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Programme Development Worker

Location Cotmanhay and Ilkeston Adult Community Education Centre, Bennerley Avenue, Ilkeston
Reference JOB/22/04806
Salary details Grade 9 £18,342.84 – £19,679.16 per annum
Job term Part-time
Appointment type Permanent
Hours 25 hours and 54 minutes per week
Closing Date 20 November 2022

Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service has a 25.9 hour per week (0.7 fte) vacancy for a Programme Development Worker (PDW) based at our Cotmanhay and Ilkeston centre.

The PDW posts carry out a wide range of duties supporting the development of programmes, management of delivery staff, promotion and improvement of teaching and learning within DACES provision, liaising with partner agencies and families and monitoring achievement and progression. This includes:

Community learning – Engaging people in learning, supporting progression to other learning, to improve life chances and enhance independence including family learning and learning for personal development and wellbeing. Provision that includes self-financing or full-cost provision across the whole curriculum, learning clubs, programme for local businesses, voluntary sector and other public sector organisations.

Qualification learning – Development and delivery of employability and qualifications up to Level 2 for adults, including supporting 14-19 programme and adult learner loans provision; to prepare people and help them get into work.

This post will primarily focus on widening participation in learning, improving attainment and increasing skills and personal resilience of learners via focused provision within the designated Thriving Community area in Cotmanhay.

A casual car user allowance is attached to this post but it is possible for the allowance to be converted to other forms of transport where there is a requirement to undertake travel as part of this post.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Provisional Interview Date: Tuesday 6 December.

For further information please email or phone 01629 539646.

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Learner Support Assistants

Location:   Various across Derbyshire
Reference:   JOB/22/04304
Salary details:   Grade 4 £9.79 per hour
Job term:   No guaranteed hours
Hours:   As and when required

Learner Support Assistant Relief role to support learners in online and face to face classes at our DACES Centres across the County.

Learner Support Assistants work with direction from tutors to support individuals on current learning programmes.

Candidates should have enthusiasm and energy, have excellent communication and listening skills, the ability to empathise, have a non-judgemental approach and have good organisation and time management skills.

For the details on this role please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attachments.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please email

Provisional interview date: TBC

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

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Adult Tutor – Digital Skills, ALDD, Counselling and BSL

Location:   Various across Derbyshire
Reference:   JOB/22/00709
Salary details:   FE JNC 3-5
Job term:   No guaranteed hours
Hours:   As and when required

Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service (DACES) is looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced tutors to work in our centres across Derbyshire and online, to teach the following subjects:

  • ICT – Digital Skills – from short workshops to full EDSQ Gateway qualifications
  • ALDD – Adults with Learning Difficulties / Disabilities – short courses to full OCR qualifications
  • Art – Entry level 3 to level 2 qualifications
  • Counselling – level 1 to level 3 qualifications
  • BSL – British Sign Language – entry level 3 qualifications upward

Once appointed to the tutor pool tutors can build a working pattern to suit on a course by course basis.  This makes this role ideal for both those who only want to work a few hours a week and those who want to build a more substantive role and timetable of classes.

What we can offer you:

  • Excellent opportunities for mentoring and support to develop your teaching skills
  • A comprehensive CPD programme including sector specific career progression
  • A working pattern to suit you, agreed with your line manager
  • Support to develop your digital skills and online teaching

Applicants should:

  • Hold an adult teaching qualification and a recognised subject specialist qualification.
  • Have experience of work with adult and/or young people.
  • Have experience of delivering subject content.
  • Be able to deliver in a blended learning approach to maintain engagement, interaction and motivation of learners.
  • Be committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and British Values.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

For further information please contact

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