Location
Cambridge
Advertising Salary
£28,353 plus hourly overscale payment for training

About The Role

Bell is recruiting an experienced EFL Teacher with teacher training responsibilities to join our academic team. As a Teacher you will be responsible for the development, teaching, support, and evaluation of our academic programmes. As a Trainer you will be involved in planning, teaching, and evaluating teacher training and development courses, such as CELTA, Bell Teacher Academy, and closed teacher groups. This role is based at our beautiful Cambridge campus, set in acres of beautiful private school grounds in the south of Cambridge.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Design or adapt courses using weekly plans on Bell Online, following the Bell Way and Bell Syllabus.
  • Plan and prepare engaging, relevant lessons selecting and sequencing appropriate materials, resources, and technology.
  • Teach appropriately challenging lessons, implementing approaches and strategies that stretch and support all learners as needed.
  • Welcome and integrate new students into existing classes, ensuring they integrate well and appropriate level placement.
  • Assess student learning and provide timely feedback on progress and achievement using Bell Online.
  • Set, assess, and mark coursework, homework, and assignments.
  • Assist with placement testing of new students.
  • Conduct weekly progress assessments and record results on Bell Online.
  • Record student attendance on the Teacher Portal within 10 minutes of lesson start time, write end-of-course reports and provide feedback to sponsors, academic managers, and colleagues.
  • Provide academic advice, guidance, and tutorial support, recording progress and targets in learning journals on Bell Online.
  • Undertake academic project work and assist in curriculum and academic policy development.
  • Attend and participate in CPD programmes, implementing learned strategies as appropriate.
  • Attend and contribute to conferences, webinars, and external courses and write articles, papers, and blog posts for internal and external audiences.

Main responsibilities for CELTA courses:

  • Design and timetable course programmes that meet the learning needs of participants and assessment criteria.
  • Plan and prepare sessions, selecting and sequencing appropriately challenging and motivating materials, resources, and technology.
  • Implement up-to-date and evidence-informed approaches to teacher education, techniques and strategies.
  • Conduct assessments, provide feedback, and supervise participants’ attendance and participation.
  • Supervise participants’ attendance and participation, as appropriate.
  • Attend and lead CPD sessions for trainer development as directed.
  • Interview potential trainees and carry out course administration and correspondence.
  • Contribute to assigning grades and produce trainee reports within two weeks of course completion.
  • Maintain accreditation as a CELTA tutor through annual standardisation.
  • Stay updated with changes in CELTA guidelines and requirements.
The closing date for applications is 28th June 2024. Interviews to take place w/c 1st July 2024.
 
Bell is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A DBS check will be requested in the event of a successful application.

About You

Experience and qualifications

Essential
  • Delta or equivalent qualification
  • Substantial (normally minimum 5 years) classroom-based ELT experience, preferably in more than one context, teaching a range of levels and different types of class. 
  • Proven ability as an excellent EFL classroom teacher, and commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning. 
  • Experience of effectively utilising educational technology to design courses and materials, to support and enhance student and trainee learning, and to teach trainees to use technology for teaching purposes. 
  • Excellent spoken and written skills, appropriate to the need to communicate effectively, support others in becoming competent language teachers, and evaluate students and trainees' language skills.
  • Open-minded, self-evaluative and adaptable to change
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet deadlines and respond to unplanned situations. 
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team understanding roles and responsibilities,  including own. 
  • Ability to build and form good relationships with students, trainees, colleagues and other professionals. 
  • Commitment to own evidence-informed ongoing professional development, and willingness to use, model, and continue to experiment with a range of teaching, learning and teacher education strategies to engage all learners and trainees. 
  • Experience of running CELTA courses as an Accredited Course Tutor and preferably as a Main Course Tutor.
  • Current accreditation to run CELTA courses is highly preferred. Exceptionally, candidates without current accreditation may be considered if they demonstrate a strong potential for obtaining accreditation through training.
  • Experience of teacher training, including the design and delivery of courses specifically for overseas teachers.

Desirable

  • Experience as CELTA Main Course Tutor. 
  • Experience as a tutor in teacher development courses for overseas teachers. 

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 English Language teachers.

 
Benefits
  • Annual leave – 25 days per year plus 8 public holidays. Increasing with long service.
  • Employee assistance plan, providing caring and compassionate support to all staff
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Dental plan
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Buy/Sell annual leave scheme
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cycle to Work scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice technology purchasing scheme (Techscheme)
  • One day paid leave per annum to volunteer for a charity of your choice
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Subsidised canteen

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