Director of Studies (maternity cover)
- United Kingdom: Kaplan International English, Cambridge, CB3 9LG.
- Kaplan International
- Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
- Positions: 1
- Degree Required
Details of Position
Kaplan International English, a division of Kaplan Inc., is an exciting company in the world of international education. With 40 English language schools in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, we are a leading provider of English language courses and other study abroad programmes for students from more than 100 countries around the world.
Duties - General
To be responsible for the overall management of the Academic department.
To have full responsibility for the academic quality of year-round courses, and for the academic product delivered at the school
To lead the teaching team, providing support and training whilst monitoring their performance and development
To be responsible for all aspects of our students safeguarding and welfare in conjunction with the wider school and company management teams, along with all staff
To ensure the highest standards of teaching are delivered
To ensure that academic programmes, courses and syllabus are being taught to requirements and adhered to
To encourage use of self-study facilities
To liaise with the Social Programme Manager to ensure that the social and academic programmes are connected
To support the development of extra study opportunities for students
To ensure that quality and feedback cycles for student and teacher are continually evaluated and improved
To advise staff and students with regard to exams and specialist courses.
To be pro-active in managing teaching resources and space
To hold regular meetings with the Principal to discuss staff and academic matters ensuring the smooth running of the school
To ensure that all courses are correctly staffed, and that guidelines are met with regards to student/teacher ratios including the maintenance of a supply teacher bank
To ensure that all staff are fully and properly inducted and aware of relevant procedural documentation in order that they fulfill their duties accordingly
To ensure timely staff recruitment in liaison with others in the school management team
To ensure that staffing issues are dealt with correctly and fairly, and in time
To have a good working knowledge of staff job descriptions and duties
To lead regular teaching staff meetings and to attend regular school management meetings
Duties Students/Customer Service
To ensure that student satisfaction ratings are consistently high
To actively seek to resolve and to keep accurate records of areas of student academic concern
To have overall responsibility for Day One testing and induction for new students and to co-ordinate all school staff as required on those days
To communicate effectively with the Sales Team with regard to academic matters and to ensure that the school and company are promoted in a positive manner
To ensure that all students attendance and awareness is in accordance with Home Office / Border Agency requirements and regulations
To ensure that the attendance procedure is adhered to and delivered correctly and efficiently.
To ensure that all students and staff have a working knowledge of emergency, evacuation and health and safety procedures
To take part in the 24-hour emergency phone rota if required.
In liaison with the Principal, prepare and manage teaching and resources expenditure budgets
To achieve budget targets and weekly report on statistics
Monitor expenditure according to budget and report on variances
To be familiar with meet the inspection criteria of the British Council, ISI, UKBA and company requirements
To be fully aware of all internal procedures with regards to quality issues and to play a lead role in the quality cycle
To produce reports as and when required with specific recommendations for future action
Education and Qualifications
DELTA / Trinity Diploma or equivalent such as MA TEFL/EFL including observed teaching or International Equivalent. (essential)
DELTM or equivalent (desirable)
A bachelors degree as minimum (desirable)
Work Experience and Knowledge
Previous management experience in EFL or related field in a commercial educational environment
Experience of line management and recruitment of a teaching team
Academic administration (timetabling etc.)
Experience of teaching all levels including Exams, EAP and Business English
Knowledge of British Council and ISI inspection criteria
Teacher training experience
Experience of working with Young Learners
Skills and Competencies
Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office Package
Interest and ability to use technology in an Educational environment
Demonstrates a high level of customer service practices
Excellent communication, time management and organisational skills able to manage a wide variety of tasks and projects running concurrently.
Demonstrable interest in industry developments and commitment to personal development.
Able to manage and implement change.
An understanding of Curriculum development
Knowledge of databases CLASS or equivalent
Knowledge of IWB programs SMART or equivalent.
Salary and Benefits
More Company Information
Kaplan International is the world’s largest transnational education group, delivering English language courses, higher education programmes and professional training to 130,000 students from 120 countries.
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