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Director of Studies (12 month Maternity Cover)

Deadline: Mon 25 Oct 2021 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Mon 25 Oct 2021 00:00:00 UTC
  • United Kingdom: Manchester.
  • Malvern House International
  • Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job

Job Summary

The Director of Studies (DoS) is responsible for the academic management of the School and ensuring the teaching and learning component of the programmes are delivered to the highest standards.

This is a perfect opportunity for a person who is currently a DOS, an ADOS or a senior teacher in a language school setting.

Full-time, maternity cover for 12 months. After the contract comes to an end, there will be opportunities for the right candidate to continue working within Malvern International

Details of Position

Malvern International is an international education company with UK-based International Study Centres/Schools located in Brighton, London and Manchester, and at our partner universities, the University of East London and Wrexham Glyndr University. In over 35 years, we have welcomed students from over 120 countries to access study opportunities with us.

Our core purpose is to provide, with our partners, students from around the world with the opportunities to reach their full potential via access to transformational learning, teaching and support and our mission is to provide international students essential academic and English language skills, cultural experiences and the support they need to thrive in their academic studies, daily life and career development.

The Malvern International group includes:

Malvern University Partnerships: high quality on-campus and off-campus university pathway programmes, helping students progress to a range of universities
Malvern House Schools: British Council accredited, English UK registered schools providing a range of interactive language programmes
Malvern Online Academy: An online English school, offering supported tuition to students from around the world
Juniors & Summer Camps: English language learning experiences for juniors, with a range of summer camps and bespoke group programmes offering fully immersive language travel experiences

Communicate School in Mancheser (part of Malvern International) is looking for a Director of Studies.

The Director of Studies (DoS) is responsible for the academic management of the School and ensuring the teaching and learning component of the programmes are delivered to the highest standards.

This is a perfect opportunity for a person who is currently a DOS, an ADOS or a senior teacher in a language school setting.

Qualifications

Key responsibilities

Management of Teaching Staff

- Responsible for teacher recruitment in line with student enrolments, in accordance with Company policy (including child safeguarding and welfare).

- Accountable for teacher induction, teacher training and development: ensures regular lesson observations and constructive feedback take place, designs CPD sessions and provides information and advice on external training for staff.

- Responsible for the provision of regular CPD training sessions for teaching staff.

- Holds regular staff meetings for teachers. Ensures that major points are included in the Minutes of the meeting and filed for future reference.

- Arranges teaching cover when teachers are absent from work; ensuring that teachers have instructions available on what is to be taught in their absence using the Scheme of Work. Briefs the cover teacher accurately to ensure students have continuity of class content.

- Ensures teachers are up to date with administrative procedures including registers, progress reports and certificates. Ensures teachers produce weekly Schemes of Work and that these are filed and referred to systematically to avoid repetition of work.

- Arranges teaching cover when teachers are absent from work; ensuring that teachers have instructions available on what is to be taught in their absence using the Scheme of Work. Briefs the cover teacher accurately to ensure students have continuity of class content.

- Ensures teachers are up to date with administrative procedures including registers, progress reports and certificates. Ensures teachers produce weekly Schemes of Work and that these are filed and referred to systematically to avoid repetition of work.

HR administration:

- Arranges for contracts of employment and all documentation pertinent to pre-appointment to be drawn up in a timely manner;

- Ensures checks are carried out for Right to Work in the UK in accordance with UKBA compliance prior to a new teacher starting employment with the School;

- Ensures a DBS check is carried out for each member of the teaching staff prior to a new teacher starting employment with the School;

- Ensures references are taken up and received prior to a new teacher starting employment with the School;

- Maintains records of sickness and holidays on the ADP system;

- Authorises holiday dates with teaching staff directly reporting to him/her; holidays to be taken at such times to be convenient to the School.

- Provides teachers completed/authorised timesheets and any relevant information to the Payroll Department within the set timescale.

- Carries out Appraisals for reviewing the performance of all academic staff directly reporting to him/her in accordance with Company policy, with appropriate target setting and monitoring of progress.

- Carries out the disciplinary of staff, when required, in line with the Company procedures as outlined in the Staff Handbook.

Academic Administration

- Maintains class averages at optimal levels and reports them to the Head of Operations

- Responsible for the allocations of teachers to classes/courses.

- Class Timetabling: carries out intake procedures, student placement and testing, progress tests and exit tests.

- Responsible for syllabus design.

- Oversees Library and Computer Suite: offering provision of self-study material and internet to students after class. Develops self-access materials including reference materials, library books and videos.

- Ensures students are provided with access to self-study materials and advice from the staff.

- Resources development: ordering materials which are appropriate to the needs of teachers and students on summer programmes and year-round courses.

- Works closely with other UK language schools by attending monthly academic meetings; continuously implementing improvements and following the Malvern group academic procedures

Student Welfare & Academic Support

- Carries out face-to-face or Skype interviews and pre-course tests of prospective students.

- Manages the process of monthly Progress Tutorials for every student studying at the School for longer than four weeks. Ensures the tutorials take place and are followed through by a tutor in a systematic way; offering every support to the student in his/her academic aims. Ensures that feedback from the tutorials is disseminated to all relevant parties in a timely manner.

- Counsels students on all academic issues such as examinations, options and language level.

- Liaises with administrative staff on students pastoral care, where necessary.

- Carries out classroom teaching when required

- Covers school mobile phone in emergency situations

Operations

- Meets with ad hoc walk-in enquiries/prospective students and plays an important part in enquiries conversion.

- Co-leads British Council Inspection and co-ordinates its preparation

- Attends conferences and training days, mutually agreed upon with the Group Head of Operations.

- Deputises for the School Manager as necessary.

- Liaises with Group Leaders and Agents on visits to the School.

- Liaises with the marketing department as appropriate.

- Works within parameters set by outside bodies such as UKBA, ISI and British Council.

- Ensures that classrooms are set up correctly for use each morning and that windows and doors are secure at night.

The post holder will carry out any other reasonable duties.

Required:

TEFLQ qualification
Experience managing teams and teacher recruitment
Broad range of teaching experience
Proven organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work well within a team
Experience of using interactive whiteboards
Experience of working with databases
Flexibility and positive attitude
Customer First

It is ESSENTIAL all candidates meet the Customer First principals: -

Commit

Goes the extra mile

Follows-up & follows through

Acts

Takes ownership

Looks for a solution
Respond

Addresses issues positively

Communicates proactively

Ability to empathise

Is an active listener

Is respectful and values our customers

Job Type: Full-time, maternity cover for 12 months. After the contract comes to an end, there will be opportunities for the right candidate to continue working within Malvern International language schools or our university partnerships.

Salary and Benefits

Holidays: 30 days per year including bank holidays

Competitive pay.

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Malvern House International
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