Senior Teacher (Permanent) in Bristol

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Start Date
Monday 3rd June 2024
Duration or End Date
£29 000 - £32 000, depending on experience


Essential Requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • You must have a DELTA, DipTESOL, or MA TESOL
  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • Substantial experience teaching on and/or managing Adult and Junior EFL programmes
  • Recent experience as a CELTA teacher trainer (as official tutor on CELTA courses, teaching trainees) – applicants who may need to re-certify to update their CELTA Tutor status are also welcome to applyYou must have the right to work in the UK

Job Description

International House Bristol is a family-run language school in the heart of Clifton, established in 1987 and with a reputation built over many years for excellence in teaching, teacher training, and provision for U18s. 

We are an authorized exam centre for a range of exams including: 

  • Cambridge ESOL exams 
  • Trinity GESE 
  • OET 

Mission statement: 
We aim to provide a friendly, caring environment for language learners and trainee teachers. Our goal is to educate, inspire and empower through excellent teaching by experienced, committed, highly qualified staff and a comprehensive student welfare system that supports learners throughout their studies. 

The role: 
We are looking for a dynamic, experienced professional to join our core academic team in Bristol on a full-time permanent basis, teaching a range of adults and juniors, General English and exams/ESP, CLIL and bespoke programmes, and to be one of our in-house qualified CELTA tutors teaching our CELTA programmes on a regular basis. In addition, this role includes management of some of our Junior programmes, most notably as Centre Manager of our Oakfield Road summer Juniors programme each year (approx. 9 weeks mid-June to mid-August period).

We pride ourselves on putting the needs of our students and trainees at the centre of all we do, and strive to create an experience which is useful, memorable and enjoyable for all concerned! If this sounds like the role and place for you, please contact Pete Gibson, the Principal and DOS, as soon as possible with your CV and supporting statement outlining your experience and the key reasons why you think you would be a suitable applicant. 

Key skills required: 

  • Substantial experience of teaching, including some management of Junior and Adult EFL programmes
  • Self-motivated and able to make decisions independently 
  • Strong organisational skills 
  • Accurate and willing to pay the necessary attention to detail 
  • An excellent communicator – telephone, verbal, in writing 
  • Reliable, personable, approachable and flexible

Diversity, and safeguarding children (Under 18s) at IH Bristol:
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Other Benefits

Holiday: 25 days holiday plus UK Bank Holidays


About the school and city

International House Bristol is a leading language school located in the vibrant city of Bristol, one of the best places to live in the UK. We are dedicated to providing high-quality English language courses to students from around the world. Established in 1987, the school has a rich history and a commitment to excellence. We are the largest family-owned and operated school in Bristol as well as being a CELTA training centre and an exam centre for Cambridge, IELTS and OET. IH Bristol has been affiliated to International House World Organisation since 2009 and has been named in the top 10% of language schools in the UK by EL Gazette.

The school has two buildings, both in Clifton, the university quarter. We offer a range of courses from junior summer and winter programmes to exam courses, one-to-one, 45 years+ courses, and teacher training. There is a warm and friendly atmosphere; IH Bristol aims to give back to the community: we have taught many refugee classes in Bristol and have been involved in development projects in Cuba, Angola and Vietnam.