Vocational ESOL/English Specialist Tutor, Tower Hamlets

Closing date:

Tower Hamlets Borough CouncilTower Hamlets
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Tutor/ Lecturer Scale Points 10 - 14 £27,815 - £32,375 plus London Weighting Allowance
Contract term: Fixed Term

Contract Type: Temporary- Fixed Term Contract (FTC)
Number of Posts: 1
Hours per week: 35 (term time only)

Vacancy Reference Number: RES00554

Role Purpose

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

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 an enthusiastic ESOL/English specialist to join our innovative and dynamic team and to teach across a range of levels. 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 teaching career.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to assist with the development, design and delivery of bespoke vocational ESOL and English programmes. The programmes are delivered by Idea Store Learning in partnership with WorkPath. Examples of recently delivered programmes include ESOL for Childcare, Construction and English Literacy for Health and Social Care.

Key Responsibilities

You will work with the Vocational ESOL Lead Development Tutor to design, develop and deliver vocational ESOL and English programmes for learners seeking employment who need to develop sector specific language skills and knowledge.

You will provide expert ESOL and English curriculum knowledge and skills and be responsible for the delivery of vocational programmes to a high quality standard.


You will be required to hold a teaching qualification such as a PGCE and a subject specialism in ESOL or English of at least a level 5 equivalent.

You will have expert knowledge of your curriculum as well as experience of delivering high quality learning opportunities with an excellent track record of success for learners.

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

Additional Information

Closing Date: 22 Jul 2018
Interviews are scheduled to take place on 27th/30th July and 2nd August.
The post will start from September 2018.

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 www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers

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