Residential Director of Studies

Deadline: Mon 15 Feb 2021 00:00:00 UTC
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Mon 15 Feb 2021 00:00:00 UTC
  • United Kingdom: W8 5EA.
  • Discovery Summer
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Positions: 2
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Discovery Summer is recruiting highly motivated, professional and experienced Directors of Studies for residential summer posts in top UK boarding schools.

Late June/mid-August. Student age range varies by centre (8-17 years).

Gross salary up to £839/week + £300 for pre-course work + free board and lodging

Details of Position

You will be responsible for the high-quality and smooth running of the academic programme; leading and managing a diverse team of teachers, providing them with training and professional development opportunities and ensuring that all academic administration is effectively completed.
We welcome students from over 60 countries each summer and limit the number from every language group. Nearly 30% of our students return each summer.

We want our students to explore and experience British Culture - up to 10% of students are British, our English Student Hosts
In our July 2018 British Council inspection, we were awarded 14 from a possible 15 strengths placing us in the top tier of accredited language schools in the UK.

We provide a supportive and friendly environment - you will prepare for the summer with our Academic Manager and take part in our Senior Staff Training Weekend in April

Over 60% of our staff return each summer. The majority of our senior centre staff have worked with us previously - many for over 10 years

Each centre brings together strong team-players who genuinely enjoy working creatively with children and teenagers.
Over the years we have built up excellent relationships with our host centres

Please see our website for the full job description, online application form and details of the application process. To apply please complete the online application form where you can also upload your CV

Discovery Summer is committed to ensuring the safeguarding of children and young people and we expect our staff to share this commitment. To this end, all references will be followed up, gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment


First degree or equivalent (any discipline)
Cambridge DELTA, Trinity LTCL Diploma TESOL or MA in Linguistics/TESOL (incl. 5 hours supervised teaching practice)
Minimum 3 years' EFL teaching experience ideally with international young learners/teens
Demonstrable experience in leading, managing and motivating a diverse team of teachers
Can provide a clear and accurate model of the English language
Excellent administrative, ICT, organisational and record keeping skills
Passionate about teaching and learning

Previous summer school experience/International school experience
Young Learner specialism e.g. TYLEC, CELTA extension
Experience of a holistic approach to learning e.g. IB MYP
Experience as a teacher trainer

Personal Skills
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
A genuine interest in delivering an innovative, stimulating and varied academic programme
A good eye for detail and enjoys working to exacting standards
Demonstrable team worker, willing to contribute to the overall success of the programme
Committed to professional growth and receptive to feedback
Energetic, creative, positive and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

Salary and Benefits

£646/week + guaranteed end of contract completion bonus £100/week
Statutory holiday £77 per week (calculated at 12.07% of gross salary)
One off payment of £300 for pre-course work + extra discretionary performance bonus
Set up and induction (usually 3-4 days) paid pro-rata
Full board accommodation is provided worth £57.40 per week

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