• Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration or End Date: June 2020 (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary: Competitive local salary, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Essential role requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification

  • You must have a DELTA, DipTESOL, or MA TESOL

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

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

  • A working knowledge of Spanish

  • CELTA trainer status (preferred, not required)

Job Description

El Centro Británico, International House Santiago de Compostela, is looking for inspirational and enthusiastic leaders to be part of our lively and hard-working team of over 45 staff members. We are looking for forward thinking individuals who believe in responding to customers’ needs in order to fill our role of Learning and Development Manager
This role requires someone who is interested in and excited about product and resource development in an English language teaching context. This role will focus on helping to design and develop products based around customers’ specific needs and demands. Tasks are varied and may include conducting and evaluating customer needs analyses, developing and designing syllabi, selecting and evaluating resources and ongoing evaluation of products being offered. As part of the academic management team, this role will also involve administration of classes, teacher induction and support, overseeing placement of students, delivery of training workshops, emergency cover where needed and observation of teachers. We are offering a contract of 39 hours a week including up to 12 hours of teaching. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide educational and administrative support to assist staff in maintaining high educational and professional standards.

Main Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for and/or involved in the following:

  • Syllabus design and course planning
  • Analysing customer needs and creating and adjusting products accordingly
  • Monitoring and evaluating resources and courses on an ongoing basis
  • Producing resources which supplement materials being used
  • Assessing, adapting and distributing resources to the teaching and academic team
  • Training teachers and staff in the implementation of new courses and products
  • Working to deliver new products and make improvements to existing ones
  • Providing innovation and leadership through the design and management of projects and events which enhance the learner experience
  • Maintaining and promoting development of in-house /IHWO materials
  • Supporting the Marketing and Sales Departments, particularly with new products
  • Attending conferences and meetings
  • Maintaining teaching standards and enabling teacher development through observation, input sessions and day-to-day support
  • Teaching and standby teaching
  • Placement testing and interviewing of new students
  • Orientation and induction of new teachers
  • Day-to-day crisis management – dealing with the unexpected
  • Assigning and monitoring standby tasks carried out by teachers


Candidates should have:
- a positive and proactive attitude
- a strong EFL background
- experience with students of all ages
- a good working knowledge of Cambridge Assessment English
- the ability to lead, inspire and motivate
- the ability to work well in a team and independently
- the ability to communicate effectively
- flexibility to adapt when needs arise
- an openness to ongoing professional development

About the school and City

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