Assistant Director of Studies

Deadline: Wed 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Wed 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom, Cardiff
  • Celtic English Academy
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

The general responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Teaching between 6 and 22.25 hours per week
- Helping to manage the teaching staff
- Observing teachers and providing them with feedback
- Helping with student enquiries
- Completing reports
- Delivering in-house training sessions
- Maintaining, updating and improving resources
- Contributing to course development
- Supporting the DoS with the smooth day to day running of the academy

Details of Position

Celtic English Academy is a friendly and welcoming English language school in the centre of Cardiff, which takes pride in its small class sizes, great teachers and wonderful support staff. We offer a range of beginner to advanced level English language courses for international students including, but not limited to; General English, IELTS Exam Preparation, Cambridge Exam Preparation, Teacher Development Courses, One-to-One lessons for adult students, and bespoke packaged programmes for both adult and young learners.
Each year approximately 1000 adult students with an average of 11 weeks stay study with us from up to 50 different nationalities. We accommodate 150 - 350 students at any one time and we strive to always have a motivating and student-focused environment where we can offer a great service to all that study with us.
We would like to appoint a new Assistant Director of Studies to help lead our Academic team and fulfil our business development goals.
The Assistant Director of Studies is responsible for helping to deliver a high-quality academic programme as well as helping to line-manage and support a team of 20+ teachers. This means ensuring the implementation, smooth running, administration and ultimately successful delivery of all aspects of the academic programme. The ADOS plays a key role in the management structure of Celtic English Academy and is therefore expected to fulfil a demanding workload.
How to apply
To receive an information pack and to apply, please send a covering letter and CV by 17:00 on Wednesday 31st January via the link below. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. A valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this role. All references will be followed up.
Key dates
Application deadline: 17:00 BST, Wednesday 31st January 2018
Expected start date: As soon as possible, dependent on notice

Qualifications

Education/training/qualifications (Essential)
- TEFL Q Status (Undergraduate Degree and Diploma-ELT/ TESOL qualification e.g. Delta/ Trinity Dip TESOL)
- Undergraduate Degree (2.1 or 1st Class)
- Initial ELT/ TESOL qualification e.g CELTA or Cert TESOL
- We may be willing to accept candidates who have completed a substantial part of a diploma level qualification such as modules 1 and 2 of the Delta and who are working towards completion of the qualification
- At least 3 years teaching experience some of which should have been gained abroad
- One year working as an ADoS or 2 years experience working as a senior teacher
Education/training/qualifications (Desirable)
- MA Applied Linguistics
- First Aid certificate
- Safeguarding Children Level 1 Certificate
- Enhanced DBS or CRB certificate
Knowledge (Essential)
- Good knowledge of academic trends in the ELT industry
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
Knowledge (Desirable)
- Knowledge of marketing or business development
Experience (Essential)
A minimum of three years teaching experience in toal to include:
- A minimum of 1 years ELT Management experience as an ADoS or minimum of 2 years working as a senior teacher and
- A minimum of 1 year teaching EFL abroad
Experience (Desirable)
- Course development and delivery
- Testing and placement of students
- Observing teachers (with feedback)
- Designing and delivering bespoke programmes
- CPD management and experience of delivering in-house teacher training
- Some experience of preparing for external inspections
Personal attributes (Essential)
- Proven leadership experience
- Self-motivated and able to use initiative
- Adaptable to change and innovative
- Enthusiastic team player
- Client focussed with warm, friendly and empathetic attitude
Skills and abilities (Essential)
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills with a good attention to detail
- Excellent administrative skills
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- A good eye for format, layout and design
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
Skills and abilities (Desirable)
- Experience of using School Management Platforms and Microsoft Office 365
- Experience of using Thebing school management system as a plus
- An additional language
Other (Essential)
- Eligible to live and work in the UK
The general responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Teaching between 6 and 22.25 hours per week
- Helping to manage the teaching staff
- Observing teachers and providing them with feedback
- Helping with student enquiries
- Completing reports
- Delivering in-house training sessions
- Maintaining, updating and improving resources
- Contributing to course development
- Supporting the DoS with the smooth day to day running of the academy

Salary and Benefits

£27,000 - £30,000 plus pension contributions & 35 days annual leave inc. bank holidays

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