Director of Studies

Hull, York, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bath, London Harrow or London Hatfield, United Kingdom

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Target English International

We run junior summer courses for English language students aged between 10 - 17. We have students from all over the world. The majority will be Italian, but we also have students from Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Argentina and Cyprus to name a few! Students usually stay for two weeks and take part in a mixed programme of lessons and activities/excursions which are run by Activity Leaders. 

Our Mission:

At Target English International we aim to provide our students with a comfortable and caring setting in the UK to improve their communication in English and develop skills for a more global society. We want our students to leave the course with a better understanding of UK culture and the inspiration to become life-long learners of English.

Overview of role:

Job Title: Director of Studies
Line Manager: Centre Manager/Academic Manager
Pay rate: Competitive, dependent on contract type + full-board accommodation and holiday pay

Dates: June to August
Hours: As required (typically 48 hours per week)

 You are a competent teacher with significant experience in the EFL and summer school industry. You will have overall responsibility for the successful implementation and administration of all aspects of the academic programme, which includes managing the academic staff and their performance. In addition to optimising our students’ academic programme and environment, you will also ensure their safety and wellbeing at all times. Management, organisation and problem-solving skills are essential requirements for this position. Our aim is to ensure our students make the most of their academic programme and, as Director of Studies, you will make this happen!

Our staff are without doubt our most valuable asset and our students frequently say the staff are one of the best things about their study holiday. We welcome new applicants but also value our returning staff, and to both we offer an attractive package that includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full-board accommodation if required
  • Holiday pay
  • Full induction on-site. (Managers are required to attend our 2 day induction weekend held at the University of Hull before the start of your contract.)
  • £10 a week returner’s increment (up to a maximum of 3 years)

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In line with safer recruitment, where roles require responsibility for, or substantial access to, under 18s, our recruitment procedure includes the following:

  • All references will be followed up
  • Reference requests ask specifically whether there is any reason that [the applicant] should not be engaged in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18
  • All gaps in employment history must be explained satisfactorily
  • Proof of identity and right to work in the UK must be shown at interview
  • Proof of identity and copies of qualification certificates must be sent to head office prior to starting work and original copies must be taken to the centre
  • Suitability checks (Enhanced DBS checks or overseas equivalent) will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.
  • Staff will complete online Safeguarding and online Prevent training

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