SEN Tutor


  • 45 days annual leave (plus public holidays)
  • Peoples Pension
  • Retail and leisure discounts

About the role:

Are you an inspiring individual with a real passion for teaching and learning and looking for a new challenge?

Can you build positive relationships with young people with complex needs and make a difference?

Are you enthusiastic, resilient and have a flexible approach to teaching and learning. Do you have the experience and passion to give the most vulnerable young people the best chance to succeed and thrive?

We believe in a shared team ethos, working together using flexible and supportive approaches to develop students’ learning and behaviour. Our staff have a ‘can do’ attitude that makes a real difference to the lives of our students; many of whom have become disengaged with education and lost the confidence to achieve their full potential.

We are looking for part-time skilled SEN Lecturer with ICT Specialism for our Specialist Provision in Houghton Regis. You will be part of a passionate and dedicated team making a real difference to young people’s lives.

In this exciting role you will have the ability to manage a diverse range of learners, use interactive methods in the classroom. Plan and prepare of schemes of work, lesson plans and undertake the continual assessment of learner work and progress. Delivering functional skills Maths and English to level 1 is also a requirement of this post.

Experience in working with young people who have Special Educational Needs, dyslexia, ASD, ADHD, Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) or those not suited to main stream learning environments is essential in this role.

We are always looking for creative and innovative ways forward and offer a variety of opportunities for ongoing professional development and training.

Applicants should hold a level 5 qualification in relevant subject area and/or hold 5 years professional industry experience. They should also hold level 2 qualification in Maths and English.

About you:

  • Relevant SEND qualification or equivalent experience
  • Level 2 qualification in Maths and English
  • Assessor Award (or willingness to work towards)
  • Experience working in the relevant industry
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • Good personal and interpersonal and communication skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • Ability to teach using a range of approaches in teaching and learning

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational VISION values:

  • Valuing Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Improving Continuously - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on practice and learning from others.
  • Student Centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Open and Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage with and support each other.
  • Nurturing Education Excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

About Bedford College

Bedford College has a number of sites across the town and surrounding areas, these include our main Cauldwell Street campus in the heart of the town, our hair and beauty salon on the High Street, the advanced automotive centre on Brunel Road and the gas and technology plumbing centre in Kempston.

About The Bedford College Group

The Bedford College Group was formed in 2017 following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College and is now the largest provider of education in the South East Midlands, with over 15,000 students passing through our doors each year.

Today, the Group is made up of a family of colleges across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire: Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire College and Tresham College in the towns of Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough; Shuttleworth College, a specialist land-based college; The Bedford Sixth Form, (the only dedicated sixth form in Bedford); The Corby Sixth Form, (opened in September 2023); and the National College for Motorsport alongside Silverstone race circuit. To widen accessibility to education and training, the Group also has community-based Learning Centres in Bedford, Corby and Kettering which offer IT training.

Safeguarding our Students

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

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