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Pay: Weekly pay + full board and accommodation option
Job Type: Activity staff/Resort Rep, Au Pair/Nanny, Care....
Location: United Kingdom 19 centres across the UK United Kingdom Residential
Category: Gap/Temp And Parttime/Holiday
Available from: Jun 2019
Finishes on: Aug 2019
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor , Daytime Work
Job reference: E02757721
Adventure, Childcare/Care Work, Sports 2019-01-10 2019-06-13

Job Description

For over 30 years, Ardmore Language Schools has offered international young learners a fantastic opportunity to develop their English Language skills whilst enjoying a culturally immersive and fun activity programme. We are currently looking to hire enthusiastic DipTESOL or DELTA qualified persons for our summer programmes across 19 centres.

Ardmore Language Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful candidates are required to provide criminal checks including a valid Enhanced DBS Certificate and/or overseas police checks.

Location: 19 locations across the UK; Bath, Uxbridge, Berkshire, Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, Windsor, Henley-on-Thames, Swindon, Ipswich, Petersfield, Brighton, Eastbourne, Harrow, Central London, Reading, Hertfordshire, Ascot.

Essential Criteria:

  • Undergraduate Degree and DELTA or DipTESOL or equivalents.

  • Clear communicator with a natural ability to explain different aspects of English language.

  • Punctual and organised.

  • Team-player.

  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of EFL Teachers and large groups of international children/teenagers.

  • Commitment to safeguarding students at all times.

  • Have a suitable police check/ enhanced DBS (Ardmore can assist with this).

  • Available to work for 4-8 week periods during June, July and August, on a fixed-term basis.

  • Available to attend compulsory management training in the last week of June.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous experience in a Director of Studies role or a senior academic role.

  • Previous experience in summer school environment and/or teaching young English learners.

  • Cultural sensitivity suitable for an international environment.

Main Tasks

The main task of the Director of Studies is to implement and oversee all aspects of the academic programme on centre. The Director of Studies meets with Group Leaders on a regular basis to respond to academic queries.

The Director of Studies will also lead a team of EFL Teachers, observe their lessons and provide constructive feedback in CPD sessions. They should create a positive and enthusiastic team to deliver a high-quality programme to ensure student satisfaction. EFL Teachers hours should be rota’d by the Director of Studies to ensure that all classes are covered and to ensure that teachers are helping the welfare and activities teams.

It will be important to organise and manage student placement and exit tests to ensure that students are placed in suitable classes for their level of English. The Director of Studies will also ensure that lessons start and end on time to avoid any supervision issues. Directors of Studies will track student absenteeism, arrange the student graduation and will collect early and final feedback.

Key Facts:

  • Reports to Centre Director and Academic Director.

  • Fixed-Term Contracts; 48 hours per week.

  • Evening and weekend work required.

  • Some weeks you may be required to work in excess of 48 hours. You will therefore be asked to 'optout’ of the 48-hour Working Time Directive.

  • Residential position with full board and accommodation included.

Candidates can only be considered if they over the age of 18 and have the right to work in the UK. The Recruitment Team cannot accept CVs; all applications must be submitted via the online application portal.

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