Mandarin Teacher (Fixed Term), Westminster

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DLD College LondonWestminster

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

London SE1

The Principal invites enthusiastic and well-qualified MandarinTeacher to apply for the position of Mandarin Teacher. DLD College London is an independent co-educational College situated in the heart of London overlooking Westminster and the river Thames. There are around 500 students from 50 different countries and over 250 boarders.

This is a fixed term contract ending in May 2018 working two to three hours per week.


About the Alpha Plus Group 

DLD was founded in 1931 and is part of the Alpha Plus Group of schools and colleges. DLD College aims to maintain a 'gold standard' of educational quality. Classes are small, enabling students and teachers to focus upon the most effective ways of learning. The College offers exceptional teaching accommodation and resources. 


A Centre of Excellence

We have a fantastic track record of supporting students to achieve the A-Level, BTECs (Level 3 & 4) and GCSE results they need, enabling them to move onto university courses of their choice. We also offer a successful International Foundation Programme together with Pre-sessional Programmes. 


Purpose of the post

To work with the Head of Faculty and the Vice Principal Academic in order to ensure that the highest academic, professional and ethical standards are maintained at all times.


Personal Specification & Skills

1. Qualifications: A good honours degree in an appropriate subject. Desirable: Teaching qualification and/or other post graduate qualification

2. Expertise and academic competence; the ability to seek, review and apply best practice. Many of the students who choose Drama do not have English as a first language. Previous experience of teaching international students would therefore be an advantage. 

3. A minimum of two years’ teaching experience for those without a teaching qualification. We accept applications from NQTs and provide a programme to support their Statutory Induction year at the college.

4. Personal effectiveness; good time management, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; good communication, presentation and planning skills.

5. Commitment to on-going professional development and training to develop outstanding classroom practice

6. To be able to engage with and be proficient in the use of technology 

7. Demonstrate a commitment to high quality teaching and learning by supporting initiatives within the Faculty


Closing date for applications: Friday 16th February 2018  

Interviews: w/c Monday 26th February March 2018


DLD College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. DLD College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.



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More about DLD College London
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: 199 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7FX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 935 8411
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Davies Laing and Dick, commonly known as DLD, was founded in 1931 to provide tutoring for Oxbridge and Colonial Service entrance exams. After the Second World War the college specialised in A and O Level teaching. Over a twenty-year period there has ...