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Director of Studies

  • United Kingdom: London Guildford Reading Worcester Carmarthen Dover Edinburgh Galway.
  • Move Language Ahead
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Number of positions: 10
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Details of Position

Residential academic management positions available for summer school in the UK and Ireland.

MLA is currently recruiting professional EFL teachers for residential Easter and Summer posts in the UK and Ireland. Highly competitive salary. Experienced and newly qualified teachers are welcome to apply. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with young learners/teens and see how they develop their communication skills and enjoy a lifechanging learning experience. If you are looking for summer work with young learners/teens (11-17), we would love to hear from you!

Contracts available for Easter: April 1st to 24th.
Contracts available for Summer: from late June to mid-August for 2-4 weeks with the possibility of an extension.

At MLA we have been running successful language courses for Italian students in the UK, Ireland and USA since 1976. Students, families, and agents from around the world have chosen MLA for the quality of our language courses, for the established trust in our brand, and for the meticulous attention to detail in our packages.


LOCATIONS
London
Guildford
Reading
Worcester
Carmarthen
Dover
Edinburgh
Galway

POSITION OVERVIEW
As a DoS you will be responsible for the high-quality and smooth running of the academic programme to ensure the overall success of the course. You will lead and manage a diverse team of teachers, provide training and professional development opportunities.

DoS are residential positions. Staff work a 6-day week with one 24-hour period off per week.
You will not be required to do any pastoral care outside your general DoS duties.
However, you are encouraged to communicate with your centre manager and group leaders to contribute to the overall success of the programme.
Summer programmes are hard work, and you might be requested to assist outside your working hours.
Please see our website for the full job description, online application form and details of the application process. We run a rolling recruitment programme so please apply asap.
MLA 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 criminal checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.
Candidates must have a UK passport/right to work in the UK.

MLA REPUTATION & CODE OF CONDUCT
To actively support MLA in its mission to provide quality learning
To provide courses that will challenge the students (realise their potential) and work together to reach their academic targets and support them
To comply with management requests to follow the guidelines of external organisations such as British Council in a timely and accurate manner
To be dressed in a presentable professional way and always start on time and if this is not possible to inform your manager as early as possible

MLA EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
MLA Move Language Ahead is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.

Qualifications

Essential:

First degree (any discipline) required
Cambridge DELTA, Trinity LTCL Diploma TESOL or MA in Linguistics/TESOL (incl. 5 hours supervised teaching practice
Minimum 3 years' EFL teaching experience with young learners/teens
Leading and management experience (experience in management and leading a team)
Ability to motivate and encourage teachers to adapt the academic programme
Experience observing, appraising, and giving feedback to teachers
Excellent administrative / ICT skills
Ability to manage data and make decisions

Desirable:

Previous experience with Summer Schools
Experience as a teacher trainer
Experience in teaching monolingual face-to-face groups

Personal Attributes:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Passionate about teaching and learning
Committed to delivering a high-quality academic programme and excellent customer service
Problem solver
Team player
Open to receiving feedback and developing new skills
Committed to safeguarding children

Salary and Benefits

- From GBP 610 per week, plus 12.07% holiday pay (GBP 673)
- Free board and lodgings
- Paid training and induction
- Work as part of a strong team and gain experience
- Opportunities for professional development e.g. observations, team teaching.
- Regular CPD sessions on a range of young learner topics e.g. task-based learning, error correction, pronunciation
- Task-Based syllabus

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Job Summary

MLA is currently recruiting professional EFL teachers for residential Easter and Summer posts in the UK and Ireland. Highly competitive salary. Experienced and newly qualified teachers are welcome to apply.
As a DoS you have minimum 3 years' EFL teaching experience with young learners, and you will be responsible for the high-quality and smooth running of the academic programme to ensure the overall success of the course. You will lead and manage a diverse team of teachers, provide training.


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