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Adult Tutor - ESOL

Location: Leicester Adult Education College

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £25 - £28

Job reference: LCC02220

Hours: Part Time

Closing date: 5th August 2021

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Job purpose

Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service (LASALS) offer a large and diverse programme of further education qualification courses as well as extensive community-based provision.  We have a diverse, enthusiastic student community, taught and supported by qualified and dedicated staff.

We are looking to appoint well-qualified, dedicated and skilled tutors to join our successful ESOL team. We need inspirational and motivated tutors to provide a high-quality learning experience that promotes achievement and learner progression.

You will be able to travel to a variety of adult learning settings across the city and work outside of normal office hours in order to provide learning opportunities to diverse groups.

Your role

As an Adult Tutor, you will ensure that teaching reflects current good practice and that assessment is sufficient to meet the demands of quality assurance and awarding body expectations. You will evaluate and provide continuous improvement to your teaching practice and have in place strategies that ensure maximum attendance, retention and achievement. By selecting resources appropriate to learners and outcomes, as well as using teaching methods and styles which promote active learning, you will ensure that learners receive a positive experience and achieve their full potential in their learning journey.

What you'll need

You'll have excellent communication, interpersonal and administrative skills, you will have the appropriate qualifications, which include:

  • Teaching qualification at Level 5or above e.g. PGCE, B.Ed, DTTLS or DET

  • Level 5 ESOL subject specialism, or willingness to work towards it

  • Minimum GCSE English grade A* to C or equivalent

  • Maths grade A* to C or Level 2 Functional Skills or prepared to word towards it

  • IT qualification at level 2 or ability to demonstrate skills at this level

In addition to the qualifications, you will have experience of teaching ESOL and demonstrate the ability to design and implement learning programmes from initial assessment to successful outcomes for learners. With commitment and enthusiasm for delivering quality learning experiences to people living and working in the city, you will be able to identify individual learning needs, design and plan lessons accordingly. You need to have the necessary knowledge and IT skills to use relevant software packages and ILT in the classroom or to teach online if required.

Additional information

If you are an enthusiastic, highly motivated professional and want to provide a quality learning experience to our adult learners, then we would love to hear from you.

The hours of work are 5 to 20 hours per week. 

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out if successful.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Taoufik Beldi at

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at out benefits calculator.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

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