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Teacher - British Sign Language (BSL)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the Role

Leeds City College are recruiting for a British Sign Language (BSL) Teacher to join our team based at our Enfield Campus (LS7 1RG).

The ideal candidate will possess extensive expertise in BSL, along with a strong commitment to fostering an inclusive and communicative environment for all learners.

This role is part time 18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE), teaching four evenings 5.30pm to 8.30pm sessions per week, Mon-Thurs, but is open for discussion and change based on the successful candidate’s requirements. Additional hours have been allocated within the 0.5 to interview new students for the groups.

What You Will Do

  • Deliver high-quality BSL instruction to individuals and groups of varying proficiency levels.
  • Develop and implement engaging lesson plans tailored to the needs of diverse learners.
  • Assess student progress and provide constructive feedback to enhance their language acquisition.
  • Promote awareness and understanding of Deaf culture within the community.

About You

  • Experience of Awards and Certificates at Level 1 and Level 2 in BSL.
  • Advanced certification in BSL (minimum Level 3, preferably Level 6 or equivalent).
  • Proven experience in teaching BSL, with a track record of successful student outcomes.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A passion for advocacy and support of the Deaf community.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in recruitment is key to our Group’s values. We are dedicated to fostering a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, where every candidate is treated with fairness, respect, and equity. Our recruitment processes are designed to ensure equal opportunities, remove bias, and promote a diverse talent pool. We continually assess and improve our practices to ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has an equal chance to succeed. By championing EDI, we aim to create a workforce that reflects the richness of our communities and drives innovation through diverse perspectives.  To find out more about what our commitment to EDI means to us please Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

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