EFL Summer Academic Manager/Assistant Academic Manager

BSC Young Learners
Dublin, DUBLIN D01 W2T2

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full-Time Temporary
No Travel Required

Job Description


British Study Centres runs English summer courses in the United Kingdom for foreign students aged 8-17. There are multiple positions available in various locations during July and August. All positions are residential.

Purpose of the role

The Academic Manager (AM) is responsible for the smooth, efficient and successful running of all academic aspects of the designated Young Learner Centre. The Academic Manager oversees the running of all academic processes, including staff induction, teacher training, academic administration, and team management of academic team in close collaboration with Head Office.



  • Run student test, levelling and placement efficiently
  • Timetabling
  • Manage academic resources including promotion of bespoke BSC NGL books
  • Run INSETs
  • Carry out at least one observation/feedback for each TAL
  • Administer student reports and certificates
  • Hold regular academic meetings with teaching staff
  • Cover teaching if required

Teacher Training

  • Potentially deliver a course of teacher training to a number of visiting group leaders
  • Raise the awareness of language acquisition in young learners at primary and secondary school level
  • Present a range of techniques for teaching English to young learners
  • Explore how to select, design and evaluate the use of a range of new learning materials in the classroom

Centre & Head Office

  • Work with the management team to ensure smooth running of the course
  • Hold regular whole staff meetings with management team
  • Plan and deliver clear and informative student inductions with the management team
  • Communicate regularly with HO
  • Respond to all requests/correspondence from HO in a timely fashion
  • Complete any administration tasks as required by HO in a timely manner

Social & Pastoral

  • Work with management team to ensure academic and social programmes are integrated
  • Participate in all activities /excursions enthusiastically as required
  • Perform all residential duties punctually and professionally
  • Be aware of your duties as per the weekly timetable
  • Actively supervise mealtimes on a rota basis
  • Undertake wake up duty on a rota basis
  • Undertake night duty on a rota basis
  • Be a role model for the students


  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for and come into contact with
  • To adhere to the BSC Juniors safeguarding policy


In addition to the above, all staff are required to:

  • Work positively as part of a team
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Attend and participate in whole staff meetings
  • Act according to accepted professional standards at all times
  • Act in the welfare of the students at all times
  • Comply with centre and BSC rules and regulations

The AM is required to attend a pre-course training weekend to meet staff from their own and other centres and to be briefed fully on all aspects of running the centre.



  • DELTA / DipTESOL / MA in related field
  • First Degree
  • Experience of residential summer schools
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for summer school life
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Proven leadership skills


  • Experience of working with children / teenagers in a leisure context
  • Experience of running testing and placement
  • Experience of carrying out teacher observations and feedback
  • Experience of holding meetings and writing reports
  • Current valid First Aid certificate
  • Child Protection training