Senior Teacher

Summer School Reading

Purpose of the role

The Senior Teacher is responsible for delivering outstanding lessons to our students as well as assisting the Academic Manager with the smooth, efficient and successful running of all academic aspects of the designated Young Learner Centre. The Senior Teacher helps overseeing the running of all academic processes, including staff induction, academic administration, and team management of the academic team in close collaboration with the Academic Manager.



  • Plan and deliver outstanding Young Learner lessons
  • Teach between 15 and 23 hours per week
  • Follow the BSC syllabus and use bespoke BSC academic material Complete registers, records of work and weekly plans in a timely manner
  • Complete any necessary other administration e.g. observation paperwork, handing out student questionnaires, student reports
  • Assist Academic Manager in running student test, levelling and placement efficiently
  • Timetabling
  • Manage academic resources including promotion of bespoke BSC NGL books
  • Assist Academic Manager in administering student reports and certificates


  • Accompany and supervise students on excursions
  • Attend to safety and welfare of students on excursions
  • Promote language learning opportunity on all excursions

Students & Pastoral Care

  • Ensure safety and wellbeing of students at all times.
  • Work with Management team/IGLs to deal with any arising student discipline issues.
  • Ensure all team members are aware of residential duties and what they entail.
  • Implement mealtimes, wake up and night duties on a rota basis.
  • Be a role model for the students.

Child Protection and Safeguarding

  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for and come into contact with.
  • To adhere to the BSC Young Leaners Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
  • Provide safety and welfare assistance to all students.
  • Be fully versed with BSC’s Safe Charter and English UK COVID 19 Secure Guidance.


In addition to the above, all STs are required to:

  • Work positively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Attend all centre meetings.
  • Act according to accepted professional standards at all times.
  • Act in the welfare of the students at all times.
  • Comply with centre and BSC rules and regulations.
  • The AAM is required to attend a pre-course training weekend to meet staff from their own and other centres and to be briefed fully on all aspects of running the centre.



  • CELTA/ Trinity or equivalent
  • Experience of working with multi-nationality students
  • High level of computer literacy, particularly MS Office, email and use of databases
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Enthusiasm for summer school life
  • Right to work in the UK and/or Ireland


  • DELTA/ DipTESOL or equivalent
  • Experience of running testing and placement
  • Experience of carrying out teacher observations and feedback
  • Current valid First Aid certificate
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding training
  • Experience of working with children/teenagers in a leisure context
  • Experience of British Council inspections


  • Competitive weekly salary depending on qualifications, experience and centre size. Pay scale available on request.
  • All accommodation and board is provided.
  • This post is offered on a residential basis. Working hours may be unsociable due to evening activities, night duty and the times of student arrivals and departures.
  • BSC YL Managers adopt a smart, casual dress policy. BSC YL lanyards are to be worn at all times.
  • There is at least one full day off per week. To be decide at the centre.
  • All references will be followed up and all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily.
  • Reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that they should not be employed in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to persons under 18.
  • Criminal background checks in the form of a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) for UK residents, Garda Vetting for Irish residents, and local police check from your country of residence (if not a UK or Irish resident) will be requested.

Proof of identity and qualifications will be required. Only those with the right to work in the UK and/or Ireland are eligible for any BSC YL position.

What you need to know:

Location: Bradfield, Reading, UK
Contract Length: 4 Week(s)
Job Type: Summer Camp
Age Group: Young Learners
School Type: Summer School
Pay: 450 Per Week
Accommodation Included: Yes
Start Date:
Application Deadline: 30th Nov 2020
Degree Required? Yes
TEFL Certificate Hours Required 20+ hours
Job Reference UNITEDKINGDOM40680
Number of Vacancies 1

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