Director of Studies

Deadline: Sat 14 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • Deadline: Sat 14 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • Turkey, Sisli Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul
  • British Study Centres Turkey
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

We are currently looking for someone who has experience as a DoS. The role will initially require working closely with the interim DoS in order to ensure the school is set up to the required standards, and then, the selected candidate will run the School independently accordingly thereafter. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to work for a leading language school.

Details of Position

British Study Centres is one of the leading providers of premium English Language courses in the UK. We are growing our network or schools globally and have very recently opened our third franchise school in Turkey. BSC Turkey is a small boutique school located in the prestigious Torun Center in ili Mecidiyeky.

The School primarily teaches General and Business English, English for Specific Purposes, IELTS and TOEFL. Our clients are likely to be professionals and so evening and weekend work may be required.

The Director of Studies has overall responsibility for the development and provision of the academic programme at the school. As a member of the centres management team, it is expected that in addition to your specified duties, you will also endeavour to support the senior management team with the general overall running of the school and care of the students and clients that you may visit or host.

You will be line managing the teaching team which will vary in size according to the student.
You will need to line manage both the full-time and hourly-paid teaching team.The size of the academic team will vary as the School grows, and so in the future, you may be required to also line manage an Assistant Director of Studies, Senior Teachers, Co-ordinators and possibly academic staff at satellite centres. You may need to manage the academic budget and be expected to travel occasionally to schools, fairs and events for meetings with potential students and clients.

Your main purpose is to:

Ensure that academic services provided are of the highest standard and are client focussed

Develop courses to ensure that they are innovative, effective and meet client and market needs

Act as a channel of communication between BSC Turkey and the wider BSC group

Teach an allocated number of classes weekly


Cambridge CELTA or Level 7 degree e.g. Masters/Post Grad Certificate in ELT or related subjects

or Working towards or successfully completed level 7 Cambridge Delta or Trinity Diploma in TESOL or equivalent. In the case of those working towards, prospective candidates will be at least a few months into the qualification and the qualification would need to be completed within a year of accepting the position.


English UK Diploma in English Teaching Management (DELTM)

International House Certificate/Diploma in Educational Management Skills



Wide and varied experience in EFL teaching, with a good understanding of current developments in EFL

Evidence of continuous professional development

Experience delivering CPD/INSET and other forms of teacher training

Experience designing courses and materials

Experience of line/team management


Specific ELT teaching (e.g. Exam English, Business English, ESP etc.)

Experience as an examiner (e.g. IELTS, Cambridge, Trinity etc.)

Knowledge of Turkish

Salary and Benefits

Salary: 5000TL - (negotiable)

Contract details:

40 hrs per week with possible evenings and weekends required

minimum 1 year

help finding accommodation

local health insurance

visa and permits arranged

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