ESOLTutor Life in the UK JD July 2013

Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, London WCIN 3AQ
Tel: 020 7269 6000
‘Life in the UK’ Tutor
Closing date for applications 5pm on the 5th July 2013
General Information
The Mary Ward Centre offers high quality adult education and community services,
covering the areas of Digital Media, Computing & IT, Business and Management,
English and Maths, Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Social
Care, Writing and Publishing, Visual Arts, Music and Singing. 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. 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 a tutor to teach our new ‘Life in the UK?’ course. The successful
applicant will also join our team of tutors to provide cover as needed for our general
ESOL classes.
For the academic year 2013-14, the ‘Life in the UK’ course will run from 30th April to
16th July 2014 (1.00pm-3.30pm).
Successful candidates will have a Skills for Life (ESOL) qualification, at level 5 or
above, plus substantial experience of teaching ESOL in an adult education context.
There is a 12 month probationary period for all new teachers at the Mary Ward
Job Description
The tutor will be responsible for:
1. Preparing and teaching a course to meet the needs of the students on the ‘Life in
the UK’ course
2. Preparing and teaching a course to meet the needs of the students on an ESOL
course, if required.
3. Providing cover for absent tutors on ESOL courses.
4. Organising and developing ways of working which are responsive to the
particular requirements of speakers of other languages on ESOL courses.
5. Preparing students for the accreditation which is available on the courses.
6. Preparing and presenting teaching materials and employing classroom
methodology which is appropriate to the needs of adult bilingual students.
7. Monitoring and evaluating students’ progress and encouraging self-evaluation
and maintaining records of these for each class.
8. Evaluating his/her own work in order to provide a basis for future development.
9. Attendance at occasional staff meetings and a commitment to in-service training.
10. Ensuring that the administrative tasks (eg. registers, enrolment forms, course
folders) are completed in accordance with the Centre’s requirements.
11. Offering advice and support to students wishing to progress within the Centre or
Person Specification
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:
1. Relevant experience of teaching Skills for Life (ESOL) to adults in Community,
Adult or Further Education.
2. Experience of teaching and preparing students for citizenship – to include
knowledge of UK history, politics and culture.
3. An awareness of the particular issues which affect students who are settling in
the UK.
4. Experience of preparing students for ESOL accreditation.
5. An appropriate qualification in teaching Skills for Life to adults at Level 5 or
6. The ability to work flexibly and prepare classes at short notice.
7. The ability to prepare and adapt teaching materials which are appropriate to the
course and relevant to the students.
8. The ability to evaluate his/her own performance.
9. The ability to use ICT as an aid to teaching.
10. Experience of offering advice to students with regard to their progression within
ESOL or other curriculum areas as appropriate.
11. The ability to work as part of a team
12. A commitment to the Centre’s Equal Opportunities policy stated belowparticularly as it may affect bilingual students, including refugees and asylum
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
The current standard rate of hourly pay for all appropriately qualified Mary Ward
tutors is £29.19 per hour (cost of living increase pending).
How to Apply
Application forms are available from the Mary Ward Centre website
Please send in your completed application form, including the supporting statement
saying how you meet the Person Specification, by 5pm on Friday 5th July 2013.
If you wish to discuss the vacancy informally please contact Ian Wollington,
Curriculum Coordinator, Vocational and Life Skills, 020 7269 6031.