Sessional Tutor in Bookbinding

Morley College - Chelsea CentreKensington and Chelsea

Morley College London, located in Waterloo, is one of the UK’s leading Institutes of Adult Learning.  Founded in 1889, we now provide learning opportunities to over 13,000 people every year, specialising in Arts, Culture and Applied Sciences.  The College is a lively and exciting place to work, with a friendly and supportive working environment, where each staff member is encouraged to develop their skills and experience.

About the role: 

We are looking for an experience bookbinding tutor to deliver our Intermediate & Advanced Bookbinding class. Do you have skills in advanced book repairs, rebinding, gold tooling, working with a wide range of materials including leather, vellum and bookcloth, how to look after and make tools, conservation of old books. 

We are looking for someone who is flexible, able to problem solve, set projects and manage students who are working on individual projects.

We are also interested in proposals from bookbinding tutors for short courses of 5-15 hours in length and who would like to be considered for our tutor pool.

Skill & Qualifications required:

• Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject

• Level 3 qualification in education or training or a willingness to undertake such a qualification within an agreed time 

• Successful experience of delivering high quality teaching in bookbinding and book conservation to adult learners of mixed ability in group settings

• Good organisational and administrative skills, with experience of successfully planning, assessing and evaluating teaching and learning

About Morley College London

Established in 1889, and with our roots stretching back even further, Morley College London is one of the country's oldest and largest specialist providers of adult education. We provide long-term, sustainable and affordable programmes of lifelong learning across three centres – North Kensington, Chelsea and Waterloo – including 16-19 provision at North Kensington and Chelsea.  

As one of only nine Specialist Designated Institutions (SDIs) in the UK, we serve more than 17,000 students through a coherent, student-centred course offer, underpinned by our mission to empower individuals and strengthen communities through education in Arts, Culture and Applied Sciences. Whether studying for personal development and well-being, to gain essential skills (English, Maths, IT), to access higher education, or for career development or change, our vision is for ambitions to be inspired and achieved through learning.

Following Morley College’s merger with Kensington and Chelsea College in February 2020, the College is reshaping its curriculum and professional service teams to facilitate an ambitious plan for development and growth. As the UK looks to a post-COVID recovery, Morley College London is more determined than ever before to support Londoners to learn, and so we’re looking for applications from talented individuals with energy and enthusiasm. 


Closing date:  10.00am 27th September 2021


Morley College London is an Equal Opportunities employer. The College aims to reflect the diverse community it serves and welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds.

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