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Director of Studies

Deadline: Fri 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Fri 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 UTC
  • United Kingdom: London, Bristol, Bournemouth, Brighton, Hastings, Oxford, Southend, St Albans.
  • Language Study Centres
  • Experience: NO PREFERENCE
  • Positions: 11
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Start your journey with LSC! At LSC, you work with cultural exchange in a fast-paced, international environment. We bring teenagers from all over the world together and help young adults to start their overseas adventure.

Language Study Centres is a British Council accredited organisation which runs courses in various locations around the UK. We are currently looking for experienced and dynamic Directors of Studies to join the management teams of our schools.

Details of Position

Start your journey with LSC! At LSC, you work with cultural exchange in a fast-paced, international environment. We bring teenagers from all over the world together and help young adults to start their overseas adventure.

Language Study Centres is a British Council accredited organisation which runs courses in various locations around the UK. We are currently looking for experienced and dynamic Directors of Studies to join the management teams of our schools.

Locations: Bristol, Bournemouth, Brighton, Hastings, London, Oxford, Southend, St Albans
Job type: Seasonal
Duration: 4-9 weeks

Working with LSC is a fantastic opportunity to add skills to your professional development while working with a team of passionate educators. Contracts start in mid-June and normally run for between 4 and 9 weeks. All DoS positions are residential with full board (except Hastings).

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have previously experienced and enjoyed working in an EFL context with international students (aged 12-17) in the UK. While the DoS main duties relate to the Academic Programme, they will also need to have an overall awareness of the management of a summer school and how the Academic Programme fits in with other components of the courses.

The DoS will be responsible for the day to day running of the Academic Programme. In our Oxford centre, this will include running the Trinity GESE exam process.

Language Study Centres is a British Council accredited organisation which runs courses in various locations around the UK. We currently have vacancies for qualified Directors of Studies.

At LSC we believe in using communicative approaches to teaching and place emphasis on applied language practice. We welcome applications from enthusiastic candidates who would enjoy teaching lively classes to international young learners. Our students are aged between 12-17 and in 2018 we welcomed students from over 20 different countries.

We currently have vacancies at the following centres:

Bournemouth - Bournemouth University (Talbot Campus)
Brighton - University of Brighton (Moulsecoomb Campus)
Bristol - University of the West of England (Frenchay Campus)
Hastings - Sussex Coast College (Ore Valley Campus)
London - University of East London (Docklands Campus)
London - University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)
London - University of Westminster (Harrow Campus)
London - University of Roehampton (Roehampton Campus)
Oxford - Oxford Brookes University (Headington Campus)
Southend - University of Essex
St Albans - All Saints Pastoral Centre

Duties will include:

Attending a training day prior to employment commencing (fully paid)
Organising students into groups based on the results of their online test
Carrying out various administrative processes (including completing timesheets, certificates and reports)
Managing teachers and monitoring their performance through observations
Carrying out the schools safeguarding policy, ensuring it is followed by others and maintaining a friendly but professional manner at all times
Working with the Centre Manager and Leaders on all issues of student welfare/behaviour
Acting as cover in the absence of regular teacher

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LSC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy you will be asked to explain any gaps in your work and education history. You will also be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure check and provide the contact details of at least 2 referees, who will be asked specifically if they have any concerns about your suitability to work with people under 18. Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK must be provided at interview stage. The cost of the DBS will be split between LSC and yourself, your contribution will be £24.40 and will be taken out of your first payment.

This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Serviced check before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

Qualifications

Essential:
- An undergraduate/university degree
- TEFLQ diploma (e.g. DELTA or Grad Dip TESOL; MA ELT/TESOL)
- Considerable experience of teaching EFL to Young Learners
- Experience of managing staff in an educational capacity
- Proof of eligibility to work in the UK

Desirable:
- Previous summer school experience
- Knowledge of Trinity GESE exam requirements and preparation procedures (in Oxford only)

Salary and Benefits

- £530-£630 per week according to experience, qualifications and size of the centre
- A strong commitment to providing you with ongoing support from our Academic Manager, training and opportunities for professional development
- Professional premises for staff and use of our in-house materials created specifically for our summer schools
- Comfortable en-suite accommodation and full board (for residential staff)

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