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Summer 2024 Centre Manager

Date:  19 May 2024

London /remote, GB

Job ID:  1014
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. 

Centre Manager Summer 2024  


Course: All Courses 


Location: All Locations 


Course Dates: Bucksmore Summer courses run from the 2nd July to 6th 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 

Bucksmore Education strives to have a great team of leaders within our centres. The Centre Manager (CM) role is responsible for the day-to-day management of a centre and is responsible for its smooth running. It is the most senior post at the centre. The CM is in charge of all aspects of the centre, from managing finance, budgets, staffing and accommodation, dealing with clients and liaising with College staff. Forming the head of each senior management team the CM will directly line manage and work closely with an Academic manager and an Activities manager to ensure the smooth and successful day to day running of the centre. The CM is the Safeguarding Lead for the centre, and will undergo Safeguarding specific training for this responsibility. It is a challenging but rewarding opportunity. 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 Head of Operations and Head Office Team. Bucksmore will exercise this right reasonably 


.• Ensuring that all necessary materials and equipment are in place at the centre in time for opening. 

• Provide a comprehensive induction day for all staff that ensures they have a good overview of their roles at the centre, and the performance expectations. 

• Hold regular meetings with all staff to ensure that the running of the centre is efficient and up to Bucksmore's high standards in all aspects of the academic and activity programme. 

• Hold regular meetings with the appropriate college administrative staff (e.g., catering (meal numbers, dietaries) and accommodation managers) to allow for the smooth running of the centre. 

• Liaise with the Head Office in respect of student numbers/expected arrivals departures or cancelations. 

• Organise & implement student arrivals and departures; this includes booking coaches, taxis, etc and assigning staff on the airport transfers. 

• Ensure that staff payroll is submitted on time, in accordance to the dates specified by the Recruitment Manager. 

• Liaise with Head Office in respect of staff pay details. 

• Manage the weekly expenses budget and petty cash, ensuring that the weekly finance and administration report is completed and sent to Head Office on time. 

• Manage student pocket money and update payment ledger accurately. 

• Work with other Senior Staff, to maintain staff and student discipline. 

• Maintaining control over student security and day to day pastoral care and student welfare. The Centre Manager is the Safeguarding Lead at the centres (with support from the Bucksmore Designated Safeguarding Lead at all times). 

• Upon arrival, the CM is responsible for students being allocated to their rooms quickly and efficiently. 

• Upon departure, CM is responsible for inspecting all the rooms for damage and any damages recorded. 

• Monitoring staff levels and ensuring appropriate staffing levels are maintained, in consultation with the Bucksmore Head Office. 

• Shutting down the centre at the end of the course, returning all materials and equipment to Head Office. 

• Provide an end-of-course report to Head Office. • Ensure all staff receive appraisals and these are passed to HR at Head Office. 

• During working hours, devoting their time, attention and abilities to the business and affairs of the centre and not act in any way that may bring Bucksmore Education into disrepute. 


Person Specification 

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


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 

  • Experience of working with young learners and delivering a programme of study for young learners 


Skills, abilities and competencies: 

  • Excellent communication skills and proven, strong leadership skills 

  • Desire and ability to provide outstanding customer service 

  • Ability to communicate with a range of people including parents, agents and host site staff 

  • Exceptional organisational skills 

  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritise and manage a varied workload 


Personal Attributes: 

  • Commitment to delivering a high standard of work 

  • Demonstrates respect for equal opportunities and diversity 

  • Adopts a positive approach to personal learning and development 

  • Consistently demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach to work and self-motivate to achieve high quality standards 


Salary and Benefits: 

Band A £1,181 a week including holiday pay 

Band B £1,086 a week including holiday pay 

Band C £986 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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