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King's Language Centre - Hourly Paid Teachers

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

Job Details

About Us

King’s Language Centre offers a wide range of languages as part of our short courses provision from beginner to advanced level. Our mission is to engage the community at King’s and beyond in language learning and intercultural communication. Our immersive language classes use the communicative method and are taught by highly skilled and experienced native speakers. The classes are taught in the heart of London at our Strand and Waterloo campuses. We also offer some courses online via Microsoft Teams.

For more information, please see:  Welcome to King's Language Centre

About the Role

This role is a fixed-term post to provide high quality teaching on our short courses programme for students, staff, and the public. Classes are taught  in the evenings after 6 pm or on Saturday mornings both in person and online. Usually, classes run over three terms of ten weeks each starting in October, January and April.

We are looking for individuals who are experienced in teaching one of the following languages:

  • Dutch
  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Swedish
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Panjabi
  • Bengali

At the time of advertising we are unable to commit to guaranteed hours as this is dependent on our upcoming enrolment numbers, which will be confirmed nearer the term start. It is expected that work will be aligned to three terms starting in October, January and April running for 10 weeks each term. We are asking people to have flexibility in their availability which will be discussed with you at the offer stage if you’re successful.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare and deliver in-person and/or online classes for learners on our short courses programme on weekday evenings and on Saturday mornings.
  • Create general and week-by-week syllabi for the relevant language and level.
  • Maintain the digital learning platform for students.
  • Liaise with the relevant Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, and Professional Services Team to ensure timely communication and smooth delivery of classes.
  • Attend team meetings and professional development sessions as required.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. Teaching qualification or degree in a relevant subject area
  2. Experience in teaching language classes at various levels for a range of different learners
  3. Native level fluency in one of the following languages Dutch, British Sign Language (BSL), Swedish, Gujarati, Hindi, Panjabi or Bengali
  4. Experience in creating engaging teaching materials, including digital materials
  5. Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  6. Skills in using digital platforms and MS Office software
  7. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a 2 page supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert.

  To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

If successful in being offered work with us, your details will be provided to our partner organisation; “King’s Teachers”, who handle the employment and administration of our Hourly Paid Teaching Staff.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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