shape this flagship project in response to community need, and to utilise your knowledge and skills to drive the service forward.
More specifically, the job entails:
• To hold responsibility for the recruitment, training and support of paid and volunteer college tutors, with support from the Head of College
• To oversee and drive the development of new courses; to support and provide guidance to tutors in order to supervise the co-production and co-facilitation of courses and workshops to a range of students
• To offer regular group supervision to Tutors, and facilitate Tutor meetings and team building
• To contribute to team initiatives to engage and involve stakeholders (service users, carers, volunteers, and professionals) in the Recovery College through meetings, events and communications
• To maintain professional relationships with tutors and students, respecting their views, autonomy and culture
• To work closely with the Recovery College Coordinator, provide any information or support required, including for course timetabling, prospectus, booking of tutors and venues
• To work closely with the college Quality Assurance Panel in undertaking the course approval process
• As part of the Recovery College Team, share responsibility for the storage, management and use of data relating to the Recovery College
• Carry out any administrative duties that are required to ensure the smooth and effective running of the Recovery College, including but not limited to processing tutor expenses and time sheets
• To ensure the college adheres to the core principles of adult learning in all courses, and maintains a peer support approach
• To create and maintain a recovery environment and promote the ethos of recovery, co-production and co-delivery for all courses, presentations and workshops
• To model the principles and practices of the Recovery College in all aspects of the work and throughout the partnership
• To work flexibly, including some evenings and weekends, covering colleagues’ absence, and occasionally standing in for tutors on course delivery.
We’re looking for someone who is skilled and experienced in managing volunteers and/or staff. An ability to think creatively and work within limited resources is a real asset, particularly in providing team support and in training design and delivery. An understanding of the mental health sector, paired with a real belief in and commitment to recovery is important, as we’re dedicated to providing empathic and strengths-based support to a student group that faces much adversity. Our ideal candidate will relish the opportunity to work in an unusual and evolving project where their work can make a real impact.
• Experience of supervising or managing staff or volunteers
• Experience of designing and delivering or facilitating training in an educational or recovery based setting
• An understanding of the principles of recovery from mental illness and the barriers that people with mental health problems may face when attempting to access education
• Experience of public speaking and delivering presentations
• Excellent listening skills and communication skills (both written and verbal) with clear evidence of ability
• Ability to motivate and inspire others and translate learning into effective and committed practice
• Excellent time management skills with an ability to manage competing priorities and demands
• Awareness of and commitment to all aspects of anti-discriminatory practice
• Willingness to undertake professional qualifications if required
• Proficient in the use of IT including Microsoft Office
This job description may change over time, subject to discussion with the post holder, and in line with the expectation of funders and the strategy for the organisation agreed by the Board of Trustees.
• Hold a recognised education or training qualification
• Professional mental health qualification or experience of working in a mental health setting
• Experience of representing an organisation to a range of external audiences
• Knowledge of Peer Support and co-production in mental health and ability to apply this throughout your work
• Experience or understanding of mental health issues
• Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service.
• This post will be on a 2 months notice period.
• Willing to undertake evening and weekend work when required
• Willing to undertake regular travel within the county and occasionally elsewhere in the UK
• There is a probation period of six months for new employees, during which time your employment will be monitored. Your employment will be subject to you completing your probationary period to the satisfaction of RESTORE.
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