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Residential Director of Studies - Edinburgh or London

Posted By: Experience English <recruitment@experienceenglish.com>
Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014, at 3:30 a.m.

Residential Director of Studies
We are looking for an experienced and dedicated Director of Studies to join the Experience English team, for our Young Learner Summer programme running from June – August 2014. Positions are available in Edinburgh, and the London area and due to the size and location, will be residential posts.

You must have TEFL-Q status (minimum DELTA/DipTESOL or equivalent), hold a first degree and be keen to further your career by becoming involved in academic management and teacher training. Experience within a summer school environment is essential; experience of managing a large team would be advantageous. You must also have a native-speaker level of English.

Duties will include:

You will be directly responsible both to the Centre Manager for the smooth educational management of your centre, and to Experience English’s Academic Manager for the quality of educational delivery.

This list is by no means exhaustive, but intended to provide you with a summary of your main duties, which will include:

• Testing and placement of students
• Timetabling classes and teachers
• Teacher induction and day-to-day teacher support
• Leading regular teachers’ meetings
• Management of materials and other teaching resources
• Trinity GESE exam timetabling and administration
• Teacher observation and feedback
• Teacher development workshops
• Ensuring accurate academic records are maintained (registers, records of work done etc.)
• Ensuring academic reports and course certificates are written and issued
• Troubleshooting and resolving any issues that arise over any aspect of the educational programme
• Ensuring that the educational programme coordinates logically and smoothly with other aspects of the course such as excursions, local visits etc.
• Raising awareness of safeguarding students in accordance with Experience English Safeguarding Policy
• Liasing with head office on staffing requirements
• Teaching on standby when required
• Assisting other senior managers in other general aspects of the centre management (whether directly related to the tuition programme or not)
• Covering for the Centre Manager as required
• Overall responsibility for delivering the teaching syllabus

Residential Staff and Accommodation

As one of the Senior Members of staff, you share the overall responsibility for the pastoral care of our students on site. Consequently, Experience English will provide your accommodation and full board free of charge.
In order to ensure continued overall supervision, whilst ensuring appropriate rest for Senior Staff, the Centre Manager will timetable your pastoral duties and those of the Activity Manager to ensure that one senior member of staff is officially on duty each night in addition to 2 non-senior staff members (i.e.: Teachers and Activity Leaders).

Pastoral Duties will vary from centre to centre, but will generally include, for example:

• Helping group leaders to settle students
• Dealing with any problems or emergency situations
• Dealing with any accommodation problems
• Helping to ensure that students are in their accommodation and not elsewhere on the campus unauthorised.

Please apply by sending a covering letter stating why you feel you would be suitable for this role, along with a current CV to recruitment@experienceenglish.com. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Please note that Experience English is committed to providing an environment in which students and staff members can thrive and progress without fear of bullying, misconduct or discrimination of any kind. The well-being of students and staff members is our priority.

References will be followed up and requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that the applicant should not be employed in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18. All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and proof of identity and qualifications will be required. Appropriate CRB disclosure will be required prior to confirmation of appointment, at the cost of the applicant.

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