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Dorset Council

Trainee Tutor

Job Title and Post Reference: Trainee Tutor 60017695

Service/Team (if required) & Location: Leeson House Activity & Residential Centre

Salary: Unqualified Teacher pay scale - £18,169 - £20,282

Fixed term (if required): Permanent

Hours (if required): 37

Interview Date:

Closing Date: 4 week advert with the closing date 27th of November 2022

What’s in it for you:

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Trainee Tutor to join our friendly team and to train to teach a variety of subjects such as geography and biology at Leeson House Field Studies Centre located in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.

Training would take place alongside our tutors with the aim to then teach a wide range of school groups from Reception to A Level. The role also includes practical grounds work and local driving with their own vehicle or the Centre minibus.

Overnight on-call duties are required of which accommodation is provided in a secluded bungalow with its own garden area onsite.

What you can expect to be doing:

Leeson House Field Studies Centre has an exciting vacancy for a Trainee Tutor. The post offers an ideal opportunity for someone to develop the skills and experience required to lead a variety of age groups but mainly secondary school groups.

Leeson House is a grade II listed manor house near Swanage on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The role offers many opportunities and challenges, where you are an important part of a hard-working team, who strive to create a truly memorable experience for every individual who visits our Centre.

For further details, please read the Job Description, Context Statement and Person Specification, in the first instance.

Contact details:

If you have any queries regarding the post, please telephone Mike Gould, Centre Manager or Matt Smith, Senior Tutor, on 01929 422126, for an informal discussion.

Additional Information:

This post requires significant travel. You must have a vehicle (or transport we deem suitable) available for use as needed.

This post involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them. It will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

See our policy on safeguarding children and young people.

This position will be Live in.

Dorset Council: A great place to work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement if relevant.

Please note Dorset Council does not accept CV’s in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

To view the relevant details and apply online please visit or ring the application hotline on (01305) 228535

We value diversity and welcome applications from all parts of the community.

Closing Date: 27/11/2022  Location: Leeson House Activity & Residential Centre

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