Academic Programme Manager

Deadline: Tue 30 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • United Kingdom, Greenwich, London
  • Oxford International Education Group
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Details of Position

The Opportunity
Bucksmore Homelingua continues to grow its portfolio of home tuition provision that offers immersion courses to young learners, adults, executives and families. The courses take place in teachers’ homes and so provide a fully immersive experience for students with lessons typically taking place in the mornings supported by cultural activities in the afternoons. These are engaging programmes for students and teachers with each course personalised to the individual student’s needs.
Bucksmore Homelingua is looking to recruit an Academic Programme Manager who will lead and support the teachers in its home tuition network in the UK and Ireland.
The Role
The Academic Programme Manager will be responsible for the academic quality and delivery of the courses, working closely with the teacher to maintain relationships and build loyalty. The aspiration is to grow the business and they should have an eye for commercial opportunities and work with the sales and marketing teams to maximise these opportunities.
They will lead on new teacher recruitment, which includes budget management skills and working towards ambitious targets. It also demands a level of creativity in identifying new recruitment channels and assessing the effectiveness of various campaigns.
This appointment is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious academic manager who can apply their knowledge and experience of language teaching management alongside their commercial skills in an organisation that values quality and providing an outstanding student experience.
The proposed salary for the role is £27,000 to £30,000 per annum.
The Organisation
Bucksmore Homelingua is part of Oxford International Education Group (OIEG). OIEG is a well-established and highly successful business renowned for providing exceptionally high quality education and educational travel provision for well over twenty years. Within its portfolio of companies are university pathway colleges, language schools, Sixth Form Colleges and residential language schools.
All Bucksmore Homelingua teachers are professionally qualified with either TESOL / CELTA or PGCE qualifications. It is British Council accredited home tuition provider and a member of EnglishUK.
Key responsibilities
Manage home tuition teacher relationships leading to increased teacher loyalty and satisfaction with the company as well as retaining the teacher’s services;
Induct new teachers, develop and deliver a CPD/training programme including webinars and training days;
Manage courses including pre-course planning, on-course operations and post-course feedback;
Ensure high standards of academic quality including lesson observations;
Handle and successfully resolve teacher/student complaints;
Incorporate student and teacher feedback into improving course quality;
Manage academic course administration including student placement test, progress reports and course reports;
Conduct teacher home inspections;
Deliver successful teacher recruitment campaigns and manage the teacher recruitment budget;
Manage the Academic Recruiter and assist with teacher recruitment including interviews;
Assist the Academic Manager with curriculum development and other academic tasks;
Developing specialist course materials and handbooks as required;
Maintain, update and improve our online teaching resources website – this resource should provide up-to-date professional advice for current teachers, as well as act as the primary recruitment portal for new teachers.


CELTA, Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent;
DELTA, Trinity Dip TESOL or equivalent;
Undergraduate degree;
Strong IT skills with competence in Excel and Powerpoint;
Full UK driver’s licence;
Experience of teacher management as a Director of Studies or equivalent role;
Minimum 3 years’ experience of English language teaching;
Experience of observing teachers and providing effective feedback;
Experience of providing training and CPD to teachers;
Desire to maintain standards of academic excellence;
Strong time management skills;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Demonstrates a collaborative and ‘can do’ approach to work.
Young Learner’s teaching qualification;
Postgraduate degree;
Experience of 1-1 teaching and/or working on home tuition programmes;
Experience of planning and working with budgets.

Salary and Benefits

£27,000 - £30,000 per annum, 25 days holiday

Company Details

Oxford International Education Group
More Company Information
United Kingdom
Contact person:
Serene Sunderland, Recruitment Executive

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