Summer 2024 Centre Manager in London

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5-6 weeks
£1,106.25 per week. Plus paid induction programme

Essential requirements

  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)

Job Description

Join Our Summer Team at International House London!

Oxford | Cambridge | Frensham

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 Centre Manager?

The Centre Manager is the most senior post at the Young Learners Centre where the postholder is expected to successfully manage all aspects of the day to day running of the centre; including overseeing and implementing a robust and effective welfare, academic, leisure and transfers programme.

The Centre Manager is responsible for ensuring that the centre is set up and managed according to International House London policies and procedures, and that International House London are providing and delivering the high-quality service that our students, group leaders, agents and staff expect and deserve.

The Centre Manager should be able to provide vision, leadership, support, and direction to all staff under their management as well as all students and group leaders attending our course, and maintain good communication and relationships with the host centre.

What skills do I need to do this job?

ability to communicate with a range of diverse groups 
ability to motivate, manage and support a team 
ability to prioritise, trouble-shoot and manage a crisis 
organisational and record-keeping skills

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 managing a centre, creating cross-departmental links and cohesion, contingency considerations and plans, and relevant pastoral care, 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 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

CONTRACT Hours of Work: Your normal hours of work are 48 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) 
Assist in the planning of the induction and training programme, in collaboration with the Head of YL/Head office/Academic Manager

What will happen during the camp

You will have oversight of all aspects of the camp:

Ensure all teams are communicating effectively and performing their duties 
Be the point of reference and contact for staff, students, Group Leaders, agents and host centre 
Enforce school rules to ensure a pleasant and safe environment 
Liaise with Head Office regarding student enrolment, complaints, arrivals/departures and so on 
Lead all-staff meetings and centre management team meetings to reinforce procedures 
Be proactive in finding solutions when problems arise 
Monitor and/or set rotas for staff teams and avoid scheduling overtime as much as possible 
Assist with excursion management where necessary 
Stay in touch with the Head Office 
Monitor financial transactions e.g. petty cash, centre credit card, resources

What will happen at the end of the camp

You will:

Assist with departures of students and teachers 
Complete a site inspection 
Help to pack up the centre 
Complete a report on the camp experience taking all stakeholders into account 
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!


You will get a free bed and full board (3 meals a day) provided at the centre

About the school and city

International House London is an established and well-known language school, with over sixty years of experience in providing language courses and teacher training programmes. 

Our spacious and fully equipped school is based near Covent Garden and we are a founding member of the International House World Organisation.

International House London welcomes over 8,000 language students from 150 countries each year. Our students enjoy learning in the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere of IH London.

IH London opened in 1959. We are the no.1 language school in Central London, judged by the latest British Council inspections and reported in the EL Gazette (2019). Every year we train over 500 new teachers and enable them to embark on exciting new journeys across the globe to inspire and teach others.