Tooting, Greater London
£25 per hour
Contract, 6 months, Part-time
Job description

Contract: Freelance

Weekly hours: 2.5 hours (1.5 hours teaching + 1 hour for planning/admin)

Rate: £25/hour (=£62.50/week)

Timetable: Mondays during Wandsworth Local Authority term time only. Class time to be agreed with successful candidate (must be between 10am and 3pm). The course will run for six months from January to July 2022.

Location: 25 Blakenham Road, Tooting, London SW17 8NE. The post holder may be required to work at other locations nearby in Tooting. Face-to-face classes are planned, however they may move online in response to COVID guidelines.




CARAS is a registered charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers in southwest London. Since 2003 we have been working within the local community to achieve our mission of assisting refugees and asylum seekers to overcome barriers to integration and enabling them to play their full part in our community. Our holistic work offers support with the wide-ranging challenges many refugees face.

We are excited to be launching an “Into School Programme” in January. The programme will support newly arrived young people while they are waiting to start in school or college. The six-hour weekly programme will include English, numeracy and digital literacy classes.

CARAS is an equal opportunities employer. We are keen to hear from people who are underrepresented in the charity sector and welcome applicants with lived experience of being a refugee or an asylum seeker.


Main purpose of the role

To plan and deliver entry-level functional numeracy classes for newly arrived young people who are out of education. As the young people are entry-level English language learners, the classes will emphasise the language of numeracy in English. You will be supported in your role by our ESOL Teacher, who will assist numeracy classes and provide guidance on the ESOL needs of learners in the group.


Main responsibilities of the role

  • Teaching entry-level functional numeracy to groups of up to 15 learners on a rolling-entry basis.
  • Preparing lesson plans and teaching materials to inspire and meet the needs of the learner group.
  • Providing differentiated support to learners at a variety of language, literacy and numeracy levels.
  • Working in a friendly and patient way with young people who have recently arrived in the UK.
  • Liaising with the ESOL Teacher to ensure the classes are supporting the language needs of the group.
  • Using creative and participatory teaching methods.
  • Providing opportunities for young people to develop their digital literacy through the use of digital numeracy resources.
  • Assessing learners’ performance in order to help and encourage them to achieve lesson objectives.
  • Setting assignments for review and correction during class time.
  • Conducting initial and exit assessments with learners on the programme.
  • Taking responsibility for classroom administration, e.g. completing registers and class records.
  • Working in accordance with CARAS policies and procedures, including those regarding safeguarding, health and safety, and equality and diversity.


Person specification criteria

In your application you should demonstrate that you:

  • have a recognised teaching qualification suitable for the post
  • have a maths qualification at Level 3 or above
  • have a track record of successfully teaching maths or numeracy to groups of entry-level learners
  • know how to work with entry-level ESOL learners
  • can monitor and assess learner performance
  • plan lessons to provide differentiated support for learners at a variety of levels
  • can support learners to overcome barriers to learning, such as limited literacy
  • have a commitment to promoting safeguarding and equality
  • work in a collaborative and responsive way as part of a team, sharing best practice and learning from colleagues.
  • can speak one or more community languages, such as Arabic, Amharic, Dari, Farsi, Kurdish, Pashto or Tigrinya (desirable)
  • have experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers, especially with young people (desirable)
  • have experience or knowledge of issues facing refugees and asylum seekers (desirable).


How to apply: Please complete the application form attached and email it to the address at the bottom of the form.

Closing date: end of Sunday 28 November

Interview date: week beginning 6 December

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