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Lead Tutor - English

Location: Leicester Adult Education College

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £24260 - £29120

Job reference: 2598

Hours: Full Time

Closing date: 25th April 2021

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About the job

Are you an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional who would like to provide a quality learning experience to our adult learners?

Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service offers a large and diverse programme of educational qualification courses, as well as extensive community-based provision. We have a diverse, enthusiastic learning community, taught and supported by well qualified, dedicated staff.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated tutor for our English programme – which currently includes Pre-Entry, Ascentis Progression Awards, Functional Skills and GCSE. As a skilled, experienced and passionate teacher, you’ll work with the Curriculum Coordinator to lead in the development, implementation and monitoring of this programme area. This exciting role will be responsible for ensuring the service meets its commitment to Leicester residents to enable them to gain the qualifications and skills they need to progress in their daily lives.

You must to able to work in a variety of settings across the city and to regularly travel to these venues, including in the evenings.

Your role

As a confident Lead Tutor with excellent leadership skills, you'll advise, motivate and support a team of tutors to deliver a high quality and effective programme of learning. You'll ensure strategies to improve learner achievement and progression are in place and that an ethos of continuous improvement is adopted to work towards the service aspiration for becoming an outstanding learning provider. With a modern and inspirational approach to teaching English in the classroom, you'll develop engaging and effective learning and assessment tools and practice. There is also the expectation that you'll be able to use Information Learning Technology in and out of the classroom to develop creative learning resources and incorporate in your delivery.


What you'll need

With experience of teaching in the relevant subject area, modelling excellent practice and with a demonstratable record of innovation and have a good understanding of quality standards and the ability to implement strategies for continuous improvement. You'll also have the appropriate qualifications, which include:

  • Level 5 generic teaching qualification

  • Level 5 English subject specialism or a willingness to work towards it

  • A-Level English, or the equivalent advanced level skills

  • Level 2 Maths qualification, as a minimum

  • Level 2 IT qualification or willingness to work towards it

Alongside these qualifications experience of observation of teaching, learning and assessment practice is desirable. Using your excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, you'll work closely with the Curriculum Coordinator to motivate and support tutors to deliver outstanding lessons.

To apply

If the above sounds like you then we would like to hear from you.

Please complete our online application form, referring to the attached person specification and ensuring you tell us about your experience and knowledge of adult teaching. To have the best chance of being short listed please answer each section in full.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Chris Wild on 0116 4546926 or email

Additional information

You will be expected to maintain a 200-hour teaching commitment in an academic year.

Appointment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check

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.

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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