We are looking for suitably qualified Senior EFL Teachers who are excellent classroom practitioners with experience in a large variety of teaching contexts, especially juniors.


Up to 12 Positions available 

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Native/near native competence in spoken and written English is essential

Candidate Profile

We are looking for suitably qualified Senior EFL Teachers who are excellent classroom practitioners with experience in a large variety of teaching contexts, especially juniors. We especially welcome applications from candidates who have some experience managing, supporting or training teachers in a language or summer school environment.

We are looking for applicants who are well-organised, efficient and flexible and who are able to work in a busy, fast-paced and often challenging summer school environment. Good 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, set standards and norms of good practice and deal with any problems swiftly, fairly and appropriately, are all basic requirements of this post.

We are looking for Senior EFL Teachers who are hard-working, reliable and professional and for those who are willing to go the extra mile to assist the Academic Manager with the smooth running of the Academic Programme.

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.


  • University Degree in any discipline. Applicants with BA or MA in TEFL, Education or Applied Linguistics are particularly welcomed. 
  • CELTA or Trinity College TESOL (or Accreditation-UK recognised equivalent) or PGCE (in English or MFL)
  • Applicants with the DELTA, QTS (Primary or Secondary) or CELTYL, are particularly welcomed.


At least 3 years' EFL teaching experience with Young Learners is essential.

We particularly welcome applicants with some Senior Teacher / ADOS / DOS / Academic Manager experience.

Applicants with previous experience of working in a residential Summer School and teaching mixed nationality groups are preferred.


TEFL-I qualified Senior Teachers are paid £775 per week. TEFL-Q qualified Teachers are paid £825 per week.

Statutory holiday pay (currently 5.6 weeks per year) is paid pro-rata with each salary payment on top of the stated weekly salary. 

Accommodation and meals are provided free of charge.

Working Hours

A typical working day is from 8am to 6pm, 6 days per week.

Due to the leavers ceremony on Fridays, Senior Teachers will work to 7.45pm

Senior Teachers are entitled to 1 full day off per week.

Working Day

The Senior EFL Teacher assists the Academic Manager to ensure the smooth running of the EFL programme including testing, timetabling, allocating classes, providing ongoing guidance and support to teachers, carrying out observations and running teacher development sessions. Diploma-qualified Senior Teachers may also be involved in teacher observations and feedback.

The Senior EFL Teacher participates in, or leads, the daily teachers’ meeting to make sure that all the teachers are present, give last-minute notices or reminders and to ensure teachers are prepared for their lessons.

After the meeting, the Senior EFL Teacher and the Academic Manager ensure that all students are in classes and that the teachers are not in need of anything. Any unexplained absences must be investigated immediately.

Whilst lessons are taking place (in the morning and after lunch), the Senior EFL Teacher assists the Academic Manager in responding to any problems that may arise (such as discipline problems and level changes) and also ensures that all paperwork is up-to-date, accurate and filed properly. Classroom observations are conducted at this time.

On Monday mornings, the Senior EFL Teacher will assist the Academic Manager in organising new students’ entry tests forming testing groups and allocating to teachers. The Senior EFL Teacher and Academic Manager then supervise the marking and use the results to allocate students to classes based on their level, age and where possible, nationality.

During the afternoon, teachers must prepare for their next day’s lessons and the Senior EFL Teacher is expected to guide and support, giving advice on materials and ensuring that teachers are following the syllabus, preparing well-balanced and challenging lessons in the time allocated and generally maintaining the high teaching standards expected at St Bede’s. They will be expected to pay particular attention to newly qualified and inexperienced teachers.

One evening per week, as part of our commitment to teachers’ professional development, the Senior EFL Teacher leads or participates in an input session for teachers, giving useful tips and techniques for teaching and covering topics particularly relevant when teaching in a summer school context.

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