Work, enjoy, learn, lead………….
Join us as a Director of Studies
Our ongoing commitment to safer recruitment means that all successful applicants will be expected to be part of the DBS update service or be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure.
Applicants will also be required to provide two professional references as well as explain any gaps in employment history before any offer is made.
The Director of Studies position is a challenging, exciting and fulfilling role. A tried and trusted in-house syllabus is provided and full support is given by the Academic team at Head Office at all times.
As a Director of Studies, you will have overall management of the academic programme and the teaching team. You will proactively support and guide your team to achieve a high standard of performance, enabling them to deliver an outstanding academic programme for students. You will also work effectively as part of the management team to deliver a high-quality programme.
You must be able to attend the Management Training weekend in Canterbury, provisionally scheduled for 19th of June to 21st June. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Full board and accommodation are provided.
Start Date: - Contracted work from June – August 2020, depending on location
Salary: - Between £ 570.65 to £611.05 per week depending on the size of the centre. Pay in lieu of any unspent holiday at 12.07% of total gross pay. Increments available.
Locations: - Cambridge, Chichester, Dover, Edinburgh, London Bankside, London Bloomsbury, London Uxbridge, Malvern, Oakham, Woodcote (near Reading) and York.
Hours: At least 48 hours per week. The job demands a high level of flexibility and will involve weekend and evening work
- Create and maintain sense of team spirit
- Lead staff inductions and ensure your team is fully prepared to teach, run activities and lead excursions
- Manage, motivate and brief your teaching team, leading by example
- Provide clear staff rotas
- Monitor staff performance and carry out observations and appraisals
- Ensure academic management is of a high standard and meets the requirements set by Accreditation UK
- Ensure the correct running of placement testing and weekly tests
- Ensure allocation of teachers to appropriate classes and levels
- Oversee the completion of teachers’ paperwork, including records of work, schemes of work, reports and certificates
- Provide full support for teachers
- Prepare and lead teacher development workshops
- Prepare and lead Group Leader sessions
- Train and oversee any Senior Teachers or Assistant Directors of Studies
- Ensure the teaching staff are well-organised to support the leisure programme
- Ensure all Stafford House health and safety policies are implemented and monitored closely, including student welfare and supervision
- Take an active part in student welfare and supervision
- Work closely with the Activities Manager to ensure that the academic and activities programmes are integrated
- Take a lead role in the absence of the Centre Director if necessary
- Provide support in the overall management of the centre.
Experience and skills
- Educated to degree level
- Cambridge DELTA or Trinity College London Licentiate Diploma in TESOL or PGCE TEFL/TESOL or Post graduate taught course (MA equivalent) in TEFL/TESOL, including at least 6 hours of supervised teaching practice
- Over 3 years of full-time EFL experience
- Proven competence in management and academic leadership
- Computer literate with excellent administration skills
- Ability to adapt quickly to change
- Enjoy working with children and teenagers from different cultures
- Be able to respond appropriately to last-minute changes and show flexibility
- Possess a current First Aid certificate
- Experience of working with children
- Previous DOS experience
- Experience of summer school
- Previous residential experience
How will you spend your summer?