EFL Director of Studies

Where: Preston

Contracted hours: Full-time

Job Type: Fixed Term

Pay: £700.00, Per Week

Optional Accommodation: Yes

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  • Earn up to £700 per week
  • Fixed-term opportunities between July and September 2024
  • Working an average of 40 hours per week over 5 days with the opportunity for voluntary paid overtime at specified times, particularly during our busy periods
  • An accommodation & meal packages available (optional) at a generous rate with zero charge for bills or utilities.

Do you have a love for languages?

We’re searching for an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Director of Studies to oversee our successful and popular English Language Programme, combining classroom based English language lessons, excursions and our famous PGL outdoor activities, to bring learning to life! There are a wide range of nationalities from across Europe and Asia that we have visit our Centres; with your team of EFL Teachers you will ensure they all have a hugely enriching experience.

Albeit you’ll be bringing your teaching expertise to PGL you will get plenty of support to get you up to speed on how we approach our programmes through a 4-day induction, an annual CPD review meeting and central support from our Academic Manager. In addition, you will benefit from pre-written courses for your teaching team to deliver (A1-B2 level) making this an ideal first step into academic management.

THE ROLE

You’ll be helping us share language, culture and adventure with the next generation by:

  • Taking overall responsibility for the smooth running of our language courses, managing a team of EFL teachers and overall guest experience (but no pastoral duties)
  • Leading, managing and developing your teaching team to deliver high quality language classes, including teaching some sessions yourself.
  • Acting as the main point of contact for Tour Leaders and Agents, responding to enquiries about our courses.
  • Supporting the EFL Teachers to create engaging but educational learning experiences; selecting from pre-approved content
  • Creating a fun and safe environment of well-structured academic, cultural and adventurous activities.
  • Reviewing the success of the course, the happiness of our guests and continuously exploring ways to improve and innovate our language courses.
  • Opportunity to travel to locum at our other beautiful centres should you wish

IS THIS YOU?

  • Hold a Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma, TESOL/TEFL Q or equivalent qualification
  • Experienced in delivering classroom based learning.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Previous line management experience; setting tasks and objectives and ensure these are delivered to high standards
  • Organised, self-motivated and diligent.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

THE PACKAGE

  • Happy holidays - time to recharge and enjoy time away from the workplace. You’ll also enjoy an extra day off on your birthday!
  • Investing in your future – with sector leading family friendly policies, a contributory pension and death in service cover
  • Good living, for less - access to big savings and exclusive perks that span a huge range of retailers and service providers. Plus PGL discounted holidays and 20% discount in all our on-site shops
  • Take care of mind, body and soul - your wellbeing is top priority, so we’ve created a WELLBEING HUB for all our colleagues.
  • Smart saving, affordable borrowing – access to our financial wellbeing platform for financial support when you need it. This includes easy and affordable saving and borrowing directly from your salary, plus useful guides on how to effectively manage your money.
  • Doing good does you good - paid time-off to volunteer your time to worthwhile causes.

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For any enquiries specific to this role please email thomas.parry@pgl.co.uk.

We pride ourselves on hiring the best people, and recognise the importance and benefits of a diverse and inclusive team. However, the protection and safeguarding of the children visiting our centres is our primary concern. So all colleagues are required to undergo an Enhanced criminal records check (known as a DBS), which we will pay for. You will be required to provide a 5 year address history and ID documentation (ie British or Irish passport or birth certificate). If you have a conviction related to violence, drugs or safeguarding this could affect your application. Not all criminal convictions will be a bar to working for us and we will consider the results on an individual basis. You can find more information on DSB checks on the gov.uk website.