Who we are:
Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to learning.
We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.
When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.
Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.
About the role:
Activate Learning are now looking for enthusiastic and inspiring ESOL teachers to join our Lifeskills faculty based at our Reading College campus on a casual basis. The Lifeskills team work to support learners who face barriers to education, including learners with special educational needs.
This post provides an excellent opportunity for teachers with passion and drive who are committed to enabling our students to unlock their potential and switch on to the power of learning. The post holders will predominately be teaching on our Adult and Foundation ESOL courses, with additional evening sessions available.
Please state on your application form any details of your availability such as only being available on certain days of the week or shift patterns which may affect your ability to be available.
What do you need to be a successful ESOL Teacher at Activate Learning?
Successful candidates will have an ESOL teaching qualification (CertTESOL/DipTESOL/CELTA/DELTA) and experience teaching in levels E1, E2, E3 and L1. Whilst we would prefer applications from experienced teachers who hold a PGCE or degree, we would consider applications from applicants with little or no teaching experience who have the ability to inspire our learners and a willingness to complete a PGCE or equivalent Post Compulsory Education Level 5 qualification. Unqualified candidates would start at a lower salary point and this could be discussed at interview, if successfully shortlisted.
In addition, you will need to have a flexible approach, coupled with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will have an open mindset and attitude towards technology and virtual learning tools. Along with current Maths and English skills, you will also demonstrate the ability to engage and develop students and role model the attributes that we develop within our learners.
About Activate Learning
Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group of 7 colleges across Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Surrey that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with students as individuals, helping them make the choice of career pathway or course that’s right for them and their ambitions.
Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.
We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.
Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.
Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.
If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.