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Sessional Employability Lecturer

Orchard Hill College, Lomond HouseSouthwark

Location: Southwark, the post-holder will be required to travel

Salary: £18 - £25 per hour

Hours: Variable hours

Are you passionate about empowering and enabling students to get into the workplace? We are looking for a personable, motivated professional to work closely with our Work Start students. The role requires a self-starter who is able to build excellent links with potential employers, while upskilling students with SEND or barriers to learning to prepare them for the workplace.

We are looking for sessional tutors to teach;

  • Functional skills maths and English Entry 1- Level 2
  • Employability Qualifications Entry 1-Level 2
  • Employability courses
  • Job clubs 
  • Digital skills courses

Our Work Start Employability lecturers proactively support our students to develop job searching skills, to access work placements or voluntary/social enterprise work experience, to develop their functional English and maths skills, and ultimately, to progress into sustained employment. 

If you have experience of working effectively with students with SEND or barriers to learning and you have the drive and tenacity to establish networks with external stakeholders, we would love to hear from you. 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of having delivered functional skills sessions and employability lessons, ensuring that students with a range of learning difficulties, disabilities and barriers to learning from Entry 1 to Level 2 are supported in developing work skills to enable them to enter employment.

Our Lecturers manage and direct small teams to ensure effective, learner-centred teaching that meets the needs of adults with special educational needs or barriers to learning. This will involve consulting carers, therapists and personnel from Social Services, as well as internal colleagues. 

Orchard Hill College is a non-residential National Specialist College for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. It is a unique and rewarding place to work and has both a broad range of learners and a dynamic and supportive staff team. We treat our students with the dignity and respect they deserve and provide them with more opportunities than ever before to be part of the local community.  Our work start courses run from venues in Sutton, New Malden, Wandsworth, Camberwell, and Uxbridge, alongside working from various venues within these regions and online. 

To apply, please send your completed application form to

Please note that CV applications will not accepted or considered.

Closing date:  12 noon Friday 21st May 2021

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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