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Director of Studies (EFL)

Date 2013-09-16 07:09:43 Location : Europe

The Director of Studies is responsible for the efficient management of the academic team, delivery of the academic programme, timetable, staffing, quality assurance and the development of high standards, exceeding the requirements of the British Council Accreditation Scheme.

This role will provide the central competence to develop the level of language teaching across the estate, primarily focussing on Grosvenor Hall and be responsible for the delivery of innovative, unique and market leading language programmes, developing excellent student focussed modules that delight clients, sponsoring organisations and parents.

This role requires a suite of academic, leadership and organisational skills that will role model excellent educational practise and drive innovation

Person Specification

Highly-motivated, energetic and personable.
Excellent communicator and problem solver, able to work under pressure and work efficiently within tight deadlines.
Able to maintain a relaxed but authoritative working environment and be able to communicate and lead within a complex landscape of stakeholders.
Specific Job Skills

Effective management and organisational skills.
Ability to lead a team and manage remotely.
Diplomacy and tact.
A calm approach to problem solving.
Effective financial management skills.

Previous school management experience.
Previous experience of working with overseas students
Previous experience of working with young learners.
Previous experience of working to British Council accreditation requirements

The role of Director of Studies requires:

A University degree (graduate or post-graduate).
A Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL.
A Cambridge DELTA, Trinity LTCL Diploma TESOL or equivalent.
A working knowledge of MS Office Suite.
A understanding of informal and/or experiential learning methodology