Assistant Director of Studies

Deadline: Fri 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Fri 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom, Harrow School
  • Harrow School Short Courses
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Positions: 2
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity to join a top-end EFL summer school at Harrow School.

We offer a warm, professional environment where you will be working alongside a team of dedicated teachers and a very experienced DOS. 70% of your colleagues will be returning staff. We look for staff who are dynamic and personable and ADOSs who can provide support and inspiration to our teaching team. You must be DELTA-qualified with previous experience of conducting lesson observations.

Details of Position

Harrow School Short Courses, formally known as BABSSCo, is a specialist provider of English language courses for young international students from age 9 to 17. We are run by Harrow School Enterprises, the commercial arm of Harrow School.
Our EFL summer courses promote communication in English, focusing on the development of students' speaking, listening and pronunciation. We provide an excellent working environment where we set the bar high for performance standards but still maintain a staff retention rate of over 70%. Our staff appreciate our professional organisation and the welcoming, supportive atmosphere within the teaching team. The other members of the academic management team for the summer including the DOS, Senior Teacher and Lead Teachers are all returning members of staff.
We are recruiting for two Assistant Director of Studies (ADOS) positions for summer 2018 as follows:
Juniors ADOS (9-13 age group): 1 July 2 August
Seniors ADOS (14-17 age group): 26 July 17 August
The Seniors ADOS position could be combined with a three-week teaching position from 6 July to 25 July, which would allow a lengthy on-the-job handover with the returning staff member who is working in the Seniors ADOS contract for the first three weeks of our summer school.
The ADOS is responsible for assisting the DOS in supervising and supporting a team of up to 30 EFL teachers and ensuring the smooth running of the academic aspect of all English language courses. In particular the ADOS has responsibility for conducting lesson observations and providing developmental guidance to teachers.
Full details of the position can be found in our job specifications available to download from our website. Applications are through our website and interviewing starts in the week beginning 26 February.


Our ADOS candidates should hold a first degree and either a DELTA or Trinity Diploma.
We are looking for candidates with extensive experience of conducting lesson observations and ideally previous experience of working in a summer school environment. Candidates need experience of working with the relevant age group. CELTA course tutors and academic managers who have held responsibility for teacher support are particularly welcome to apply.

Salary and Benefits

The Harrow Assistant Director of Studies pay band starts at £105.55 per day increasing to a maximum of £123.05 (£738.85 to £861.35 per week). Staff move up grades based on annual performance and appraisal results. Nearly all new staff start on the the lowest pay band for the position.
Staff paid daily are paid 1 days leave per 7 day working week in lieu of holiday. Staff work 6 days per 7 day working week, with the day off being allocated in advance of the summer via a rota, and varying from one week to the next. An average working week of up to 55 hours would be an approximate guideline, with most hours scheduled between 0830 and 1700.
Benefits include:
- Accommodation on site if required. Staff are accommodated in boarding houses normally also occupied by students, but with private staff-only bathroom facilities. Although there are dedicated pastoral staff in each house, all residential staff have a duty of care to any students in their boarding house
- Breakfast, lunch & supper each day
- Laundry (commercial laundry, once per week
- Subsidised use of sports facilities at Harrow School

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