Location: The post is based in KIL Liverpool but may require occasional attendance at other sites within the UK.

Reports: This position reports to the Director of Studies.

The Department/team/college: The teaching team is responsible for delivering KIL’s academic programmes.

Objective: To deliver KIL programmes to the highest standard possible by actively seeking to develop as a teacher and consistently meeting individual student needs. 

Main responsibilities and functions



  • To have a working knowledge and understanding of relevant handbooks and procedural documents

  • To adhere to the KIL Teacher Standards

  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Director of Studies and/or Principal


  • To teach up to 21 hours per week

  • To plan and prepare lessons in accordance with the standards outlined in the KIL Teaching Standards

  • To prepare thorough lesson plans for in-house observations and external observations where necessary.

  • To assign homework and to mark assignments.

  • To assist in the testing and placement (as needed) of new and existing students ensuring all students are assessed as accurately as possible

  • To conduct regular tutorials in accordance with the KIL Tutorial policy

  • To promote independent learning via needs analysis, tutorials, support and reports

  • To be proactive about your personal development, to attend all compulsory training sessions and to actively participate in any training offered

  • To contribute to the development of KIE materials though training and feedback.


  • To keep accurate records of planning and work done.

  • To attend a teachers’ meeting once per week

  • To keep accurate and up to date records of work done and materials used in class

  • To keep accurate and complete records of student attendance and to report absence as per school procedures

  • To mark students’ homework as required

  • To check students online participation and scores and mark writing assignments

  • To assist in the testing and placement of new and existing students (paid at administrative rates)

  • To produce personalised monthly reports on student progress

Additional Duties

  • To assist students and others with enquiries and requests, and to know where to direct those in need of assistance if unable to provide it

  • All members of the school team are responsible for all aspects of our students safeguarding and welfare in conjunction with the wider school and company management teams.

Education and Qualifications


  • A bachelor’s degree as minimum

  • CELTA or equivalent


  • DELTA or equivalent such as MA TEFL/EFL including observed teaching/Trinity Diploma or International Equivalent.


Work Experience and Knowledge 


  • A solid understanding of language learning through a communicative methodology



  • Awareness of British Council and ISI inspection criteria

  • Experience of working in an ELT environment

  • Experience with using IWB’s in the classroom

  • Skills and Competencies

  • Essential 

  • Demonstrates a passion for teaching and inspires students to learn

  • Demonstrates a high level of customer service practices

  • Strong administrative and organisational skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to develop learner autonomy with students

Special requirements

The post holder requires a DBS (formerly CRB) check


This is a non-exhaustive list of the duties of the above role and the person specification of the job holder. The Company reserves the right to amend this document as the needs of the business require.

Please send CV and cover letter.

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If you would like to be considered for an interview under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please complete this form 

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, depending on the nature of the role, successful candidates may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

Applicants working outside the UK may be required to produce a police check from the relevant country.

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