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Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes Tutor

InstitutionLoughborough University
Job TypeFixed term, Full time

Job Details

Academic Language Support Service – Student Support Centre

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes Tutors are required for Loughborough University online or campus-based Pre-sessional Programmes:

Salary and Programme Dates
Online Pre-sessional Programme C
Monday 27 June – Friday 16 September 2022
Teacher induction runs from Monday 27 June to Friday 01 July 2022.
Initial contact with students Thursday/Friday.

Online Pre-sessional Programme D
Monday 18 July – Friday 02 September 2022
Teacher induction runs from Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July 2022.
Initial contact with students Thursday/Friday.

Campus-based Pre-sessional Programme D
Monday 08 August – Friday 23 September 2022
Teacher induction runs from Monday 08 August to Friday 13 August 2022.
Initial contact with students Thursday/Friday.

The position is Full Time and Fixed Term. Salary will be on Management and Specialist, Grade 6, spinal point 32, £36,382 GBP pro rata per annum.

Additional Information
Please note, for this position, we will not be able to offer sponsorship and therefore you must be eligible to work in the UK. All applicants for both online and campus-based programmes must be based in the UK for the duration of their contracts. Applicants must:
• provide evidence of their right to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016. A right to work check must be conducted in person at least one day prior to the start of the contract;
• hold a National Insurance number;
• have a UK bank or building society account.

Subsidised on campus accommodation is available for tutors for the duration of their contracts if required.

Tutors must be available for the full duration of the programme.

It may be necessary to move to online delivery for Campus-based programmes subject to government guidance on Covid-19.

You should be a graduate with a CELTA or equivalent, ideally hold a DELTA or equivalent and / or relevant MA/MSc, have significant experience teaching English language to adult learners, have an understanding of EAP and possess excellent IT skills. Experience of teaching EAP year round or on a pre-sessional programme at a UK HEI would be an advantage. Another advantage would be experience teaching on an online course. You must be fluent in English, both written and oral, and must be able to provide effective written and oral feedback to students.

For online delivery, all tutors will be required to have the following for the full duration of the course in order to be considered for a contract:
• A quiet room to work from.
• Laptop/Desktop of an appropriate specification:
o Adequate drive space and memory (to run MS Teams, download MS Office / other relevant packages and to download/upload video recordings). NB Any University related files are to be stored on One Drive rather than the local laptop/machine;
o Working speakers, webcam and microphone (can be internal to your machine);
o A smartphone capable of using the Duomobile app which is required for authentication for some university software;
o A licenced and up to date version of Windows or Mac OS;
o A valid and updated version of MS Office (downloadable from Office 365 via the University website as a university employee);
o An up-to-date anti-virus/security software installed (downloadable from Office 365 via the University website as a university employee);
o The latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox.
• A stable broadband connection (minimum internet speeds – 10Mbps).
• We also recommend that teachers use a headset with a microphone for use during seminars and tutorials.

Loughborough University offers:
• Established and highly organised programmes with detailed schemes of work and materials
• Four-day paid induction
• Professional support and guidance from senior tutors throughout the course
• Opportunity to work at one of the UK’s top universities.


Only online applications will be considered for these posts (please see the link below).
Please use the ‘Additional Information’ section (on the ‘Candidate Summary’ page of your application) to provide any information you feel is relevant to support your application, providing examples where appropriate. Only candidates meeting all essential criteria will be shortlisted.

Please also state which programme(s) you would like to be considered for in this section.
Application Closing Date: 15th May 2022

Interviews will be conducted online using Microsoft Teams during week commencing 23rd May 2022.

Informal enquiries to Dr. Gemma Towle, Pre-sessional Coordinator, email

Job Salary & Benefits

Management and Specialist Grade 6, £36,382 GBP pro rata per annum

Further Information

To apply and for further information, please follow this link:

Closing Date15/05/2022
Interview Date
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