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About The Role

For over 40 years Bell has offered a range of outstanding Young Learner Programmes to overseas students aged 7 – 17. These unparalleled courses combine academic excellence with an exciting cultural and social programme and provide students with a unique experience and exceptional care.

We are now looking to recruit enthusiastic, dedicated and responsible Directors of Studies and Assistant Directors of Studies for our Young Learner Courses running at our three UK independent schools.

Directors of Studies are responsible for the effective running of the academic side of the Young Learner programme including management of EFL Teachers, provision of academic advice, managing resources and preparation of study tours and excursions, as well as participation in activities. Assistant Directors of Studies will assist in the effective running of the academic component of the programmes to deliver maximum quality, efficiency and student satisfaction.

Our schools provide both staff and children with excellent premises and facilities and we offer accommodation, meals and professional development opportunities.

Bell Young Learner courses operate from the following locations:

  • St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • The Leys, Cambridge
  • Tudor Hall, Oxford
As well as a competitive salary, staff will also benefit from:
  • Free accommodation and meals
  • Paid induction period upon arrival
  • Staff laptop with free access to Wi-Fi
  • Opportunities for promotion and further seasonal employment

About You


  • Director of Studies: Delta qualified or equivalent
  • Assistant Director of Studies: CELTA qualified or equivalent
  • Degree qualified or equivalent
  • Teaching experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team leadership/people management
  • Proficiency in time management
  • Residential experience
  • Teacher observation and teacher development experience
  • Applicants MUST be eligible to work in the UK
  • Experience of academic management of a Young Learner centre
  • Experience of materials development

Safer Recruitment:

Bell is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment:

  • A DBS/Police Check will be requested in the event of a successful application
  • We do not accept DBS Checks undertaken by other organisations (unless you are on the update service) and so a new application will be requested at a cost of £46.94, this will be deducted from your first salary payment
  • All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily
  • Proof of identity and qualifications will be required
  • All references will be followed up and reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason you should not be engaged in situations where you have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18
  • Appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment

About Us

At Bell, we believe that English is more than a language. It's a stepping stone that will help you achieve your dreams. For over 60 years, we have provided unforgettable learning experiences to students and teachers from around the world, transforming the lives of over one million. Through our teaching approach we encourage students to aim high, exceed their learning goals and become confident users of the English language.

Frank Bell opened his first language school in Cambridge in 1955, which still operates today. Since then, Bell has grown from one prestigious English language school in Cambridge to an internationally recognised, high-quality education business which unlocks the world for its students through learning English and learning in English. 

Today, Bell offers English language courses to juniors and adults, prepares students for university in the UK and trains the world's ELT teachers.

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