• Location:
    Plumpton, Lewes, UK
  • Salary:
    per week
  • Job Type:
    Summer Camp
  • Accommodation:
  • Contract Length:
    6 Week(s)
  • TEFL hours required:
    100+ hours
  • Start Date:
    25th Jun 2023
  • Degree Required:
  • School Type:
    Summer School
  • Reference:
  • Number of Vacancies:
  • Application Deadline:
    Jun 19, 2023

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Job Details

This school provides academic short courses to students aged 10-18 that have been 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.

Bucksmore EFL Counsellors play an essential part in the delivery of their EFL academic programme as well as the activities programme ensuring that students who attend our programmes have an unforgettable educational experience in a safe, caring environment. Engaging with students in all aspects of a course ensures that both students and staff make the most out of their time on a summer course.

Their EFL centres are based in Oxford, London, Plumpton (near Brighton), Witley, and Tonbridge.

This list 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 or Operations Manager and Head Office Team. They will exercise this right reasonably.

Teaching and Academic Duties:

– Teach between 15-25 hours of English per week depending on the Bucksmore programme
– Prepare & deliver lessons with the aim of achieving the objectives & outcomes of the syllabus
– Make every effort to create a positive learning environment so that students are able to participate purposefully throughout the lessons
– Encourage student participation through a positive and enthusiastic manner in all class room activities
– Employ teaching techniques appropriate to the level and needs of each student
– Effectively manage students and their behaviour in the classroom
– Arrive in good time for lessons to ensure all materials and equipment are in place before lessons start
– Maintain class registers and work records on a daily basis
– Administer and mark course assessment tasks
– Complete end of course student certificates and reports
– Assist the Director of Studies with student testing and placement
– Assist in the effective running of the language programme as directed by the Director of Studies
– Agree to be observed by the Director of Studies or the Head Office Academic Manager as appropriate

Non-Teaching Duties:

– Organise and implement a wide range of afternoon and evening activities as directed by the Activity Manager
– Promote the activity programme and ensure maximum student participation
– Participate, lead and supervise during activities
– Take responsibility, or joint responsibility, on off-site excursions and on-site activities
– Guide and supervise students on excursions and trips
– Assist with airport transfers and meet students on arrival
– Assist with student check in on airport transfer departures
– Supervise students during meal times as per the weekly staff rota
– Assist with wake up and bedtime duties as per the weekly staff rota
– Respond to general emergencies at all times
– Maintain proper levels of student discipline, safety and welfare
– Prepare any necessary materials required for workshops if required
– Play an important role in the safeguarding and welfare of the students, assisting in providing 24/7 pastoral care


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

Knowledge, qualifications and experience:
-Native or native level English speaker
-British Council accredited Level 5 EFL teaching qualification such as CELTA/Trinity TESOL or equivalent, (PGCE or QTS equivalent)
-Recognised Bachelors degree or higher
-Knowledge of effective language teaching techniques and how these are applied to teaching young learners

-Preferably a year teaching experience
-Experience of working in a residential school for young learners
-First aid qualification

Skills, abilities and competencies:
-Excellent communication skills
-Ability and desire to work as part of a team
-Flexibility and adaptability
-Willingness to contribute positively to the students activity programme
-An understanding of child safeguarding

Personal Attributes:
-Demonstrates respect for equal opportunities and diversity
-Consistently demonstrates a can do approach

Additional Benefits

  • £500 per week base salary; up to £50 per week additional bonus. As this is a fixed term position, an additional 12.07% holiday pay is included.
  • Training and senior staff induction is provided prior to the start of a centre.
  • All positions are residential, accommodation and full board meals are provided.


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