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Director of Studies ( Cambridge)

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  • United Kingdom: Cambridge .
  • Immerse Education
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Freelance Position
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job
  • Applicant must have right to work in United Kingdom.

Job Summary

Details of Position

Director of Studies (Cambridge)
Employment: Full-time, fixed-term (from June 17 - August 16)
Reports to: Programme Delivery Manager
Location: Cambridge
About you and the job role:
High-quality education is the core of Immerse Education and what makes us an industry-leading education provider. As a result, we provide a great deal of support to our excellent roster of tutors to help them create dynamic, modern and engaging lessons.
We are looking for a dedicated, inventive and education-focused individual who is comfortable observing, mentoring and supporting a team of tutors from the Oxbridge academic community across several colleges within one of our partner cities.
Working closely with the Programme Delivery Manager, you will ensure that our high levels of educational instruction are maintained and communication with and support of tutors is excellent.
During Immerses peak operational period in the summer, you will provide on-the-ground and hands-on administrative and academic support to the tutors as well as observing and offering developmental strategies.
It is important to note that due to the nature of the summer school environment, you should be prepared for hard work and ready to provide a high level of academic support and problem-solving with little notice.
Training will be provided ahead of the commencement of the summer programmes, with continual support from the Programme Delivery Manager and Head of Academic Development throughout the contract. You will work closely with College Managers, who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the programmes at each individual college we work with.
This is a diverse role that will see the successful candidate provide support and ideas across the academic portfolio, with a lot of scope for bringing creative ideas to the team.

Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong editing skills
Demonstrable experience in working to tight deadlines
Strong work ethic and attention to quality and detail
Ability to solve problems and successfully engage with appropriate technical and internal resources
Ability to make sound decisions quickly and efficiently
Ability to show initiative and a readiness to take responsibility
You must be highly organised with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong work ethic
IT skills - were a very forward-looking education company and expect all of our team to be able to use technology such as Google Docs, Adobe, Asana, Slack and Salesforce with onboarding training
Provide day-to-day administrative and educational support to tutors across sites throughout the city
Observe tutors according to both a set timetable and ad-hoc depending on feedback and provide these tutors with feedback
Be the first point of academic oversight and contact for tutors in your delivery city
Communicate challenges and feedback with the Programme Delivery Manager and assist in resolving those issues
Communicate safeguarding information with the college manager
Ensure that tutors are completing administrative tasks
Approve field trips and guest speakers for tutors, communicating these with relevant stakeholders
Support student challenges within the classroom (performance, discipline, etc.)
Provide actionable next steps for tutors to ensure academic expectations are met
Support movement of academic materials between sites
Attend safeguarding training and provide guidance and support for tutors and students in this regard
Provide support and assistance on-site as required

Application Process:

During the application stage, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this job. Applications with a cover letter will be given priority.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a 15-minute online interview. Successful candidates from the first round will then be invited to a task-based second interview, also online.

At Immerse Education we are a committed and friendly group who like to welcome a diverse range of new members to the team.

Immerse Education is a member of the IMPACT FIFTY group - the 50 most impactful companies to work for, see We are a leading and expanding provider of educational experiences to students across the world, comprising residential summer schools and online short courses. See our website for further details.

Degree Required

Teaching experience: 3 years


Essential criteria:
PGCE, CELTA, DELTA or other educational qualification with observation experience
In-person teaching experience
You must have the Right to Work in the UK by the time your contract starts

Desirable criteria:
Professional experience working in a similar role, and experience of working with an LMS
Experience working in a busy summer school environment

Salary and Benefits

£700-750 per week commensurate with experience, plus a performance bonus of between £200 - £500

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Job Summary

Director of Studies (Cambridge)
Employment: Full-time, fixed-term (from June 17 - August 16)
Reports to: Programme Delivery Manager
Location: Cambridge

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