Director of Studies

Deadline: Fri 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Deadline: Fri 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom, Portsmouth
  • Meridian School of English
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Meridian School of English (part of the Tellus Education Group) has two well-established and growing language schools in Portsmouth and Plymouth. We are currently recruiting an experienced Director of Studies based in our Portsmouth School.
Experience is an advantage as you will manage a team of TEFL teachers, provide support to help them perform to their maximum potential, for ensuring standards of excellence are maintained. This role will involve both management and occasional teaching duties

Details of Position

You will take on responsibility for maintaining and developing the high academic standard of the school.
The Director of Studies works closely with the Director of ELT Sales and Vocational Sales Manager.
Excellent communication skills are essential.
This role would suit a friendly, efficient leader with a strong interest in the TEFL industry.
The hours of work for this role will be 38.5 hours per week.
We are registered with and inspected by the British Council.
The key tasks include, but are not limited to:
Setting up the Curriculum/Syllabus for all courses provided by Tellus Group/Meridian Plymouth (including General English, Business English, Examination courses and bespoke courses, as required by Work Experience students and Professional Development Courses).
Selecting and sourcing the necessary materials and resources as required by the curriculum/syllabus for each course.
Academic Development of all ELT staff (observations, development, training and support).
Overseeing and coordinating preparation for British Council inspections for both Plymouth and Portsmouth.
Ensuring the quality of teaching and instruction meets with the school ethos of Academic Excellence at all times and as prescribed by British Council.
Ensuring that students satisfaction with the academic programme exceeds high expectations.
Dealing with student complaints on academic matters or any issues affecting the smooth running and/or reputation of the school.
Timetabling: both group and one-to-one classes and produce accurate registers for each lesson.
To hold regular staff meetings and ensure staff attendance.
To ensure all staff maintain current academic policies and practices and to conduct regular checks.
Ensuring staffing for new and existing courses is adequate in liaison with HR.
Teacher Development:
Overall responsibility for:
Design and implementation of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for teachers.
Advice and support on teaching matters as required.
Keeping accurate records and ensuring that the teachers complete all the necessary administration.
Observations: to routinely undertake a programme of quality focused and developmental focused observations.
Selecting & ordering journals and methodology books.
Receiving and acting on regular feedback from teachers and students.
Other skills and attributes:

To maintain a positive approach to the school, its courses and student body at all times.

To represent and promote the school favourably at every opportunity.

To constantly be aware of improving standards and adapt to them where possible.
Please Note: This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment therefore the following checks will be made:
An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.
References will be followed up and will ask specifically whether there is any reason that you should not be engaged in situations where you have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18

All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily

Proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required

Appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.

Proof of address i.e. utility bill or bank statement.
Please note that all communication will be electronic; please check your e-mail account regularly.
Previous applicants need not apply. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date.
Tellus Education Group Ltd is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


DELTA/DipTESOL or equivalent.
University degree or equivalent.

Salary and Benefits

Salary: £27,720.00.

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