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Recently ranked the joint number 1 English language school in the UK, LSI Portsmouth is a large, highly-regarded and high-quality year-round EFL school. It offers a wide range of courses to foreign students (18+), including Full-time General English, Cambridge and IELTS exam courses, Executive Training and University Pre-Sessional Courses.

Our mission is to be the best English language school we can be and we believe in giving all our students and our overseas and UK partners the best customer service possible – we are looking for someone who will fit into our ethos and has the drive to help us improve further.


Now Looking for Experienced Teachers.




We have been inundated by applications so are pausing our recruitment for the time being.

If you would still like to apply, please be patient as we always respond

but it may take a couple of weeks for us to get back to you. 






We have unexpected vacancies for teachers and are again recruiting for experienced teachers.

Job Summary

LSI Portsmouth recruits experienced, qualified and enthusiastic part-time and full-time teachers for General, Business, Exam, Pre-Sessional and ESP English courses.

Ideally, teachers who are able to teach across the spectrum, although we realise this is asking a lot.

We are looking ideally to recruit experienced teachers who can hit the ground running.


Minimum: A first degree plus Trinity Cert TESOL or CELTA plus 2 years’ experience.

Details of Positions

LSI PORTSMOUTH recruits qualified, experienced & enthusiastic teachers for the following full and/or part-time positions:

1) General and Exam English EFL Teachers of Adults;

2) Business English / ESP Teachers;

3) EAP & Pre-Sessional Teachers.

Applicants should possess high levels of organisational and communication skills and be able to work in a team, have native-like competence of English, be flexible and have good time management skills. In addition, they will be willing to engage with and contribute to LSI Portsmouth’s superb social media presence. Excellent opportunities for professional development within an organisation dedicated to the learning of students and staff.  We are able to offer a variety of full or part-time contracts depending on experience and requirements.


1) General English EFL Teachers of Adults:
Minimum: Degree + Trinity Cert TESOL or CELTA + 2 years EFL experience.

IELTS, Cambridge Exams + EAP experience & DELTA or Trinity Dip TESOL desirable;

2) Business English / ESP Teachers:
Minimum: Degree + Trinity Cert TESOL or CELTA + 2 years Business English / ESP experience.

Business qualifications / experience + DELTA or Trinity Dip TESOL desirable;

3) EAP & Pre-Sessional Teachers:
Minimum: Degree + DELTA / Trinity Dip TESOL or MA in TEFL or Applied Linguistics + 2 years EFL / EAP.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly Teaching rates from £18 to £21 per hour subject to experience and qualifications.

We can offer assistance to find short term accommodation with local host families.

To apply –

please send covering email and download and return the completed online application form below and send with your CV to:
Sue Hodgson, Exec Director of [email protected]
[email protected]

Application forms:

(Please download, complete and send -DO NOT complete online)

Application form word doc

Application for PDF

For further information:

General English Teacher Person Spec

Executive Teacher Person Spec

English for Academic Purposes Person Spec

More information about Portsmouth

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Intern Position:

LSI Portsmouth offers work Experience for students, graduates and young job seekers who are interested in gaining experience in an international environment.


What skills and experience will you gain?

  • Learn about business culture & working practices in the UK
  • Gain confidence and leadership skills
  • Gain valuable work experience to add to your CV
  • Improve your career prospects when you return home

What can you get in return?

Free course option – 50% work, 50% study
OR £50 contribution per week to food/transport if you work full time

Are you eligible?

  • You are aged over 18 / You are eligible to work in the UK
  • You have at least B2 – level English / You have financial support
  • You are available for at least 6 months

Applicants should send a CV and covering email explaining why you are interested and suitable for the role to the Director of Operations, Belle Dowber-Hawkins.

Belle Dowber-Hawkins – [email protected]