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Job id: 090146. Salary: Competitive.

Posted: 24 May 2024. Closing date: 23 June 2024.

Business unit: Modern Language Centre. Department: King's Language Centre.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About Us

King’s Language Centre offers a wide range of languages as part of our short courses provision from beginner to advanced level. Our mission is to engage the community at King’s and beyond in language learning and intercultural communication. Our immersive language classes use the communicative method and are taught by highly skilled and experienced native speakers. The classes are taught in the heart of London at our Strand and Waterloo campuses. We also offer some courses online via Microsoft Teams.

For more information, please see:  Welcome to King's Language Centre

About the Role

This role is a fixed-term post to provide high quality teaching on our short courses programme for students, staff, and the public. Classes are taught  in the evenings after 6 pm or on Saturday mornings both in person and online. Usually, classes run over three terms of ten weeks each starting in October, January and April.

We are looking for individuals who are experienced in teaching one of the following languages:

  • Dutch
  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Swedish
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Panjabi
  • Bengali

At the time of advertising we are unable to commit to guaranteed hours as this is dependent on our upcoming enrolment numbers, which will be confirmed nearer the term start. It is expected that work will be aligned to three terms starting in October, January and April running for 10 weeks each term. We are asking people to have flexibility in their availability which will be discussed with you at the offer stage if you’re successful.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare and deliver in-person and/or online classes for learners on our short courses programme on weekday evenings and on Saturday mornings.
  • Create general and week-by-week syllabi for the relevant language and level.
  • Maintain the digital learning platform for students.
  • Liaise with the relevant Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, and Professional Services Team to ensure timely communication and smooth delivery of classes.
  • Attend team meetings and professional development sessions as required.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. Teaching qualification or degree in a relevant subject area
  2. Experience in teaching language classes at various levels for a range of different learners
  3. Native level fluency in one of the following languages Dutch, British Sign Language (BSL), Swedish, Gujarati, Hindi, Panjabi or Bengali
  4. Experience in creating engaging teaching materials, including digital materials
  5. Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  6. Skills in using digital platforms and MS Office software
  7. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a 2 page supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert.

  To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

If successful in being offered work with us, your details will be provided to our partner organisation; “King’s Teachers”, who handle the employment and administration of our Hourly Paid Teaching Staff.