ESOL Support Teacher

Aim of the Volunteer Role 

Main Tasks 

  • To provide general support to improve students’ reading, writing and spoken English, under the direction of the Salusbury World ESOL teacher 
  • To provide regular feedback to the Salusbury World ESOL teacher 

Necessary Skills, Aptitudes and Knowledge  

We believe a good ESOL support volunteer needs: 

  • A warm personality and a good sense of humour 
  • A strong desire to support refugees and different migrant communities 
  • A sensitivity to other cultures and an ability to communicate successfully across cultures 
  • Reliability, patience and flexibility 
  • A commitment to equality & diversity and the rights of all individuals to respect and fair treatment 
  • Willingness and ability to share skills and knowledge  
  • Confidence to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries 
  • A high standard of English language (spoken, written and reading) 
  • A non judgemental and supportive approach and belief in the potential of others. 


Minimum commitment of 3 hours per week for a minimum of three months (term time only). 


A DBS check will be required for this role. 

 Support and supervision: 

The volunteer will be managed by the Salusbury World ESOL teacher and be given regular supervision. 

Induction and training: 

An initial induction to Salusbury World and the project will be provided. 

Benefits to the Volunteer 

  • Travel expenses to and from the school where classes take place, and all genuine out-of-pocket expenses, are reimbursed. 
  • Full liability insurance cover. 
  • Appreciation events to recognise the important contribution that volunteers make 
  • Contribute to a project that really does make a difference to the lives of refugees and migrants who are new to the UK. 

Inclusion Statement 

Salusbury World is an approachable and diverse organisation which values and respects peoples’ different backgrounds, characteristics, ideas and beliefs. 

Salusbury World believes that it is essential to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity. Salusbury World is committed to opposing discrimination and will not discriminate against any person because of their ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, responsibility for children or dependants, age, employment status, disability, HIV status, religious or political beliefs or because of unrelated criminal convictions. 

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