Volunteer Tutors Organisation
Volunteer Tutors Organisation

Charity registered in Scotland SC000403

The Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO) is a charity which provides free educational support to children and young people in need regardless of their background or ability to pay. VTO recruits, trains, places, resources and supports volunteer tutors, to give quality one-to-one educational support to children and young people from low socio-economic backgrounds. We tailor our activities to individual needs of the child and set objectives so that support is specifically focused on each pupil’s problem areas .The overall aim is improvement in their educational attainment, confidence and subsequently their life chances.

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Top job! Managing Director

  • Full time
  • £36,300
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 7th March 2024

Are you passionate about the future of children and young people in Scotland and want to make a difference? The Volunteer Tutors Organisation (established 1977) provides educational support to children and young people who need it most, regardless of their background or ability to pay. Our tutoring support is tailored to each pupil’s individual learning needs. We work collaboratively with schools and other partners to maximise the opportunity for success. Our overarching aim is to help reduce the poverty-related attainment gap in Scotland. Although most of our tutoring is in Glasgow, we also have thriving projects in Edinburgh and Perth & Kinross.

An opportunity has arisen for the position of Managing Director to provide operational and strategic leadership to the VTO team, building on the significant successes during the past 5 years and identifying opportunities for sustainability and growth. We are looking for an individual preferably with both private and 3rd sector experience who has a track record of success in building partnerships and fundraising.

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Glasgow Learning Communities Coordinator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th September 2023

Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO) is a Glasgow based charity which provides free educational support to children and young people. This is delivered through one-to-one tutoring by trained volunteers both in person and online and through Learning Hubs which are held in primary schools or community venues.

Although it is a 15 hour per week contract, you will be required to work an average of 20 - 25 hours per week, Monday to Thursday inclusive, at specific times of the year i.e. school term times. There is flexibility around working hours, our core business times for this role is approximately 12 – 6pm but you will need to be flexible to meet the needs of families and tutors so occasional later evening work will be required.

Requirements

Candidates must have experience working with or supporting children and young people and some knowledge of the education system. Due to the spread of geographical locations across Glasgow/surrounding areas, a driving licence/car is preferable.

Benefits

Salary is £11.90 per hour with 20 days holiday plus 11 days public holiday, prorated to reflect hours worked. You will have access to a company laptop and mobile phone. A generous travel expenses policy is in place. Organisational pension, 4% employer contribution. Access to Employee Assistance Programme. Flexibility to work from home.

Responsibilities

To provide structured support to enable volunteer tutors to work effectively with the children and young people referred for educational assistance.

The role is dual focused. Firstly, you will be responsible for running a set number of Learning Hubs, Monday – Thursday, from approx. 3pm – 4.30pm.

Learning Hubs support groups of up to 10 children with their homework and overall literacy/numeracy competencies, improving confidence levels and motivation to learn. You will be on-site at each Learning Hub for approx. 1.5 hours each day with planning/resourcing time additional to this.

You will also be responsible for matching and pairing volunteer tutors and children/young people in who have been referred to our 1-1 online or in person tutoring programmes. This will involve meeting tutors and families face to face or via Zoom or Teams if participating in our online service. You will also interview volunteer tutors online and be part of the training team to induct tutors online and support them throughout their time with VTO. The role will involve hybrid working from your home/the VTO office in Glasgow West End/service delivery locations.

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Volunteer Engagement and Training Coordinator

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,800
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th July 2022

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual with lots of energy to join the VTO team. The role is permanent and key to the future of the organisation which has experienced exponential growth in the past 3 years.

Main Role: To provide structured approach to volunteer recruitment and retention that will support volunteer tutors to work effectively with the children and young people referred for educational assistance throughout the Scotland.

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Senior Learning Communities Coordinator – Learning Hubs

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

The Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO) is a charity which provides free educational support to children and young people. Learning Hubs are held in primary schools or community venues, where our Learning Communities Coordinators, adult volunteers and senior pupil volunteers support children who are experiencing difficulties with their schoolwork.

The post is for 28 hours per week, Monday to Thursday inclusive, to match Hub delivery days and is a permanent role. Core hours will be approximately 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. with occasional work outside these hours. The salary advertised is the FTE remuneration.

Employees have the use of a company laptop and mobile phone as well as any additional equipment required for home working. Travel expenses are reimbursed for travel which takes place during working hours.

Holiday entitlement is 20 days and 11 public days - prorated

Candidates should have people management experience, great communication skills, and ideally some experience working with or supporting children and young people.

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The Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO) is a charity which provides free educational support to children and young people in need. Our organisation provides quality educational support to young people regardless of their background or ability to pay.

Requirements

Preferably candidates will have experience working with or supporting children and young people and some knowledge of the education system

Benefits

·20 days holiday and 11 days public holiday prorated.

·An Employee Assistance Programme

·Specific flexible working arrangements using flexi time and TOIL

·Company mobile telephone

·IT equipment required for the performance of duties

·IT equipment for home-working

Responsibilities

To provide structured support to enable volunteer tutors to work effectively with the children and young people referred for educational assistance.

Principal Accountabilities

·Provide advice, support and resources to volunteer tutors

·Liaise with schools, parents and other partners to identify and serve pupils’ needs

·Assist with the matching and pairing of pupils with volunteer tutors

·Arrange and manage pairings and meetings with these families and volunteers

·The delivery and management of an allocated number of Learning Hubs

·As an integral component of the support of the Learning Hubs, the implementation and management of the VTO Senior Pupil Leadership Program

·Support the Volunteer Engagement and Training Coordinator in the organisation, development and delivery of the recruitment and training of volunteer tutors

·To recommend the most appropriate method of support for both pupils and volunteer tutors from the range of options available.

·Answer parents’/guardians’ questions and be a listening ear for their concerns

·Initiate, monitor and respond to progress reports and other ongoing service supervision

·Order and monitor resources as required

·Relationship management and development of community, statutory organisations and other key stakeholders as relevant for the effective delivery of VTO services. This includes the support of kinship or otherwise care experienced young people

·Any other duties as directed by the Senior Learning Communities Coordinator

Person Specification

·Experience of working with young people

·Knowledge of the education system, support agencies and child protection

·Awareness of issues such as learning difficulties, different cultural groups and bullying, which affect children who struggle at school and their families

·Sensitive approach and ability to communicate on all levels

·Willingness` to work flexible hours

·Ability to set own work plan and work to own initiative

·Willingness to work as part of a team

·Excellent organisational skills

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