Skills Coaches - English and Maths - RC (x2 roles)

Rotherham College, Rotherham

About the Role

In this exciting new role, you will work with Curriculum staff to facilitate our new learning workshops and, overcome barriers and support learners to secure the best possible educational outcomes in maths and English

In the role of an English and Maths Skills Coach you will:

  • Drive individual learner progress in English and/or Maths skills in facilitated workshop and other support contexts, ensuring learners make consistently good progress against their starting points.
  • Provide ongoing support to students through approved support plans.

As an English and Maths Skills Coach you will work directly with learners and see the impact of your work on a daily basis. This is a truly rewarding position, which supports our learners at a critical point in their lives, working alongside colleagues across the English and Maths Team and wider cross-college departments.

You will…

To be successful as an English and Maths Skills Coach you will have experience of working with young people, understanding barriers learners come across which affect their achievement. You will have had previous successful experience of operational delivery through effective planning and monitoring of performance against action plans and targets, particularly with young people within education.

You may also have proven experience of coaching / mentoring others to make successful progress in their learning and have facilitated group learning e.g. workshops or classroom learning.

You must hold a Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in English and Maths (or higher in one or both specialisms). It would be advantageous if you also obtained a recognised teaching qualification and evidence of recent and relevant CPD, a degree level qualification and an online learning certification (i.e. Google Certified Educator).

Successful candidates must be able to support across both English and Maths.

Department Info

As a Skills Coach you will be based at an assigned campus and be line managed by the Campus’s Maths and English Deputy Head of Department.

You will be part of the cross-college maths and English team and you will collaborate effectively with cross college staff including Vocational Teams; the Quality Team, the Additional Learning Support Team, the Exams Team and the Library Staff.

Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to local government pensions scheme
  • Up to 41 days annual leave per year including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications
  • New FE teachers can also apply for grants of up to £6,000 in STEM subjects (conditions apply) through the levelling up premium payments initiative
  • Recruitment Referral Scheme for all employees worth by to £200 per referral made

What is the RNN Group?

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated and innovative individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too;

  • We are Inclusive,
  • We have Integrity,
  • We Deliver,
  • We are One Team.

We are OFSTED ‘Good’ (November 2022)

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our commitment to the FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) Model.  This means that you’d be working in a supportive environment that encourages, recognises and celebrates effort, achievement and cooperative attitudes. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check and other associated checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance.

All candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 3 June 2024 at 12:00 Noon - if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on 01709 722750 or

For further information about the role please apply via the link.