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|Director of Studies
Communicate School of English
||Manchester, United Kingdom|
||Friday 07. March 2014|
|A position is available for a highly motivated and professional candidate with a detailed understanding of British council procedures and inspection guidelines.|
The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the Academic Director, teachers and administrative staff on issues relating to the overall running of the centre, in particular British Council inspections.
The role will suit an experienced Senior Teacher or an Assistant Director of Studies looking for a new challenge at an exciting college.
The role of the candidate will incorporate the following:
To support the Academic Director in the overall management of the centre
Assist the Academic Director with managing the school and gaining British Council Accreditation
To have read and understood the British Council handbook to ensure high standards are met
Ensure that high quality programme is delivered, following the centre guidelines and syllabus closely
To manage the teaching staff to create a positive, enthusiastic team and ensuring student satisfaction
Observe and support teachers, ensure that their performance is of the highest possible standard so that the students derive the maximum benefit from their course
Produce and update Course Programmes for General English & Exam preparation classes classes
Conduct quarterly teaching workshops and assist in conducting biweekly staff meetings
Assist with recruitment, interviewing and induction of new teachers
Observe and appraise all teaching staff providing support and guidance on all aspects of lesson preparation and delivery
To ensure that all lessons start and end on time
Co-ordinate the completion of all progress reports for students
Assist with assessment and placement testing of new students, if required
Organise and analyse student questionnaires
Source materials for the excursion lesson and help teachers in planning it; assist with organising monthly social activities
Check class registers on a daily basis to ensure against student absenteeism and ensure complete records
Support and attend all major school events
Liaise closely with the Academic Director maintaining all academic administration
Help ensure that Communicate Schools Health & Safety policies are implemented and adhered to at all times
Monitor and be responsible for all academic resources and equipment.
Teach minimum 10 hours per week
Teach when necessary e.g. teacher absence/sickness/insufficient student numbers
ACELS/ British Council recognised TEFL/TESOL Cert (CELT/CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL)
PGCE TEFL/TESOL* or a taught post-graduate course (MA equivalent) in TEFL/TESOL, including at least 6 hours of supervised teaching practice
Native or near native level of fluency in English (CEF Level C2/CPE/IELTS 8)
Proven competence in academic leadership
High standard of performance
Experience in dealing with British council procedures and inspections
High level of IT proficiency
Min 3 years of experience in EFL
Strong leadership qualities
Motivator, able to encourage teachers
Previous experience in a similar role
Smart personal appearance
Ability to prioritise tasks and use own initiative, organisational skills, common sense and patience
Flexible and efficient while demonstrating excellent attention to detail
Reliable, punctual, professional
Appropriate attitudes to the use of authority and maintaining discipline
The ability to think and work quickly, calmly whilst under pressure
A pleasant, outgoing and energetic personality, people person
Helpful and polite with all at all times
Ability to work in a small team
|Salary: 18-20k depending on experience|
The DOS reports directly to the Academic Director
Hours of work
The post is based on an assumed average of 40 hours per week, Monday to
Friday, although the nature of the role will require considerable flexibility from
the successful candidate. During busy times or in period of staff absence out of hours work may be expected. Time in lieu will be given, in consultation with the Academic Director.
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