• Start Date: 4 July 2019
  • End Date: 15 August 2019
  • Salary: From £500 to £600 per week (plus 12.07% holiday pay) Plus £240 for attending a 5 days induction programme

Essential role requirements

  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.

  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc) 

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • You must have a DELTA, DipTESOL, or MA TESOL
  • Knowledge of Young Learner’s ELT material

Job Description

The role of Director of Studies is one of high responsibility directly concerned with the education and welfare of our Young Learner students as well as the management of all academic staff assigned to the programme. 

The Director of Studies is responsible for the academic management of the designated Young Learner centre; key elements of this role include inducting and supporting teacher, overseeing the placement of students and maintaining high level of teaching standards across all classes. 

The ideal Director of Studies will be conscientious and organised with a high regard and understanding in the area of educating international Young Learners. They will have experience of managing a team of teachers, delivering effective teacher training and conducting developmental observations. 

The role of Director of Studies is not restricted to the academic programme and at International House London we expect all of our staff to fully engage in all aspects of the programme to ensure the maximum enjoyment and safety of students whilst participating in our Young Learner course. 


Main Responsibilities and Tasks

Training, Health and Safety and Safeguarding 

• To attend an induction period prior to the opening of the centre and to have read and be fully conversant with the staff manuals, policies and procedures attached to this role, and that of your team. 
• Take part in all Health and Safety related training. 
• To carry out all tasks concerned with the setting up and administration attached to this role as advised by the Centre Manager. 
• Ensure that all necessary materials and equipment are in place at the centre in time for the start of the programme. 
• Deliver staff induction for your team as directed by the academic department at International House London. 

Academic Responsibilities 

• To take responsibility for the successful delivery of the academic programme. 
• To manage the academic staff as necessary to ensure all policies, procedures and deadlines are met. 
• To brief the academic staff on all aspects of their responsibilities including the requirements of the leisure programme. 
• To administer, explain, follow and adapt the syllabus and develop strategies for successful learning outcomes. 
• To organise student testing, assessment, placement and induction. 
• Prepare class timetables ensuring students and teachers are allocated to classes and levels appropriately (including the allocation of English Plus). 
• Maintain International House London academic procedures including class registers, work records, student reports and certificates. 
• Manage materials and resources provided by International House London and the Host Centre. 
• Monitor teacher levels, ensuring appropriate staffing levels are maintained and report to Centre Manager. 
• Organise and deliver teacher development sessions. 
• Deal with student and Group Leader enquiries and requests regarding academic matters in a prompt and client focused manner. 
• Carry out lesson observations and provide oral and written feedback to teachers, forward feedback to Head Office at International House London. 
• Ensure that all teachers are actively linking the academic programme with the leisure programme through meaningful activities in the classroom. 
• To cover for teachers in the event of absence and increase/decrease in student numbers. 
• Deliver Group Leader academic sessions as required. 
• At the end of the course, provide feedback on the 2018 material and work on new material for 2019 as required. 
• To appraise all members of the teaching staff and submit reports to International House London. 
• To ensure when not on duty that the Centre Manager / Assistant Director of Studies / Senior Teacher is apprised and briefed with all necessary information. 

Other Responsibilities 

• To deputise for the Centre Manager as required. 
• To host the centre emergency telephone as required. 
• To take an active role in promoting the activity programme by visiting classes etc. 
• Attend and lead staff meetings as required.

About the school and City

International House London welcomes over 8,000 language students from 150 countries each year. 

This role is based at the IH London summer school in Oxford. 

Situated an hour from London, Oxford is a small, safe and beautiful city, full of culture and history. The city is also close to Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Manchester. 

IH Oxford takes place at St Edward’s School in Summertown during the summer. 

St Edward's was founded in 1863 and is one of England's most prestigious boarding schools. It combines state of the art teaching, sporting and accommodation facilities in a beautiful and historic setting, all a short walk from the centre of Oxford. 

The grounds of St Edward's are secure and private providing students with a relaxing and safe environment.

Take a look at the school page here.

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