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Adult Learning Tutors - Surreywide

  • Reference:orbis/TP/838/3959
  • Positions:16
  • Salary:£21.36 - £25.63 per hour + 15% annual leave enhancement
  • Category:Adult Learning
  • Contract type:Bank
  • Working hours:Casual / Flexible Hours
  • Posted on:23 September 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 online and face to face in the north and south west of Surrey.

Surrey Adult Learning delivered over 3600 courses last year and employs over 300 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 £21.36 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 and online. Classroom delivery is mainly for our more practical subjects in our seven main centres in Guildford, Camberley, Farnham, Woking, Esher Green, Sunbury and Molesey. 

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 will also have qualifications/ 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; experience of teaching adults both in a classroom environment and online is desirable, but not essential. You will be able to adapt teaching and learning strategies and select resources as appropriate in order 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.

Work Skills & IT: are looking for a tutor who is prepared to travel to Redhill and/or Woking who has the following experience?

  • Teaching qualification level 3 (minimum)
  • Proven history of teaching IT Accredited courses from Entry Level to Level 1
  • Office software skills to level 2 (preferably holding an ECDL level 2 or equivalent qualification)
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows 10 and the Cloud
  • Good knowledge of most social media platforms
  • Experience teaching ESOL learners

We are currently recruiting for tutors in the following areas:

GCSE English, Functional Skills English*
GCSE Maths, Functional Skills maths*
ESOLtutors with current experience of teaching ESOL in a classroom to adults (Camberley, Molesey, Esher Green, Sunbury)

Arts & Crafts - Pottery, Picture framing and Mount Cutting, Calligraphy (Sunbury), Fashion & Costume History (online), Art History (online), Film history/appreciation, Woodwork (Molesey), Furniture Restoration (Molesey & Guildford)


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

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

Work Skills & IT – WordPress, Social media marketing, Photoshop, Book-keeping, Business Administration

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

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

In your application, please make sure that you indicate your main subject offer, with any additional subjects offered, together with your online delivery experience, preferred location and working hours.

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 meets the minimum criteria in one of the subjects where there is a vacancy, we will contact you to arrange an interview.

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: 28 Sep 2021