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Skills for Life Lecturer - Family Learning

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Role Responsibility

If you would like to make a positive difference to families in Kent, then we would like to hear from you.

Family Learning is part of Community Learning and Skills in Kent Adult Education, and we deliver a wide variety of engaging and interesting courses to families in the community. Our aim is to support fathers, mothers and carers to engage in learning, improve their life chances and to enjoy life with their children.

We are recruiting a Skills for Life Lecturer on Permanent Relief contract hours, to deliver a range of Family Learning courses including:  Family English, Maths and Language (ESOL) courses in the Ashford, Folkestone, Maidstone and Tonbridge areas. We require a person who is also willing to travel across these areas to meet delivery needs and is flexible to work in the school holidays.

Family English, Maths and Language (FEML) is a provision designed for mothers, fathers and carers with basic skills needs, and includes programmes for families where English is not the primary language at home. Our programme also includes personal development, parenting, basic cookery, family first aid and creative courses with embedded English and Maths. The successful candidate will be willing to teach a broad range of courses both face to face and online.

The role of a Family Learning tutor is interesting, enjoyable and above all, hugely rewarding.

To join our successful, supportive and dedicated team you will need to show that you:

- Hold relevant teaching and subject qualifications.

- Have experience of working with families in the community.

- Are motivated to make learning fun, enjoyable and inspirational. 

- Are willing to produce lesson plans and complete standardised paperwork. 

- Are able to deliver at Entry Level to Level 2 across a range of programmes to exam.

- Have the ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day

- Are flexible to teach various hours during the week including evenings and in school holidays (and the very occasional Saturday by prior agreement).


Strong English and Maths skills are required (minimum Level 2 or GCSE Grade C/4) to underpin all delivery, as programmes are mapped to the Adult Core Curriculum and can progress to Functional Skills and Trinity ESOL qualifications. Knowledge of the Primary Curriculum is also required.

You will work in a range of primary schools, Children’s Centres, community-based venues and online from home. Courses range from one week to four terms, usually delivered in two-and-a-half hourly sessions per week.

You will be paid for preparation as well as teaching time on a ratio of 1:1 and be expected to attend three tutor meetings per year and actively engage with CPD.

Come and enjoy our amazing team and make that difference!

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Preferred start date of September 2023 with some training before this date by agreement.

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 17th May 2023.

Closing date: Friday 7th April 2023 or earlier if we receive a high volume of suitable candidates.

Contact Details

Contact details:

Andrea De Pury - Curriculum Leader -03000 413478

Caroline Grover - Curriculum Manager - 03000 415580

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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