Undergraduate Mentors for Year 11 Students (Deadline: 20th July)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for University of Lincoln undergraduate students who are interested in a future career in teaching and/or in gaining work experience with young people. The School of Education are looking to employ 50 undergraduates, for one academic year, who are able to work for an hour a week as 1-2-1 mentors for Year 11 students in local secondary schools. The mentoring is part of an innovative project aimed at pairing undergraduates with Year 11 students to tutor and support them during their final year of studying the sciences at GCSE.

As a prospective mentor you would need to be a good communicator, a keen listener and be able to teach the science subject content at GCSE level. This position is suitable for an undergraduate who will be embarking on their second/third year in the academic year 2015 to 2016.

Salary: £8 per hour plus expenses

Deadline: July 20th 2015

More details of the role and the application process are available here: RIF Project Vacancy Form . If you have any questions, please contact the project lead, Dr Rachael Sharpe.

Sports Teacher for Summer School in Italy (Deadline: May 1st)

We have received the following details of this position from English Theatre of Europe. One of our students was employed in this role last year and really enjoyed the experience.

Please note that the deadline is soon: Friday 1st May.

Job title:  Sports teacher for summer school in Italy

Closing date:  01/05/15

Number of vacancies:  5

Salary:  Minimum wage approx 35-42.5hrs per week plus all food, drink and accommodation will be provided with a host family.  Payment is made at the end of the contract.

Accepted degree subjects:  teacher training and education; sports science / Sports development and coaching or equivalent

Location:  Italy – Tuscany

Working hours:  Varies depending on school – could change each week.  On average it is 9-4 Mon-Fri  & 9.30–12.30 Saturday but some start earlier and some later.  Some finish on a Friday.

Start date:  15th June – 11th July 2015.

Duration:  There may be the opportunity to work for just a couple of weeks, but we are mainly looking for people who can commit to the whole 4 weeks.

Job description

We are looking for native English-speaking sports teachers to support an English and drama summer school for one week in Tuscany.

You will be working with a small team of teachers, however you will be responsible for teaching classes of approximately 15-20 Italian primary or secondary students at a time, by yourself.  The emphasis of the week is on learning through fun activities. You will be required to help students work as a team. You will explain the rules of the games and names of pieces of equipment in English and encourage the pupils to learn the sporting terminology and speak in English throughout the session. Students can be boisterous and communication can be difficult.

All accommodation, food and drink will be provided by a host family.

Flights will be covered up to £100 in total.

A 2-3hr training session will be given prior to starting.

Tutors are required to hold a current first aid qualification.  If you do not have one but would like to accept the position we can arrange for you to attend a course.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Person requirements:  the role would suit a confident and outgoing individual who enjoys working with young people and has experience in controlling a class of pupils in a productive and engaging way. You must hold a DBS or be willing to get one.

Application email address:  info@englishtheatre.eu with Sports teacher application in the subject line and your current CV attached.  Please ensure your contact number is stated clearly.

Teacher Training Opportunities (Feb 5th, 6th)

Two information sessions will be given in the first week of February for anyone interested in a teaching career, but with particular relevance for any third years looking for a PGCE offer for next year. PE is one of the subjects identified in a partnership between the University and St George’s Academy. For more information talks are being held on:

Wednesday 5 February at 5.45 pm in room BL1105 (David Chiddick Building, Business & Law)

Thursday 6 February at 1.30 pm in room MB3202 (Main Admin Building)

The talks are also open to any first or second year students who are thinking about going into teaching.To book for one of these information events email Michelle Garvey mgarvey@lincoln.ac.uk

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