SBC Course Director

Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline:
  • United Kingdom: Oxford, Bournemouth.
  • Summer Boarding Courses Ltd
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 2
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

SBC is looking for experienced Course Directors for Summer 2019.
Staff receive competitive pay, extensive training and work in a supportive environment at one of our British Council Accredited residential summer courses in Oxford and Bournemouth.

SBC is the first and only multicentre summer school provider to be awarded 15 out of 15 areas of strength in a full inspection, thereby confirming us as one of the foremost course providers in the UK.

Details of Position

Course Directors are responsible for the overall delivery of their summer school programme. They understand the exceptional leadership qualities and professional skills required to support students, staff and host venue to deliver a leading residential young learner summer course.
The successful candidate will have considerable summer school experience in a residential environment, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to adapt management styles to effectively support individual staff members and students with all aspects of Summer School life

• Overall responsibility for all aspects of the summer school
• Be responsible for the wellbeing of students and staff at all times
• Daily point of contact for the host school or university, ensuring a continuation of the excellent working relationship
• Have a close working relationship with the SBC senior managers, ensuring regular and effective communication on all course matters
• Work closely with other managers in the course team, building a cohesive, positive and effective team
• Attend SBCs management training retreat
• Oversee arrival and set up, liaising with the host school
• Effectively induct all non-management staff following SBCs induction week programme
• Oversee student arrivals at the school, welcoming families and managing staff
• Complete and record weekly bed lists, rotas and meal numbers
• Oversee and record daily staff meetings and chair weekly student meetings
• Communicate in a positive and professional manner with parents/guardians
• Liaise with the SBC Head Office about all matters related to staff payroll
• Be an approachable managerial presence

• Work towards creating a positive and cohesive staff team
• Have a full understanding of the daily schedule and staff roles, responsibilities and performance
• Conduct individual staff appraisals, mutually identifying areas for improvement to provide practical support
• Where necessary, ensure that suitable arrangements are made to facilitate group leaders integration into the Summer School

• Build a positive and welcoming community at the summer course
• Deliver student welcome talks
• If required, deal with any student or staff disciplinary issues supported by SBC roaming managers
• Take Level 2 Safeguarding Course and be one of the Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) if required

• Liaising with the Transfer Manager to ensure staff are prepared for transfers
• Ensure that all paperwork in the Centre File, British Council File and individual House Files are recorded correctly
• Oversee the pack up of the course and handover of the school campus to the host school, including the course stock and inventory to SBC Head Office



• Previous residential summer course managerial experience
• Experience of, and genuine enjoyment of, working with young people
• Strong communication skills, ability to work under pressure, flexibility
• Ability to take control of and a positively lead a staff team
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• TEFLQ an advantage but not necessary

Salary and Benefits


Please note contract dates will vary slightly based on the individual contract.
Management training: 3 days, week commencing 17th June 2019
Contract dates will commence the first or second week of July and run for the course duration

Due to the nature of the role, the Summer School Director will work six days out of seven.
Remuneration: From £1000 per week, depending on experience

SBC has an excellent annual staff returner rate - 83% of our 2018 Management Team having worked for us previously as Managers, Teachers, Activity Leaders, College Mentors and House Parents. This, as well as significant training for all staff, ensures that our staff and students are fully supported and empowered to create a positive and mutually beneficial environment.

Fully paid DBS check
Experienced and supportive Head Office team
Paid Pre-summer Management training
Online safeguarding and working with international children training
Extensive on-site training for their staff team prior to student arrival
Professional, fun and supportive environment

Any gaps in your CV will be enquired about and must be explained satisfactorily
You will provide the details of two recent and relevant referees who we will contact
You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), and equivalent if living outside the UK

Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a comprehensive Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which all employees, volunteers and contractors are expected to adhere to.

**Please note we can only consider applicants who are already eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

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