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English and Academic Skills Tutor

Closing date for applications: 7 December 2017

Job Description

Sessional Opportunities also available  

Due to growth in student numbers, Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre are now recruiting an English Language and Academic Skills tutor to join the existing teaching team. Reporting to the Head of English and Academic Skills, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching modules in English Language, Academic Skills and Preparatory English to students on university preparation programmes offered by the Centre. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative tutor. The right candidate will have a natural ability to motivate students and deliver high quality teaching as well as carrying out relevant pastoral functions. You will enjoy working with international students, be performance driven and be able to work co-operatively and flexibly with other colleagues. We are looking for a patient and committed tutor who is committed to providing an interesting and effective learning experience to our students.

About Us

Study Group is a global leader in providing a transformational learning experience for international students, leaving them with academic success and rewarding careers. 2016 was a successful year with 70,000 students enrolling across 163 countries. Above all, providing a fantastic learning experience to our students is at the heart of what we do, so if you are passionate, dedicated, and interested in embarking in a truly fulfilling position, then you’ve come to the right place.

Location: Liverpool
Hours: 18.75 hours per week (0.5FTE)
Salary: £12,495 per annum
Start date: January

Key Responsibilities 

Teaching and learning, student progress and delivery of lessons

  • To deliver high quality teaching to groups of international students
  • To undertake marking and feedback provision on a formative and summative basis, whilst complying with quality standards and processes.
  • To act as a Module Leader in relevant subject areas, including coordinating a team of tutors updating module handbooks, preparing module assessment analysis and review reports and preparing detailed schemes of work (indicative)
  • To deliver schemes of work effectively, to set assessments and mark these in a timely manner
  • To teach up to a maximum of 12.5 hours per week (teaching contact time)
  • To be responsible for creating and updating teaching materials
  • To act as a personal tutor to provide academic and pastoral support to students (contact time 1 hr)
  • To ensure and monitor student punctuality, attendance and appropriate behaviour in class/teaching rooms 9. To maintain up to date records of student attendance and assessment grades
  • To make every effort to secure the best performance from each student at their level both during their course and in final exams and assessments
  • To contribute to the preparation of mid and end of term reports on and for students
  • Provide cover where necessary


  • To attend and contribute to staff meetings and Assessment Boards, where necessary.
  • To keep up to date with developments in academic teaching and skills including developing the use of e-learning resources
  • To work in a collegial fashion and foster productive relations with ISC and HEI colleagues
  • To contribute towards continuing professional development and lead on relevant CPD sessions
  • To carry out any other duties as required by the Head of English and Academic Skills and Head of Centre

Selection Criteria

Qualifications, Experience and Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant teaching qualification (CELTA and ideally a DELTA, TEFL, MA Linguistics, PGCE or related subject)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching international students on university preparation courses up to Pre-Masters level, or at an equivalent level
  • Experience of developing and updating teaching materials, and experience of working with a Virtual Learning Environment
  • Competence in administration and IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to be a performance driven team player

Organisational Compliance

The position holder must comply with Study Group policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and those specifically relevant to the position and authority of the job holder.


If you are interested and would like to apply for this post, please send your CV with a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to Christina Roberts, Head of Centre ( by Thursday 30 November 2017. Interviews will take place on 6 December 2017

Application deadline 7 December 2017