Summer Teacher - EFL Counsellor and Specialist Counsellor teaching & activities
- Deadline: Mon 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 UTC
- United Kingdom: Oxford, Cambridge, London, Sussex, Surrey, Kent (UK), Philadelphia (USA).
- Bucksmore Education
- Experience: ENTRY LEVEL
- Positions: 50
- Degree Required
- Short Term/Summer job, Residential
Details of Position
EFL Counsellors have the opportunity to work on both the teaching and activity programmes. They deliver engaging EFL lessons and lead stimulating activity sessions at residential summer schools in the UK. All Bucksmore staff will also have pastoral responsibilities. The Bucksmore EFL Counsellor role is a demanding but ultimately very rewarding one.
Specialist Counsellors will be involved in similar programmes to our EFL Counsellors but focus on specific subject areas. At the same time, they have the opportunity to work on both the teaching and activity programmes. They deliver engaging lessons and lead stimulating activity sessions at residential summer schools in the UK. All Bucksmore staff will also have pastoral responsibilities. The Bucksmore Specialist Counsellor role is a demanding but ultimately very rewarding one. Subject areas that Specialist counsellors will need knowledge of and experience in include - Medicine, Business and Finance, Performing Arts, Media and Communication and Engineering.
Bucksmore Education welcomes individual students and small groups from over 75 different countries. For our students it is a fully immersive English language learning experience as they live, study and play as part of an international community.
Bucksmore welcome applications from staff of all backgrounds and experience but can only offer roles to applicants with a right to work in the UK/EU for our UK based courses.
Bucksmore Education has been running well regarded, high-quality residential summer schools since 1979 and 2019 is our 40th Anniversary! The results of its 2017 inspection put it in the top 10% of all English language schools accredited by the British Council.
This year we have eleven centres:
-Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University
-Magdalene College, Cambridge University
-King's College, London
-King Edward's School, Surrey
-Plumpton College, East Sussex
-St Hilda's College, Oxford University
-Brasenose College, Oxford University
-Pembroke College, Oxford University
-Tonbridge School, Kent
Our courses run from the 23rd June to the end of August.
We are also running courses in Philadelphia (USA) and more information about these roles are available on request. Staff on our USA courses must have the right to work in the USA and no ineligible applicants will be considered.
Because of the 'boutique' nature of the camps and small number of students Counsellors work with, staff have the chance to really get to know and inspire the students.
Bucksmore Education strives to have a fair and equal recruitment and selection. Successful applicants will come from diverse backgrounds and with varying levels of experience but all will be able to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to work with children and ensure they have the complete 'Bucky' experience.
Bucksmore Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post holders' responsibilities for safeguarding the welfare of the young students for whom they are responsible and with whom they come into contact, will be to adhere to Bucksmore's Child Protection Policy.
As part of our commitment to safer recruitment all applications must include a full and up to date work and education history. You will be asked to explain any gaps in your CV and any applications with significant omissions will not be considered. You should provide the contact details of at least 2 referees. Referees will be asked specifically whether there is any reason that you should not be employed in situations where you have responsibility for under 18's.
Once appointed you will be required to provide evidence of your ID, qualifications and provide two references. You will also be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check or its equivalent from your country of residence. Bucksmore charge approximately 50% of the cost of a DBS check (£25) which is deducted from payroll.
Details of all Bucksmore programmes and roles are available from our website (link below).
- CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent, PGCE in English or Modern Foreign Language, PGCE (Primary)
- University degree (in relevant subject area for Specialist Counsellor)
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to engage children
- Willingness and ability to participate fully and enthusiastically with the students' activity programme
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:
-At least 1 year's teaching experience
-Experience of working on a residential summer school
-Experience of working with students aged 10-18
-Experience in leading workshops/sessions in art, music, sports, journalism or drama
Salary and Benefits
From £476.30 per week (not including bonus)- £425 per week basic pay + 12.07% holiday pay per week (£51.30) and up to £50 per week performance related bonus.
Specialist Counsellor -
From £521.13 per week (not including bonus)- £465 per week basic pay + 12.07% holiday pay per week (£56.13) and up to £50 per week performance related bonus.
All teaching staff are offered regular CPD sessions and as the role is residential both food (full board) and accommodation are provided.
Bucksmore also include a loyalty bonus for returning staff of up to four years and payment for up to date First Aid training.
All wages are subject to statutory deductions.
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