Oldham Sixth Form College



Oldham Sixth Form College is a large and diverse sixth form college specialising in Advanced Level courses.  We have an excellent reputation for academic and vocational achievement, comprehensive pastoral care and extensive enrichment.   We offer the widest choice of A Levels in the area.  Our mission is focused on providing an inclusive, broad, high quality education for students in the local area and this is achieved through a core focus on teaching and learning.  OSFC was a founding partner in the thriving The Pinnacle Learning Trust.

OSFC was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2017, receiving a glowing report and is currently self-assessing as ‘Outstanding’.  The outstanding achievement and progression rates of all our students led to the College receiving the Social Mobility Award at the 2017 Educate North Awards.  Our outcomes continue to be very strong and we are proud of the year on year successes and achievements of our students and staff.   The College was awarded Teaching School status in recognition of its impressive track record in developing teachers and sharing best practice. OSFC was awarded Teaching School status in June 2017 and provides staff with a range of professional development opportunities beyond their main role in college, including designation as Specialist Leaders of Education, delivery of school to school support, CPD and support for trainee teachers.   We have also been designated as an Associate Research School, reflecting and reinforcing our close working relationship with Oldham Research Schools and commitment to evidence-informed practice.

Join us and you will become part of a high quality, forward thinking educational establishment committed to meeting the needs of the community it serves.

Progress Tutor      

36 hrs 40 mins per week Mon – Fri (8.40am – 5.00pm) 40 weeks per year (hours per week may vary from time to time to meet the requirements of the job, for example enrolment, parents evenings, etc). To commence 23rd August 2021, Fixed Term until 16th August 2022.

The College is looking to recruit into its Progress Tutor team. This role is ideal for someone very interested in working with young people and possibly hoping to teach in the future. As a Progress Tutor you will be responsible for overseeing the progress of a caseload of students, the delivery of group tutorials and providing outstanding individualised pastoral support and advice and guidance. You will be expected to agree and monitor targets for students based around achievement, retention, attendance and progression and develop resources that will help to enable young people to succeed and progress. You will also be responsible for writing references for students to support their progression.

The successful candidate will be articulate with great attention to detail. You must have the ability to remain calm under pressure coupled with the capacity to work to tight deadlines efficiently and manage a large caseload.  Self-motivated, you will expected to be a good team player with strong IT skills.  Essential is your ability to work with young people, providing them with the very best experience. Progress Tutors will be expected to work flexibly to ensure that the responsibilities of the role are fulfilled effectively. You will be part of a vibrant, enthusiastic and friendly team. It is desirable that you will be a graduate.

Salary: Pro rata of points 9-14 of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, currently £21,296 – £24,932 per annum (Actual salary £18,599.92 - £21,775.60). *Points 12 -14 are subject to the post-holder taking on additional cross college responsibilities.

Advert Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 9th August 2021
Provisional Interview Date: w/c Monday 9th August 2021

To apply please complete the Application Form, Equality Assurance Monitoring Form & attach a supporting statement and send it to hr@osfc.ac.uk before the closing date.


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Additional Reasons to Join Us:

  • Excellent opportunities for CPD and career development

  • Automatic enrolment into a Pension Scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme available

  • Various health and wellbeing benefits (including on site gym membership)

Commitment to Safeguarding

As part of our safeguarding commitment and promoting the welfare of children any offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory DBS checks as part of the pre-employment procedures on all potential new employees. Oldham Sixth Form College is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and ethnic minorities.

Further information about Oldham and Teaching Vacancies within the area please visit www.teacholdham.co.uk