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Summer 2024 Academic Manager

Date:  19 May 2024

London /remote, GB

Job ID:  955
School:  Bucksmore
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

Bucksmore Education is full of history and tradition, but also of originality and challenge. With 40 years of experience to perfect and improve the quality of our prestigious summer schools, we are proud of the summer programmes we offer. It is our goal to support every student towards achieving their goals, in a safe and positive learning environment, whether this is building on their language skills, developing fundamental 21st century leadership skills and a global mindset or studying at a top UK boarding school or university. 

The summer school was modelled on American summer camps, with ‘Counsellors’ who live with students, teach lessons and lead excursions and activities, providing a higher level of pastoral care, guidance, and friendship – giving students more than just ‘teachers’ and ‘activity leaders’ at a summer school. 

Working in summer schools is a rewarding experience for both students and staff, and Bucksmore aims to make our courses ones that our students never forget. The Bucksmore philosophy is for students to mix with their fellow students and staff wherever possible to make their time with us a rich and genuinely international cultural experience. 

 Academic Manager


 Academic Managers on Bucksmore courses are responsible for delivery of Academic programmes, the academic management and organisation of the centre. They work to ensure the curriculum is delivered effectively and meets the standards set out by the Head office Head of Education (in direct line management). Furthermore, as one of the three principle senior members of staff, the role works closely with the Centre Manager to aid the smooth and effective running of the centre. Both the Academic Manager and Activity Manager line manage the residential staff so good communication with the Activity Manager and administrative staff will ensure the most effective use of staff time outside of teaching duties.

The list below summarises the key tasks of the role and is not a definitive list of all the tasks to be undertaken as those can be varied from time to time at the discretion of the Centre Manager, Bucksmore Head of Education and Head Office Team. Bucksmore will exercise this right reasonably.


Courses: University Preparation Courses


Location: Oxford 


Course Dates: Bucksmore Summer courses run from the 2nd July to 13th August with a typical contract length of 4-6 weeks. All staff undertake a paid period of induction prior to student arrival on a course.


Main Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Organising the placement and induction of students where required
  • Providing support and guidance to tutors and programme counsellors including leading the inductions
  • Time-tabling classes and allocating Counsellors or relevant teaching staff to teach appropriate class
  • Effectively manage materials and resources
  • Maintain academic administration as set out by the Bucksmore Head Office Academic Manager
  • Carrying out lesson observation and feedback and end of course staff appraisals
  • Teaching as required to meet operational demands
  • Ensuring all end of course student reports are completed at the appropriate times
  • Assisting the Centre Manager in the set-up and shut down of the centre, including ensuring all teaching resources are in place and at the end of the course are returned to Head Office
  • Assisting the Centre Manager in the day to day running of the centre, including standing in for the Centre Manager in their absence  
  • Assisting with the induction, meeting and greeting of new arrivals
  • Supervise student wake-ups and bed-times with the centre management team
  • Planning, implementing and running weekly academic group projects and project presentations
  • Ensuring that the Bucksmore policies and procedures are kept and exceeded
  • Speaking to students, Bucksmore agents and parents about academic matters when necessary
  • Arrange peer observations and cover for the duration of peer observation
  • Assist with safeguarding protocols as and when required


Person Specification


Legal Requirement: All applicants must have the eligibility to work in the UK prior to commencing employment.

The following are the essential and desirable requirements needed in order to do the job.


Knowledge, qualifications and experience: 


  • Native or native level English speaker
  • Experience of working in a residential summer school or similar environment in a management role
  • First degree
  • A minimum of three years’ teaching experience
  • A sound knowledge and experience of teaching 10-18 year olds or age groups specific to centre


For the full job description and requirements, please go to http://


Salary & Benefits: 

Band A £787 a week including holiday pay

Band B £765 a week including holiday pay

Band C £731 a week including holiday pay


Training and senior staff induction is provided prior to the start of a centre opening. All positions are residential, accommodation and full board meals are provided

Bucksmore charge approximately 50% of the cost of a DBS check and update service fee (£23.15) + (£6.50) which is deducted from the first payroll.


At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people can thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils where we embrace all race, abilities, religions, genders, and cultures. 

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years. 

We welcome applications from suitable qualified persons from all diverse backgrounds. 

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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