Sessional Tutors
£20.31 per hour (inc. preparation)

We are looking to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic tutors responsible for effective teaching and learning to deliver daytime, evening and weekend courses.

Stained Glass Tutor (Mon pm 1-3pm, Mon 6.30-8.30pm and Thursday 6.30-8.30pm)

Community Sewing Tutor (with ESOL teaching experience)

Functional Skills Maths Tutor L1/2 (with subject specialism in Maths)

ESOL Tutor (unit award experience and subject specialism in ESOL)

To be considered for one of these roles you will need to hold a relevant teaching qualification (PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS, PGCE, Cert Ed) or be willing to work towards one and hold a minimum level 3 qualification in a related subject area.

Swarthmore is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The centre is actively committed to a policy of equality of opportunity for all through education and therefore encourages applications from all regardless of age, disability, economic status, gender, race, religion and beliefs or sexual orientation. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) Disclosure Check.

A full job description and person specification is available to download here

An application form is available to download here

Guidance for Applicants can be downloaded here

Our Equal Opportunities Form can be downloaded here

Please note we do not accept CVs

Closing date: 12 noon Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Interviews 5th & 8th January 2018

Apply using our application form by email to or by post to
Wendy Bloom, Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD


Volunteering opportunity for Talk English

Swarthmore is starting a new project called Talk English. Some of you might recognise this name as we were involved  a couple of years ago. The project works with people who have a low level of English and who are experiencing isolation from the wider community. We will be providing English classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages – ESOL) and also a range of activities including a conversation class in which people can practice their English in less formal, social  situations. These classes and activities are all run by volunteers and so we are looking to recruit volunteers who would be interested in teaching and supporting these learners.

Volunteer teachers  need to be able to attend a 15 hour training course which will run over 5 weeks in September and October – this will be on a Wednesday 10-1pm starting on 27th September. They will then teach in pairs either at Swarthmore or in a local community venue such as a school and will need to be able to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week. If you want to volunteer in a support role, known as a Talk English Friend, you will attend a training course of 5 hours and then commit to running either a conversation club once a week or helping out at events on a more flexible basis. Teaching materials are all provided and include lesson plans, schemes of work and resources.

Volunteers need to have a good grasp of English (preferably around Level 2, or GCSE Grade C or above level – you don’t need to have the qualification). You will need to apply and have a DBS check and we will take up references. You will receive ongoing support and training throughout the project. Volunteers that we have worked with previously have progressed into teaching or other employment or have used the teaching hours as their teaching practice alongside a teacher training course. It’s also a great opportunity to gain references for people who have limited work experience previously.

If you are interested please contact for more information. An information sheet for volunteer teachers is available here and the application form is available here.

Please share this information with any friends or learners who you think might also be interested. You will need to complete an application form available here. Similarly, if you know of any centres who might want to host a class then we would be really keen to hear from you at