EAP/Study Skills Tutor (Maternity Cover)

About Us

DGHE is the higher education division of David Game College. Established in 1974, the College is Ofsted inspected, QAA reviewed and registered under the OfS with a reputation for quality and academic excellence.

We deliver level 4/5 Pearson BTEC HNDs in Business, Public Services, Policing and Art & Design, and a range of franchised degrees, and support our adult learners with a range of additional classes in study skills, academic literacy, computing skills and English language.

Job Purpose & Background

This role is a fixed term maternity cover from January to July 2024 with an opportunity then for continuation afterwards.  The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) & Study Skills Tutors support pathway programmes prior to and during HE study at DGHE which include modules to develop English language and study skills as well as academic subject knowledge.

Lessons are delivered both on campus and online to prepare students fully for participation on their programme. The lessons adopt an interactive, student-centred approach that make full use of the latest technology to provide students with a varied, lively and purposeful experience. NOTE: timetabling might involve some evenings.

About You

The position will suit someone with a qualification in teaching and/or extensive education and training experience, especially at undergraduate level. You will have worked with adult students who have unrealised potential but have either not had the opportunity to realise it or have not taken the opportunity previously. You will have the ability and experience to use innovative and engaging teaching methods, relevant to adult learners, as well as the patience and skills to encourage, nurture and develop students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and initial abilities. The position requires working both online and on campus, hence having flexible availability is essential.

You should be a graduate (a CELTA/DELTA and/or relevant MA/MSc or equivalent would be an advantage) and have experience in teaching English for Academic Purposes and/or Study Skills within a HE context. Preferably, you should have experience in updating and/or creating teaching and learning materials. Experience of preparing and delivering bespoke support that is embedded/integrated into the curriculum would also be an advantage. You must be fluent in English, both written and oral, be able to provide effective feedback to students, and have strong interpersonal and organisational skills. It is essential that you are highly IT literate and a proficient user of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You must also be familiar with Moodle (or similar VLE), Turnitin and Grademark.

Please note that offers of employment are always subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and satisfactory reference checks. Additionally, as part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, this position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

In addition to the teaching, you will be required to act as a Personal Tutor, counsel ‘at risk’ students and also work with learners to support the development of their ILPs. Attendance at academic meetings, programme boards and CPD sessions is essential. The College is a friendly environment, which offers excellent support, placing strong emphasis on continuous professional development.


Please send a cover letter and CV to jobs@dghe.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 8th December 2023

Please click the apply link to view the Job description and person specification on the DGHE college site.