Junior Summer School EFL Teachers – Bath, Kent and Hampshire

Concorde International are currently recruiting qualified and passionate EFL Teachers for our junior summer schools in June, July and August 2019. Residential and non-residential contracts available across our summer centres in Bath, Canterbury, Kent and Hampshire.

The main role of our EFL Teachers is teaching English to international students aged 10 to 17 at a variety of language levels. It is important that our Teachers engage with the students and make sure that the students, in turn, engage with all aspects of the programme: classes, activities and excursions.

Requirements

Our Junior School is located at Concorde International's headquarters in Canterbury, Kent. It provides year round language learning courses for students between the ages of 8-17yrs. There are visiting school groups throughout the academic year and language activity courses during the Summer months.

Essential

  • A recognised teaching qualification such as RSA / Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent (Qualification must contain at least 100 hours of ELT/TESOL input, minimum 6 hours supervised teaching practice and must be externally validated by a reputable examination body) or PGCE in relevant subjects, BEd, QTS or overseas equivalent
  • University degree or overseas equivalent

Desirable

  • Native or very near-native competency in English
  • Previous teaching experience with teenagers and young learners, especially within multinational classes
  • Previous experience working in a challenging EFL environment
  • Able to speak a second language
  • Current first aid or RLSS lifesaving certificate
  • Recent DBS check (formerly CRB)
  • Relevant coaching and leadership qualifications

Teacher knowledge

We are looking for high standards from all our teachers in the following areas:

  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar, idiomatic expressions and use of language
  • Awareness and strategies for effective classroom management and discipline
  • Clear and effective use of whiteboards and other teaching aids to facilitate student progress
  • Ability to correctly model and drill vocabulary and structures using a variety of methods with an emphasis on achieving accurate pronunciation and intonation
  • Utilising a wide variety of engaging, student-centred teaching methodology
  • A good ability to focus on student errors and correct appropriately, in particular L1 interference and fossilised mistakes to ensure students benefit as much as possible
  • Ability to provide clear and well-ordered instructions to language learners of all levels
  • Efficient at planning and adapting lessons according to syllabus and students’ needs and pace of learning
  • Clear, logical and well-ordered approach to teacher administration and record keeping

Job description

Academic duties

  • You will report to the Academic Manager, who will allocate classes and programmes to you
  • You will teach a set number of hours per week according to the academic schedule of your group
  • Pair-teaching is central to the academic programme. It is therefore essential that you liaise and plan together throughout the course
  • All teacher administration (such as lesson plans, schemes of work, reports and student forms) will be completed to a high standard and on time
  • You are expected to follow the guidelines set out in more detail in the Teacher’s Handbook
Activities

While participating in afternoon and evening activities or excursions you will report to the Programme Manager, who is responsible for all non-academic activities.

The Programme Manager will inform you of the group's weekly itinerary and explain to you any forthcoming programmes or activities at scheduled times.

On excursions you are to remain with the group the entire time. You will give out maps, itineraries and any other information that has been prepared for your group.

General
  • You will familiarise yourself with, understand, and adhere to Concorde International’s Child Protection Policy. This will be made available to you during your on-site induction.
  • ID badges will be worn at all times.
  • You will follow the advice given to you concerning Health and Safety regulations in order to safeguard students, colleagues and visitors to the site.
  • You will perform your duties in a professional manner and dress appropriately for your position. You will also maintain a high standard of behaviour, setting an example of sobriety, and treating all students fairly, with due attention to propriety. It is a fundamental principle of Concorde Intl. that students learn best in a relaxed, friendly and participatory environment, and you will promote this atmosphere both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Summer centres are very busy places and there may be duties to perform in addition to those detailed above. Flexibility and common sense are fundamental attributes for this position.
Duties at Residential Centres
  • All staff on Teacher Plus Activities contracts can be allocated to residential duties to include meal time and break time supervision.
  • There will be a rota in the centre each week, available at the induction.
  • Teachers provided with accommodation are reminded that the main purpose of employing residential staff is to provide security and welfare for our residential students.
  • Residential staff are expected to work six units of activities and/or excursions per week, some of which will include residential duties - assisting with getting the students up in the mornings, making sure they are in bed in the evenings and supervising quiet times. At some centres we will also require some help with laundry. This will be done on a rota and everyone will be expected to take turns.
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Remuneration

Teacher 20 hours (only) £290 per week

Teacher 20 hours + activities (Non-residential) £364.25 per week

Teacher 20 hours + activities (Residential) £364.25 per week

TEFLQ Teacher 20 hours (only) £315 per week

TEFLQ Teacher 20 hours + activities (Non-residential) £389.25 per week

TEFLQ Teacher 20 hours + activities (Residential) £389.25 per week

Please note that holiday pay will be added to your total weekly Pay at 12.1% and your pay will be subject to the usual Income Tax and National Insurance deductions.

Equal opportunities

Concorde International is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the allocation of duties between employees employed at any level with comparable job descriptions.

If you are applying from outside Europe, please note that Concorde International is unable to assist in any way with work permits or visas.

Safer recruitment

As part of our Safer Recruitment policy all applicants need to provide a full employment history (explaining any gaps) and minimum two referees whom we will contact directly. Each applicant will also undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which will identify any recent and historic criminal records, police cautions (even if deemed as ‘spent’) and this will be taken in to consideration for our final decision on suitability for recruitment. We will process your DBS through our external providers, Civil and Corporate.

Apply

To apply, email your latest CV together with a covering letter to: recruitment@concorde-int.com.

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