Residential Director of Studies

Deadline: Mon 18 Mar 2024 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Mon 18 Mar 2024 00:00:00 UTC
  • United Kingdom: Shrewsbury.
  • Discovery Summer
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Details of Position

Are you passionate about running high quality academic programmes for young learners? If you are looking for an exciting professional challenge with an experienced team, we would love to hear from you.

We are recruiting a Director of Studies to work at our residential summer school for international students aged 11-16 at Shrewsbury School, Shropshire from 30 June - 31 July 2024.

You will be responsible for the high-quality and smooth running of the academic programme; leading and managing a diverse team of teachers, providing them with training and professional development opportunities and contributing to the overall success of the course.
You will be working with international students from many different countries. They have come to England to learn about British culture and improve their English whilst having lots of fun.

We are a family-run organisation with over 20 years experience running top quality summer programmes. We have truly multinational courses with limits on each language group. In 2023 we welcomed students of 54 different nationalities. Up to 10% of students are British: our English Student Hosts who are fully integrated with the programme.

Working with Discovery Summer provides an excellent opportunity to join an experienced team (40% of our 2023 teachers had worked with us before) and acquire new skills in one of the UKs top British Council accredited schools. In our 2023 British Council inspection we were awarded 12 strengths.

We expect staff to work hard: residential staff work a 6-day week with one 24-hour period off per week. To compensate we offer excellent rates of pay and provide free meals and accommodation at the school.

Please see our website for the full job description, online application form and details of the application process.

Discovery Summer 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.


Must have a UK passport/right to work in the UK at the start of your contract
First degree (any discipline)
Cambridge DELTA, Trinity LTCL Diploma TESOL or MA in Linguistics/TESOL (incl. 5 hours supervised teaching practice)
Minimum 3 years' EFL teaching experience with international young learners/teens
Leading, managing and motivating a diverse team of teachers
Able to implement an effective and stimulating academic programme
Recent experience observing, appraising, and giving feedback to teachers

Previous experience with Discovery Summer
Evidence of recent professional development
Experience as a teacher trainer
Recent experience in a similar role
Recent experience teaching face-to-face groups

Personal Skills
Passionate about teaching and learning
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
A genuine interest in delivering a high-quality academic programme
Team worker
Committed to safeguarding

Salary and Benefits

£925 per week (£826 + 12.07% statutory holiday pay)
One off payment of £315 for pre-course work + discretionary performance bonus
Set up and induction (usually 3-4 days) paid pro-rata
Full board accommodation is provided worth £69.43 per week

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Are you passionate about running high quality academic programmes for YLs? If you are looking for an exciting professional challenge with an experienced team, please contact us.

We are recruiting a DOS for our residential summer school for international students aged 11-16 at Shrewsbury School, Shropshire. 30 June - 31 July
Gross salary £925 gross/wk (£826 + 12.07% holiday pay) + £315 for pre-course work + discretionary performance bonus + free accommodation and meals

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