Skills for Life Tutor – ESOL Specialist, Tower Hamlets

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London Borough of Tower HamletsTower Hamlets
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Tutor/ Lecturer Scale 10 - 14 - £28,217 - £32,842 (pro rata over 41 weeks)
Temporary- Fixed Term Contract (FTC)
Ref Number: RES00484

Role Purpose

Got big ideas about adult learning? Come to Tower Hamlets and make them happen.

Tower Hamlets has one of the most economically and socially diverse communities in the UK. We are committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for our learners, and provide a unique combination of adult learning, library and information services through Idea Stores and community venues.
Graded Good by Ofsted, the Preparation for Life and Work area delivers high quality programmes focusing on the development of English (including ESOL), Maths and Employability skills. This ESOL teaching opportunity will allow you to be part of an ambitious and innovative team.

There is a strong community development strand to ensure that the work of our team reaches those that may not have had access to learning opportunities, and an emphasis on ensuring that learners progress to further learning, volunteering or employment opportunities.

All posts will be based at the Shadwell Centre but delivery takes place in a variety of community locations, schools and the borough’s Idea Stores. 

Key Responsibilities

You will provide high quality teaching, learning and support for learners in the Post-19 education sector for Tower Hamlets Council.

You will be responsible for delivering excellent teaching and learning on a range of ESOL programmes across the borough .

You will assist the Curriculum Managers with a full range of curriculum development in ESOL programmes for the Idea Store Learning Service. You will develop courses, schemes of work and assessment strategies to ensure that our courses meet the wide ranging needs of learners in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets


You must hold a PGCE or an equivalent level qualification.

You will need to have a detailed knowledge of ESOL and professional working experience including meeting ambitious targets for attendance, retention and success.

A knowledge of teaching mixed ability groups as well as knowledge and understanding of current best practice in teaching and learning is essential.

This post requires an enhanced DBS and the ability to work at weekends/evenings as required.

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Internal/ External/ Agency
If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees
All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website

Closing Date: 14th January 2018
Interview Date: w/c 22nd January 2018

Job location

More about London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Address: Gladstone Place, 1 Ewart Place, Bow, London, E3 5EQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 364 5908