Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College; Farringtons School, Chislehurst; Southbank University, London; University of Essex, Southend-on-Sea; Brighton Prep College, Brighton.
Reports to: Director of Studies and ultimately Centre Manager
The main role of the Teacher is to provide EFL instruction to our international students. Some of our centres operate a double shift system where half the students have lessons in the morning and the other half in the afternoon, in this scenario teachers will have 30 contact teaching hours per week and will spend the 6th non-teaching day either on site helping with arrival, departure or office duties or occasionally assist in leading excursions on that day
In the single shift scenario teachers are expected to teach 15 hours per week and perform a number of day time and evening activity sessions and a full-day excursion or airport transfers as well as some meal and bedtime duties . Teachers are also allocated some paid preparation time. All teaching staff work a 6-day week and work up to 46 hours per week, on average consisting of teaching, activities, excursions, meal and bedtime duties as well as staff meetings and airport coverage.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To help with testing and placement of students
- To provide ESL instruction (15 or 30 hours per week)
- Attendance at regular staff meetings and teacher development workshops
- To monitor and record student attendance
- To monitor and counsel students on academic matters
- To ensure students are prepared in class for excursions
- To submit regular specified academic paperwork to Director of Studies (work records, class registers, completed reports)
- To lead and supervise of a wide range of sporting, social and interest-based activities (when teaching 15 hours, or on the sixth day)
- To promote activities to students and prepare activities as directed
- To lead and supervise off-site excursions or an airport transfer once per week (when teaching 15 hours per week)
- To assist with meeting and greeting/ checking in students on arrival and helping with departure transfers
- To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and student welfare is followed
- Regular assistance with control of discipline, observance of time-keeping, etc. both at night-time and meal-times
- Any other duties as directed by line manager
Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will need to undergo a background check.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate:
- University degree
- Recognised teacher training qualification (CELTA, Trinity Cert. TESOL, Primary teaching or equivalent)
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy with children/ teenagers
- Ability to lead a group of students on and off campus
Desirable attributes include:
- Teaching experience, preferably with young learners
- Previous summer camp/ centre experience
- Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, tour guiding
- Current First Aid certificate
- Safeguarding Young People training or equivalent
Basic pay per week
From £378 for residential teachers
From £408 for non-residential teachers
Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final salary in lieu of unused holiday
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided for all residential staff
Bonus: A loyalty bonus of £20 per week is paid to all teachers returning to a teaching role, and is added to final pay.
Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).
Kings Summer is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.