Spelling error in Scots council’s job ad for English teacher

The job ad specifically requests candidates with a good knowledge and understanding of literacy. Picture (posed by model): TSPL

The job ad specifically requests candidates with a good knowledge and understanding of literacy. Picture (posed by model): TSPL

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A Scottish council has blundered by advertising a vacancy for an English teacher - with a spelling error in the advert.

North Ayrshire Council advertised for a ‘Teacher of Enlgish’, stating that candidates should have a good ‘knowledge and understanding of literacy’.

See me after class: The misspelled job advert in all its glory

See me after class: The misspelled job advert in all its glory

But there are more than 60 mistakes in the advert, mostly lack of punctuation.

The job, based in Saltcoats, was advertised on numerous websites including s1jobs.

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “An error, in the form of mis-typing the word English, appeared on the myjobscotland portal for a very short period of time on Friday before the mistake was spotted and immediately changed.

“Unfortunately, it appears that S1 jobs lifted the original advert at this time.

“Within the myjobscotland website all our adverts feature headings, sub-headings and bullet points to make them easy to understand for potential applicants.

“S1 jobs have not taken into account our formatting which makes the text in their advert look incorrect.

“While we have no control of what S1 jobs put on their website, we will be speaking to them to make sure the advert is amended as soon as possible and to ensure there are no further formatting issues.”

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