Centre Manager (Residential)

  • United Kingdom: Oxford.
  • Oxford Spires International
  • Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
  • Number of positions: 3
  • Freelance Position
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Details of Position

Oxford and Cambridge June/July/August
Cheltenham and Biddeford July/August

You will also need to work remotely during the 2-3 weeks before the school starts to start operational planning, preparing documentation, staff rotas, etc.

Support and manage the Senior Teacher and Senior Activity Leader in their roles with support from Senior Teachers and Senior Activity Leaders, delegate roles and responsibilities to the Teachers and Activity Leaders to ensure the successful delivery of the programme.

Manage, update and distribute staff rotas for all staff at the Centre, including the planning and delivery of the overnight on call duty rota and sharing managerial support of out of hours emergencies.

Oversee staff performance and ensure each member of the team is fulfilling the responsibilities as defined by their role.

Conduct staff reviews, with support from Senior Teachers/Senior Activity Leaders.

Ensure all staff on site are enforcing and following company policies and procedures and that all staff are representing Oxford Spires International in a positive and professional manner.

Ensure that all staff keep the premises and company equipment clean, safe and in good order.

Maintain professional and effective working relationships with staff who own or manage the Centre premises we are using.

Ensure all necessary organisational arrangements have been made to allow the successful delivery of the student programme.

Communicate with and report regularly to the Senior Management Team and liaise with OS Head Office to co-ordinate all transport and bookings

Student Care
Ensure each student receives a full and thorough induction at the beginning of their stay.

Liaise with student group leaders and students to ensure their needs are met, and all issues and problems are dealt with promptly and efficiently.

Ensure students are following school rules and support staff with any behaviour issues that arise, following the Oxford Spires school behaviour management procedures.

Ensure accurate records are kept by all staff to account for student and staff whereabouts at all times and any incidents are appropriately recorded and promptly reported if required.

Be responsible for and manage necessary admin relating to the health and safety arrangements for all staff and students at the school, both on and off site.

Ensure all students are properly supervised at all times.

Co-ordinate the response and deal as appropriate with any emergencies that may arise.

Take responsibility to ensure the safeguarding of all students and fully understand and follow the schools safeguarding policy and procedures.

Act as Safeguarding Lead on site with support from Senior Management Team.

Take responsibility for implementing Oxford Spires Language School policies and procedures, and representing the school to the highest standard at all times.

Be aware of and understand British Council standards and ensure the sites compliance.

Be aware of Health and Safety regulations and how they apply to the school settings and activities and ensure the compliance of each throughout the course.

You will have one full day off each week, but may need to stay in touch to be on call for emergencies only.

Essential Requirements
Excellent spoken and written English language skills, with a high level of communication and interpersonal skills.

Computer literate.

Previous experience of working with young people at an EFL summer school, ideally in a management role.

Ability to work under pressure, flexible with excellent organisational and problem solving skills
Hard-working and responsible attitude.

All staff will be subject to safeguarding checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure


The following qualifications are desirable but not essential
TEFL/CELTA, TEFLI or TEFLQ qualification
First Aid certificate
Full, clean driving licence

Salary and Benefits

from £650-£800 per week, plus full board and accommodation

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If you enjoy managing teams, have plenty of enthusiasm, a sense of fun, a keen eye for detail and are an excellent communicator, we would like to hear from you as a potential Centre Manager

We offer British Council accredited English language programmes for young learners aged 8-17 years.

Our vacation centres in Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and Cheltenham offer students from across the world the opportunity to improve their English, make new friends and spend time living and learning in the UK.

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