Teacher in English (Dyslexia Specialism)

Northampton College
Northampton [Northamptonshire]
£27,347 - £32,599 Per Year, In the range of £27,347 - £32,599 per annum (Dependent on skills, experience and qualifications)
18 Jan 2023 13:10
12 Feb 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
English, Special Education Needs (SEN) / Supported Learning
Contract Type
Full Time

Teacher in English (Dyslexia Specialism)

Teacher in English (Dyslexia Specialism)

Ref: ME2122108C

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year annualised hours. 855 (full time equivalent) annual teaching hours

Salary: In the range of £27,347 - £32,599 per annum (Dependent on skills, experience and qualifications)

Reporting to: Assistant Principal School of Academic & Vocational Support

Primary Location: Northampton, Booth Lane Campus but will also be required to work at the Lower Mounts and Daventry sites

Closing Date: Sunday 12th February 2023

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 20th February 2023


About Northampton College

Northampton College is proud to be the leading provider of further education in the South East Midlands region. As a College, who have been rated by Ofsted as ‘good’ with outstanding features, we are committed to developing the professional and technical skills of our students, who are the workforce and leaders of the future.


The Team

The purpose of this role is to teach to a high standard within the School of Academic & Vocational Support to ensure appropriate support is in place to promote students’ independence as learners in English. Northampton College recognises the missed learning that a large number of students experienced due to the covid pandemic, and we are striving to ensure their skills and confidence in English is developed to enable them to meet the demands of their vocational and GCSE courses, so they achieve and progress at college.


The Role

Teaching will take place in small groups with students from across the college. The post holder will have proven expertise in teaching and supporting students with dyslexia and literacy difficulties on courses at Level 1,2 and 3 and will also be able to develop confident study skills. The post involves assessing and working with students to improve their English skills, both written and spoken, advising subject tutors on in-class support strategies and working collaboratively with Tutors and Learning Support Assistants across the curriculum.


The Successful Candidate

  • The successful candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualities will include:
  • Experience of teaching students with additional needs e.g., Dyslexia traits and ESOL
  • Proven ability to teach a range of levels.
  • Proven experience of implementing quality processes to ensure good teaching and learning.
  • Proven ability to advise vocational teaching and support staff on appropriate in-class support strategies to help students achieve
  • Proven experience in being able to advise teaching staff on appropriate access arrangements for students who are entered for external examinations


Rewards and Benefits include

  • 53 days annual leave, comprising 42 personal days, pro rata (1 September – 31 August), including 8 bank holidays and 3 closure days. The College reserves the right to designate up to 3 closure days per holiday year
  • Discounts through membership of the NUS, ranging from Student Prime (Amazon), to eating out, fashion, beauty, entertainment, technology and travel
  • Eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (a defined benefit scheme including an employer contribution rate of 23.68%)
  • Access to continued professional development
  • Free car parking
  • Gym facilities
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Support Helpline
  • Enhanced maternity/shared parental and paternity schemes
  • Paid Compassionate Leave - up to five working days paid absence (in a rolling twelve-month period) on compassionate grounds in the event of bereavement or serious illness of a close relative)


If you would like to be a part of our successful team please go to https://www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk/working-for-us.html for further details on how to apply.

Job share will be considered for this post

This post will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check