Residential Summer College Tutors - Oxford

Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline:
  • United Kingdom: Oxford.
  • Summer Boarding Courses Ltd
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Positions: 14
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

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

SBC College Tutors receive £550 per week plus full board, paid preparation session, 3-day induction, CPD sessions.


Details of Position

Summer Boarding Courses is a high-quality British Council accredited International Summer School operator, providing students with a British boarding school and Oxford college experience.
In 2018, The British Council awarded SBC the maximum number of Strengths in the 15 areas it assesses. As a result, SBC became 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.

We are currently recruiting for the following courses at our Oxford College Summer Schools:

• Engineering
• History of Art
• Politics & Economics
• Natural Sciences
• Law
• Medicine
• International Relations
• English Literature & Creative Writing
• Business & Leadership
• General English

All Tutors work a 13-session week, with a session being either a morning, afternoon or evening.
• 5 are spent teaching one of the Elective subjects
• 2 Teaching or supervising the University Preparation sessions
• 2 leading and supervising students on a cultural or academic excursion
• 3 other sessions, such as an afternoon trip to Oxford, an evening social or graduation event
• 1 preparation session.

Outside of scheduled sessions, Tutors will have an awareness of their responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students during meals, break times, and when in the accommodation areas.

All Tutors will usually receive one full day off per week.

College Tutors report directly to the Director of Studies (DOS) and will -

• Become familiar with the SBC syllabus, materials and resources for their specific subjects during induction period.
• Teach lessons using the SBC syllabus and other appropriate materials.
• Promote a student-centred learning environment, which encourages the development of 21st century skills.
• Set assignments, if outlined and prescribed in the SBC syllabus.
• Attend to the individual needs of the students to ensure that maximum benefit is gained from their particular course.
• Continuously assess students progress, marking assignments meaningfully and giving relevant feedback.
• Maintain administrative systems by preparing and keeping class lists, records of work, class registers and preparing certificates and reports.
• Manage the classroom behaviour effectively and ensure all students participate.
• Attend meetings as requested by the summer school management.
• Attend CPD (Continued Professional Development) workshops.
• Be observed by the Academic Management.
• Assist with meal time, break time supervision and student sign-in, where required.
• Support the College Mentors supervising students in the college accommodation.
• Help ensure that the students do not breach the rules of the college.
• Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with an emergency, or where a student is ill or injured.


In accordance with the British Council accreditation scheme, all SBC Teachers must possess the required qualifications outlined below.

Subject Specific Courses:
• BA in relevant subject or related discipline
• Trinity CertTESOL or CELTA certificate
• Minimum of 3 years post TEFL/ CELTA experience
• Experience teaching relevant subject

General English:
• BA in languages or a related discipline
• Trinity certTESOL or CELTA certificate
• Minimum of 3 years post TEFL/ CELTA experience
• Experience teaching IELTS preparation and/or Academic English courses

• MA in relevant subject, languages or a related discipline
• Trinity DipTESOL or DELTA
• Experience working in a residential summer school environment

Salary and Benefits

College Tutors receive:
• £550 per week, which includes holiday allowance at 12.07% of basic pay, plus accommodation on-site and full board, preparation session and one full day off per week;
• Paid Enhanced DBS Check
• Experienced and supportive Director of Studies
• Online safeguarding and working with international children training
• Extensive, paid, on-site training prior to student arrival
• Professional, fun and supportive environment
• Opportunities for progression

Due to the expected high volume of applicants only applications suiting the needs and requirements of the post can be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

5th July - 19th August 2019

The various positions available range in dates but will all start in July and complete in August.

The above dates include 3 days paid induction and training. Please refer to our website for further information about SBC.

• We will require the details of two recent and relevant referees who we will contact.
• Any gaps in your CV will be enquired about and must be explained satisfactorily.
• You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously called a Criminal Records Bureau check), and equivalent if living outside the UK, and you will be asked to sign the Children Act 1989 declaration safeguarding the welfare of children, and state that you have no known reason why you cannot work with children.
• Official identification and certificates (either originals or certified copies) will be required for our records.

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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