You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
Join Our Summer Team at International House London!
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Are you ready for a summer job that makes a difference?
At International House London, we are thrilled to invite you to join our team for the upcoming summer season. We operate summer centres designed to provide students, aged 8 to 17, from around the world with a unique English-language learning experience alongside a specially curated Activity programme. As a member of our summer team, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and safety of our students throughout their stay. This is an opportunity to gain valuable professional development, acquire new skills, have fun, and connect with like-minded individuals!
What is the role of the Assistant Director of Studies?
The Assistant Director of Studies is responsible for assisting the Director of Studies in the academic management of the Young Learner centre. Key elements of this role include inducting and supporting teachers, overseeing the placement of students and ensuring high level of teaching standards across all classes.
What skills do I need to do this job?
- ability to mentor and provide support for less experienced teachers
- ability to manage a team
- ability to communicate with international teenagers and adults, with cultural awareness and sensitivity
- administrative skills such as registers, class lists and reports
What training will I receive?
If you don’t already have up-to-date first aid and safeguarding training, this will be provided before you start. There will be a full paid induction that offers guidance on the academic programme and its implementation, as well as get-to-know-you activities to ensure friendship and collaboration within your team, and with the wider centre team.
What is included in the package?
You will get a free bed and full board (3 meals a day) provided at the centre.
Opportunities to attend excursions to locations in the surrounding area and around the UK
Professional development opportunities
Why work with International House London?
International House London have been running summer schools since 2011 across the UK. We are proud to be accredited by the British Council and International House World Organisation. We celebrate the diversity of our students and staff and have strong Vision, Mission and Values beliefs. We prioritise the safety, happiness and well-being of our students. We actively offer professional development and skills training to our staff. Many of our staff return to work with us every year.
How will this role enhance my career? What can it lead to?
- academic management roles
- working with teenagers and young people
- working within educational institutions
- managerial and organisational roles
- leadership positions
Hours of Work:
Your normal hours of work are (up to) 44 per week over a six-day week.
This position involves working on weekends and other unsocial hours.
You will have one day (a full 24-hour period) off per week.
What will happen before the camp starts
There will be induction and training e.g. health and safety, safeguarding
You will be sent the staff manuals, policies and procedures
You will have DBS checks, will require two references and a police check (if living abroad)
When on site, check the classrooms have all the necessary equipment e.g. whiteboards, pens, board rubbers
What will happen during the camp
You will support the Director of Studies in the following ways:
Administratively organise the students into their levels and classes and administer level tests where required
Check and monitor student attendance and punctuality, as well as engagement with the lessons
Support the teachers in the planning of lessons and help with resources
Cover teaching absences or teach a class if the timetable requires
Organise end-of-course certificates, student reports and graduation ceremonies
Attend and/or lead team meetings to reinforce procedures
Assist in observations of teachers as required
Provide academic advice and support to students as required
Assist with arrivals and departures of students on transfer days if required
Attend staff meetings as required
Liaise with Group Leaders, the Director of Studies and Centre Manager, and act on feedback/suggestions as required
What will happen at the end of the camp
Assist with departures of students and teachers
Check teaching equipment and complete an inventory
Help to pack up the centre
If you're passionate about education, dedicated to creating memorable experiences for young learners, and excited to be part of a dynamic team, we encourage you to explore our available positions. Your summer adventure awaits at International House London!