Director of Studies

teach english united kingdom 58129
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    £900 per Week
  • Job Type:
    Summer Camp
  • Accommodation:
  • Contract Length:
    up to 8 Week(s)
  • TEFL hours required:
    120+ hours
  • Start Date:
    15th June 2024
  • Degree Required:
  • School Type:
    Summer School
  • Experience Required:
    3 years of teaching experience
  • Number of Vacancies:
  • Reference:
  • Age Group:
    • Young Learners
  • Application Deadline:
    May 31, 2024

Job Details

Join this winning team of global superstars in summer 2024

Embassy Summer, under its parent company EC English, offers award winning summer vacation programmes for young people across multiple locations in the UK, USA, Canada, Malta, UAE & South Africa. Students learn either English or French whilst immersing themselves in the local culture and surroundings. Thei programmes are a combination of language classes, exciting excursions and fun-filled sporting, creative and social activities. 

From its humble beginnings in Hastings over four decades ago, Embassy Summer has today evolved in to a globally recognised and trusted brand. Their vision is to help our students succeed in a global community. They love bringing their young learners from around the world together through a common language and building global connections.


Position Summary:

The Director of Studies reports to the Centre Manager. They are responsible for all aspects of the academic department including learner management, teacher support and development and operational processes, to ensure the smooth delivery of the Embassy Summer learning experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
  • Maximising student and Group leader satisfaction by ensuring their experience meets or exceeds their expectations.
  • Supporting, monitoring, and developing teachers to ensure that they deliver the Embassy Summer lesson.
  • Ensuring students are inducted, placed, and have a positive learning environment and receive their certificate upon their departure.
  • Liaising with other departments to ensure the smooth delivery of the overall Embassy Summer experience.

Specific duties include:

  • Working closely with the Centre Manager and reporting any concerns
  • Supervising the academic administrator and allocating tasks
  • Being aware of student numbers and resources and targets - and planning ahead.
  • Managing the teaching team; ensuring teachers adhere to the code of conduct and addressing any deviation from the code promptly with the guidance of the CM.
  • Conducting student placement testing and placing students in the appropriate level
  • Reviewing the creation of classes by the academic administrator
  • Managing teaching resources and maximising interactive material use
  • Organising regular teacher meetings
  • Supporting teachers with
  • Daily lesson preparation support
  • teaching observations and feedback sessions
  • weekly CPD sessions based on identified needs.
  • follow up observations to assess impact of feedback and CPD.
  • Providing emergency lesson cover and organising cover for planned absences.
  • Promoting team spirit at all levels and ensure full communication with all employees within the Centre.
  • In-centre liaison, including with Activity Management, to ensure an integrated Academic & Activity programme.
  • Supporting other managers and carry out other duties as assigned.
  • Carrying out emergency duty (on a rota basis)


Organisational Compliance:

The job holder will be expected to operate in accordance with the company’s Code of Conduct, and any local policies and operating procedures relating to academic, welfare and safeguarding matters.

Employees are required to cooperate fully with all arrangements in place related to Health and Safety which include implementation and compliance with control measures resultant from risk assessments and engagement with, and completion of, any relevant Health and Safety training

Education Required:

  • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent (Level 6 Qualifications and Credit Framework)
  • DELTA, Trinity Lic. Level 5 Diploma in TEFL/TESOL
  • Or MA in ELT / TESOL (provided that they meet the validation, entry requirements, teaching practice and input criteria)

Experience Required:

  • 3 years’ teaching experience
  • Some evidence of supporting and developing teachers (e.g., through mentoring programmes, delivering workshops or observing teachers).

Experience Desired:

  • Experience of working with juniors
  • Experience of supporting and developing teachers
  • Experience of the CEFR in student placement and process
  • Experience of managing a teaching team
  • Experience of working in a residential context

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to lead and inspire teachers
  • Excellent organisational and communicational skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrates the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
  • Demonstrates creativity and energy and a positive commitment to the role

Working week:

  • 6 days out of 7 (1 day off per week)
  • Full board accommodation included


To help you better understand your potential earnings throughout the duration of your contract, they have prepared a sample weekly earnings calculation. This is based on the assumption that you do not take holiday during your employment and instead have it paid out on completion of contract.

Weekly Gross basic pay up to : £825.38

Holiday Pay : £99.62

TOTAL Pay : £925.00


Disclosure and Barring Service:

If you do not have a valid Enhanced DBS and are not subscribed to the DBS update service, they will need to apply for a new Enhanced DBS for you. Please confirm this at the time of application.

Equality and Diversity: Equality and diversity are at the heart of everything they do. Their learning opportunities are open to everyone, regardless of their background and circumstances, and they apply the same standards to the staff we employ.

Additional Benefits

Full board accommodation provided free of charge


Experience Required:

  • 3 years’ teaching experience
  • Some evidence of supporting and developing teachers (e.g., through mentoring programmes, delivering workshops or observing teachers).


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