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Adult Learning Tutors - Surreywide

  • Reference:orbis/TP/838/3959
  • Positions:16
  • Salary:£21.64 - £25.63 per hour + 15% annual leave enhancement
  • Category:Adult Learning
  • Contract type:Bank
  • Working hours:Casual / Flexible Hours
  • Posted on:22 October 2021
  • Closing date:N/A
  • Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
  • Location:Surreywide

About the role

We are looking for inspirational tutors to deliver learning to adults, both remotely and in our centres, in the north and south west of Surrey. Tutors must be able and willing to travel to one or more of our Adult Learning centres, as well as teach remotely, if necessary.

Surrey Adult Learning delivers more than 3000 courses each year and employs over 250 part time tutors. The role is focused on teaching, inspiring and supporting adult learners to successfully complete their course/qualification and progress towards achieving higher level skills.

We offer a wide range of courses including English & maths, ESOL, Arts & Crafts, Languages, Exercise & Dance, Humanities, Work Skills & IT and Cookery. In addition, we have specific courses run by our Supported Learning, Family Learning, Outreach and Passport to Wellbeing teams. 

We offer a competitive hourly rate of £21.64 per hour for most courses, and £25.63 per hour for courses leading to a qualification. In addition, we pay a 15% annual leave entitlement. These rates include preparation time and travelling. 

Contractual benefits include a teacher's pension scheme, continual professional development and discounted Surrey Adult Learning courses. A DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check is required for this role and will be discussed further at interview.

This is a zero hours (bank) contract. The amount of work you are offered will depend on our programme and on your availability for day, evening and Saturday classes.

Courses are being delivered face to face in our seven main centres in Guildford, Camberley, Farnham, Woking, Esher Green, Sunbury and Molesey, and remotely in certain subjects.

You will need to hold a professional UK teaching qualification (minimum of Level 3 Award in Education & Training), although for some subjects we will consider applicants who are able to demonstrate that they are working towards a qualification. You should also be able to evidence and demonstrate qualifications and expertise in your subject area, a love of your subject and a passion for teaching.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing excellent learning opportunities for your learners and have experience of teaching adults in a classroom environment. Online experience is desirable, but not essential for certain subjects. You will be able to adapt teaching and learning strategies and select resources as appropriate to meet learner needs. You will be supported by a professional and experienced line manager.

Our tutors ensure that learners are provided with the support to develop and progress their skills, confidence and employment opportunities through a range of teaching and learning.

We are currently looking for tutors in the following areas:

Work Skills & IT: IT Accredited courses from Entry Level to Level 1, WordPress and web design, Social media marketing, Photoshop, Book-keeping, Business Administration, Apple Mac Skills, Computer programming and coding, Microsoft Office and Digital Skills.

GCSE English, Functional Skills English*

GCSE Maths, Functional Skills maths*

ESOL* – (Camberley, Molesey, Esher Green, Sunbury)

*current experience of teaching the subject in a classroom to adults is essential.

Arts & Crafts - Pottery, Picture framing and Mount Cutting, Calligraphy (Sunbury), Fashion & Costume History (online), Soft Furnishings (Camberley), Furniture Restoration (Molesey & Guildford), Mosaics (Woking, Sculpture (Woking).


Languages – French (Camberley, Farnham, Guildford, Woking), Greek (Esher and Guildford), Italian (Camberley, Farnham), Japanese (Guildford, Woking and online), Spanish (Camberley, Farnham, Woking, Guildford), Turkish (online only)

Healthy Living: Experienced Cookery tutors: those with specialist skills (i.e. world cuisine) and Food Technology tutors who may like to deliver evening, Saturdays, or holiday workshops. Movement & Physical Activity tutors (including Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and all forms of Dance)

Supported Learning – Computer Skills (Camberley, Guildford), Pottery (Woking, Sunbury, Farnham, Camberley), Creative Art and Craft (Farnham), Cookery (Woking, Guildford), Gardening (Molesey),

Family Learning - Wellbeing, Managing Children's/Teenage Anxiety. Any aspect of Parenting and Maths – Family Learning courses are delivered currently online. Face to Face teaching, once resumed, will take place in Schools and Family centres across the whole of Surrey.

Outreach – Employability, Literacy, Numeracy, Communication Skills, Arts & Crafts, Cookery Sewing and Upcycling. A rewarding and exciting opportunity to work as a sessional tutor delivering Outreach courses in the community and online to vulnerable groups of adults.

Passport to Wellbeing – Pottery (Woking, Camberley), Gardening (Molesey)

For more information, please see full job profile, attached to the bottom of this advert.

In your application, please make sure that you indicate your subject offer, together with your preferred Surrey Adult Learning Centre/s, available working hours and online delivery experience (if applicable).

Additional information

Contact details

For further information about any of these roles please contact Curriculum Support on

If you have a passion for teaching and believe in helping adults achieve their life goals - we want to hear from you!


Applications are considered on an ongoing basis and if your application is short-listed, we will contact you to arrange an interview, which will include a short micro-teach.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

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  • Updated: 02 Dec 2021