Residential Course Director

Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • United Kingdom, Various
  • Discovery Summer
  • Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Details of Position

Discovery Summer runs a range of high quality residential summer courses for young learners/teenagers in top independent schools in England. In 2014 we were inspected by the British Council and awarded 13 strengths out of a possible 15. Discovery Summer is currently ranked as the top multi-centre summer school in the UK. In 2016 we welcomed 69 nationalities including up to 10% English Student Hosts. The staff/student ratio is at least 1:5. We offer the highest level of pastoral care as well as a full, varied programme of after class activities and excursions. At least 60% of our staff return each year. Over the years we have built up excellent relationships with our host centres.

Dates (including set up and induction): Thursday 5 July – Tuesday 1 August 2017
Age range: 14-17 years

At Winchester College we offer an intellectually stimulating summer school designed for high level students (upper-intermediate to proficiency) who choose different Majors and Minors each week e.g. IELTS Exam Prep, Business Studies, Drama, Film Making, International Relations/Model UN, Creative Writing, Debating, Digital Photography, Leadership Skills.

We are looking for an inspiring and enterprising Course Director who is committed to delivering a challenging, high quality programme. Proven leadership skills + excellent inter-personal and customer care skills are required.

You will be responsible for managing and leading the course effectively and for the safety and well-being of all course participants. You will be managing the senior team plus a team of teachers and activity leaders (approx. 15 staff in total).

Discovery Summer is committed to ensuring the safeguarding of children and young people and we expect our staff to share this commitment. To this end, all references will be followed up, gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.


• Degree, higher qualification or equivalent
• Flexibility and ability to oversee a busy centre with energy and enthusiasm
• Proven organisational, administrative, IT and record keeping skills
• Proven management and team leadership experience
• Proven inter-personal and customer care skills
• Ability to guide and support members of the senior management team
• Ability to manage course finances competently
• Residential experience
• Love and interest in working with aspirational teenagers

• Experience of working with international students
• EFL teaching experience
• First Aid Qualification (Discovery Summer will pay for a 1 day first aid course if necessary)

Salary and Benefits

Residential posts with free board and lodging offered. You will work a 6 day week.
Up to £930 per week + £425 for pre-course work undertaken (paid with first payroll) + statutory holiday pay (12.07% paid with final payroll)
Please see the employment page of our website for a full job description and further information about the recruitment process. To apply, complete the relevant application form and email together with a CV and covering letter stating why you are the right person for the job.

Company Details

Discovery Summer
More Company Information
33 Kensington High Street
W8 5EA
United Kingdom
+ 44 (0)20 7937 1199
+ 44 (0)20 7937 3344
Click here to visit the Discovery Summer website
Contact person:
Leonora Child, HR and Academic Manager

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