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Action Tutoring is an education charity working in eight regions across the country. We are a team of over 70 people, who are passionate about improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people.

Action Tutoring is a friendly, dynamic and welcoming place to work. Our London head office is based in Wapping, in a vibrant co-working space, but we have staff working across all of our regions.

It’s an exciting time to join our team. We have ambitious plans for growth over the next few years to expand our work and benefit even more young people.

Check out our staff profiles to find out more about our team.

Are you passionate about changing the lives of disadvantaged young people?

We would love you to apply for one of our vacancies. See below a list of current opportunities.

Cover letters should be attached separately to CVs and must not be more than one page long. Your letter should clearly state why you want to work for Action Tutoring, why you would like this particular role and how you think you meet the person specification. Applications that fail to meet these criteria will automatically be discounted.

We do accept speculative CVs for our Programme Coordinator roles – click to see a job description.

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Want to find out more about these roles or what it is like working at Action Tutoring?

Email us at hello@actiontutoring.org.uk or phone us on 0203 872 5894.

The team are very supportive of each other and friendly to work with. People are passionate about the organisation’s work and are values driven and there’s a high culture of thanks and praise.

Action Tutoring team member

As a charity that values and celebrates diversity and champions opportunities for all young people, we are keen to receive applications from people who have experienced disadvantage, as well as those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, who are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

Action Tutoring is a Living Wage Employer. We also adopt the Halo Code, championing the right of our staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles, to ensure that no member of their community faces barriers or judgments because of their Afro-textured hair.

Benefits

  • Hybrid working: With our hybrid working policy, we can all work from home (or a café) from time to time, and we encourage everyone to work from home where the role allows. In Action Tutoring regions, we offer our team a coworking space once a month to connect and conduct meetings in person. Additionally, we have flexi-time for working hours, and offer TOIL (time off in lieu). We also have a number of part-time employees.

  • Holiday: 33 days of holiday a year (inc. UK public holidays) plus a bonus Christmas day for the period between Christmas and New Year.

  • Celebrating: Regular thanks and praise and a ‘Hero of the month’ gift to celebrate employees going above and beyond.

  • Team away days: The whole team gets together three times a year. A chance to get to know each other, spend some time away from the desk and learn some new skills.

  • Pensions: We have a workplace pension scheme with a 3% employer and 5% employee contribution.

  • Workspace: Our office in London is based in a vibrant co-working space that offers break out areas, meeting rooms and quiet areas for phone calls. There is a shared café and a rooftop bar, as well as weekly discounted yoga classes and regularly-organised socials that staff can join.

  • Learning: We offer regular opportunities for group training and development at our team away days, as well as a number of e-learning opportunities throughout the year. Some staff also have external coaches or mentors.

  • Socials: Regular team socials, events and lunches, especially around team away days.

  • Health and Wellbeing: We offer paid sick leave, an Employee Assistance Programme which includes access to counselling, a free Headspace subscription and have five trained Mental Health First Aiders.

FAQs

What does the application process involve?

We request a CV and cover letter from all applicants. Applicants can apply by clicking on the link in the job advert or through Charity Jobs.

Our interviews take place virtually or in our London office. They usually last around one hour and will include competency questions, as well as an exercise that is relevant to the role.

Where are your roles based?

Our head office is in Wapping, London, but we also have staff based in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Sussex and office space available once a fortnight in these areas.

Are employees required to have a DBS check?

At Action Tutoring, all staff are required to have a DBS check. Should you have any cautions or convictions that would show up on an enhanced DBS check, you should declare this in your application. Having a caution or conviction does not necessarily preclude you from working for the organisation, depending on the nature of the conviction. If you require further information, you can request to see a copy of our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.

Do you accept speculative CVs?

We do accept speculative CVs for our programme and curriculum roles, click to view a standard job description. If a role is not currently advertised and you would like to see a job description, please email us at hello@actiontutoring.org.uk with the location you are interested in and we can share it with you.

Do you offer internships or work experience opportunities?

We don’t currently have the capacity to offer these opportunities, but have many opportunities for volunteering. You can find out about volunteer tutor opportunities through our website, here, or if you are interested in supporting us through volunteering in another way get in touch at hello@actiontutoring.org.uk.

Do you offer flexible working?

With our hybrid working policy, we can all work from home (or a café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home where the role allows. We have a flexible policy for working hours, and offer TOIL (time off in lieu). We also have a number of part-time employees. Our London office space offers break out areas, meeting rooms and quiet areas for phone calls.

What is your approach to diversity and inclusion?

We recognise the importance of diversity in our team and are actively working to try and increase it through our recruitment processes and internal policies, to create an environment that welcomes and supports a diverse workforce. We are working to do this by reviewing our job packs, hiring processes and recruitment channels.

We also offer inclusive benefits such as mental health and wellbeing support through our employee assistance programme and mental health first aiders.

All of our staff have completed unconscious bias training and we will continue to make this part of the onboarding process. We are a parent-friendly workplace with enhanced parental leave policies, flexible working opportunities and paid leave for childcare emergencies.