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English Teacher (Specialist Support Professional HI & VI) Full Time

at First Class Support Plymouth in Plymouth (Published at 23-07-2021)

First Class Support Provides academic support to students in receipt of disabled student allowance (DSA). We pride ourselves on only employing first class support specialists that are passionate about making a difference to the lives of people studying higher education courses across the U.K.

Due to recent demand, we are looking to galvanise our team of highly qualified and experienced specialist support staff. We are only looking for people that match the criteria listed below.

Your role:

This role is based in Plymouth.

You will be a qualified teacher and able to communicate fluently/fluidly with individuals that are deaf or visually impaired. You also need to provide study skills support on a one to one basis with various students.


All candidates must possess one of the following qualifications to be considered by First Class Support:

  • Advisory Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments


  • Advisory Teacher for Students with MultiSensory Impairments


  • PGCE* plus specialist qualification in relevant subject e.g. English, Linguistics qualification(specific to language acquisition) etc.

*PGCE Qualifications Other teaching qualifications will be accepted at Level 4 and above, including:

  • Certificate HE Teaching Toolkit
  • Diploma in Education & Training (DET)
  • DTLLS.

First Class Commitment To Our Staff

For this specific role, successful applicants will receive:

£30.00 per hour

Ongoing training and professional development

Invitations to attend seminars hosted by guest speakers from various universities

A photographic ID card

A personalised @firstclass email address

A new DBS check

PI insurance, provided by First Class Support

Support worker prizes (when nominated by students)Flexible working patterns

Opportunities for progression

Additional Information:

The working hours vary according to the needs of the student and the number of students you will be allocated. All support workers are currently paid on a self-employed basis whereby they are responsible for paying their own NI contributions and tax. All First Class employees must be able to receive emails and phone calls when on location. Only the most experienced and qualified support workers will be selected for interview. We are looking for fresh and engaging staff to alter the dynamics of NMH in a positive and objective way. We are looking for people to bring something exciting to the company as well as their credentials.

This recruitment campaign is aimed at supporting students during the academic year and immediate work is available, depending on availability and location.

Please attach your CV when applying in the first instance.

As we anticipate a high volume of applications, if you do not receive a reply within 5 weeks, please consider you application unsuccessful.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: £30.00 per hour

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Plymouth, Devon: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Bachelor’s (preferred)


  • one to one tuition: 1 year (preferred)


  • Advisory Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments (preferred)
  • PGCE plus specialist qualification in relevant subject (preferred)
  • QTS (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

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