Centre Manager

Deadline: Fri 31 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Fri 31 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom: Cambridge.
  • Oxford Active Ltd
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Freelance Position
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Oxford Spires runs a Summer Language School in Cambridge offering courses for children and young people, where students receive 15-21 hours of English language tuition per week plus a comprehensive programme of fun and cultural activities and excursions.

We need a confident and experienced Centre Manager to manage and direct the whole language school team based in Cambridge to ensure that the programme operates smoothly and each student has a safe and positive summer school experience

Details of Position

Dates: 1 July to 4 August
Post: Residential, 6 days a week
Location: Cambridge

Key Duties

Support and manage the Senior Teacher and Senior Activity Leader in their roles
With support from Senior Teachers and Senior Activity Leaders,delegate roles and responsibilities to the Teachers and Activity Leadersto ensure the successful delivery of the programme
Manage, update and distribute staff rotas for all staff at the Centre, includingthe planning and delivery of the overnight on call duty rota and sharing managerial support of out of hours emergencies
Address staff performance and ensure each member of the team is fulfilling the responsibilities as defined by their role
Conduct staff reviews, with support from Senior Teachers/Senior Activity Leaders
Ensure all staff on site are enforcing and following company policies and procedures and that all staff are representing Oxford Spires Language School in a positive and professional manner
Ensure that all staff keep the premises and company equipment clean, safe and in good order
Maintain professional and effective working relationships with staff who own or manage the Centre premises we are using
Ensure all necessary organisational arrangements have been made to allow the successful delivery of the student programme
Communicate with and report regularly to the Senior Management Teamand liaise with OS Head Office to co-ordinate all transport and bookings

Student Care
Ensure each student receives a full and thorough induction at the beginning of their stay
Liaise with student group leaders and students to ensure their needs are met, and all issues and problems are dealt with promptly and efficiently
Ensure students are following school rules and support staff with any behaviour issues that arise, following the Oxford Spires school behaviour management procedures
Ensure accurate records arekept by all staff to account for studentand staff whereabouts at all times and any incidents are appropriately recorded and promptly reported if required
Be responsible for and manage necessary paperwork relating to the health and safety arrangements for all staff and students at the school, both on and off site
Ensure all students are properly supervised at all times
Co-ordinate the response and deal as appropriate with any emergencies that may arise
Take responsibility to ensure the safeguarding of all students and fully understand and follow the schools safeguarding policy and procedures

Act as Safeguarding Lead on site with support from Senior Management Team
Take responsibility for implementing Oxford Spires Language School policies and procedures, and representing the school to the highest standard at all times
Be aware of and understand British Council standards and ensure the sites compliance
Be aware of Health and Safetyregulations and how they apply to the school settings and activities and ensure the compliance of each throughout the summer

You will be required to work six days each week
You will have one full day off each week, but may need to stay in touch to be on call for emergencies only
Undertake other duties, appropriate to your post, as may reasonably be required by Oxford Spires Language School

Essential Requirements
Excellent spoken and written English language skills, with a high level of communication and interpersonal skills
Computer literate
Previous experience of working with young people at an EFL summer school, ideally in a management role
Ability to work under pressure, flexible with excellent organisational and problem solving skills
Hard-working and responsible attitude
All staff will be subject to safeguarding checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure


THe following qualifications are desirable but not essential
TEFL/CELTA, TEFLI or TEFLQ qualification
First Aid certificate
Full, clean driving licence

Salary and Benefits

£620.00 per week, with board and accommodation provided free of charge

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Oxford Active Ltd
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