Woodworking Tutor, Part Time, Term Time - Basildon - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £28,432 per annum, pro rata
Closing date: 05 Mar 2024
Location: Basildon
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 16124
Role: Education
About the role

Woodworking Tutor, Part Time, Term Time - Basildon

Permanent, Part Time

Up to £28,432 per annum, pro rata

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Fixed-base worker

Starting in April 2024 an exciting opportunity has arisen to join ACL Essex. ACL are graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2023.

This is a Part Time, permanent contract. The hours will vary depending on demand but will include at least one evening and will be discussed at the interview.

The salary will be £28,432 as a full time equivalent, pro rata for part time and is equal to an hourly rate of £14.74 per hour. This role is being offered as a sessional contract where you are paid per session worked.

The Role

Adult Community Learning are looking for a passionate individual to teach woodworking courses. The role will include using both contemporary and traditional carpentry techniques. Subjects will include a broad scope from all the basics in the safe use of tools and equipment to exploring design concepts to identify suitable resources and styles to complete craft projects. The woodworking tutor will be required to design, plan, deliver and evaluate high quality learning opportunities and experiences for learners in response to their identified needs.


ACL Essex is the largest provider of adult education in the county. Our aim is to provide learners with as many ways to flourish as possible, to be there in communities across Essex, to make a difference to residents and businesses, so they can make a difference for themselves and to the places that they live in.

What’s in it for you?

  • Not only will the successful candidate be joining a team of experienced professionals.
  • You will receive a salary of up to £28,432 per annum (pro rata).
  • An additional 60% uplift for teaching contact hours is included for lesson prep and marking.
  • You will also have access to hundreds of discounts and perks as well as the opportunity to join our competitive pension scheme.


  • Motivate and inspire learners to promote achievement and develop their skills to enable progression
  • Plan and deliver effective learning programmes for diverse groups or individuals in a safe and inclusive environment, following ACL safeguarding procedures
  • Address the needs of learners and work creatively to overcome individual barriers to learning
  • Enable learners to share responsibility for their own learning and assessment, setting goals that stretch and challenge
  • Apply appropriate and fair methods of assessment and provide constructive and timely feedback to support progression and achievement
  • Maintain and update your teaching / training expertise, vocational competence and digital skills
  • Contribute to organisational development and quality improvement through collaboration with others
  • To initially assess learners’ starting points and monitor their progress, set challenging tasks and objectives, and build on and extend learning for all learners.
  • To support learners to develop personal, social and employability skills in order for them to progress into further learning or jobs that meet local and national needs.

The Experience You Will Bring:

  • Nationally recognised teaching qualification or teaching / training experience and subject specialism equivalent.
  • A good knowledge of accreditation at Level 1 and 2
  • A good knowledge of the RARPA process (recognising and recording learner progress and achievement in non-accredited courses) is preferred.
  • Competent user of ICT 
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and raise aspirations of learners through your enthusiasm and knowledge 
  • Good understanding of social and cultural diversity, equality of opportunity and inclusion and safeguarding 
  • Minimum of Level 2 in English and maths

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Why Essex? 

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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