Summer Director of Studies
Based at: One of Churchill House School of English Language (CHSoEL) summer centre sites.
Position Reports to: Centre Manager.
Job Purpose Summary: To manage the academic team and to ensure the quality delivery of the academic programme.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
The Director of Studies is responsible to the Centre Manager and is responsible for:
• Managing the academic team.
• Ensuring the quality of the delivery of the academic programme.
• Standing in for the Centre Manager whenever the Centre Manager (or deputy) is off duty or unavailable.
• Ensuring that the site's rules and regulations are maintained.
Hours of Work
Directors of Studies work six days out of seven. The nature of the job requires CHSoEL Directors of Studies to be flexible and willing to address situations whenever they arise.
Director of Studies start on the eighth rung of the Company's Management Pay Scale. We aim to retain good staff by giving them excellent support from Head Office. Directors of Studies are employed with a view to retaining their services year on year.
Job Title: Director of Studies
Highly-motivated, energetic and personable. An excellent communicator and problem solver who works well under pressure and works efficiently within tight deadlines. Able to maintain a relaxed but still authoritative working environment. Able to multi-task without losing track of the bigger picture.
Able to live-in at the Centre for the duration of the Centre's operational period. Able to work extended hours when necessary. Not restricted by family commitments. Ability to drive is preferred.
Specific Job Skills
• Effective management skills.
• Ability to lead a team.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Diplomacy and tact.
• A calm approach to problem solving.
• Effective financial management skills.
Throughout the summer, Directors of Studies are supported by their respective Centre Managers to ensure that the resources required are available to implement the high standards of customer care that CHSoEL clients expect.
• Previous summer school residential experience.
• Previous experience of working with overseas students.
The role of Director of Studies requires:
• Degree level or above education.
• Recognised TEFL qualification: DELTA, DipTESOL, MA (or British Council recognised equivalents).
• Managerial qualifications and evidence of managerial training.
• A sound knowledge of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Access) and their use.
It is a prerequisite of the position that all Directors of Studies attend the management training sessions from Monday 2nd July 2012 (accommodation will be paid for and up to £75 travel expenses will be reimbursed). Full details of the training sessions will be sent at a later date.
Core duties include, but are not limited to:
• Site management.
o Assisting in ensuring the safety and well-being of all staff and clients.
o Liaising with the host institution's staff.
o Assisting in ensuring the conditions of use (the Service Agreement) are adhered to.
o Assisting in monitoring and limiting damage to the site and its furnishings and equipment.
• People management.
o Managing and motivating of the CHSoEL teaching team.
o Liasing with Group Leaders and ensuring that Group Leaders carry out their agreed commitments.
o Assisting in monitoring and maintaining discipline within the staff and students.
o Planning the use of the teaching HR resources to gain the maximum benefit for the students concerned.
• Administration and teaching.
o Assisting in preparing staff rotas.
o Planning the academic timetable.
o Checking teachers' lesson plans and schemes of work.
o Conducting formal and drop-in observations.
o Conducting training sessions.
o Giving Group Leader lessons.
o Assisting in monitoring and maintaining all paperwork and ensuring that it is submitted on or before the deadlines set by Head Office.
o Covering the Centre Manager when they are not available.
A full list of duties and responsibilities is given in the Director of Studies Manual.
Page last updated 19 December 2011
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