Teacher of English for Special Purposes – Teacher Training

2021, July 30
Teacher of English for Special Purposes – Teacher Training 30th July 2021
Job TitleTeacher of English for Special Purposes – Teacher Training
School/DepartmentCentre for English Language Education (CELE)
Job Family and LevelUNNC Scale B Level 4
Contract Status/

Appointment Duration

This post is available from September 15, 2021 although later start dates are negotiable, and will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of 1 year. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis based on mutual agreement.


LocationUniversity of Nottingham Ningbo China
Hours of WorkIrregular working hours
Responsible toSenior Tutor for Professional Education and Training

Purpose of role:

Tutors in English for Specific Purposes are primarily involved in the design and delivery to external clients of a portfolio of ESP, teacher training and outreach programmes offered by CELE at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). These include professional English courses such as Business English and Medical English, teacher development programmes for in-service teachers of English, and teaching methodology courses for teachers of all subjects in bilingual and international schools. In addition to the programmes offered on campus, tutors will also be involved in the online delivery of professional development qualifications in Teaching and Learning, Educational Leadership and Bilingual Education. Outreach programmes may occasionally necessitate short periods of travel to other areas of China. Tutors will also participate in the delivery of summer school programmes for high school students focusing on STEM subjects and IELTS preparation. Dependent on individual tutors’ aptitude and experience, there is scope for their involvement in credit-bearing modules for students in the Preliminary Year of UG study at the university.


Main responsibilities

(Primary accountabilities and responsibilities expected to fulfil the role)

% time


1Teaching contact up to a maximum of 18 hours per week (to agreed standards from a given syllabus) on CELE courses (including online), as required. 35%
2Working week to also include teaching preparation, marking and feedback as required, and other administrative duties relating to teaching (report writing, attendance of regular course and general meetings).20%
3To participate in the assessments and to act as invigilator in such examinations as required.5%
4Pastoral and academic care of a bespoke cohort of students (following an established personal tutorial system).5%
5To contribute to course and curriculum development and design, including course management, where appropriate.20%
6To take part in and contribute to staff development activities consistent with continuous professional development.10%
7To support and comply with the University’s teaching quality assurance standards and procedures.Yes
8Effective liaison with Senior Tutor and other members of the management team, and academic staff.Yes
9To ensure compliance with health and safety requirements in all aspects of work.Yes
10Any other reasonable duties appropriate to the post.5%


Person specification

Qualifications, certification and training (relevant to role)§  Bachelor’s degree


§  A recognised postgraduate qualification in Education, TESOL, Business etc.

§  Recognised qualified teacher status as evidenced by an appropriate PGCE (or willingness to complete such a programme) or other professionally accredited qualification.

§  Cambridge Training Qualification

Skills§  Ability to work in a team and to teach and assess to agreed criteria

§  Excellent oral and written presentation skills, including excellent word-processing skills

§  IT skills essential including ability to deliver teaching and support through VLE such as Moodle

§  English as a first language, or equivalent English language competence

§  Ability to work under pressure and meet administrative/marking deadlines

§  Evidence of ongoing professional development within the field (e.g. appropriate professional memberships; attendance at conferences; publications and presentations)

§  Ability to contribute to the design, delivery, and marketing of promotional materials and business proposals


Knowledge and experience§  Experience of developing, leading and delivering high quality commercial and/or teacher training programmes to a range of clients§  Experience planning and delivering teacher training to English language teachers

§  Experience leading and delivering summer school programmes to high school students

§  Experience delivering Cambridge training qualifications

Personal Attributes§  Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

§  Professional appearance






Expectations and behaviours

The University has developed a clear set of core expectations and behaviours that our people should be demonstrating in their work, and as ambassadors of the University’s strategy, vision and values. The following are essential to the role:
Valuing peopleIs friendly, engaging and receptive, putting others at ease. Actively listens to others and goes out of way to ensure people feel valued, developed and supported.
Taking ownershipIs clear on what needs to be done encouraging others to take ownership. Takes action when required, being mindful of important aspects such as Health & Safety, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and other considerations.
Forward thinkingDrives the development, sharing and implementation of new ideas and improvements to support strategic objectives. Engages others in the improvement process.
Professional prideIs professional in approach and style, setting an example to others; strives to demonstrate excellence through development of self, others and effective working practices.
Always inclusiveBuilds effective working relationships, recognising and including the contribution of others; promotes inclusion and inclusive practices within own work area.



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