Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, London WCIN 3AQ Tel: 020 7269 6000 TUTOR VACANCY: Preparation for IELTS Tutor Closing date for applications midnight on Sunday 7th December 2014 General Information The Mary Ward Centre offers high quality adult education and community services, covering the areas of Arts, Crafts, Skills for Life, Computing & IT, Business, Music, Languages, Health, Humanities and Communication Studies. In 2004 it was awarded Beacon College status by the DfES, and was the first adult education college in the country to have this distinction. The Centre’s main premises at 42 Queen Square consist of two interconnecting Grade II listed Georgian houses overlooking the Square. The Centre also holds classes in a second, modern building at 10 Great Turnstile, London WC1V 7JU. The atmosphere at both buildings is relaxed and friendly but purposeful. Students come from all walks of life, both local and London wide (and beyond). Their education, work and life experience varies enormously. Some students do not have English as their first language. Information about the vacancy The Centre requires an ESOL tutor to teach its Academic IELTS (May to July 2015) course. The Preparation for IELTS classes are on Saturdays 10-4pm. Successful candidates will have an ESOL qualification, at level 5 or above. There is a 12 month probationary period for all new teachers at the Mary Ward Centre. Job Description The tutor will be responsible for: 1. Developing and teaching a course which prepares ESOL students to do well in IELTS. 2. Organising and developing ways of working which are responsive to the particular requirements of speakers of other languages on ESOL courses. 3. Preparing and using teaching materials and classroom methodology which are appropriate to the needs of adult bilingual students. 4. Monitoring and evaluating students’ progress and assessing their suitability to do well in IELTS plus maintaining appropriate records. 5. Encouraging student self-evaluation. 6. Directing students to the appropriate exam centres where they can take IELTS. 7. Evaluating his/her own work in order to provide a basis for future development. 8. Attendance at occasional staff meetings and a commitment to in-service training. 9. Ensuring that the administrative tasks (e.g. registers, enrolment forms, course folders) are completed in accordance with the Centre’s requirements. 10. Offering advice and support to students wishing to progress within the Centre or beyond. Person Specification The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following: 1. An appropriate ESOL qualification at Level 5 or above. 2. Experience of teaching IELTS in Adult, Further or Higher Education. Experience of teaching English for Academic Purposes would be an advantage. 3. The ability to effectively evaluate students’ progress and attainment within IELTS and maintain clear records. 4. The ability to prepare dynamic and engaging teaching materials which are appropriate to the course and relevant to the students. 5. Ability and experience in offering advice to students regarding their progression within ESOL– particularly in relation to IELTS – as well as other curriculum areas. 6. The ability to evaluate his/her own performance. 7. The ability to work as part of a team 8. A commitment to the Centre’s Equal Opportunities policy stated below-particularly as it may affect bilingual students, including refugees and asylum seekers. Candidates should address each of these points one by one in as much detail as possible on their application form. We are committed to providing a service which offers equality of opportunity. We believe that all adults have a right to education in an environment which promotes social justice and is free from unfair discrimination both in the delivery of our adult education service and in our recruitment and employment practices. The Centre’s Single Equality Policy upholds these principles and legislation requires that we monitor and report on the effectiveness of our arrangements. Pay The current standard rate of hourly pay for all appropriately qualified Mary Ward tutors is £29.68 per hour. How to Apply Application forms are available from the Mary Ward Centre website www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/jobs Please send in your completed application form, including the supporting statement saying how you meet the Person Specification, by midnight December 7th 2014. If you wish to discuss the vacancy informally please contact Ian Wollington, Curriculum Coordinator, Vocational and Life Skills, 020 7269 6031.