We are looking for a suitably-qualified Senior Academic Manager who not only is an excellent classroom practitioner with experience in a variety of teaching contexts, but also a competent manager with experience managing staff in a language/summer school environment.
The jobholder needs the skills, technical expertise and teaching experience to ensure the effective delivery of a balanced, stimulating and inspiring programme of English Lessons.
They need to be able to think quickly and to show common sense and attention to detail in a wide range of situations when dealing with staff and students. Adaptability and flexibility are critical skills, as is a cheerful, positive and can-do attitude, which is a pre-requisite of the job.
The Senior Academic Manager must have the wide-ranging skills and experience to be able to effectively line manage a team of up to 7 Academic Managers and work with over 60 EFL Teachers, who will have all joined Bede’s Summer School for different reasons and many of whom have become used to a much more relaxed and flexible approach to their teaching in their jobs abroad.
As well as taking responsibility for the delivery of accountabilities under their direct control, all members of the Management Team are expected to make a significant contribution to the overall effectiveness and running of the Summer School. The Managers’ Office and Teachers’ Preparation Room can get exceptionally busy with many things happening at the same time; as such, the jobholder, as well as the ability to prioritise work and work accurately and effectively in a fast-paced and often quite demanding office environment require high levels of resilience.
Applicants must have excellent organisational skills and be efficient, flexible and able to work in a busy, fast-paced and often challenging summer school environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to work calmly, effectively and accurately even whilst under pressure and when working to tight deadlines.
The ability to build a friendly but professional rapport with staff members and lead them in a dynamic and efficient manner, set standards and norms of good practice and deal with any problems swiftly, fairly and appropriately, are all basic requirements of this post.
We aim to give students an educational, culturally-enriching and memorable summer experience in a safe and supervised setting and we are looking to employ professional staff who will accept this responsibility, and have the necessary wide-ranging skills, experience and commitment to help us achieve this goal.