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Specialist English Tutor

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Tipton College, Alexandra Road, Tipton, DY4 7NR
Band E, SCP 18-25 (£29,269 - £33,945 per annum)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

Job Details

This post is on fixed term basis until 31st July 2025 due to project funding

Sandwell Adult and Family Learning Service has a full-time English Specialist tutor vacancy, offered on a fixed term basis until 31st July 2025 (potential funding for a minimum of 3 years, this will be confirmed at interview).

We are looking for a dynamic English tutor who has experience of designing and delivering short and/or introductory English modules to adults who may have been out of education for some time or have English as a second language.

You will need experience delivering functional skills English from entry level through to level 2 and have experience in assessment. The candidate must have worked as a teacher of adults for two years or more.

The provision is offered across the whole borough of Sandwell and runs daytime, evenings and weekends at various points of the year e.g. during October when we take part in the national Family Learning Festival.

  • The successful applicant will be required to hold a minimum level 4 teaching qualification, a minimum qualification in English at level 3 and a maths qualification at least at functional skills level.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from tutors that have recent experience of working within other adult community learning organisations.

Sandwell Adult and Family learning would welcome applicants who have a proven record of experience teaching adults 19+ in English. Knowledge of Ofsted, SAR, moderation, standardisation and RARPA would be a distinct advantage.

Sandwell Adult and Family Learning Service has 3 main learning centres across Sandwell. You will be required to travel between centres daily and travelling expenses can be claimed according to the SMBC approved mileage scheme.

The posts offer a competitive salary of £29,269 - £33,945 and a full package of benefits from SMBC.

Successful candidates will need to complete an enhanced DBS application and a KCSIE check will be required for this post.


37 Hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

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Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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