Center Manager / Director
6-10 years , 11-14 years , 15-18 years
Embassy Summer Mission
It is our shared goal to ensure that every student leaves our Embassy Summer centres with the following:
Confidence in communicating in English
A love for the English language and culture
A feeling of having studied in a safe, secure and tolerant environment
Engaged in enjoyable activities and excursions that support character development
Accessed a global community of peers and make friends for life
As a Centre Manager you will be responsible for inspiring. leading and motivating an entire school of students and staff, in order to ensure the delivery of the teaching and activities programmes, with the exemplary level of dedication to the students' development and welfare.
Together with your centre team, you will be responsible for maximising both student and Group Leader satisfaction, ensuring that we meet or exceed expectations, whilst working within pre-determined budgets.
Centre Manager duties include:
Training, induction and inspiring the centre team
Overseeing staff performance and behaviour and ensuring that staff demonstrate and adhere to safe and healthy working practices at all times
Conducting assemblies and inductions for students and Group Leaders
Reviewing or completing accurate occupancy administration
Liaising with the Recruitment team to ensure they are aware of day to day staffing requirements
Supporting the Activity Management team
Supporting the Welfare Officer and Guardian team
Reviewing and completing accurate accounting administration
Conducting staff and Group Leader meetings
Completing and updating staff rotas consistent with actual working hours to inform payroll within the deadlines set
Ensuring that managers and junior staff work within compliant working hours and do not exceed maximum contract hours.
To provide justification for exceeding stated hours alongside payroll submission
Completing or reviewing accurate rooming and allocation plans
Ensuring accurate and comprehensive departure transfer plans are completed
Managing zig zag split with support from the Excursion Manager and Director of Studies
Managing the centre's weekly rota and schedule
Managing the host college relationship and creating a positive relationship
Demonstrate safe and healthy working practices at all times and manage the workplace so that it is a safe and healthy environment for staff and students, working in partnership where necessary with any host premises to achieve this
What Qualifications are required?
Educated to Degree level or equivalent (Essential)
Valid First Aid Certificate (Desirable)
Valid Driving Licence (Desirable)
What Experience is required?
Management experience in junior education / learning (Essential)
Managing multiple departments and teams (Desirable)
Management experience in a summer school environment (Desirable)
What Skills are required?
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent organisational and planning skills
Ability to deal with complexity and resolve problems and issues
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
An excellent understanding of Excel
A good understanding of Outlook
In accordance with our Company Code of Conduct, and any local policies and operating procedures relating to academic, welfare and safeguarding matters, you will need to demonstrate:
The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and demonstrate boundaries with children and young people
Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours
A positive attitude to the use of authority and maintaining discipline
A high level of attention to detail
What Training will be offered?
As the Centre Manager you will be directly reporting to the Programme Manager.
All our managers will have the opportunity to take part in our Management Training Weekend, where we give you the opportunity to be involved a number of practical and theory based workshops, whilst also taking advantage of listening to advice from both our Head Office teams and our loyal returning staff.
This event will also give you the chance to network across our portfolio, opening up useful lines of communication for the summer.
We also offer all of our managers access to virtual collaborative resources.
Pre-arrival online training
Role specific manuals
6 days* out of 7 (1 day off per week)
All management roles are residential
*Maximum weekly hours will be detailed in the Offer Letter
Our competitive Management weekly pay, inclusive of accommodation, will be based on the size of the centre and experience. We will discuss this with you at the time of your interview.
Disclosure and Barring Service:
We will Apply and Pay for your DBS
We will reimburse you the cost of the DBS update fee (£13)
Min. 1 year
(Management experience in junior education / learning (Essential))
BA in any subject
(Educated to Degree level or equivalent (Essential))