Tutor - Mental Health - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £27,338 per annum
Closing date: 02 Oct 2022
Location: Basildon
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 9233
Role: Education
About the role

Tutor - Mental Health

Permanent, Part Time

Up to £27,338 per annum

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Fixed-base worker

Please Note - This is a part time, permanent contract as sessional tutor. Teaching hours will be subject to curriculum needs, approximately 5 hours per week in 2 ½ hour sessions in Basildon and Canvey areas and may include evenings.

The Role

Adult Community Learning are looking for a passionate individual to teach a variety of Mental Health Recovery courses, such as Introduction to Mental Health, managing anxiety, stress awareness, building self-confidence and resilience, stress reduction. The role will include co-production and co-delivery of courses with classes being delivered by two tutors.

The subject expertise we are looking for must be either a qualification or experience as a mental health practitioner, or through lived experience of poor mental health and positive journey to recovery.

The Mental Health Recovery tutor will be required to work collaboratively with their peers and learners to design, plan, deliver and evaluate high quality learning opportunities and experiences for learners in response to their identified needs. A teaching qualification is desirable however not essential as training will be provided for this if not already held.


ACL Essex is the largest provider of adult education in the county. Our aim is to provide learners with as many ways to flourish as possible, to be there in communities across Essex, to make a difference to residents and businesses, so they can make a difference for themselves and to the places that they live in.

What’s in it for you?

  • The successful candidate will be joining a team of experienced professionals.
  • Salary up to £27,338 per annum (FTE). Salary includes an additional 60% uplift for teaching contact hours for lesson preparation and marking.
  • You will have access to hundreds of discounts and perks as well as the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.


  • Motivate and inspire learners to promote achievement and develop their skills to enable progression.
  • Plan and deliver effective learning programmes for diverse groups or individuals in a safe and inclusive environment, following ACL safeguarding procedures.
  • Promote the benefits of technology and support learners in its use.
  • Address the maths needs of learners and work creatively to overcome individual barriers to learning.
  • Enable learners to share responsibility for their own learning and assessment, setting goals that stretch and challenge.
  • Apply appropriate and fair methods of assessment and provide constructive and timely feedback to support progression and achievement.
  • Maintain and update your teaching / training expertise, vocational competence and digital skills.
  • Contribute to organisational development and quality improvement through collaboration with others.
  • To initially assess learners’ starting points and monitor their progress, set challenging tasks and objectives, and build on and extend learning for all learners.
  • To support learners to develop personal, social and employability skills in order for them to progress into further learning or jobs that meet local and national needs.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Nationally recognised teaching qualification or Teaching / training experience.
  • Competent user of ICT.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and raise aspirations of learners through your enthusiasm and knowledge.
  • Good understanding of social and cultural diversity, equality of opportunity and inclusion and safeguarding.
  • Minimum of Level 2 in English.

To read more about us please visit:

Place & Public Health: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/place-public-health/

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email resourcing.team@essex.gov.uk