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Employability Tutor

REPORTS TO: Employability Lead
LOCATION: Tresham College (Wellingborough and Corby Campus)
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-term (September 2024 to August 2026)
HOURS OF WORK: 21 hours, three days per week, term-time only
SALARY: £25,961 FTE
BENEFITS: 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, paid enhanced DBS, free onsite parking, personal training budget, matchday tickets / Club discounts

Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club was formed in 1880, when Reverend Samuel Wathen Wigg identified rugby as a way to channel the energies of some of the county’s more troubled youngsters. More than 140 years on, Northampton Saints Foundation continues his legacy, using the power of sport and the values of rugby to INSPIRE, SUPPORT and EDUCATE thousands of people each year. Our education and social inclusion programmes inspire the current generation to learn, develop new skills, increase confidence and where appropriate return to education, training or employment.

As an Employability Tutor at Northampton Saints Foundation, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of employability courses across our 16+ programmes helping the Foundation inspire, support and educate using the values of rugby to positively impact young people. The successful candidate will be honest, hardworking, and willing to go above and beyond within their work. They will have a good understanding of the Foundation’s work across a broad range of programmes and demographics to support their personal impact on those age 16 and above as they transition to careers and pathways suited to them.


  • Planning, teaching and assessment on our employability programme based at Tresham College (Wellingborough and Corby Campus) ensuring high quality and holistic learning.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with the team at Tresham College
  • Planning a range of curriculum of activities, including enrichment and sporting activities to re-engage vulnerable young people, whilst creating progression routes for all students on programme, supporting them to identify their next steps in education, training or employment.  
  • To monitor and review the curriculum and effectiveness of programmes at the foundation maintaining an innovative approach to the curriculum.
  • To positively understand and embed the foundations vision and values into planning and delivery of 16+ programmes.
  • Supporting young people at their individual, family or agency meetings as required.   
  • Actively promote Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding ensuring these principles are included into all teaching and learning.
  • To ensure high standards of health, safety and behaviour control whilst delivering Foundation programmes.
  • Ensuring quality assurance and continuous development across employability programmes.


  • GCSE Maths & English Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)  
  • A recognised teaching qualification is essential.  (Minimum level 3 in Education and Training or equivalent)
  • Level 2 Safeguarding (D)  
  • Team Teach (D) 
  • First Aid – 3 days (D)  
  • Mental Health First Aid (D)  
  • Prevent Training (D) 


  • Ability to communicate and conduct professional relationships with children, young people, and adults.   
  • Ability to build strong relationships, work as a team as well as using your own initiative.  
  • Committed to demonstrating the highest standards to our young people to inspire them to success.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of child protection and safeguarding protocols.
  • Experience and knowledge of level 2 qualifications, the marking and outcome requirements.
  • Experience of working with young people, ideally those from challenging backgrounds, with the ability to inspire success and support needs.  
  • Excellent behaviour management and organisational skills.
  • Positive mindset, reliable and resilient.   

The role description, person specification, role grade and role title may be subject to change at the discretion of the Northampton Saints Foundation and in accordance with business developments. Any changes will be communicated to the role holder as appropriate. 

Northampton Saints Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from a fully diverse range of candidates, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.  

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring service check and Section 128 check. 

A full, clean driving license is essential.   

Please send CV and covering letter to [email protected] with your name and role applied for in the subject line.

Closing date: Friday 28 June 2024

Please note, if we receive a large number of applications, we may close the process early, so interested parties are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Any CV’s, contact details or other personal data shared with Northampton Saints Foundation in relation to this position will be processed for recruitment purposes only. We are storing this data in line with our privacy policy, and any information will only be shared internally as required to undertake shortlisting and interviews with those directly connected to the recruitment process.

We would like to keep this data until this position is filled. When that period is over, we will delete your data unless we specifically inform you that we will keep it on file for future roles.

To see a copy of our privacy policy or if you have any queries relating to how we manage personal data, please contact [email protected].