ESOL Tutor

Stratford, Holborn and Southwark
£36,421 per annum Actual Salary: £16,366 per annum, including holiday pay
10 Jun 2024
30 Jun 2024
Subject Area
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Part Time

Mary Ward Settlement

The Mary Ward Settlement is a medium sized multi-service charity founded in 1895, focused on supporting the efforts and achievements of people in the communities it serves through adult education, access to welfare and social justice and community services.  Mary Ward’s work is focused on empowering people to enrich and transform their lives, in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.  Advancing equality and diversity remains at the heart of Mary Ward’s practice and policy and continues to reflect our founder’s concept of ‘equalisation’ and original vision for adult learning which remains to open up the pleasures and opportunities afforded by education to all.  Mary Ward works with Londoners to help create opportunities for them to reach their educational, social and economic potential, enabling them to learn not only practical skills but to feel part of a community.

The Settlement has three core areas of work which are spread over 3 sites, Stratford, Southwark and Holborn.

Purpose of the role

Hours: 0.5FTE (17.5 hours per week) – 39 weeks per academic year

ESOL is an important and growing part of the Essential Skills area. More details of the courses we offer can be found on our prospectus/website.

Successful candidates would need to be qualified to teach ESOL. They must have extensive knowledge, expertise and understanding of the current climate within ESOL and working with people who may have experienced trauma. They must hold a Qualification of teaching in an adult education context and have experience engaging students of all standards and tracking their progress.

The Department offers a range of short and long courses at various levels for adults in ESOL and related skills e.g. maths, IT and employability. Longer accredited courses offered are accredited by ESB, from Entry level to level 2.

Daytime, evening and weekend courses are offered.

The tutor will be expected to:

  1. Be fully conversant with all aspects of ESOL, all aspects of the delivery of the qualifications and exam board specifications required to perform their teaching duties.
  2. Take responsibility for planning and preparing courses, including the production of class notes and sample exercises, monitoring the progress and achievement of students, giving feedback both written and verbal, under departmental guidelines.
  3. Teach the Course
  4. Act in a reliable and professional manner at all times.
  5. Devise methods of working which will suit all students.
  6. Assess student progress throughout the course and give feedback to students
  7. Update his/her subject specific skills, as required
  8. Attend Departmental meetings.
  9. Carry out administrative tasks required of the tutor (for example, record-keeping and end-of-course evaluation).
  10. To prepare students for exams attached to the course and qualification.
  11. Ability to work with digital technologies in their teaching practice, including online course delivery via Zoom or similar platform, or a willingness to undertake training to develop their skills in this area.

Successful applicants will:

  • Be a practitioner with extensive knowledge, expertise and understanding of all aspects of ESOL.
  • Hold the correct qualifications
  • Have proven experience in adult education, or relevant experience in leading groups of adults from a variety of different backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the ethos of adult education.
  • Have a recognised qualification in teaching adults, or be committed to acquiring a qualification in the next two years.
  • Know how to structure and deliver a course, and how to monitor and evaluate it.
  • Have the following teaching skills:
    • good communication skills
    • ability to work with mixed ability groups
    • strategies for assessing student progress and achievement
  • Experience of working with digital technologies in their teaching practice, including online course delivery via Zoom or similar platform, or a willingness to undertake training to develop their skills in this area.
  • Be prepared to reflect on and improve their teaching practice.
  • Have a commitment to updating his/her skills as required
  • Have an awareness and comply with Health and Safety issues
  • Have a commitment to the Centre’s Safeguarding Policy
  • Have a commitment to the Centre’s Equal Opportunities Policy stated below

The Mary Ward Centre is committed to providing an adult education service which offers equality of opportunity. We believe that all people have a right to an adult education service which promotes social justice and is free from unfair discrimination on any grounds. We are committed to opposing discrimination both in the delivery of our adult education service and in our recruitment and employment practices.                            

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of service users and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to Apply: Application forms are available from the Mary Ward Centre website

Please send in your completed application form, including the supporting statement saying how you meet the Person Specification to

Deadline: The deadline to submit application forms is Sunday 30th June 2024 at midnight

If you wish to discuss the vacancy informally, please contact:

Kirsty Barlow -

*Please note: we do not accept CVs*