Welcome to your weekly round up of new full time and graduate job openings in Plymouth and the surrounding region. Vacancies are listed in alphabetical order, with a link to a more detailed description of each role provided also. Some positions may only be for a fixed-term, but don’t disregard them as they can help you to gain valuable experience and get your foot in the door.
Please note: The UnderGround receives vacancy information in good faith from employers, but cannot be held responsible for its accuracy or authenticity. Please contact us if you have any doubts or queries about any of these adverts. If you are interested in any vacancies, you are advised to check the full details of the role to ensure that they are suitable before applying for jobs. Some vacancies are submitted to us without a closing date. If no date is provided please check in the first instance that the vacancy is still available. If you are looking for a part-time role to support your studies, it is worth contacting the employer before applying to find out if the hours will suit your needs.
Job Title:Residential EFL Teacher
Company: LAL Language Centres Summer Schools
Hours: Not stated, temporary
Salary: £320 – £350 a week
Role Description: Residential EFL Teacher
To teach English to foreign young learner students and lead activities, excursions, transfers and registration as required.
•Salary: GBP 320 – 350 per week, including accommodation allowance
•Location: UK Summer Schools, Tavistock
•Division: LAL UK Summer Schools
•Contract length: Thursday 20th July to Wednesday 26th July
The role of Summer School Teacher is one of responsibility, directly concerned with the education and welfare of overseas under-18 year old students. This requires the post-holder to engage in all aspects of summer school work as directed by the Director of Studies, Leisure management and Centre Manager.
The ideal Teacher will be fun, enthusiastic, outgoing and have a high level of responsibility and authority and be more than capable of providing interesting and involving lessons for Young Learners.
LAL use our own course book, written and designed by our academic staff across the globe to help our teachers provide unforgettable lessons. These course book-based lessons will form the basis of the syllabus but it is the teacher’s responsibility to bring them to life by adapting them to suit the needs of the individual students. The teacher is responsible for motivating and engaging the students in additional project lessons, which will be based on excursions.
Main Responsibilities and Tasks:
•To prepare and teach engaging and communicative lessons across a range of levels to multinational classes comprising students usually aged 7 – 17 years for a minimum of five teaching sessions a week (up to ten sessions at St Mary’s University in both the morning and afternoon sessions).
•To follow the prescribed syllabus and develop strategies for successful learning in accordance with directives from line management.
•To communicate and work with your fellow teachers as required for planning, teaching and administrative purposes
•To take responsibility for the successful academic outcomes of all students taught ensuring that students are aware of the aims of each lesson and how they have made progress towards these by including the setting and marking of progress tests.
•To actively link the academic programme with the leisure programme through meaningful activities in the classroom especially during project work lessons.
•To assist in the placement testing and classroom allocation of all students.
•To maintain accurate and up-to-date records of work, classroom registers, lesson plans and any other administrative records as required by the British Council.
•To teach Trinity Exam preparation, Intensive English, One-to-One or Academic Study Skills (University of Sussex only) lessons as directed and required by Line Manager.
•To write individual student reports for all students taught in line with the deadlines set by line management.
•To submit to periodic classroom inspections by line management and the British Council.
•To assist in daily administrative and pastoral tasks as requested by line management, including meal monitoring.
•To actively encourage students to take part in the leisure programme.
•To organise, set up and lead fun, engaging and safe activities for the students.
•To lead students and International Group Leaders on excursions to a variety of locations, providing cultural information about the places they are seeing.
•To be fully engaged with students and International Group Leaders in the rigours of summer school work, providing excellent customer service while delivering the LAL Summer School product.
•To consistently ensure the welfare of the students remains paramount.
•To live on-site, board and lodging provided as part of the salary package, from three days prior to the start of the course to attend induction training, until the end of the last contracted day.
•To carry out all tasks concerned with the setting up, administration and closing down of the course as advised by line management.
•To address any student, International Group Leader or host site representatives issues, complaints or suggestions by ensuring that the relevant LAL staff are made aware.
•To act in a friendly and professional manner with all of LAL’s agents, clients and staff and not to engage in any activity which may bring LAL or the designated host school into disrepute.
•To assist all students, International Group Leaders and LAL agents to derive the maximum benefit from the course.
•To follow all LAL policies and procedures, including but not limited to dress code, safeguarding, maintaining student discipline and avoiding loss and/or damage to LAL property or property belonging to the host school.
•To read and be fully conversant with all training materials relating to the role, and all pertinent British Council Accreditation requirements, prior to the start of the period of employment.
•To be flexible to carry out any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Summer School management team, either in centre or at Head Office.
•To attend all required meetings and CPD sessions as instructed by the management team.
•If you are a returning member of staff and have worked for LAL UK Summer Schools before, you will be expected to ‘buddy up’ with new team members, using your experience to help with their development.
Closing Date: Not stated
Job Title: Communications and Marketing Officer
Company: St Lukes Hospice
Hours: Full time
Role Description: Can you tell your headlines from your deadlines? Do you get goofy over grammar and alliteration? Here’s a chance to use your way with words to make a difference in your community. The friendly bunch at St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth need a temporary copywriter to take full responsibility for all word wizardry across the healthcare charity’s stable of products. Do you have the magic up your sleeve?
Working within the St Luke’s vision, the primary objective of this role is to increase the profile and awareness of the charity both within the local community and industry. Working to the highest standards of copywriting and using effective communication skills, this role will work with all departments of the charity to provide a copywriting service covering press releases, feature pieces, branding, promotional materials, internal communications and social media content and advertising. It’s a real mixed bag of subject areas including fundraising, retail, clinical services, education and volunteering; and much like the buzz of a newsroom, every day is different.
To get to grips with the role then significant charity or journalistic experience is important, in particular, the ability to tell an emotional story in a careful, concise and compassionate way. You will need to get your head around medical jargon, but also have the heart to reach out to people at some of the most difficult times of their lives. In return, we offer family-friendly scheduling and the opportunity to be part of events that matter, care that changes lives and a working environment that puts people first.
There’s no magic formula for the perfect applicant but if you would like to join us, show us your skills in your extra-shiny application! We’re looking for:
Significant experience within a Journalism, Communications or Public Relations role
Ability to quickly learn and understand unfamiliar subject topics and present them in a copy style suitable for the target audience
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, negotiate and persuade across the organisation.
Experience in SEO copywriting and wordpress would be desirable.
As a staff member of St Luke’s you will receive an attractive employment package, which includes 7 weeks annual leave (inc. bank hols) free membership to Simply Health cash back health plan, access to a free employee assistance programme and an occupational pension is provided.
Closing Date: Wednesday 2 August 2017 First Interview: Monday 14 August 2017. Second Interview: Thursday 17 August 2017.
Job Title:Premier League Primary Stars Lead Delivery Officer
Company: Argyle Community Trust
Hours: Not stated
Salary: Not stated
Role Description: ARGYLE Community Trust is looking to recruit Primary Stars Lead Delivery staff for a fantastic nationwide scheme being led by the Premier League. The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the delivery of Plymouth Argyle FC Primary Stars, part of the Premier League’s flagship schools programme.
The Trust requires a talented coach with proven knowledge and experience of working in a sports development and education environment to co-ordinate and deliver the Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars programme within East and North Cornwall. The post holder will work with the Assistant Scheme Manager and School and Participation Officer in delivering the overall strategic direction of the Sports Participation Development Plan.
The primary focus will be to co-ordinate and deliver high quality PE and school sport within schools with a focus on up-skilling teaching and support staff to provide a lasting legacy and ensure that schools are confident and comfortable in providing young people with high quality PE and school sport provision. The post holder will also deliver a number of curriculum based projects that are focussed around other strands of the national curriculum, including numeracy and literacy, PSHE, attainment and enrichment programmes using the power of the professional football club and brand to engage young people. The post holder will work closely with the Schools and Participation Officer to ensure the project evolves and to track progress. The post holder will also be responsible for developing the digital offer resources for Plymouth Argyle FC, liaising with key partners, managing partnerships, reporting internally and externally on programmes and supporting other aspects of the Community Trust.
The candidate must have a good in-depth knowledge of the school curriculum and school sport. Previous experience of delivering within a school environment is essential and delivering sports coaching in a wide range of settings, including schools, sports centres and in varied community work for young people aged 3- 14 years old is desirable. We would also expect the candidate to have a number of other sports coaching qualifications and be computer literate.
Closing Date: Friday, August 11, 2017, 12.00pm. The post is full time and is offered on a 12 month fixed-term contract starting on 1st September 2017.
For more information and to apply visit: If you can meet the specifications and would like to become part of the Argyle Community Trust team, please complete the application form, electronic version included, with a covering letter which should draw on all relevant aspects of your experience, including paid employment and/or voluntary work and training to demonstrate how your skills, experience and personal qualities match the requirements of this job specification above.
Application forms and covering letters should be sent to:
Jason Chapman, Deputy Community Manager
Argyle Community Trust
Argyle Community Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and undertakes safer recruitment processes.
The successful candidate will need to hold or be prepared to undertake enhanced DBS disclosure prior to employment.
Job Title: Graduate trainee recruitment consultant
Salary: not stated
Role Description: As a graduate recruitment consultant you’ll source candidates, win clients and match the right candidate to the right job to make fees.
Closing Date: on-going
Job Title: Spa Manager
Company: via TTW Associates Limited
Location: South Devon
Role Description: Responsible for the day to day management of the clubs operations, including financial performance, managing the team, building a professional relationship with hotel guests and developing the business and membership.
Closing Date: not stated
Job Title: Information Specialist x2
Company: Plymouth University
Salary: £29,301 – £32,004
Role Description: Working within the Academic Engagement Team you will join a team of Information Specialists who support teaching, learning and research across the University.
You will take responsibility for a specific subject area and School; liaising with academic staff, researchers and students to ensure effective promotion of Library services. Within your school, you will have an advocacy and training role to support Research. You will plan and deliver teaching sessions for students and staff on the key aspects of information literacy ensuring best use of the Library resources. Each post will have additional responsibility for either Research Support or Digital Skills.
Closing Date: 06/08/2017
Job Title: Senior Information Specialist – MATERNITY COVER
Company: Plymouth University
Hours: Full-time, Fixed-term
Salary: £32958 to £38183 pa – Grade 7
Role Description: Working as part of the Academic Engagement Team in the role of Senior Information Specialist, you will join a team who deliver library services in support of teaching, learning and research across the university.
You will have specialist knowledge of Open Research and related areas and will take a lead in developing library research support advocacy services on behalf of the Academic Engagement Team.
You will coordinate the activity of Information Specialists supporting the Faculty of Science & Engineering and will have particular responsibility for the School of Engineering involving liaising with academic staff, researchers and students to ensure effective promotion of Library services and that Library content remains relevant and current. You will plan and deliver teaching sessions for students and staff on the key aspects of information literacy and help students and staff to make best use of the Library’s resources.
The role also involves line management of two Information Specialists.
Closing Date: 06/08/2017