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Activities & Events Manager (Summer)

EF Education First

EF Education First

Oxford, UK · United Kingdom
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Activities & Events Manager (Summer)

EF Oxford

Full Time/Fixed Term

Are you looking to progress in your career, whilst gaining experience in a culturally diverse environment, working with students from across the globe? Are you ready to take ownership of one of EF’s largest campus’ activities & events programme and develop your management skills? If so, EF invites you to help us open the world through education as Activities & Events Manager.

Careers at EF | Open the world with us

EF Education First’s mission is opening the world through education.

A career with EF combines the support and opportunity of a large international organisation, with the spirit and energy of a small business. We look for thinkers and doers – creative, collaborative, and motivated people who are excited by education, communication, and travel.

When you join EF, you join a multicultural and diverse community working across more than 600 schools and offices in 50 countries. In the UK and Ireland, our core presence is felt at our international language campuses and summer schools, where we welcome students from around the world to participate in language learning and cultural exchange. Whoever you are, whatever you are passionate about—we welcome you and encourage you to open the world through education.

Your Role

EF Oxford is searching for an energetic and organised individual to join our team as Activities & Events Manager this summer. This is the perfect opportunity to develop your managerial skills whilst gaining experience within an international company.

After working as an Activities & Events Manager, you will have taken your management skills to the next level. Your communication skills will have been maximised by working with different cultures and backgrounds to ensure a smooth and seamless delivery of every activity. You will have used your initiative and creativity to enhance the student experience every step of the way, building upon the resources provided by EF to deliver a world-class product.

This role is available until September 2024, with the possibility of becoming permanent if successful during the summer.


  • Working with the management team to deliver an exceptional experience to our students, you will have the overall responsibility for the activity programme in your school
  • You will be directly involved in shaping our student's experiences. Planning and delivering everything from interactive games for small groups or to large wow events of over 1000 students
  • You will be supporting a team of local and international leaders in ensuring all activities give the students a sense of the local culture, whilst being safe and unforgettably fun at the same time!
  • On a daily basis, you will be part of a diverse team and community; liaising with our local suppliers as well as motivating and shaping your team of leaders. No two days will be the same; you will go from completing schedules and administrative tasks to jumping on stage at the disco to fire up the crowd!
  • You will deliver all activities and events within budget and where necessary at a profit
  • You will share the emergency duty of the site on a rota basis


  • Strong leadership skills with management/team leading experience required
  • Commitment to the highest level of customer service
  • Sociable and fun disposition with the ability to motivate and energise others
  • Financial and business acumen
  • English fluency and excellent communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to work and thrive under pressure
  • All offers are subject to a clear enhanced DBS check and two references
  • Right to work in the UK

Why you will love working with EF Oxford

  • Continuous professional development
  • Work in a truly international environment
  • Regular social events
  • Ambition is nurtured and fast-tracked career enhancement opportunities are provided
  • Staff are encouraged to innovate, take ownership of their ideas and bring them to fruition
  • Global career opportunities
  • External trainings on safeguarding and mental health first aid
  • Accommodation provided

What do our staff say?

‘‘Able to meet, work with, train and develop a large number of interesting people from all walks of life’’

“I love being exposed to different cultures and I get to practice other languages.”

‘’You are encouraged to take on as many challenges as possible, which helps you progress as a professional.’’

‘’I have enjoyed the opportunity to forge my skills in a management position.’’


EF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be followed up and will 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. Upon interview all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and proof of identity and, where applicable, qualifications will be required. Appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.