Teacher of English (Zero Hours)

Temporary, Part-time · Edinburgh

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What's On Offer:

Job Type: Zero Hours
Fixed Term (provisional dates 25/03/2024 - 28/03/2024) 
BSC Edinburgh College
Schedule: Monday - Friday
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)

Education & Experience Required: Cambridge CELTA/DELTA or industry equivalent
Job Description

Teachers are key roles in BSC’s vision of ‘delivering outstanding and transformational learning 
experiences’ both in and outside the classroom. This role works closely with the teaching team, the College Manager, as well as the college’s Student Experience team to ensure students’ progress through their chosen course of study and receive the guidance and feedback they need to succeed. The duties of the role are outlined below, with further specification in the teacher handbook. There may be occasions where Teachers are asked to undertake other tasks, particularly in quieter periods within the college.  
Inside the classroom / Online  
  • Teach a wide range of courses, clubs and workshops to students of all ages and levels in accordance with the set curricula and syllabi, with particular thought to the needs and priorities of the students and in line with college requirements (teaching may be classroom based or online) 
  • Ensure students are aware of course and lesson learning outcomes by planning collaboratively and displaying schemes of work/weekly plans in the classroom 
  • Teach high-quality lessons that are in line with the teacher handbook and accreditation criteria for your teaching level and experience (TEFLI/TEFLQ) 
  • Monitor student progress through formative and summative assessment and adapting materials and lesson content accordingly 
  • Ensure all students receive the designated number of tutorials 
  • Play an active role in BSC’s observation programme demonstrating TEFLI/TEFLQ criteria to managers, peers and CELTA trainees 
  • Begin and end classes promptly 
  • Monitor student attendance and communicate to relevant parties 
  • Provide cover for absent teachers as and when required 
Outside the classroom 

  • Planning and preparation of lessons in accordance with the set curricula and syllabi, with particular thought to the needs and priorities of the students (including the gathering of resources, photocopying, and setting up of technical equipment etc. before class begins) 
  • Gather resources, devise, write and produce new materials including authentic audio and visual resources as and when required 
  • Complete all administrative tasks relating to your classes and your role in a timely manner and to a high standard, including detailed work and homework records, materials used, test results and other relevant student information 
  • Leave sufficient detail for cover teachers in event of being unable to teach 
  • Complete schemes of work/weekly plans in advance and amend to reflect changes in lesson content 
  • Set, mark and correct homework providing appropriate written and oral feedback according to BSC’s correction and feedback policy 
  • Write up student tutorials, progress reports and final reports weekly or as an when required 
  • Track student progress using BSC’s online platform and upload all relevant digital work to student portfolios 
  • Assist in placement testing and level assessment as directed by the DoS or ADoS 
  • Attend student graduation ceremonies 
  • Invigilate and participate in any exams held at the college as and when required 
  • Support the student experience team as required when there are insufficient teaching hours available  
  • Undertake other duties such as accompanying students on educational and cultural excursions and be part of the social activity rota as required and directed by college management 
  • Help in other operational capacities when needed.   
Continuous Professional Development 
  • Actively participate in arrangements for future training and professional development as a teacher 
  • Review teaching methods and work programmes through regular Professional 
  • Development Reviews/Appraisals with your manager, using BSC Systems to track all goals and CPD records 
  • Participate in BSC’s observation programme for both developmental and quality control purposes, including peer observations and others conducted by managers, teacher trainers, central academic team and other internal and external clients 
  • Attend all team meetings and CPD sessions as required 
  • Deliver seminars and workshops as part of the academic CPD programme 
  • Be prepared to travel to other BSC locations to deliver and attend CPD sessions across the group 
  • Keep up to date with industry developments, new resources, methods and technology and apply to your classroom practice where appropriate 
  • Be willing to teach online lessons as and when required as part of development and to facilitate group-wide delivery of products  
Communication and Collaboration 
  • Cooperate with group, college and academic management as well as other teachers with regard to the preparation of courses, creation of materials, delivery of lessons and groupwide events and initiatives 
  • Share and receive ideas for best practice across the group using Yammer, SharePoint and any other BSC communication channels 
  • Actively use Yammer to promote and praise student and team achievements 
  • Be familiar with the teacher and student handbooks and relevant updates 
  • Proactively act as a conduit between students and college management team 
  • Support and advise new or less experienced members of the teaching team  
  • Respond to student feedback in a professional and timely manner, in conjunction with your 
  • manager 
  • Take part in employee satisfaction surveys and other group driven initiatives 
  • Communicate promptly any relevant student information to the Student Experience team or your manager
Safeguarding and Compliance 
  • Oversee the general welfare of all students in your classes and refer any issues to the safeguarding officers in accordance with the group safeguarding policy 
  • Undertake pastoral duties as necessary and support students on an individual basis through their academic journey 
  • Manage student behaviour in the classroom and on college premises, and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour in liaison with college management 
  • Ensure that all students receive the necessary amount of time designated for tutorials 
  • Report any maintenance issues to college management 
  • Keep desk and common areas in a tidy and presentable fashion 
  • Comply with all BSC policies and dress code 
  • Ensure learners are aware of BSC rules and regulations 
  • Conduct yourself in a manner representative of BSC’s Vision, Mission and Values
Education & Experience Required:  
  • Cambridge CELTA/DELTA or industry equivalent 
  • Degree or alternative relevant experience 
  • Ability to deliver lessons to TEFLI/TEFLQ standards (depending on qualification) 
  • Experience in EFL teaching in the UK or abroad, with a good understanding of current industry developments 
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development and the willingness to learn new skills  

Experience & Knowledge Desired:  
  • Comfortable using digital technology in the classroom 
  • Knowledge of another language at B1 or higher 
  • Experience in curriculum/syllabus design and/or materials writing  
  • Expertise in another subject or industry such as business, technology, hospitality etc.
Further Information
All BSC colleagues must operate in line with our team-led Vision, Mission & Values as outlined below:
BSC VISION: To provide customers with steppingstones to their future by delivering outstanding and transformational learning experiences.
BSC MISSION: By believing that “Great Things Start Here” and standing behind all that this means. If we believe it, our customers will achieve it!

AIM HIGHER: We proactively make suggestions and solutions for challenges and opportunities.
COLLABORATE: We are team players - we treat everyone with respect and understand that we succeed collectively, not as individuals.
COMMUNICATE: We communicate in a timely way with clarity, respect and transparency.
CUSTOMER FOCUS: We seek to provide consistent high-quality experiences that customers will remember.
TEAM FOCUS: We seek to reward and recognise   excellence and innovation within our employees.

The above list of job responsibilities is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope, grading of the post and at the request by management.
 We are committed to providing a creative, rewarding and successful learning and working environment for our students and team. 
 We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all interest in joining our team. Successful applicants will undergo our safeguarding checks in line with our Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy & our Recruitment Policy, including Scottish PVG Scheme, an Enhanced DBS Check, Barred List, Prohibition Lists check and overseas criminal records if applicable
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