SEND Tutor - Senior SEND Tutor

Reference number: 47828

Title: SEND Tutor - Senior SEND Tutor

Location: Bedford

Salary: £24,525 - £29,626 per annum (dependent on experience)

Hours: Various (flexible)

Closing date: Monday 8 August 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


Could you be a SEND Tutor - Senior SEND Tutor at Sense College

We’re looking for reliable and motivated people to join our professional team as Special Education Needs and Disability Tutors at our College Centre based in Bedford.  We would welcome applications from those looking for full time or part time hours.  

The successful applicants will support young people with special education needs as they prepare for adulthood.  You will be part of a dedicated team of professionals assessing needs and writing person centred education programmes.  You will support students in the classroom and out in the wider community. Improving the communication skills and independence of students is at the core of our curriculum.

Does this sound right for you?

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Key responsibilities;

  • Plan and deliver effective learning programmes for a small group of SEND students aged 16-19 
  • You will lead on an area of the curriculum ensuring it is up to date, relevant and meeting the needs of all students
  • To carry out specialist assessments to determine key learning aims for students
  • You will work with the Vice Principal Curriculum and Quality to provide mentoring support to new and developing members of the education team
  • You will carry out observations and learning walks as part of your mentoring role and to support wider college quality improvement
  • You will deliver training on your lead area and others to ensure staff have the knowledge and skills to deliver the curriculum and support the learning of all students
  • Represent the college at EHCP reviews and reviews of learning with parents, taster days, open days and transition events 

Your required skills and experiences:

  • Educated to BA degree level
  • Higher level teaching qualification e.g. Certificate in Education or Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Level 5 Diploma
  • Have an excellent understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and the EHCP process
  • Ability to form and maintain positive and effective relationships with students, colleagues, parents and other professionals
  • Be able to identify barriers to learning and plan appropriate programmes to address them
  • Sound understanding of specialist teaching and learning strategies and how to deliver them in a person centred way
  • The skills and ability to mentor and coach tutors and support staff to improve their performance

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply section:

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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Who Sense supports

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Sense's People Strategy

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