Subject Leader for ESOL (Chelsea)

Grade: AoC scale spine points 35 - 38. Staff will normally be appointed at the bottom of the salary scale.

Hours: 36 hours per week.

About Morley College London

Established in 1889, and with our roots stretching back even further, Morley College London is one of the country's oldest and largest specialist providers of adult education. We provide long-term, sustainable and affordable programmes of lifelong learning across three centres – North Kensington, Chelsea and Waterloo – including 16-19 provision at North Kensington and Chelsea.

As one of only nine Specialist Designated Institutions (SDIs) in the UK, we serve more than 17,000 students through a coherent, student-centred course offer, underpinned by our mission to empower individuals and strengthen communities through education in Arts, Culture and Applied Sciences. Whether studying for personal development and well-being, to gain essential skills (English, Maths, Digital Skills), to access higher education, or for career development or change, our vision is for ambitions to be inspired and achieved through learning.

Following Morley College’s merger with Kensington and Chelsea College in February 2020, the College is reshaping its curriculum and professional service teams to facilitate an ambitious plan for development and growth. As the UK looks to a post-COVID recovery, Morley College London is more determined than ever before to support Londoners to learn, and so we’re looking for applications from talented individuals with energy and enthusiasm.

About the role

Together with the Head of Essential skills, the post holder will have responsibility for the operational management of the programme area. This includes the co-ordination of accredited and non-accredited ESOL courses across all levels of provision, the advising of students, quality assurance, and the management of tutors and other departmental resources. The post holder will share responsibility for leading the programme area’s curriculum development, with new programme/course development and approval by the awarding organisation.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Relevant subject specific qualification and/or expertise at degree level or above, such as DTLLS /PGCE / Cert Ed/ Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training or equivalent.
  • Enthusiasm for the subject taught with up-to-date subject knowledge and understanding of relevant pedagogical developments.
  • Solid experience of teaching a relevant subject the range of ability levels in Further Education, Adult Education or community education environments, at good or outstanding level.
  • Experience of developing teaching materials and resources.
  • An excellent understanding of the diverse needs of adult learners and the ability to respond to those needs to support progress.
  • A good understanding of quality assurance and commitment to customer care, with the ability to deliver quality improvement and an excellent learner experience.
  • The proven ability to effectively assess and advise students and place them in classes appropriate to their needs and ability.
  • Experience of curriculum development with the ability to develop the programme to increase market share.
  • Experience of effectively managing a team of academic staff with the proven ability to effectively recruit, induct, observe, support and manage the performance of a team of tutors.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire motivate and lead a team.
  • A CELTA qualification and experience of City and Guilds ESOL assessments would be advantageous.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please see the information below.

How to Apply

Closing date:     1st November 2021, 10am

Interviews to take place: 8th November 2021

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For an application pack please apply online at , telephone 020 7450 1895 or e-mail

Morley College London is an Equal Opportunities employer. The College aims to reflect the diverse community it serves and welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and children’s barred list check