Director of Studies

  • Ireland: Dublin.
  • Berlitz Manchester
  • Experience: 5 YEARS
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Degree Required
  • Applicants (other than UK nationals) must have permission to work in the EU or hold a valid work permit for employment in the EU.
    UK nationals do not need a visa or residency permit to live or work in Ireland.

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About Berlitz

Berlitz have been helping students from around the world achieve their language learning goals since 1878. You will find Berlitz language centres across the world and millions of students make us their first choice.

Our learners are highly motivated, and your role will be to ensure the delivery of excellent teaching by a dynamic team of teachers.

Our team is at the heart to everything we do, and we are committed to providing our staff with every opportunity to develop their skills and we fully support their professional development.

Position Summary:

Berlitz invites applications for an aspiring or experienced Director of Studies (DOS) to join its team. You will be a teacher with at least 5 years teaching experience and also academic management experience.

The DOS will be responsible for the effective academic management of the school, ensuring that all academic activities within the school are carried out to the highest standard and in accordance with British Council guidelines. The DOS will also perform the role of Programme Leader for the International Foundation Diploma course.

The following outlines your main responsibilities without being a complete list of all duties you may have to carry out.

(All duties are subject to change at the discretion of the Managing Director.)


Specific duties include:

Induction and placement testing of new students.
Complete and record student tutorials.
Authorising the teachers weekly schedule.
Authorising purchase of new academic materials.
Professional development of teachers.
Overseeing writing of progress reports.
Overseeing evaluation processes.
Teaching a range of lessons, as required
Recruitment of new teachers.
Arranging cover teaching.
Welfare Duties

Perform the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead.
To advise students on coping and dealing with unfamiliar situations.
To assist with student welfare issues.
To communicate any welfare problems to the Welfare Officer and Managing Director.
To liaise with the Welfare Officer and Managing Director to find appropriate solutions to students problems.
Other Key Duties

To ensure that all teaching, processes and paperwork meet British Council standards at all times.
To lead a team of ESL teachers and to provide the necessary guidance and support to ensure they are teaching to an acceptably high level.
To create and maintain a positive atmosphere amongst ESL staff and language students within the ESL programme.
To observe all teachers and provide constructive feedback.
To monitor teachers' lesson plans and lesson records, ensuring lessons plans show variety and a good pace and are challenging for the students.
To assess the standard of all language students and to place them into classes according to their ability.
To oversee student discipline during teaching times.
To deal with any queries or problems that staff, students, parents or agents may have about the teaching of ESL in a calm and efficient manner.
To undertake report writing at the end of each week.
To teach an agreed teaching schedule according to business needs
To act as cover teacher when necessary
To lead, co-ordinate and attend regular staff meetings.
Qualifcations and Qualities Needed

First degree or equivalent - ESSENTIAL
CELTA or equivalent ESSENTIAL
DELTA, Trinity Diploma in TESOL or equivalent -ESSENTIAL
Highly organised with excellent time management skills.
Flexible and adaptable approach to working hours.
Independent and able to problem solve.
The ability to inspire, lead and manage a team.
Job Type: Full-time


Bachelor's (preferred)

Management: 5 years (preferred)
Work Location: In person Dublin


DELTA or equivalent preferred
First Degree (Level 6)

Salary and Benefits

Generous salary depending on experience, skills and qualifications.

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Berlitz Dublin requires a Director of Studies to join its academic team.

The post involves ensuring the efficient and effective running of the academic programmes and to ensure a high level of student satisfaction.

We are looking for a manager who will relish the challenge of ensuring all academic activities within the centre are carried out to the highest standards, and assisting with the continual professional development of the teaching staff and ensuring quality standards are met.

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