Teacher for English classes for migrant sex workers
The x:talk project is seeking a suitable candidate to teach and co-ordinate our English language classes for migrant sex workers in London. The x:talk project is a sex worker-led workers co-operative which approaches language teaching as knowledge sharing between equals and regards the ability to communicate as a fundamental tool for sex workers to work in safer conditions, to organise and to socialise with each other.Â We understand language to be a politically and socially charged instrument of power, which we aim to teach critically and thoughtfully according to the specificity of our classes.
Our English classes are organised to create a space where sex work can be openly talked about and does not have to be concealed or hidden. Through providing such a space we aim to challenge the stigma and isolation attached to our profession while at the same time we guarantee confidentiality and respect for those involved.
In addition to providing free English classes to migrant sex workers, we encourage critical interventions around the issues of migration, race, gender and labour and we participate in debates and campaigns for the rights of sex workers in London, the UK and globally.
In order to be eligible to apply for the teacher position candidates should:
* have previous or current work experience in the UK sex industry
* have one year or more work experience teaching English as a second language to multilingual groups
* have experience of collective organising and/or desire to learn about it through working with x:talk
Pay: Â£40 per hour of teaching (including preparation)
Working hours: two evening classes (two hour classes) four hours total per weekâ€¨
Start date: ASAP
Locations: Haringey and Marble Arch
In order to apply, please email Ava Caradonna at firstname.lastname@example.org
with a covering letter stating why you are interested in the position, along with a CV including only the information relevant to the above requirements and a ONE page lesson plan for a class
Applications deadline: May 14th 5pm
Interviews in the week of the 24th May
For a better idea of the work we do, please visit our website: http://www.xtalkproject.net/