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Forward South Partnership

Roma Support Hub

Job Description and Personnel Specification

English Teacher for Roma communities in Belfast

Job Title: English Teacher for Beginner (1) and Basic (1) Classes

Payment: £28ph x 3-4 hours teaching per week (2 classes)

Contract term:  2 x eight week teaching blocks over 4½ months (with possibility of extension)

Hours of work:  TBC (mid-week day time)

Location: in person, two venues in South and East Belfast

Start Date: On appointment

Report to: Roma Hub Coordinator

Job purpose: Provide a targeted and sensitive approach to teaching English to people in need of beginner and basic English.

Main Duties:

  • Engage a minimum of 6 participants on each course (basic and beginner) for a minimum of 26 hours, delivering lessons to meet the individual student needs.
  • Plan and manage own workload effectively, using own initiative and prioritise accordingly.
  • Provide on-going continuous targeted education support and guidance to students recognising the varying levels of learning ability and education history.
  • Monitor and record attendance of students, raising concerns and flagging issues with management and referrers as required.
  • Encouraging full participation in the classes of all students, supporting them to address and overcome barriers that may hinder their educational development.
  • Ensure all relevant records are completed and updated.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and meet new challenges.
  • Record all relevant documentation for organisational and funder requirements.
  • Bring all relevant issues to the attention of line management ensuring accurate records have been kept.
  • Sign-post service users to additional support services or agencies, if required.

Personnel Specification & Short Listing Criteria:


  • A relevant teaching qualification (eg. TEFL).
  • Experience teaching English to people who have little or no formal education.
  • Demonstrable ability and experience to create own lesson plans and assessments designed to the needs of the class.
  • Evidence of cultural competence by working with diverse communities in an appropriate and sensitive manner.
  • Experience dealing with vulnerable groups and awareness of safeguarding issues and the appropriate legal responses.


  • Experience working with Roma Community in Belfast.
  • Has the ability to speak Romanian or Romani proficiently

Any queries or interested persons can contact Jacqueline Monahan:


Further details on the role, remuneration, selection criteria and time commitment are available on the Department for Communities website: