Adult Learning Tutor: English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is a diverse organisation that provides services to more than 850,000 residents every day.
The Children, Young People and Learning Department is committed to meeting the needs of all our children, young people, and adults with a particular focus upon our most vulnerable and disadvantaged to ensure that they fulfil their potential.
For more information about West Sussex County Council, please visit our WSCC About Us page.
About The Job
Salary: £28,371 - £31,099 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
Working Pattern: We are keen to hear form people who have various amounts of availability, ranging from a few hours per week to several days a week.
Contract: Permanent, various 36 - 45 weeks Term Time Only.
Locations: We are looking for Adult Learning Tutors for various locations; Crawley, Chichester, Worthing, and Bognor Regis.
- Please detail your desired hours and location preference on your cover letter; we would be keen to discuss your availability in more detail at interview stage.
Closing Date: 18 September 2023
Interview Date: TBC
Do you have a passion for teaching? Are you enthusiastic about helping adults improve their English skills? Are you experienced in teaching ESOL?
We are looking for inspirational tutors to deliver English courses for speakers of other languages (ESOL). Bring your ideas, skills, and passion to our team, helping learners achieve their language goals.
We offer a range of ESOL classes for learners working at Pre-Entry and Entry Level and are seeking tutors to enhance our provision across West Sussex.
We follow the ESOL Skills for Life curriculum, offering non-accredited and accredited courses. Our curriculum is designed to enable our learners to live and work in the UK and facilitate integration into their local communities and has safeguarding, Prevent Duty, British Values, Equality & Diversity, maths and English embedded into our courses.
You will support adults to develop a full range of skills and competencies in English speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
If you believe in helping adults achieve their life goals, we want to hear from you. Together, we can achieve anything.
Experience and Skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, taking account of individual need including consideration of accessibility issues.
- Ability to plan and organize multiple tasks in the most effective way, allocating time and energy according to priority and complexity.
- Ability to adapt teaching and learning strategies, be creative and use resources as appropriate to meet learner need and ensure high levels of engagement and motivation.
- Good administration and record-keeping skills with the ability to provide data and evidence to inform progress recording, curriculum development and quality improvement. To be able to follow prescribed processes where required / necessary.
- Ability to make accurate and astute evidence-based judgements and decisions.
- Ability to self-reflect, assess own practice, and identify continuing professional development priorities.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Relevant teaching qualification at minimum of Level 4 (CET / CTLLS or equivalent) or demonstrate working towards.
- Recognised qualification at least one level above the level being taught.
- GCSE 9-4 or A*-C in maths and English, and ideally a minimum level 2 IT qualification.
- Experience of teaching adult learners in community settings and/or online.
- Experience of working with and engaging with 'hard to reach' and vulnerable learners.
- Experience of curriculum development with peers, partners, and stakeholders.
- Good general IT knowledge and ability to use common operating systems (e.g., Microsoft Office 365) and online learning platforms.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance, and are rewarded for the work they do.
In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:
- 27 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually.
- Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme.
- A range of flexible working options we support hybrid working supporting and face to face and home working and are actively exploring smarter working practices.
- Maternity, paternity, dependency, and adoption leave.
- Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.
- A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform.
- Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.
- A range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE04701
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Liane Bruford at
How to Apply
To apply, please follow the links below to upload your CV and cover letter.
In your cover letter, outline your motivations for applying and explain how you meet the key skills listed in full and the experience you can bring to the role (please refer to the key skills) ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
This post is subject to 5 years referencing and an occupational health check.
You must be able to travel throughout the county.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
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