YL sites - various locations
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£660 - £680 per week plus statutory annual leave payment (12.07%)

About The Role

Are you an experienced Academic Manager, passionate about ensuring student success? Do you possess the leadership skills necessary to oversee the academic provision of our Young Learner summer courses? Can you inspire, motivate, support and develop a team of talented EFL Teachers? If this sounds like you, we’d love you to join our dedicated academic management team, working on our UK based residential young learner courses this summer.

As a Director Studies, you will:

  • Manage the teaching team, ensuring a consistently high standard of instruction and support.
  • Conduct lesson observations and provide constructive feedback to teachers.
  • Provide feedback to the Centre Manager and Young Learner department on pedagogic aspects of the course and staff reports.
  • Organise and contribute to professional development INSET sessions for academic staff to foster continuous growth and improvement.
  • Oversee student placement and assessment, ensuring appropriate academic support and progression.
  • Provide academic support and guidance to both teachers and students, ensuring their needs are met effectively.
  • Manage the setup, utilisation and return of academic resources.
  • Participate in all aspects of the academic programme, including participation in study tours and teaching as required.
  • Support with pastoral duties and the social programme as required.
  • Be on call and respond to emergencies as they arise, demonstrating quick thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Contribute to a positive and collaborative working environment.

About You

We are looking for candidates who are:

Leaders You demonstrate strong leadership skills and an understanding of how to support and develop an academic teaching team.

Knowledgeable You possess a strong understanding of pedagogical principles and best practice in learning and teaching and of project-based or task-based learning.

Approachable You are friendly and easy to approach and create an atmosphere where staff and  students feel able to share concerns or issues.

Organised You can manage multiple tasks and deadlines with precision and ensure attention to detail in all aspects of your work.

Culturally sensitive You demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences and ensure an inclusive and respectful environment.

Responsible You consistently prioritise the safety and well-being of our young learners and keep safeguarding at the heart of everything you do.

Directors of Studies must be qualified as follows:

  • Delta/Trinity DipTESOL Certificate
  • Degree or equivalent

We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with experience in the following areas:

  • Project-based/task-based teaching.
  • Experience working in a residential environment.
  • Management of a large academic team with experience ranging from newly qualified to very experienced.

About Us


Our schools in Cambridge and Oxfordshire, Bristol and Hertfordshire provide both staff and students with excellent premises and facilities. As well as a competitive salary, staff will also benefit from:

  • Free accommodation and meals
  • Holiday pay (paid on top of salary for any accrued but untaken holiday)
  • Company paid induction upon arrival onsite
  • Company pad DBS check
  • Regular CPD sessions to enhance your professional development and opportunities for promotion/future work.
  • Discount on a future Delta course at Bell after successful completion of a full summer contract.

Opportunities for future career growth

Working for Bell on our Young Learner courses offers a valuable experience for individuals looking to develop their career in management. You will develop your skills in planning, leadership, communication, teamwork, time management and youth engagement whilst making a positive and long-lasting impact on the lives of young people.

For individuals seeking longer term work, we also have opportunities for further work, year-round, on our residential courses.

Apply now to join our team and play a key role in shaping unforgettable experiences for young learners this summer.

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 (this will be paid for by Bell).
  • We do not accept DBS Checks undertaken by other organisations (unless you are on the update service).
  • 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.

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