Language Centre Managers

Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • United Kingdom, Oxford
  • Oxford Active Ltd
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 4
  • Freelance Position
  • Short Term/Summer job

Details of Position

Oxford Spires runs all year round integration and language school programmes offering residential and non-residential courses for young people. Students attending our schools receive 15-21 hours of English language tuition per week and a comprehensive programme of activities and excursions. We are British Council Accredited, a member of English UK and English UK Young Learners, and strive to offer the highest quality learning experiences for all students who attend our schools.
This Summer we are running four separate language schools and need a Centre Manager for each one.
Oxford – residential. From 1st July to 13h August
Oxford – non-residential. From 2nd July to 20th August.
Oxford University – residential. From 16th July to 21st August.
Padworth College, in rural Berkshire near Reading – residential. From 1st July to 13th August.
Key Duties
• Manage and direct the whole language school team based at their Centre to ensure that the programme operates as efficiently as possible.
• Support and manage the Senior Teacher and Senior Activity Leader in their roles
• Create, manage and distribute staff rotas for all staff at the Centre, and keep an overview what staff are doing and where at all times, both on and off site
• Conduct staff reviews, with support from Senior Teachers/Activity Leaders
• Communicate with and report regularly to the Senior Management Team
• Liaise with OS Head Office to co-ordinate travel arrangements for arrivals and departures, and excursions
• Ensure all staff on site are enforcing and following company policies and procedures and that all staff are representing Oxford Spires Language School in a positive and professional manner
• Maintain professional and effective working relationships with staff who manage the Centre premises we are based at
Student Care
• Supervise airport arrivals and departures as necessary
• Provide a full and comprehensive induction for students at the beginning of their stay
• Liaise with student group leaders and students to ensure their needs are met, and all issues and problems are dealt with promptly and efficiently
• Ensure students are following school rules and support staff with any behaviour issues that arise, following the Oxford Spires school discipline procedures
• Ensure accurate registers are kept by all staff to account for students both on and off site at all times
• Be responsible for and manage necessary paperwork relating to the health and safety arrangements for all staff and students at the school, both on and off site
• Ensure all students are properly supervised at all times
• Co-ordinate the response and deal as appropriate with any emergencies that may arise
• Take part in the overnight on call duty rota, usually once a week
• Act as Safeguarding Lead on site with support from Senior Management Team
• Be aware of and understand British Council standards and ensure the site’s compliance with these
• Undertake other duties, appropriate to your post, as may reasonably be required by Oxford Spires Language School
Essential Requirements
• Excellent spoken and written English language skills, with a high level of communication and interpersonal skills
• Computer literate
• Previous experience of working with young people at an EFL summer school, ideally in a management role
• Ability to work under pressure, flexible with excellent organisational and problem solving skills
• Hard-working and responsible attitude
• All staff will be subject to safeguarding checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure


Management experience is more important than qualifications, but the following would be an advantage:
• TEFL/CELTA qualification
• TEFLI or TEFLQ qualification
• First Aid certificate
• Full, clean driving license

Salary and Benefits

£600.00 per week, plus full board

Company Details

Oxford Active Ltd
More Company Information
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Contact person:
Anne Bissell, Human Resource

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