Summer Directors of Studies

Deadline: Sat 25 May 2019 00:00:00 UTC
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Sat 25 May 2019 00:00:00 UTC
  • United Kingdom: Throughout the UK: London, Cambridge, Canterbury, Brighton, Chichester, Reading, Malvern, Oakham, Edinburgh.
  • Stafford House
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 5
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Are you looking for an enjoyable yet challenging summer academic management role in a supportive and professional environment?

Our Directors of Studies are well- organised people managers with a real passion for inspiring language teaching for young people.

Our teacher- friendly syllabus provides our academic team with a perfect foundation for effective and creative language teaching

Highly competitive salaries of up to £611 per week plus holiday pay and paid overnight emergency phone cover

Details of Position

We are a leading provider of junior English and activity programmes, and have been organising residential schools throughout the UK for many years. In 2018, we were very proud to receive a strength for our teaching and learning from the British Council - something we are very keen to maintain and build upon. In 2019, we will be running centres nationwide at a number of prestigious and interesting locations including: London, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chichester, Edinburgh, York, Malvern, Oakham and Reading. We are looking for professional and inspirational managers to lead our classic, Intensive English, Arsenal Soccer and drama programmes.

We are passionate about our student experience, and make it our responsibility to ensure that everyone leaves having had a great experience. Our goal is to help students make new friends, improve their English through the integration of lessons with the leisure programme, experience British culture and most importantly, grow in confidence. We are therefore looking for team members to join us this summer who have the ability to lead, inspire and ensure our students have an unforgettable experience.

If you think you have what it takes, then we look forward to hearing from you soon.

We are British Council-accredited, a member of English UK and Young Learners English UK, and an authorised Trinity College examination centre. Stafford House is part of Cambridge Education Group, one of the UK's leading university preparation course providers.

In addition to competitive rates of pay, Directors of Studies can expect:

1.Full support at all times during the course from an experienced and attentive academic adviser as well as a team at Head Office
2.Regular Continuous Professional Development sessions and a full weekend of training prior to the start of the course
3.The framework of a teacher-friendly syllabus and specifically designed lessons and supplementary materials
4.Support throughout the recruitment process as well as a DBS check paid for by us
5.The potential for further employment at our year round schools in London, Cambridge Brighton and Canterbury.

Our ongoing commitment to safer recruitment and student safeguarding means that all successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure or Disclosure Scotland check paid for by Stafford House Study Holidays. You will also be required to provide two professional references as well as explain any gaps in employment history.

For full job descriptions and person specifications and an application form roles then please visit our website (link below).

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of applying, please assume that on this occasion, your application was unsuccessful.


Educated to degree level, you must hold a TEFLQ qualification: DELTA, Trinity DipTESOL, MA TESOL with appropriate teaching practice, or a PGCE in English or Modern Foreign Languages combined with a TEFL qualification

Experience of academic management in a summer school setting

Ability to support, motivate, lead and inspire a team of teachers

Salary and Benefits

Residential DOSes: £530.25-£611.05 per week + 12.07% holiday pay + full accommodation and meals

In addition overnight emergency phone cover is paid at £7.70- £8.21 per hour on a rota bais

Generous loyalty bonuses paid to returning managers from £23-£43 per week
Pay in lieu of any unspent holiday is paid at the end of the contract at a rate of 12.07%

Opportunities for further work after the summer at our year-round schools in Brighton, Canterbury and Central London.

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