HITZ Programme – Tutor

Creative Sport & Leisure City of Leicester (B) United Kingdom Sport and Leisure

Company Description

Creative Sport & Leisure specialises in Apprenticeships and work-based learning, specifically within Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being. At Creative Sport & Leisure we believe in life-long learning within this sector, sport and active leisure is a career choice that is sometimes overlooked by some other professions.  We believe that our sector is just as important as any other and should consist of reliable, trained professionals with the expertise to perform to the highest possible standard.  In order to achieve this, we believe we have the best expertise in order to support those wishing to be professionals in achieving their life long ambitions.

Due to an exciting period of growth we are currently recruiting for a Hitz Tutor for Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.


Description of Job Role:

The role of the HITZ Tutor provides academic and pastoral support to learners to enable them to successfully complete their programme of study. The tutor is responsible for supporting learners on programme to develop Maths, English and employability skills. In addition to this learners have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification in sport. As a HITZ Tutor you will achieve this by contributing to planning sessions and developing appropriate schemes of work and lesson plans in order to deliver qualifications successfully.   HITZ Tutors will also undertake individual reviews, monitor progress made against qualification criteria and planning actions and activities to fully support the achievement of the learner on the programme.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To plan, prepare and teach lessons which meet Ofsted criteria for good or better teaching and learning.
  • To deliver and assess on the following programmes: BTEC Sport and Active Leisure, Employability and Functional Skills Maths and English.
  • Develop and produce course materials for learning activities to ensure learners are appropriately engaged, supported and able to achieve success.
  • To assess learner’s work against the criteria stated by the Awarding Body and contribute to the Internal Verification process.
  • Work closely with the HITZ Officer to organise and facilitate offsite activities including a visit to an Outdoor Adventure Centre and relevant Industry Days.
  • To liaise with the Training Provider designated person concerning ‘on course’ support provided for learners taught by the tutor, to ensure effective communication exists between ‘support’ and ‘delivery’.
  • Review teaching and learning strategies, plan sessions to fully facilitate the progression of the learner on the programme.
  • To carryout timely learner reviews.
  • Create, maintain and analyse accurate data concerning learners taught by the tutor and produce effective, efficient and well organised records and reports to assist in day to day working and financial audit. Provide up to date and accurate feedback to the Training Provider.
  • To monitor and track the overall progress of learners in the caseload, accessing relevant support systems and staff expertise as needed. Monitor attendance, punctuality and ILPs (Individual learner’s plans) of these learners.
  • Support and respond sensitively and empathically to learner disclosures, observing confidentiality where appropriate and referring appropriately in the case of safeguarding young people.
  • Refer learners concerns to the nominated person for safeguarding and child protection
  • Make recommendations to the Training Provider where interventions and strategies deployed have failed to address concerns about a learner’s progress.
  • To order, using company documentation, equipment and materials required for the smooth running of the classes taught from the Training Provider.
  • To maintain discipline and Health and Safety requirements in all areas of the centre.
  • To ensure that the ‘housekeeping’ of your training environment, and the work area in general, meets company requirements.
  • Internally Verify courses as recommended by Training Manager in line with Company Policy.

Key tasks to support responsibilities of the role:

  • The preparation of lesson plans and learning aids to be developed and shared with others in the Training team.
  • To register learners twice a day 5 minutes before the start of the morning and afternoon sessions
  • Ensure work areas are well prepared with appropriate tools, equipment and materials in order that teaching and learning can be effective.
  • To plan and execute appropriate assessments for learners, in accordance with the requirements of the Awarding Body.
  • To engage with local stake holders to establish work experience placements.
  • To work closely with the HITZ Officer and HITZ Manager to recruit new learners.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date learner progress information.
  • In liaison with the Training Provider, refer learners to Learner Service when a need is identified.
  • Dealing with difficult behaviour in a calm and professional manner in accordance with company policies.
  • To promote Health and Safety procedures at all times.


 Education & Training

➢ A minimum of PTLLS or a willingness to achieve this in the first year

➢ Computer related qualifications (desirable)

➢ Minimum of Level 2 or equivalent qualification(s) in English and maths

➢ Minimum of level 2, but preferably a Level 3, qualification in the vocational area

➢ An Assessor and/or IV qualification (desirable)

➢ A willingness to engage in continuous professional development

Experience which demonstrates:

➢ Industry experience for the job role and sector.

➢ Understanding of the needs of people

➢ Knowledge of the qualification framework (desirable)

➢ Work with people, preferably within an educational environment

➢ An ability to show initiative in developing and maintaining systems 

➢ Presenting to groups of people in an engaging and informative manner

➢ An ability to provide accurate information

➢ An ability to deal with people sensitively and confidentiality within policies and procedures

➢ Competent use of database systems to record, analyse data and provide reports

Personal Skills & Qualities

➢ Articulate and approachable, good interpersonal skills

➢ Good telephone manner and attention to internal and external customer care

➢ Able to communicate with learners and employers at all levels both verbally and in writing

➢ Self-motivation

➢ Personal organisation

➢ Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

➢ High level of attention to detail

➢ Flexibility and ability to contribute to a team approach

➢ Ability to use initiative

➢ Honesty and Integrity

➢ Professional Appearance


Successful candidates will be expected to embrace the values of the organisation namely; Unity, Integrity and Collaboration.

Other information

This is a temporary part time position (0.8 FTE) until mid August 2019