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English and Academic Skills Tutor (sessional)

Closing date for applications:14 December 2017

Job Description

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-cooperatively 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: Variable
Salary: Negotiable hourly rate
Start date: 8 January 2018

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 (if required) 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 on various programmes; Foundation, International Year One, Pre-Masters and Pre-Sessional
  • 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 1hr)
  • To ensure and monitor student punctuality, attendance and appropriate behaviour in class/teaching rooms
  • 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 and Training

  • 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 and Knowledge Required

  • 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

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records checks if appropriate.


Please apply with a CV to Christina Roberts, Head of Centre.

Application deadline 14 December 2017