Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • UNITED KINGDOM, GB

Description

May 2019


Job advert


Teachers of English for Academic Purposes:

Permanent appointments

Context

INTO is an organisation working in partnership with leading British Universities and investing


in the development of world-class international student centres. It specialises in preparing


students for undergraduate and postgraduate study in the UK. Our Centres deliver progression


onto leading British undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Each INTO Centre is managed


by a joint venture management board in which INTO and the partner University are equal


shareholders.


INTO University of Exeter is looking for a number of permanent EAP teachers to teach across


a variety of programmes. This would typically include a contribution to the summer


presessional programme. An ability and willingness to teach on different programmes would


be an advantage.


There are a number of permanent fractional permanent posts available and it is anticipated


that post holders would start in September.


Job Role

The successful candidates would be expected to join well-established teams of teachers who teach


and assess modules covering Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking & Study Skills.


Requirements

Applicants should ideally have a DELTA qualification and significant demonstrable experience of


teaching English for Academic Purposes. A master’s degree in a relevant subject is desirable.


The successful candidates would also have the right to work within the UK.

Salary

Range £28,700 to £30,479.56 per annum (pro-rated if fractional hours worked)


Application Process

If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and interest for this post, please visit our


recruitment pages @ https://intoglobal.com/jobs and complete the application form, please send all


completed application forms to INTO-recruitment@exeter.ac.uk.


For further information about the roles please contact Sarah Shirley, Academic Director by


email at s.shirley@exeter.ac.uk.


Closing Date for Applications: 24th May 2019


Interview Dates: w/b 3rd June 2019


Safeguarding

As part of our Safeguarding procedures, applicants are asked to note that:


- references will be followed up;
- all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily;
- proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required;
- reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that they should not be engaged in

situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18;


- appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.

This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of


Offenders Act 1974. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a Disclosure and


Barring Serviced check before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions,


reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.


For further details see http://www.intohigher.com/jobs


INTO is an equal opportunities employer.


INTO is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and child protection screening


will apply.


www.into.uk.com


INTO Giving is the charitable arm of INTO University Partnerships and is committed to increasing access to


education and improving the quality of education for disadvantaged young people around the world. INTO


employees are encouraged to take an active role in INTO Giving.


To find out more please visit www.into-giving.com.


March 2019


English Language Teacher


Context

INTO is an organisation working in partnership with leading British Universities and investing in the


development of world-class international student centres. It specialises in preparing students for


undergraduate and postgraduate study in the UK. Our Centres deliver guaranteed progression onto


leading British undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Each INTO Centre is managed by a joint venture


management board in which INTO and the partner University are equal shareholders.


Reporting line

The English Language Teacher reports to the appropriate Programme Manager/Assistant Programme Manager


or Co-ordinator.


Job dimensions

 Ability to teach across a range of programmes.


 Ability to teach a variety of students from a variety of countries and cultural backgrounds and different


language levels;


 Ability to assess effectiveness of teaching skills against student progress and performance;


 Up to 800 teaching hours per year;


 Will be required to work with key stakeholders across other functional areas of INTO such as marketing,


finance, student services. May also be required to liaise with student’s parents and other external


stakeholders within the partner University;


 Staff taking additional roles (e.g. material production) will have teaching hours adjusted accordingly, as


agreed with the line manager.


Key accountabilities and duties

 Teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to international students at the INTO Centre. The main focus


is on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and study skills; there may be a need to incorporate some


general English or English for Specific Purposes (ESP), including cultural awareness as appropriate. The


work will include teaching students who are preparing for future University study; or students on customised


courses;


 Make purposeful and appropriate lesson plans that provide for effective teaching strategies and meet the


individual needs of students;


 Prepare, select and use teaching/learning materials for English for international students (including the use


of textbooks, in-house materials and self-created materials);


 Assess students and provide both formative and summative evaluations. Design programme tests and


assessment tasks as required;


 Provide oral and written feedback to students and other stakeholders (e.g. programme managers,


academic schools, marketing staff, sponsors and parents);


 Develop reasonable rules of classroom behaviour and ensure they are consistently applied;


Job description


 Act as a personal tutor; provide academic support as appropriate through consultations and tutorials (e.g.


advice on language learning, guidance on study skills and academic expectations for University study,


advice on where to seek additional academic support and information);


 Carry out administrative and record-keeping tasks associated with teaching and assessment (e.g. student


progress reports, test invigilation, marks sheets, attendance and activity records, tutorial logs, advice logs,


and UCAS references);


 Contribute to course and module development;


 Provide teaching cover in the absence of other colleagues;


 Participate in the social programme where this is an integral part of the teaching-learning programme (e.g.


accompanying trips and attending events);


 Participate in and contribute to briefing sessions, student and teacher induction and orientation and


programme functions;


 Act as a positive ambassador for INTO;


 Liaise with the Academic Support Manager to provide all required information in a timely manner;


 Participate in staff development and professional training as required;


 Provide support to all students;


 Attend Centre and section meetings as required.


 Help promote the INTO Centre for marketing purposes.


Your job title does not define or limit your duties and you may be required to carry out other work within


your abilities from time to time at our request;


We reserve the right to introduce changes in line with technological developments which may impact


upon your job duties or methods of working.


Location

At the partner University (where the INTO Centre is located).


Safeguarding

As part of our Safeguarding procedures, applicants are asked to note that:


- references will be followed up;
- all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily;
- proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required;
- reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that they should not be engaged in

situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18;


- appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.

This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders


Act 1974. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Serviced


check before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final


warnings as well as convictions.


See next page for person specification…


Person specification


Essential Desirable


Legal Status  Appropriate DBS disclosure will be required

prior to confirmation of appointment.


Education/


Qualifications


 Undergraduate degree or higher.

 Should hold a recognised EFL teaching


qualification. This should be at Diploma or

Masters Level (e.g. RSA DELTA, MA in

TESOL).


Knowledge/


Skills


 Excellent command of written and spoken

English.


 Must be able to teach across a variety of

programmes within the Centre. The

programmes vary in intensity and number of

students.


 Ability to assess effectiveness of teaching

skills against student progress and

performance.


 Up to date knowledge and awareness of

communicative English Language teaching

methodologies.


 Knowledge of and applied good practice in

both EFL and EAP.


 Awareness of the cultural differences

amongst learners and aware of the needs of

learners in the HE context.


 Excellent teaching, presentation, written and

verbal communication skills.


 Adaptability and flexibility to adapt the

curriculum plan depending on the needs of

the students.


 Ability to make decisions