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ESOL and Family Learning Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,845 – £27,612 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th October 2020

  • Advertised from 8th October 2020
  • EVH GRADE 5 Spinal points 13 – 16. 28 hours per week. Fixed term to end March 2023.


Govanhill Community Development Trust promotes the social, economic and environmental regeneration of Govanhill. We do this through the provision of affordable workspaces locally and a programme of community development activity. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Govanhill Housing Association – a community controlled Registered Social Landlord operating in the Govanhill and Merrylee areas of Glasgow. The Association owns and manages 2,700 homes and provides a Factoring Service to a further 1,500 owners. It has a substantial Development, Major Repairs and Planned Maintenance Programme and delivers wider regeneration activity in partnership with Govanhill Community Development Trust.

We are seeking a ESOL and Family Learning Worker to support the delivery of our National Lottery Community Fund supported ESOL classes and wider family learning programme. Joining an existing worker, this post will ensure we have a skilled, multi-talented team to support residents of Govanhill to develop their literacy and English skills.

The ESOL and Family Learning Worker will work with the existing postholder to develop and deliver a curriculum of classes to improve language and literacy. These will be online for the foreseeable future before moving to a blended model of classroom and online delivery. We currently support those acquiring basic literacy skills and three levels of English learners. We also work in partnership with local schools and partners to deliver a family learning programme. The postholder will develop and deliver this work. A CELTA or TESOL qualification is a requirement of this role as is experience of supporting those with basic literacy.

To deliver this role it is essential that you have demonstrable experience of teaching, ideally in a community-based setting. As we are moving towards accredited training centre status, any experience of assessing and verifying attainment will be very useful. Experience of organising and delivering online lessons will also be essential. Knowledge of a language spoken in Govanhill would also be helpful, as would experience of organising events and community engagement activities. This is a challenging but rewarding role where you will make a real difference to people’s lives and join a supportive wider team. If this sounds appealing, we’d love to hear from you.

Application notes

If you share our commitment and would enjoy working within the diverse community of Govanhill, you can find further information in our application pack which can be obtained from our website or contact:

GOVANHILL HOUSING ASSOCIATION, 79 Coplaw Street, Glasgow G42 7JG, Telephone: 0141 636 3626 Email:

Closing date: Monday 19th October 2020 at 10am

Interview dates: Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 5th November

EVH conditions of service will apply.

Govanhill Housing Association and its subsidiary Govanhill Community Development Trust are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.