RISE is recruiting

Moving to a new site set within a hectare of woodland, RISE is growing and has opportunities for a vocational studies tutor. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and to take a key role in the development of our main vocational stream – cooking, and related subjects around growing food, nutrition, and catering. The post has the potential to progress into a leadership role at the heart of our programme, or may suit an experienced tutor in a part-time position – we will consider a number of options to engage the right person with the skills to move us forward.

Vocational Studies Tutor; part- or full time

Closing date for applications: Friday 15 September 2017

To contribute to the learning and development of young people aged 14-16 on our Key Stage 4 alternative provision programme.

Job Purpose

  • To oversee the curriculum, planning, delivery, marking, examining and monitoring of Cookery and related vocational skills subjects;
  • To lead on the development of the Vocational Studies offer centred on cooking & food.
  • To support learner development under the direction of tutors and management by contributing to the students’ educational, social and developmental curriculum and participating in its delivery as a member of a co-ordinated team;
  • To deliver education programmes to the RISE learning community: centred on educationally disadvantaged young people and extending to the wider constituency involved with them;
  • To work in partnership with other team members to ensure young people are receiving a high quality educational experience;
  • To support the development of an organisational culture that puts our mission and values at the centre of all we do.

Starting pay: £ negotiable / up to 37.5 hours p.w.
Salary scale: £10 – £15 per hour; equivalent of £19,500 – £29,250 pro rata depending on skills & experience.

For more information, please contact Martin Sumner, 0115 784 7574 or email

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Volunteer with RISE

Volunteering with RISE is a great way to gain experience and develop skills in the education sector. We have a proven track record of supporting student placements and volunteers within the organisation, including career development. Two of our four directors and three of our five tutors all began at RISE as volunteers or students, and have gone on to take core roles in the organisation. We are committed to investing in people who show promise and a passion for this work, so why not try volunteering with us.

For more information, please contact Fiona Bourne,0115 784 7574 or email