Director of Studies +

Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline:
  • United Kingdom: London.
  • Speak Up London
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Speak Up London is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Director of Studies who is passionate about teacher development and academic management. The ideal candidate will have at least two years management experience and enjoy working in a busy, fast paced environment.

Details of Position

Speak Up London is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Director of Studies to join its management team.
Speak Up London is a British Council accredited language school located in the heart of London. With average student numbers ranging from 200 to 400 per week, and with an ever-growing team, the school offers a vibrant, stimulating and sociable work environment.
The DoS will manage a team of 20-30 teachers. The DoS will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the academic programme and teacher development.
The successful candidate must have previous experience in EFL management and be able to manage a variety of often challenging situations. An approachable manner, cool head under pressure and first-class organisational skills are essential. Good knowledge and awareness of the EFL industry in the UK, preferably in London, is also required.
Speak Up London offers General English, exam preparation, individual and closed group lessons, with classes running Monday to Friday and at weekends.
Working hours: Monday-Friday 8.30-17.30 (including lunch break)
Start date: August 2019


Successful candidates must have:
Undergraduate/university degree
TEFLQ diploma (e.g. DELTA or Grad Dip TESOL; MA ELT/TESOL documented evidence of at least 5 hours of systematic observation of lessons by a qualified and standardised assessor will need to be submitted)
Considerable experience of teaching EFL (both General English and exam classes) and ability to advise teachers on how to teach such groups
Experience of managing staff
Awareness of British Council accreditation requirements
Ability to deliver CPD sessions
Ability to work independently

Salary and Benefits

Salary: Dependent on experience
Holiday allowance: 28 days including bank holidays.
Professional development - Monthly LonDoSa meetings; opportunities to attend management conferences
Being part of a close-knit team and having a direct impact on the schools growth and success
Regular social events
3 weeks' training
Should you be successful, Speak Up London will:
Contact two recent and relevant referees provided by you
Enquire about any gaps in your CV that will need to be explained satisfactorily
Need to see and make copies of original certificates and official identification (passport, driving licence, National ID) to keep in our records

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