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ESOL Trainer

Posted on 2024-02-06


Newcastle, United Kingdom
Job Description
Twin Group is an award-winning provider of education, travel, work experience, accommodation, and employment services.  We offer a diverse number of life-enhancing services to our clients and every member of our team is essential in achieving this.

As part of the ESOL Practitioner Project, you will deliver Level 3 ESOL courses and associated coaching, support, tutorials, monitoring, evaluation, and program compliance activities. The role will lead to the delivery of training to volunteers across Newcastle. The outreach part will involve generating leads to join the program and completing signup paperwork with the learner.

  • Delivering the programme promptly, supporting learners through their learning journey with Twin.
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to participants’ learning outcomes.
  • Creating and following programme layout and complying with specifications and guidelines
  • Preparing lessons and preparing/adapting materials as required
  • Keeping track of and maintaining records of participants’ attendance, participation, and progress
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting participants’ progress in key learning areas.
  • Complete course-related administrative tasks to specified standards.
  • Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with British Council standards and policy for child protection.
  • Ensuring the course is inclusive and focuses on the ESOL learner’s needs.
  • Integrating and delivering training with a focus on literacy and digital skills
  • Coaching, tutoring, and offering learning support to learners.

Outreach, Monitoring and Evaluation:

Deliver the monitoring and evaluation aspects of the project such as:
  • Collecting a baseline needs assessment for learners,
  • Managing the induction process,
  • Conducting classroom and training observations, interviews and focus groups with learners and project stakeholders.
  • Organising any external assistance or support as necessary
  • Responsible for contributing to achieving a monthly target for referring learners on to the ESOL Practitioners Course,
  • Willing to undertake business development and recruitment of referral sources as well as learners.
  • Recruitment of learners onto courses to meet agreed programme targets, in accordance with eligibility requirements.
  • Take ownership for all referral source engagement activities associated with learner recruitment, including identifying and mitigating risks.
  • Work to fully understand each course, its target learners (eligibility), aims, targets, deliverables, geography, and payment systems.
  • Develop relationships with a broad portfolio of referral sources, for example, 3rd sector, education sector and other commercial providers, being very aware of both immediate transactions and potential partnerships.
  • Implement ongoing contact schedules (planned in advance where possible) for maximum scheduling efficiency, to ensure adequate coverage of relevant referral sources.
  • Ensure full and accurate record keeping of all client and referral sources.
Education /Qualification 
  • DELTA or equivalent Diploma or English Language related MA
  • Degree-level education desirable, not essential
Skills and Experience
  • DELTA, or other Level 7 English Language teaching qualification (with observed teaching practice – minimum 7.5 hours) - essential
  • At least two years of English Language teaching experience
  • Experience of working within a business context - desirable
  • Experience in teaching ESOL - desirable
  • Experience in delivering teacher training and webinars - desirable
  • Experience in using British Council teacher development materials – desirable
Additional Information

Salary: up to £27,000 per annum depending on experience
Location: Newcastle Area  
Contract:  Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30

Benefits: up to 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + Birthday Day off, per year; Long service award, an extra days annual leave per year completed, up to 5 additional days; 5 days paid sick leave per year; Employee referral scheme, up to £500 per successful referral; Sabbatical Leave the right to request up to 1 months unpaid sabbatical leave; Season ticket loan of up to £1000 per year; Pension contributions; Career development opportunities; 2 volunteering days per year; ability to purchase an additional 3 days annual leave per year; Death in service benefit, including an Employee Assistance Programme.

Please Note:  
The successful candidate must be able to work in the UK. 
Twin is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
Successful applicants will be required to undertake a standard or an enhanced disclosure via the DBS, depending on the role itself. 
  • All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily.
  • Proof of identity and qualifications will be required.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a one-hour online safeguarding training prior to commencing employment.
We are dedicated to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age. 

Disability Confident Employer 
Disabled applicants should indicate in the Equality of Opportunity section of the application form if they wish their application to be given consideration under the Disability Confident scheme.  
If you are invited to interview, please advise the recruitment administrator what adjustment you would require at the interview in as much detail as possible to enable arrangements to be put into place.  

We ask all applicants if they want to be considered under this scheme.  By opting in to this scheme, you are disclosing that you have a disability solely for the purpose of the interview guarantee and we will not assume nor infer that you wish to disclose or record your disability in any other way – including any reasonable adjustments you may need if you are employed. 

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You can apply using the online service or apply by phoning Jobcentre Plus on: 
Telephone: 0800 121 7479 
Textphone: 0800 121 7579 


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