ESOL Advice Service Adviser
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Salary: £28,910 - £33,531
Contract Type: Secondment/Fixed term until 31st January 2020, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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The ESOL Advice Service works across the borough, from community centres to corporate settings, to help second language adult learners from all backgrounds to find an English course that’s suitable for their level and needs.
We have an opportunity for an experienced ESOL Advice Service Adviser with a high level of attention to detail to join our multi-disciplinary team. The main purpose of the role is to deliver ESOL advice sessions within a variety of settings including community venues. ESOL advice entails carrying out ESOL initial assessments using criteria in the National ESOL Core Curriculum, and placing learners into suitable provision. The role will also include public facing marketing activities, presenting the service offer to potential learners and referral organisations and engagement activities as well as wider advice, guidance and teaching mixed level conversation sessions for learners waiting for a class as appropriate.
Some sessions will be held in the evenings and the successful candidate will be expected to attend these sessions as part of their role. The service runs in term time only so annual leave must be taken during school holidays.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
To be considered for this post the ideal candidate will have gained a qualification such as a Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Certificate in TESOL alongside a relevant post graduate qualification such as an ESOL PGCE, PGDE or a DELTA. The successful candidate will be a confident communicator who possess previous demonstrable experience of building relationships with community organisations and businesses across the borough in order to set up bespoke advice sessions and to expand the numbers of learners and minority communities accessing ESOL provision, and the number of centres hosting onsite ESOL advice sessions.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to Apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Thursday 20th December 2018
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 1800011F
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