Director of studies
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
Director of Studies
As a Director of Studies you will be key to the successful development of students' English Language skills during their course.
Together with your centre team, you’ll be responsible for maximising both student and Group Leader satisfaction, ensuring that we meet or exceed expectations, whilst working within pre-determined budgets.
Director of Studies duties include:
Keep the Centre Manager informed of the academic programme on a regular basis
Liaise regularly with the Academic Co-ordinator to ensure the academic programme is being followed
To oversee and maintain educational administration including the completion of student questionnaires and their analysis
To help organise, hold and minute regular staff meetings
Administration, attendance and reports
Forward planning: students, courses, ratios and teachers
Managing teaching resources and maximising interactive material use
Teaching as required, including staff workshops
Promote team spirit at all levels and ensure full communication with all employees within the centre
In-centre liaison, including with the Activity Management, to ensure an integrated Academic & Activity programme
To support other managers and carry out other duties as assigned
To carry out emergency duty (on a rota basis)To carry out residential supervision duties, including meal and bedtime supervision
What Qualifications are required?
Educated to Degree level or equivalent (Essential)
DELTA / Tinity DipTESOL (TEFLQ) MA in ELT or Applied Linguistics or equivalent (Essential)
What Experience is required?
Experience of working in junior education / learning (Desirable)
2-3 years' teaching experience (Essential)
Experience of the CEFR in student placement and process (Desirable)
Management experience in a summer school or boarding school and previous residential work experience (Desirable)
What Skills are required?
Excellent IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and using Excel effectively (Essential)
Excellent organisational and communication skills
Excellent Interpersonal skills
Ability to lead and inspire teachers
Ability to work under pressure
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
The ability to adapt teaching styles to suit the nature of short summer courses
Creativity, energy and a positive commitment to the role
What Training will be offered?
As the Director of Studies you will be directly reporting to the Centre Manager.
All our managers will have the opportunity to take part in our Management Training Weekend, where we will give you the opportunity to be involved in 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 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 your DBS update fee (£13)
We look forward to welcoming you to our Embassy Summer team.
Min. 2 years
(2-3 years' teaching experience (Essential))
MA in English
BA in any subject
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BA in any subject + Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.