Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, London WCIN 3AQ

Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, London WCIN 3AQ
Tel: 020 7269 6000
Closing date for applications at 9 a.m. 30th November 2015
General Information about Mary Ward Centre
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 course for Level 2 plus
students. These classes run from 13th January to 24th March 2016, Wednesdays and
Thursdays, 6.30-9.00pm
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 needs of
students wishing to develop their academic English.
3. Preparing and using teaching materials and classroom methodology which are
dynamic and creative.
4. Monitoring and evaluating students’ progress and assessing their suitability to do well
5. Maintaining appropriate records of students’ progress.
6. Encouraging student self-evaluation.
7. Directing students to the appropriate exam centres where they can take IELTS.
8. Evaluating his/her own work in order to provide a basis for future profesional
9. Attendance at occasional staff meetings and a commitment to in-service training.
10. Ensuring that the administrative tasks (e.g. 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. 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.
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
Please send in your completed application form, including the supporting statement
saying how you meet the Person Specification, by 9a.m. Monday 30th November 2015.
If you wish to discuss the vacancy informally please contact Ian Wollington, Curriculum
Coordinator, Vocational and Life Skills, 020 7269 6031.