Skills For Life Tutor - ESOL Specialist, Tower Hamlets

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Tower Hamlets Borough CouncilTower Hamlets
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Tutor/ Lecturer Scale Points 10 - 14 £27,815 - £32,375 plus £3003 London Weighting Allowance
Contract term: Fixed Term

Contract Type: Temporary- Fixed Term Contract (FTC)
Number of Posts: 2
Hours per week: 35 hours per week (41 weeks per year)

Vacancy Reference Number: RES00555

Role Purpose

Got big ideas about adult learning? Come to Tower Hamlets Council and make them happen. Idea Stores are where learning and libraries combine.

Tower Hamlets has one of the most economically and socially diverse communities in the UK. Here at Idea Stores, we provide a unique combination of adult learning, library and information services.

We are looking for enthusiastic ESOL tutors to join our innovative and dynamic team and to teach across a range of levels in our well-equipped, modern stores with purpose built classrooms. Graded Good by Ofsted (November 2016), come and join our supportive learning environment where you will be given space to develop and progress in your ESOL career.

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 accredited (ESB, Ascentis) and RARPA assessed ESOL programmes across the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. You will assist the Curriculum Managers to develop courses, schemes of work and assessment strategies which meet the wide-ranging needs of learners across the borough.


Successful applicants will hold a PGCE and level 5 subject specialism in ESOL or an equivalent level qualification. Knowledge and experience of teaching mixed ability ESOL 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 one or two evenings a week as required.

Additional Information

Closing Date: 22 Jul 2018
Interviews will be held on 27th and 30th July

These vacancies are fixed term for 12 months in the first instance; 35 hours per week (term time only for 41 weeks)

We encourage applicants to demonstrate that they have the skills and knowledge required for this position. We would strongly encourage all applicants to read the job specification before completing the application.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Tower Hamlets Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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

Job location

More about Tower Hamlets Borough Council
Address: Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7364 5006