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English Tutor

Closing date for applications: 21 August 2017

Job Description

The International Study Centre at Istituto Marangoni prepares international foundation year students for degree programmes at the school of fashion.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established, specialist team committed to developing and delivering high quality support for our students whilst working in conjunction with education professionals and academics.

We are currently seeking an English Tutor to prepare and deliver high quality in sessional seminars and lessons. Ideally you should be an experienced teacher of both English for academic purposes and IELTS with a proven track record of preparing students for English language exams. The role is working within a fashion school and therefore an awareness of fashion and the arts is highly desirable, as is an ability to adapt to working with creative-minded students.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and an adaptability that lends itself to working well both independently and as part of a small team. Applications are welcome from those seeking to develop their teaching practice through working in a unique and unconventional environment.

Teaching hours : 16 - 20 hours per week

Contract : Variable fixed term contract (term time only)

Job purpose : to deliver highly effective modules at Foundation Certificate (Pre Undergraduate) level within a specific subject area in the centre.

Key Responsibilities 

Student learning experience

  • Contribute to the design, delivery and development of English modules and teaching sessions offered by the Istituto Marangoni ISC
  • Prepare and deliver teaching lecture, seminar and tutorial sessions, with a normal teaching load of 16-20 hours per week
  • Prepare module examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessment
  • Mark students’ formative and summative assessments submissions and provide timely feedback to students on their performance, including writing regular student reports and tutorials
  • Develop and update course material for modules and teaching sessions, including module material for the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Work with the Centre’s Operations team in the delivery of induction, orientation and registration programmes.
  • Notify and liaise with colleagues where necessary to ensure all students receive appropriate on-going welfare and progression support

Quality and standards assurance and enhancement

  • Implement quality assurance procedures at module level and contribute to the annual monitoring and review of the programme
  • Fully use centre systems to log and monitor student attendance
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance and performance
  • Take up opportunities to become (for example) a Champion in ELearning; VLE development; Peer Observation activities.
  • Any other duties as required from time to time by the Head of English

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Training


  • Cambridge CELTA or equivalent


  • Cambridge DELTA or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in a related field

Experience Required

  • Experience of teaching in UK higher or further education and preferably a teaching qualification and experience of working with international students

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to develop and update teaching material and preferably experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment
  • Competence in teaching and administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.)
  • A student-centred and client-focused approach
  • A commitment to continuous professional development
  • Strong record-keeping 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.

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and as such all staff will be expected to undergo appropriate pre-employment checks within these guidelines. All successful applicants will undergo child protection screening including an enhanced DBS and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service


Please send a completed application form to Joe Gowdridge, Head of English.

Application deadline 5pm on Monday 21 August 2017