Job reference: 001226
Salary: £603.60 per week plus holiday entitlement
Closing date: 30/03/2024
Department: Academics
Centre/School: Stafford House Canterbury
Employment type: Fixed Term
Job start date: 22/06/2024
Closing date: 30/03/2024

Job Description

Are you looking for the next step toward leadership in your EFL Teaching career? How about spending your summer with us in beautiful Canterbury as our Assistant Director of Studies.

We’re an English Language school based just a 5-minute walk from the centre of historic Canterbury. We can support you with accommodation if you’d like to stay with us over summer, meaning that you needn’t be local to apply.

Managing, developing, and supporting are just some of the duties of our Directors of Studies. It’s a great opportunity for you to earn over the summer, while working in a multicultural environment dedicated to teaching our young students English.

Our teachers will benefit from your expertise, as you guide and support them with their own teaching journey. It’s a real team spirit and a truly valuable experience for all involved.

Here’s some of the duties you’ll be involved in:

• Assisting the Director of Studies in managing the academic programme and the teaching team to ensure that students and teachers alike, gain the most from their time with us
• Deputising responsibility for teaching resources and high-quality delivery of lessons
• Ensuring academic lessons and activities are integrated to promote the best learning experience for our students. This includes organising rotas for teachers who are involved within the activities programme
• Supporting with weekly staff meetings and conducting weekly CPD sessions
• Guiding NQTs and experienced teachers, observing, appraising, and giving feedback on teaching performance, in a supportive, effective manner. We’re proud to champion CPD here at Stafford house
• Participating in pastoral duties with our students, including night-duties on a rota basis
• Working up to 48 hours over 6 days per week – as part of the management team, this is a fully immersive position

*Please see our Job Description for a full list of duties, responsibilities and requirements

What’s in it for you?

• An unforgettable summer, situated in the beautiful city of Canterbury
• Experience of working in a fast-paced, fun, and multicultural educational environment
• Opportunity to gain experience toward a career of working with young people or teaching
• Working with a highly experienced and supportive team
• Opportunity to gain or further your management experience
• £603.60 per week plus holiday entitlement
• Accommodation can be provided for a nominal deduction of £69.93 per week

Some of what you’ll need to join us over the summer as Director of Studies:

• Educated to degree level
• RSA DELTA or Trinity College London Licentiate Diploma in TESOL or PGCE TEFL/TESOL or Post graduate taught course (MA equivalent) in TEFL/TESOL, including at least 6 hours of supervised teaching practice*
• Level of spoken and written English equivalent to CEF level C2/CPE/IELTS 8.0
• Over 3 years of full time EFL experience

• First Aid certificate
• Experience of working with children
• Previous DOS experience
• Previous summer school experience

More information:

WHO ARE WE? Stafford House has over 70 years’ experience in providing international students with great English language study experiences in the UK. Our mission is to educate, inspire and help our students enjoy our locations, empowering them with confidence to realise their personal potential. Stafford House comprises 2 brands, Stafford House International and Stafford House Study Holidays.
We offer 7 fantastic study locations within the UK with a wide range of courses to choose from including English Language and activities, creative Art & Design, sports, and academic preparation courses.
Stafford House International is part of CATS Global Schools (CGS), a leading education group committed to inspiring the next generation of world shapers.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFEGUARDING: CATS Global Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect everyone connected with the organisation to share this commitment. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of safer recruitment pre-employment checks in line with KCSIE guidelines. All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a criminal declaration form prior to interview and be subject to online checks which may include social media checks in addition to an enhanced DBS check (DBS process paid for by CATS Global Schools), references and if applicable, an overseas police check.

OUR COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY: We are committed to diversity, inclusion and belonging. Building on our core values – Pioneering, Persevering, People – we pledge to deliver a series of events, guest speakers and focus groups to make CATS Global Schools an employer of choice for all.

What are you waiting for? We look forward to hearing from you. Good luck!

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