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English Tutor
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Salary: Lecturer 4-6 (£24.93 - £27.63 per hour) 
Appointment Type: Casual
Job Term: Casual Hours
Location: King Charles Centre (moving to Kingston Guildhall 2 from September)  

At Kingston, we are passionate about our Royal Borough and want to be known as a Council that is an exemplar for citizen engagement. This is a new era for the Council, and we are redefining the relationships we have with our residents, community groups, businesses, voluntary sector, central government and other partners.  

About the role
Kingston Adult Education is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced teacher to teach English to adult learners. 

You will be joining our team of fantastic teachers and will be given a full induction to working at KAE. As well as this, there are regular training sessions and CPD opportunities available throughout the year to help our teachers continually develop their teaching skills. 

The role will be to teach English Functional Skills, however, there may be the potential for further work within the English department, and for this reason we welcome applications from teachers with experience of teaching GCSE English as well as Functional Skills English. 

About you 
  • The successful candidate will: 
  • Hold a relevant teaching qualification at Level 3 or above 
  • Have some experience in teaching English to adult learners and preferably experience teaching Functional Skills English at L1/L2
  • Be familiar with the Functional Skills core curriculum and be able to deliver a programme of learning which gives all learners the best possible chance of passing their Functional Skills exams
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity
  • Be able to work successfully with key stakeholders within and outside of the Council
Further details can be found in the role profile (linked below)

To apply
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile. 

This role requires a DBS check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Royal Borough of Kingston is now an accredited London Living Wage Employer
The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living.
Our Living Wage commitment means that everyone working at the Royal Borough of Kingston, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers receive the London Living Wage. 

The Royal Borough of Kingston we pride ourselves on being a diverse, tolerant and welcoming Borough and we aim to create a workforce which reflects the community we serve.  We are respectful of difference and realise the positive value of diversity in our workforce.  We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as this group are currently under-represented in our workforce.

The Royal Borough of Kingston is proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to thinking differently about disability and taking action to improve how we recruit, retain and develop disabled people.We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, and inclusive staff networks who help drive our diversity agenda.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants
Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of

  • increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic
  • the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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