Sessional ESOL Tutor - Community Learning

University of West London
March 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Sessional ESOL Tutor - Community Learning Ruskin College

Salary: £36 per hour Release Date: Thursday 15 February 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 03 March 2024 Reference: RUSK4

Please note that this role is located at Ruskin College in Oxford.

Who is Ruskin College?

Ruskin is a unique place. Our story began two centuries ago in 1899 and today we have a well-earned reputation as a ground-breaking college, combining life- transforming education with an unerring commitment to social justice and a better world.

Our mission is to provide the best level of education and inclusion opportunities to adults – particularly those who may be excluded or disadvantaged – and to transform the individuals concerned along with the communities, groups, and societies from which they came.

The College has a strong commitment to social justice and the empowerment of individuals and communities.

Our most recent courses included Photography on your Phone, Cooking on a Budget and Creative Writing - Tell your story.

Classes may be taught on site at Ruskin College or offsite, at community centres or local NGOs and local travel within Oxfordshire may be required. Enhanced teaching and learning skills are required to enable learners to achieve their full potential.

Ruskin College has a long and illustrious history of teaching and makes a real contribution to the lives of individuals with a background of disadvantage.

The Role

As a Community Learning ESOL tutor you will be responsible for:

  • Planning, preparing, and delivering active and engaging lessons.
  • Preparing teaching materials specific to the needs of the learners.
  • Creating a welcoming environment for students from a range of educational and cultural backgrounds.
  • Checking and assessing learners' needs and adapting course content as required.
  • Maintaining a register of attendance and helping with on-site enrolment.
  • Maintaining an Individual Learning Plan and supporting learners to recognise and achieve their individual aims and goals.
  • Recording achievement and progression results on completion of the course.
  • Supporting learners with opportunities for progression, including further education, vocational training, volunteering opportunities and work.
  • Helping with occasional outreach activities.
  • Representing Ruskin College in the community.
  • The Person

    Ideally, you will have at least two years' experience of teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to adults in an FE or continuing education environment or equivalent commercial experience relevant to the subject/s taught.

    You will have specialist subject knowledge relating to the course/s subject area.

    You will be able to plan an effective programme of learning, which will have clear learning aims and outcomes.

    You will be able to use a range of learning resources, including ILT, which will motivate, engage, and support the learners.

    You will be an experienced and effective communicator, with highly developed interpersonal skills.

    You will be able to demonstrate that you can teach diverse groups of students and deal with students from a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds.

    We are looking for an individual who is committed to supporting the aims and aspirations of underrepresented groups within the community.

    In addition, we are looking for tutors who will develop the confidence of their students as well as their language skills and will help them to progress on to further or higher education, volunteering opportunities in the community or into employment.


    As part of the Community Learning remit, we work with many community partners in Oxford city. You may be asked to work at a variety of community and stakeholder venues in Oxford in addition to Ruskin College.

    How to Apply

    To apply please email your CV and Cover letter [email protected] by the 3rd of March.

    Further information about working for us please visit: https: // www.

    Please email [email protected] if you need any assistance with the application process.

    For informal enquiries about the position please contact Alison Bellingham, Curriculum Lead at [email protected]

    Additional Information

    Read more about working at Ruskin College, Oxford at https: // www.

    https: // www.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

    Previous applicants for this post need not apply again.

    A Standard DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).

    This position does not meet the criteria for Skilled Worker sponsorship.

    We will intermittently review the applications as part of this open advert, therefore if successful, you will be shortlisted and contacted at any time.

    Ruskin College, Oxford reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

    Further details:
  • Job Description
  • From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news