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Skills for Life Tutor - ESOL Specialist

Contract Type

Term Time (TTO)

Working Hours

35 Hours

Job Category



Idea Store (Whitechapel)
321 Whitechapel Road
E1 1BU


£30,692 - £35,723


Tutor/Lecturer Qualified

Closing Date

Jul 3, 2022

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Skills for Life Tutor - ESOL Specialist

Job Details

There are 2 positions – 1 Full Time and 1 Part Time 

Benefits and Allowances

Tutor/ Lecturer Scale points 10 - 14 - £30,692 - £35,723 + London Weighting £3,202 (pro-rata 41 weeks per year) 

Role Purpose

Have you got big ideas about adult learning? Come to Tower Hamlets Council and make them happen. Idea Stores are where learning and libraries combine.  

Tower Hamlets has one of the most economically and socially diverse communities in the UK. Here at Idea Stores, we provide a unique combination of adult learning, library and information services. We are looking for enthusiastic ESOL tutors to join our innovative and dynamic team and teach across a range of levels in our well-equipped stores with purpose-built classrooms. You will teach on a range of accredited and non-accredited programmes with learners working towards ESOL qualifications as well as bespoke programmes which support learners into work and further study.

Graded Good by Ofsted (November 2016), come and join our supportive learning environment where you will be given space to develop and progress in your teaching career. 

Key Responsibilities

  • You will provide high quality teaching, learning and support for learners in the Post-19 education sector for Tower Hamlets Council.
  • You will be responsible for delivering excellent teaching and learning on a range of accredited (Ascentis) and RARPA assessed ESOL programmes across the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. 
  • You will assist the Curriculum Managers to develop courses, schemes of work and assessment strategies which meet the wide-ranging needs of learners across the borough.


Successful applicants will hold a subject specialism in ESOL (at level 5 or above) and hold or be willing to work towards a PGCE (or equivalent teaching qualification).

Knowledge and experience of teaching mixed ability groups as well as knowledge and understanding of current best practice in teaching and learning is essential.

This post requires an enhanced DBS and the ability to work flexibly (including one or two evenings a week) as required.

Additional Information

Interviews will be held on 18th & 19th July. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to book their interview online. 

These vacancies are fixed term until 31st August 2023 in the first instance. Working hours are 35 hours per week (term time only, 41 weeks per year).

We strongly encourage applicants to read the person specification thoroughly and to clearly demonstrate that they have the skills and knowledge required for this position when completing their application. 



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