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Summer EFL Teachers and Management Staff

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  • United Kingdom: Hayward's Heath, Bath, Horsham, Eastbourne, Nottingham, Cirencester, Berkhamsted.

Job Summary

Details of Position


We are looking for applicants who are committed and have a genuine interest in teaching young learners. Previous summer school experience is welcome although not essential. It is a great environment for newly qualified teachers as there is a lot of support and many opportunities for development; a wonderful way to launch your TEFL career!

Teachers are contracted to work 27 contact teaching and/or testing and orientation hours each week, though contracted hours will not necessarily be used equally throughout your contract.

Most lessons are pre-prepared and have been carefully developed to help students develop their language and 21st Century skills. There is however some opportunity for teachers to use their own lesson plans, allowing you to be creative but not having to plan every lesson. Lessons can be repeated daily which cuts down on planning time considerably.

One of our centres (Cirencester) also caters for 7-10 years old. If you have any experience with this age group or of teaching English through performance, please mention this in your application.

Residential Teachers will also complete 1 educational excursion per week (10 hours) to help offset the cost of accommodation, they but WILL NOT have any pastoral duties i.e., no night-time duties or wake up calls.


Staff need to be at the centre for induction 1 day before (Teachers) or 2 days before (Management) the student arrival dates below:

- Ardingly College, Haywards Heath: 1st July to 11th August 2024

- Bath Spa University, Bath: 1st July to 11th August 2024

- Nottingham University, Nottingham: 2nd July to 29th July 2024

- Eastbourne College, Eastbourne: 2nd July to 12th August 2024

- Christs Hospital School, Horsham: 3rd July to 13th August 2024

- Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester: 3rd July to 13th August 2024

- Prior Park College, Bath: 8th July to 4th August 2024

-Berkhamsted School, Berkhamsted: 8th July to 18th August 2024


Contracts are for 4 weeks with the possibility of an additional 2 weeks. Shorter contracts may also be available, please ask. Staff training takes place 1 or 2 days before the Centre start date.

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1) Elac Study Vacations will carry out, and pay for, DBS Enhanced Disclosure checks (or Disclosure Scotland checks), with Barred List in accordance with the Children Act 1989. A check on the Prohibited List will be undertaken for candidates who previously worked in schools in the UK. Elac Study Vacations request you sign up to the DBS Update Service within 2 weeks of receiving the DBS Check.

2) Elac Study Vacations requires all non-UK nationals and UK Nationals currently working abroad to provide a Police Check from the current country they are resident in, and ideally from any other countries you have worked previously.

3)Employment is conditional on receipt of original certificates of any qualifications stated in application and of at least two satisfactory proof of identity documents (passport, driving licence, birth certificate, bank statements & utility bills) as well as the original copy of the DBS and Police check (if applicable).

4)This contract is subject to satisfactory reference checks.

5)Please note: It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children, to attempt to apply for a position at Elac.


- a Degree
- TEFLi certificate, for example, CELTA or Trinity Cert. TESOL: a certificate externally validated and with at least 100 hour of input and at least 6 hours supervised teaching practice with real students, or
- PGCE English/Modern Languages with ELT/TESOL subsidiary and EFL teaching experience, or
University Certificate in ELT/TESOL course subsidiary and EFL teaching experience

Applicants without a degree but who hold a relevant EFL teaching qualification and experience may be considered. If you do not have any of the above qualifications, please consider our other summer roles and send us your CV to see if we have any suitable positions.

NB: Our centres use Smart TVs or electronic whiteboards, and the prep-prepared lessons are via Powerpoint so familiarity with these technologies would be useful.

Salary and Benefits

Teacher basic salaries from £485 to £525 per week.

Teacher total weekly pay from £465.17 to £588.37 per week if no holiday taken: Holiday pay in lieu of any untaken holiday (12.07% of total gross salary) will be added at the end of the contract.)

Residential staff have board and accommodation included, though a weekly accommodation supplement will be deducted.

There are no additional pastoral duties involved.

We believe strongly in our responsibility to promote the development of our teachers, and consequently we have an excellent programme of staff development.

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We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic staff to work at our 8 British Council and English UK & Young Learners English UK accredited summer centres across the UK during July and into August. We are looking for Teachers, Senior Teachers, Academic Managers and Assistant Centre Managers.


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