Employability Tutor (LUM117/862)

About the Role

This role is based at Harrogate District Hospital.

Harrogate College are recruiting for an Employability Tutor. This role will be based at Harrogate District Hospital – working as part of the DFN Project Search supported internship scheme based at the hospital.

You will help recruit students to the programme, link with hospital departments to identify possible placements, assess intern progress and deliver sessions on employability skills.

DFN Project Search is a supported internship based at Harrogate District Hospital. A supported internship is a work-based study programme for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, designed as a bridge between education and employment. Three extended work placements at different departments in the hospital setting form the basis of our programme.

What You Will Do

  • Identify internship sites within the host business so that students can participate in a variety of work experiences to build marketable, competitive skills and leading to employment.
  • Plan with students, families, and support services to determine career interests, specific job preferences (hours, location, etc.), skills and abilities to develop an individualized approach to employment.
  • Identify and create solutions for behavioural habits that may interfere with gaining and maintaining employment
  • Teach employability skills such as communication, problem solving, teamwork, grooming, budgeting and self-advocacy.
  • Maintain student learning plans, setting appropriate long-term goals and short-term targets with students based on participation, skill development, attitude, etc. Review ILPs regularly and record progress.
  • Coordinate internal rotation opportunities within the host business and resulting reasonable adjustments, and necessary job support for students.

About You

  • Appropriate level 3 teaching qualification e.g. Level 3 Award in Education and Training, PTTLS (or willingness to work towards)
  • Highest level technical qualification in relevant work-related discipline.
  • Experience of working in industry within at least one of the relevant curriculum areas relating to the role (e.g. Employability skills).
  • Experience of delivery of training/ instructing groups and assessing learning.
  • Ability to create suitable targets for individual learners to support achievement and progression.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes. Harrogate Campus also has free onsite parking for all staff.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Harrogate College has excellent facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on working closely with employers, the local community and other stakeholders to provide curriculum and support that meets the needs of our students. We are working towards becoming a recognised centre of green excellence which is supported through our sustainability pledge to become a net zero college by 2035. 

We have recently been awarded £16m of government funding to transform our campus. The energy-efficient new building will include a workshop unit that provides large scale facilities aligned to industry needs including advanced manufacturing, low carbon construction, retrofit, sustainable energy and bioeconomy, health science and hospitality. This will complement the college’s existing tech centre which is home to its motor vehicle, electrical, joinery and welding workshops.

Choosing to work for Harrogate College means that you will be part of a nurturing, inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to Harrogate College.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.