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Sessional Employability Lecturer

Orchard Hill College, Lomond HouseSouthwark

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

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 an Ofsted graded Outstanding Specialist College offering life-changing learning opportunities to students. We have eight vibrant college centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of our students. All students are individual and each programme is as unique as they are. Our programmes are designed to support and empower each student to achieve their aspirations and goals, whilst developing skills to become more independent members of their community.

To apply for this role, please follow the TES application process. 

For further information, to arrange a visit, or to discuss the role in further detail, please contact

Please note that CV applications will not accepted or considered.

Closing date:  12 noon Tuesday 7th December 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.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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