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Numeracy and Literacy Support worker

£24k - £26k per annum

City of London, London

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We are looking for a Senior Youth Worker to join our Partner Charity XLP! XLP is a youth work charity working to create positive futures for young people and at the cutting edge of tackling poverty and educational failure in inner London.

They deliver holistic, long-term work with young people aged 11 to 25 in schools and communities. They are now looking for a candidate to join their team, to work across schools in the Greenwich/Lewisham area to help expand their Literacy and Numeracy (LAN) project into three more school partners in South East London. They work in over 30 schools each year, supporting and mentoring young people to excel and develop in the attitudes and mind-sets required to engage with education. They want to help them avoid educational failure and its lifelong consequences. You’ll be going into the the schools in your area to help raise the literacy and numeracy of young people through this unique tutoring project. You’ll offer literacy and numeracy support in schools, deliver 1:1 online home tutoring to young people studying toward their GCSEs, and raise up a team of volunteer tutors to help deliver the online tutoring to more students

You will do/be:

  • Engage with young people face-to-face in school and online working in 3 partner schools;
  • Take referrals from across XLP’s projects and schools, and motivate those young people to join the out of school online tutoring project;
  • Teach and support students in 1:1 and group settings;
  • Support a weekly XLP community project;
  • Monitor and evaluate academic levels of young people;
  • Enable young people on the project to find opportunities across XLP’s range of projects. Work with Partners
  • Engage with partners (i.e. schools, tutors) in a professional manner to gain referrals and to monitor information on the young people that join the project;
  • Promote literacy and numeracy across XLP’s South East team, and more broadly to other organisations and networks where appropriate.
  • Recruit a team of 15 volunteer tutors and train them to deliver weekly 1:1 online tutor support for young people on the project. Operations
  • Provide quality assurance for all materials and resources connected with the project;
  • Develop new lesson plans to be delivered by the team;
  • Work with other XLP staff and schools to identify and track the needs of young people who would benefit from the project;
  • Ensure that quality and performance monitoring information is gathered and reported in a timely manner via our systems;
  • Use data to continually assess where improvements can be made to the project delivery;
  • Work with the other project youth workers to write high quality reports for management and funders, in line with project reporting cycles and funding schedules.


  • Understanding education and the curriculum, advocating for young people in education;
  • Spoken and written communication;
  • Having a strong comprehension and understanding of literacy and numeracy yourself;
  • Able to relate to young people;
  • Understanding of the context of the inner-city environment, and the challenges and issues young people face;

Useful if you have: *

  • Experience in tutoring young people;
  • Familiarity with various school syllabuses and GCSE examinations;
  • Degree level academic background or equivalent;
  • Experience in a teaching or educational capacity


  • Hybrid working
  • £24-26,000 depending on experience
  • City of London office

In our company values we aim for equity at all stages of the recruitment process, please let us know if we can do anything to make the process more accessible to you.

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