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Summer 2024 Director of Studies

Date:  19 May 2024
Location: 

London /remote, GB

Job ID:  664
School:  Bucksmore
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

Join Bucksmore Education, we have been providing students with innovative and engaging academic short course, centred around helping you people find and pursue their passions and ambitions for over 40 years.  

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our ever expanding team, so if there isn't a current or applicable vacancy below, please do send your CV to us for consideration.  

The Bucksmore team are a collegiate, enthusiastic, driven and dedicated group of individuals, who are all passionate about education. At Bucksmore we nurture that passion and channel it into the development of purposeful and relevant courses for our students, but also meaningful professional development for you as an individual. 

Director of Studies 

 

Role Definition:

Directors of Studies 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 Academic Manager (in direct line management) and our accrediting bodies (e.g. British Council). 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 Director of Studies 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 Academic Manager and Head Office Team.

 

  • Organising the testing, placement and induction of students where required
  • Providing support and guidance to teachers, including leading the teacher induction and running CPD sessions where relevant
  • Time-tabling classes and allocating Counsellors or relevant teaching staff to teach appropriate classes and levels
  • 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
  • Cooperating with accrediting organisations, such as the British Council, to help ensure successful accreditation inspections
  • 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 • Ensuring that the Bucksmore policies and procedures are kept and exceeded

 

Person Specification:

 

 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 expereince: 

Essential: 

  • 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
  • DELTA, Trinity Dip TESOL, Masters in either TESOL, ELT or Applied Linguistics
  • A sound knowledge and experience of teaching 10-18 year olds or age groups specific to centre

 

For more full job description and requirements, please go to https://www.bucksmore.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Director-of-Studies-Job-Description-2024.pdf

 

Salary & Benefits

  • Band A £979 a week including holiday pay
  • Band B £900 a week including holiday pay
  • Band C £787 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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