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Sessional Tutors

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

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-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.

Subjects: Business, Economics, Financial Accounting, Law, Chemistry, Maths for Science, Biology, Maths and Physics tutors 

Location: Liverpool
Hours: Variable
Salary: Hourly rate
Start date: January 8th 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 assist the Subject Leaders for Business and Law and Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences to include coordinating a team of tutors, updating module handbooks,
  • preparing module assessment analysis and review reports and detailed schemes of work (indicative)
  • To deliver schemes of work effectively, to set assessments and mark these in a timely manner
  • To act as a personal/group tutor to provide academic and pastoral support to students.
  • To ensure student punctuality, attendance and appropriate behaviour in class/teaching rooms.
  • To maintain accurate and up to date records of student attendance and assessment grades.
  • To maintain accurate progression risk tracking and student performance data.
  • 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 actively promote the use of differentiation in the classroom.
  • To actively promote the creative use of TEL (technology enhanced learning), and ensure the VLE (virtual learning environment) meets provider and university standards for the modules you teach.
  • To contribute to the preparation of mid and end of term reports on and for students.
  • To be responsible for creating and updating teaching materials.
  • 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 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 Programmes and Head of Centre.

Selection Criteria

Qualifications, Experience and Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant teaching qualification (PGCE, Masters Degree and/or Phd)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching Level 3 and Level 4
  • Ideally teaching experience of teaching students on university preparation courses up to PreMasters level, or at an equivalent level
  • 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
  • Experience of developing and updating teaching materials and experience of working with a Virtual Learning Environment

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 to take place on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 December 2017.

Application deadline 30 November 2017