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Subject to the ongoing situation, it's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the hiring manager.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.

We would welcome applications especially for our most critical roles to ensure we're supporting our residents

Adult Learning Tutor - Surreywide

  • Reference:orbis/TP/818/619
  • Positions:16
  • Salary:£20.44 - £24.52 per hour
  • Category:Adult Learning
  • Contract type:Bank
  • Working hours:Casual
  • Posted on:1 April 2019
  • Closing date:31 August 2019
  • Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
  • Location:Surreywide


Great opportunities to teach for Surrey Adult Learning

Surrey Adult Learning employs up to 300 part time tutors to deliver learning for adults. The role is focussed on teaching, inspiring and supporting adult learners to successfully complete their course/qualification.

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

This is a zero hours (bank) contract. The amount of work you are offered will depend on the number and type of courses scheduled. A typical course could run over one, two, or three terms for up to two hours per week (day and/or evening classes) as well as occasional Saturday workshops. Please note that in some cases courses might not be viable due to low enrolments and may be cancelled.

Classes run in the north and south west of Surrey and are based around seven main centres: Guildford, Camberley, Farnham , Woking , Esher Green, Sunbury and Molesey. Family Learning and Outreach courses are run across Surrey in schools and Community Centres.

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 under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks may be required for some roles.

About the role

Tutors are required to have qualifications/expertise in their subject area as well as a teaching qualification (or be working towards one), such as the Level 3 award in Education & Training, and to have experience of teaching adults.

Please note, due to the number and variety of positions available, this advert is ongoing and applications will be considered upon receipt rather than the advert deadline.

Currently recruiting for:

GCSE English, Functional Skills English*

GCSE maths, Functional Skills maths* (including delivery to Apprentices)

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

ESOL – (Camberley, Molesey)

Arts and Crafts

  • Upholstery (Camberley)
  • Tailoring and Sculpture (Woking)
  • Pottery (Woking, Camberley, Esher)
  • Garment Making (Guildford)
  • Mount Cutting, Picture Framing
  • Photography (Woking)

Work Skills and IT

  • Basic Web Design, Manual and/or Cloud Bookkeeping levels 1 and 2, MS Office software level 1-3, Business Skills and WordPress (all centres)
  • Adobe Photoshop and Apple Mac - basic and intermediate level (Guildford)
  • Computer Basics (Guildford, Woking, Molesey)


  • Portuguese (Camberley)
  • German (Camberley, Farnham, Sunbury, Guildford, Woking)
  • French (all centres)
  • Spanish (all centres)
  • Greek (Camberley, Farnham, Guildford)
  • Japanese (Guildford)
  • Italian (Guildford, Esher, Molesey, Woking)

Movement & Wellbeing

  • Bridge, Mindfulness, (Camberley)
  • Exercise (Sunbury, Molesey, Farnham, Guildford)
  • Pilates (Molesey)
  • Ballroom (Guildford, Woking, Camberley)
  • Herbal Medicine (Guildford, Camberley)
  • Dance, T'ai Chi, Cookery – Other Countries (Camberley, Woking)

Family Learning - ESOL, maths, English, Cookery Early Years and Wellbeing, Cookery across Surrey in schools and children's centres.

Outreach - English, maths, Arts & Crafts, IT, Cookery and Wellbeing. A rewarding and exciting opportunity to work as a sessional tutor delivering Outreach courses in the community to vulnerable groups of adults involved with homeless hostels, ex-service organisations, Job Centre Plus, Older People's Community Mental Health teams, substance misuse and alcohol support. You will receive additional support from your line manager.

Supported Learning - Tutors required to teach adults with learning disabilities in the following subjects/areas (at Entry Level):

  • English & Maths (all centres),
  • Arts & Crafts including Pottery, Mosaics and Gardening,
  • Performing Arts (Farnham, Guildford, Camberley),
  • IT/Media (Molesey),
  • Independent Skills (Molesey, Sunbury),
  • Travel Training & Personal Safety (Woking, Sunbury, Guildford).

We are interested in hearing from you if you have experience of teaching people with learning disabilities and can offer a different subject.

We are also looking for tutors with experience of working with learners recovering from mild to moderate mental health issues for our Passport to Wellbeing courses.

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

Additional information

Contact details

If you would like further information about any of these roles please contact Curriculum Support on

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st August 2019.

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.

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  • Updated: 07 Jun 2020