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Specialist Teacher/Assessor: Functional Skills
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 1412
  • Published: Wed 30/11/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 40701
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Specialist Teacher/Assessor: Functional Skills

Grade 7 - £38607-£42795 (pro-rata) 4 days a week position (28.8 hours)

Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives? Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have what it takes to nurture and develop the potential in others?

Havering Adult College is looking to recruit a dynamic member of staff to join the Functional Skills team to predominantly teach English. This exciting post will take an active lead in the promotion of the college’s extensive range of Skills for Life focussed provision including outreach work, course delivery and building confidence and self-esteem with those enrolled onto college courses.

Havering Adult College offers a wide range of courses in a variety of subjects and venues across the Borough to learners aged 19+. We have a strong commitment to Equality and Diversity, and welcome learners of all abilities from all backgrounds. Our excellent commitment to safeguarding has been recognised by Ofsted at our last two inspections.

The position of Specialist/Teacher Assessor requires an individual with creativity, motivation and enthusiasm to support the teaching of English at the college.

You will work with the curriculum manager to plan, create, deliver and assess on a range of new and established courses that include English Functional Skills from Entry Level 2 to Level 2 and Family Learning courses. You will support the learners and help develop learner confidence throughout their learning programmes, ensuring assessment records are kept up-to-date, targets are met and meaningful feedback is provided.

Courses are delivered during the day and in the evening and could include delivery at various locations in and around the borough. In addition, occasional weekends may be required by arrangement.

You are expected to actively market the Havering Adult College specialist provision (through attending events, assisting in the content and design of marketing materials, and having a presence at key locations etc.) to promote specialist learning opportunities.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of Equality and Diversity, and an appreciation of the requirements of teachers under the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults regulations.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and professional team, and will be well supported by our experienced management team. In time, you will be providing mentoring support to sessional staff to contribute to our on-going commitment to continuous improvement.

The successful candidate should hold the following essential criteria:

  • Teaching and assessing Functional Skills English
  • Experience of using MS Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience of working within deadlines
  • Experience of mentoring
  • Hold a full UK driving licence
  • A Level 4 Teaching Qualification for post-compulsory settings (e.g. CTLLS or CET)*
  • GCSE Grade 9 - 5 English and maths qualifications (or equivalent)

* Consideration will be given to exceptional applicants who do not hold, but are willing to gain, their Teaching Qualification and Assessor Certificate, if successful. Details of this can be discussed at interview.

It would be useful for the candidate to also have the following desirable criteria:

  • Assessor Certificate (Level 3)
  • Experience of working with a range of diverse and challenging learner groups
  • Experience of undertaking internal quality assurance
  • Knowledge of the local area and the community

You must have the ability to work on your own initiative and have the ability to research, produce and use teaching resources to maintain high standards of learning in different environments including the use of e-learning. It is also essential that you have a desire to develop and use new methods of teaching and learning to engage and motivate your learners.

In line with national priorities, you will also be expected to support and develop your learners’ English and maths skills.

If you have any questions about the post, please contact Richard Priest on

For your personal statement, we suggest you copy/paste the content of your statement from a Word document, in case your session is timed out. Please make sure you answer fully all of the questions and evidence how you meet the competencies for the post within your personal statement, as outlined in the Job Profile

Please make explicit reference to your relevant qualifications and experience in teaching adults.

Finally, please make sure you choose referees that can comment on your independent work abilities, a line manager, for example, and cover a minimum of five years.

All applications must be made online. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Sunday 11^th December 2022; however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

Please do not attach a CV, as this will not be considered.

You will be notified if your application has been successful and invited to an interview.

Additional Information

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