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ESOL Tutor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We’re seeking a qualified and experienced tutor to deliver both unaccredited and accredited ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) to join our Community Learning MK Adult Education team. We offer a range of educational opportunities to local residents to enable them to achieve their goals and ambitions.

You’ll work as a sessional tutor delivering ESOL courses to adult learners with varying backgrounds and levels. You’ll be qualified to at least a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTTLS) and have at least two years’ experience teaching adults.

We’re based at a dedicated Learning Centre in Central Milton Keynes Library although we offer courses in centres around the city so you may be required to work in a variety of locations. CLMK Adult Education is a Good Provider as rated by Ofsted and Matrix.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Main Responsibility

  • Plan and deliver education to adults, teaching and learning using approved planning tools e.g., scheme of work, session plan, individual learning plans, and practitioner reviews.
  • Apply the full range of teaching/learning and assessment strategies in the delivery of courses to meet the needs of the community and the targets set by the organisation.
  • Collaborate with the Curriculum Managers and other professional colleagues to develop and implement all quality assurance arrangements and contribute to the Self-Assessment Report and Quality Improvement Plan.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records to comply with funding rules and Ofsted quality requirements.
  • Work to comply, promote and contribute to all practices and policies including Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Prevent, on-line safety, and Equality and Diversity.
  • Commit to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training including adhering to the principles and practice of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).​

The Ideal Candidate

  • A qualified teacher - to at least AET Level 3 (or be working towards a recognised teaching qualification) with two years' experience of teaching adults.
  • This is a sessional position and teaching opportunities are subject to courses recruiting sufficient enrolments.
  • Enjoys working with people and teaching.​
  • Someone who can get about, ideally with a full UK driving license, although this is not compulsory.
  • Flexible – you might be asked to work in another place and asked to teach at short notice.
  • Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks an Enhanced DBS will be actioned for you (unless you are on the DBS Update Service).

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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