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Hamilton Town House, Hamilton Town House, 100 Cadzow Street, ML3 6HH
£33,651 - £34,618 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Hours: 35 hours per week - some flexibility to undertake evening and weekend work will be required.

Fixed Term - up to 23 months

Are you passionate about language!  Do you have the drive and skill to assist refugee families learn English?   If the answer is yes then we would like to know more about you.  We are looking for enthusiast individuals who can assist refugee families integrate into their new communities.   You will be providing English language support (ESOL) and you would be working alongside the Refugee Resettlement Team.   

We have a well-established joint Support and ESOL team and your role would be to deliver a tailored language provision to adult learners.   We are not expecting you to know any language other than to have excellent English language skills.    This role is focussed on working in the community ensuring families have positive experiences and maximum engagement in cultural and social aspects of their new lives – you would be providing them with the essential language skills to engage with education, health, the council etc.    

This is a very rewarding role and you will see families flourish as their English language skills and confidence develop. 

You must be familiar with using the National Assessment Tool to identify individual learner needs and be proficient in the development of a learning plan to support progression and integration into the community. Learning programmes will be tailored to meet the needs of the individuals and will take place in a range of settings including on-line and in a community setting. You will adopt a holistic approach to support individuals and families from the moment they arrive in South Lanarkshire.

You will have exceptional organisational skills and experience of working across a wide partnership, with particular focus on working within community and group settings.  You must be able to demonstrate effective communication and influencing skills, have a high level of personal initiative/drive and a proven track record in delivery high quality learning opportunities.

The post holder will provide regular reports to their line manager and key partners on the progress of the programme as well as reports on individual learning plans.

In providing these supports you will work in partnership with a range of partners, Local Authority and Voluntary Sector providers.

For further information please contact Lianne Grieve, Youth, Family and Community Learning Service Locality Manager on 01698 552 111


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Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

Additional information for current South Lanarkshire Council Employees

As this is a Fixed Term position, prior to making your application, please discuss your potential application with your current Line Manager.  In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.