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HOUSE PARENTS & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES LEADERS

Deadline: Sun 05 Jan 2020 00:00:00 UTC
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Sun 05 Jan 2020 00:00:00 UTC
  • United Kingdom: Lord Wandsworth College, Hampshire.
  • Wimbledon School of English
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 15
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Wimbledon School of English (WSE) delivers high quality language courses to students from around the world. We are one of the oldest language schools in the UK and have an excellent reputation.

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and reliable people to join us at our Summer Centre for Juniors (ages 10-17). The positions are residential and will be based at our centre in Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire.

We are looking for HOUSE PARENTS and SOCIAL ACTIVITIES LEADERS.

Details of Position

Wimbledon School of English (WSE) delivers high quality language courses to students from around the world. We are one of the oldest language schools in the UK and have an excellent reputation, with 15 out of 15 strengths in our last British Council inspection.

We are looking for a highly responsible and organised candidates to fill the positions of House Parent and Social Activity Leader.

The positions are residential and our centre, based at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire. We can also offer non-residential Social Activity Leader positions to those who are based close to Lord Wandsworth College.

HOUSE PARENTS
House Parents are responsible for the smooth running of the accommodation houses and take an active role in student welfare, discipline and safeguarding, including health & safety. They ensure students are prepared for their classes and the activities programme, lead welcome activities for new students, daily house meetings and the distribution of pocket money. House Parents will also contribute to afternoon and evening activities on certain days of the week.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES LEADERS
Social Activities Leaders take an active role in leading our students in sports and non-sports activities, lead groups on excursions and assist in airport transfers. We require a team with a collective broad range of skills, so if you have qualifications and/or experience in any one or more of the following, then we would like to hear from you:

Sports coaching / PE teacher training
Lifeguarding (3 metre-deep swimming pool)
Arts and crafts
Drama
Working with children between the ages of 10 and 17
International students

Residential Activities Leaders will be timetabled on to additional duties to help look after the students. There is an option to take a non-residential post with lighter duties, but you will need to be based within reasonable commuting distance.


Start date July 2020.

APPLICATIONS
If you are interested in one or more of these positions, we will provide you with an application form, a job description and a brochure. Please indicate which role you would like to apply for.

Owing to the number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WSE is committed to safeguarding the well-being of its students and staff and to safer recruitment procedures. All gaps in your work history will need to be explained and all successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check or overseas criminal or police check before appointment. All candidates will be asked to supply the contact details of two referees who we will contact directly.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN ONLY CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FROM CANDIDATES WHO ALREADY HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK. WE ARE UNABLE TO SPONSOR WORK VISAS FOR THESE ROLES.

Deadline for applications: 5 January 2020. However, we encourage early applications.

Qualifications

HOUSE PARENTS

Essential:
A proven ability and desire to work with teenagers including maintaining discipline
Ability to proactively seek out and solve problems (e.g. homesickness, difficulties settling in)
A keen sense of the needs of teenagers when away from home
Ability to communicate effectively with English learners
Accurate record keeping of student details

Desirable:
Previous experience in a similar role
First Aid Qualification

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES LEADERS

Essential:
To lead and inspire teenagers
Ability to give clear and understandable instructions to English language learners
Excellent attention to student care and safety

Desirable:
Experience of working with young learners / international students
Full driving licence, own car and willingness to use for school business purposes
Safeguarding qualification
First aid qualification
Lifeguarding qualification

Salary and Benefits

HOUSE PARENTS: £450 per week, which includes holiday pay.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES LEADER (residential): £336 per week, which includes holiday pay.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES LEADER (non-residential with lighter duties): £300 per week, which includes holiday pay.

Residential staff receive full board and lodgings at the Centre for the duration of their employment as well as use of the sports and gym facilities when these are available.

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