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  • United Kingdom: Manchester.

Job Summary

Details of Position

To apply for this position, fill the Language in Action application form you find on our website or go to the link via Apply button below and fill the Language in Action application form.

Please note: Applications will be considered only after the Language in Action application form is completed. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

At Language in Action, we provide students with the English skills and speaking confidence they need to get the most out of their experience in Manchester and well beyond.

At Language in Action, we provide students with the English skills and speaking confidence they need to get the most out of their experience in London or Manchester and well beyond.

Our Senior Teachers will play a large part in producing a learning experience that exceeds the expectations of the students and clients. They are responsible for all academic aspects of the centre, including managing and developing the teaching team, organising placement tests, scheduling of classes, teaching when necessary, implementing the academic programme and all administration as required. They are responsible for the welfare and safeguarding of all students in the classrooms and during other activities.

Manchester: From 3rd July to 14th August (6 weeks)

School locations:
Manchester: MMU University

Main Duties
Accountable for teacher induction, teacher training and development
Attend a training day, or days, before the start of the course, and thereafter attend any staff meetings considered necessary by the management team.
Prepare and conduct daily teacher briefings in the morning to check in with teachers and give any notices.
Organise placement tests for students on arrival, the marking of tests and the efficient streaming of students into classes based on test results. Please be aware this may well involve evening work.
Prepare registers, class lists and timetables, records of work, and all paperwork required by teaching staff to comply with British Council requirements.
Assign teachers to classes and classrooms, taking into account each teachers skillset, preference and experience.
Recruit teachers in case of need according to Academic Manager guidelines.
Be available to teaching staff during lesson times as well as before and after lessons.
Coordinate with the Activity Manager on matters of timetabling, to ensure the correspondence of group schedules, contracted teaching hours and activity programmes.
Take an active role in Group Leader welcome meetings as the companys on-site academic representative and remain available to Group Leaders at specified and agreed times.
Monitor teachers' timekeeping and appearance, and to take appropriate action when necessary.
Ensure regular lesson observations and constructive feedback take place.
Arrange teaching cover or teach when teachers are absent from work; ensure that teachers have instructions available on what is to be taught in their absence using the Scheme of Work. Brief the cover teacher accurately to ensure students have continuity of class content.
Maintain accurate records of the hours worked by teachers and pass this information to the Academic Manager on a weekly basis so that accurate and timely payment to teachers can be made.
Hold regular staff meetings for teachers. Ensure that major points are included in the Minutes of the meeting and filed for future reference.
Ensure teachers are up to date with administrative procedures including registers, progress reports and certificates.
Manage teaching materials, office supplies and resources. Ensure that teachers have access to materials and technology required for their lessons.
Ensure the academic element of LiA notice boards and signs around the centre are prepared and updated so that students, leaders and staff are kept informed of the academic programme and that a LiA academic presence is visible on campus.
Monitor student numbers so that teachers are deployed in an efficient manner. Maintain class sizes at optimal levels in agreement with the Academic Manager. Work out a profitable timetabling in line with British Council regulations and Language in Action standards.
Ensure that teachers are aware of activity programmes and use any excursion preparation material available before students go on excursions.
Take part in social activities and events and motivate all of the Academic team to participate in activities, excursions and as well as LiA events.
Carry out the disciplinary of staff, when required, in conjunction with the Academic Manager, and in line with Company procedures as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
Consult with Academic Manager before implementing new procedures that are outside of existing company policies or guidelines.

Safeguarding and General duties and responsibilities
Act in a professional and appropriate manner with all of LiA/Malvern Internationals agents, clients, students, host campus staff, and LiA staff
Undergo online training for Prevent and Advanced Safeguarding Training (Level 2) before the commencement of employment.
Read, be fully conversant with, and act in accordance with the staff handbook, company policies, relevant Child Protection documents and all risk assessments prior to the start of the period of employment.
Ensure that the company's health and safety guidelines are followed on and around campus.
Ensure that teachers and students adhere to the code of conduct laid down by the company
Be involved in any activity necessary for the smooth running of the centre and to improve students experience.
Be a positive and professional role model for the teachers and students, representative of the core values of Language in Action
Induct Teachers on Safeguarding and Health & Safety policies.
Liaise with Welfare Manager on Fire drills to be conducted at school premises and make sure all safety rules are respected and clear to all students.
Make sure students are supervised and corridors are patrolled during lessons and during breaks, cover for teachers if necessary.
Work in accordance with Safeguarding policy and apply it to all activities.
Liaise with teachers to make sure all students are present in class and report to WM any absence, according to absence procedure.
Fulfilment of all the duties and responsibilities of Safeguarding level 2. Respect and implement all Safeguarding and Prevent policies and regulations for best practice.
Report any concerns to the Welfare Manager at the centre.

Safer Recruitment policy
Language in Action operates a strict safer recruitment according to our safer recruitment policy and all staff will have checks made on their suitability to work with children.
All applicants will be required to supply an up-to-date CV and the contact details of 2 suitable references (including former employers) which will be checked prior to employment. The referees will be asked specifically about your suitability to work with children.
All employees will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check unless they provide details of their DBS Update Service subscription. Appropriate local police checks will be required from applicants living overseas. If applicants lived for more than 3 months in different countries within the previous 5 years, they will be required to provide a police check from each different Police country Department.
All employees will be expected to provide proof of identity and all relevant qualifications (Originals only) photocopies will be taken for our records. All employees will be required to sign a Children Act declaration to state that they are not barred from working with minors.

Language in Action offers a challenging, fun, and flexible environment in which to work. We work hard to ensure that staff return year after year by offering a competitive salary and taking care to encourage and facilitate professional development.

Language in Action is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students aged under 18 and expects all stakeholders and members of staff to share this commitment.

Degree Required

Applicants should have one of the following required qualifications:
Cambridge CELTA, Cambridge CELTA online, Trinity CertTESOL, Cambridge CELTYL, TEFL Certificate

Teaching experience: 2 years

Native level English speaker preferred


A University degree
Cambridge DELTA, Trinity DipTESOL or equivalent TEFLQ qualification

Statutory Requirements
Undergo an Enhanced DBS disclosure check or overseas equivalent
Eligibility to work in UK (the applicant must either have a UK Passport/Work Permit/Work VISA)

Experience and Knowledge
At least 3 years EFL teaching experience
Experience in academic management
Very good ICT skills, e.g. production of reports, correspondence, inputting / updating information.
Operate relevant equipment / ICT packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Internet, IWBs, Smartboards)
Residential summer school experience
Experience with British Council Inspection
Proven native speaker level competency (e.g. Cambridge Proficiency Exam).
Public speaking experience

The ability to make decisions quickly and calmly; communicates clearly and proactively; ability to lead a team of people effectively; ability to prioritise and multi-task during busy periods;

Salary and Benefits

Hours of Work
This is a contracted full-time residential position. Working hours will vary from centre to centre according to student numbers, frequency of intakes and staffing structures. Weekend/late evening work may be required.

Salary and benefits
Weekly salary: £636 (gross rate).
Holiday pay: paid and accrued in accordance with UK laws and regulations.

Room and Board: The position is residential. Full-board accommodation including single room, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided free of charge.

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Language in Action, part of Malvern International, are seeking a qualified, professional, and energetic Senior Teachers for their Junior Summer School programme in Manchester. If you enjoy the experience of leading, motivating and supporting teachers in a dynamic learning environment, be a part of the LiA Academic Management team this summer!

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