Young Learners Teacher OR Trainee Head of Primary and Infants

Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline:
  • Spain, Ecija, Andalucia
  • Tower Academia de Inglés
  • Experience: NO PREFERENCE
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

A patient, creative and fun-loving CELTA/TESOL graduate is required to teach Young Learners in our vibrant academy. We offer excellent benefits and career prospects, working alongside some outstanding teachers. Come and experience Spanish life in the beautiful southern town of Ecija.
Start date February 26th 2018, negotiable.

Details of Position

This post would suit a teacher with integrity who wants to work hard to fulfil his or her potential. All levels of experience welcome. Our 3 Fs; Fair, Firm and Fun lead to high student/teacher motivation and continuity.
Initial training in class with the current teacher. This position has become available due to extended maternity leave and is open to:

1. A Young Learners Teacher.
Contract Feb-June 2018, renewable for academic year 2018-2019.
Summer work available.

2. A Trainee Head of Primary and Infants.
Contract negotiable.
Training in Montessori methodology, Jolly Phonics and management.

Until June, students 6 to 15 years old, grouped according to age and level. Class size 10 students. Own spacious, bright, airy classroom. Digital resources.
The position of Trainee Head of Primary and Infants includes shadowing the Director of Studies in the development of our Baby English programme. In short daily sessions at a local public nursery school we teach through traditional rhymes, songs, puppets, and music and movement. This is an important area of growth in the Spanish EFL sector and will figure predominantly in the trainee's professional development plan.
The 30hr/week legal Spanish contract includes 18 contact hours between Monday to Thursday 16:00-21:00, and Fridays 16:00-19:30. Other duties are administration, class preparation, meetings, writing reports, marking exams and homework, attendance and participation in training sessions and added value social activities.
These latter sessions are the delicious Friday Coffee, Cake and Conversation, sociable Exchange Club or the popular PET and FCE Xtreme Hub - see Facebook pages "Tower Ecija", and "The English Hub Ecija" for more details.

Degree Required
Native level English speaker preferred


Academic and professional

1. Undergraduate degree in any subject (those related to languages/ education are ideal)
2. Additional specialisation in EFL. A basic CELTA/TESOL or equivalent to a MINIMUM OF
120 CONTACT HOURS and a practical element whereby the teacher is observed and given
3. Experience working with young children and teenagers
4. EU member or holder of valid work permit for the contract period.
5. Current Disclosure and Barring Service certificate
6. English as first language or native level speaker.

Personal attributes
Any of the following are considered assets:
1. Love teaching children
2. A happy, healthy disposition with a willingness to help others.
3. Eager to develop and grow as a teacher, keen to train in a specialised area.
4. In class, confident and caring with good classroom management skills.
5. Responsible and communicative
6. Proactive
7. A good team member
8. Take pride in appearance
9. Enjoy Spanish culture.
10. Some knowledge of Spanish language.

Salary and Benefits

1. Excellent rate of pay, for the area and throughout Spain. 1,312 gross per calendar month.
Approx. 1,200 net. Increments depending on experience and qualifications. Cost of living
is cheap, see below.
2. High-quality subsidised further training with view to enhanced career and salary
3. Statutory holiday pay and two weeks at Christmas, one week at Easter, local and national
Bank Holidays.
4. Free Spanish classes
5. Entitlement to Spanish National Health system, medical cover and benefits.
6. End of contract bonus
7. We offer a fully binding legal contract and respect all local laws. We advise applicants
to refer to ACEIA and Spainwise for help in understanding workers' rights in the TEFL
industry in Andalusia: www. aceia. es (in Spanish) and www. spainwise. net (in English).
8. A Welcome Pack with information on travel and accommodation. Help with settling into life
in Ecija.
9. The town has something for everyone, from culture to sport, flamenco to football. It's calm, relaxed and friendly. Rent costs between 280-380 Euros. Tapas start around 1.50 Euros and a small beer is 1 Euro. For an overview of our beautiful sunny town visit

Affiliations and Training providers:
Tower Academy is a CAMBRIDGE LEARNING PARTNER, and in affiliation with Loyola University of Cordoba, a PET/FCE Computer Based Examination Venue.
TRINITY examination centre 3437
FECEI, ( Federation of Language Schools in Spain and the local Andalusian equivalent ACEIA, ( Both organisations promote professionalism and quality within the language teaching sector.
CALAC, ( Central Andalusian Language Academies, a group of five well-established schools who share the unique experience of teaching English in small and medium-sized Andalusian towns.
All the above organisations provide specialist training sessions throughout the academic year. All teachers are invited to attend.

Tower has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in Ecija. May there be many more happy years providing our service to the community!

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