Summer Director of Studies

Bayswater Summer · Various, Greater London
Department Bayswater Summer
Employment Type Fixed Term
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £633-£700 weekly

About Bayswater Education

We want to inspire and educate the next generation.

Bayswater Education was established in 2017 by a team of experienced professionals in the international education industry. The business is for profit but has a social mission at its core. The commitment to operate on a one for one basis is enshrined in our business. 

For every week of tuition that a student studies with us, we will give a week of education to underprivileged people from where our students are recruited. We set out to create a global network of  Colleges, focusing initially on teaching English to International students.  

By the end of 2022 the group consists of a portfolio of year-round locations (in the UK, France, South Africa and Canada), English and Vocational courses, and a large summer school business.

Our Bayswater Summer operation is back for 2023 and we are looking for experienced and enthusiastic summer staff to deliver successful experiences for our clients.

We currently have vacancies at the following centres:

London- University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)----  28th June to 18th August

London- University of Westminster (Harrow Campus)--- 28th June to 18th August

Oxford- Oxford Brookes University (Headington Campus)--- 28th June to 18th August

Position Summary 

General Leadership

  • Understand and be able to communicate the vision and mission of Bayswater Summer.
  • Assist the Centre Manager in the creation of a school culture and climate conducive to learning for all students and all staff.
  • Keep the Centre Manager abreast of any issues within the school.

Academic Management and Teaching

  • Supervise the maintenance of accurate records on the progress and attendance of students.
  • Ensure teachers are up to date with administrative procedures including registers, tutorials, weekly reviews, weekly tests and data entry.
  • Make sure that teachers produce appropriate weekly plans in a timely way.
  • Authorise holiday requests while maintaining optimum staffing levels.
  • Observe and appraise all teaching staff in line with company policy.
  • Carry out disciplinary procedures where necessary with teaching staff.
  • Play a leading role in the staff CPD and promote external seminars.
  • Line manage all ELT staff, including if required any Senior Teachers.
  • Teach English as required, in agreement with the Centre Manager.
  • Organise cover for absent teachers ensuring that cover teachers have sufficient information on what is to be taught.

Course and Resource Management

  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of reports, records, lists, and all other paperwork required or appropriate to the school's administration.
  • Allocate teacher resources and ensure that they are accessible.
  • Keep resources organised so teachers can access them efficiently. 

Academic Administration

  • Maintain optimal class sizes and optimal nationality mixes where possible.
  • Allocate teachers to classes according to timetable needs and teacher skills.
  • Ensure that students are classed appropriately when they join and are moved when necessary.
  • Listen to student queries and respond appropriately, counselling where necessary on language level, class options, etc.
  • Manage the distribution of arrival and departure questionnaires and analyse results 


  • Assist Centre Manager in maintaining British Council accredited status.
  • Implement and observe all policies and regulations by the school's staff and students.
  • Maintain high standards of student welfare and enforce discipline as necessary.

What We Are Looking For

Knowledge, Qualification and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL (TEFL-I status)
  • Cambridge Delta or Trinity Dip TESOL or equivalent (TEFL-Q status)


  • MA Applied Linguistics and ELT/TESOL
  • Experience of teaching exam preparation courses
  • Experience of working with juniors
  • Experience of using interactive touch screen TVs in the classroom
  • Experience of teacher development/teacher training
  • Experience of preparing for British Council inspections

Skills and Attributes

  • Commitment to maintain high quality academic standards
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Creative course content and solutions to problems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Personal Attributes

  • Customer focussed
  • Resilient with a flexible, ‘can-do’ approach to work
  • A team player and able to build rapport and engage with a diverse range of people
  • Committed to equality and diversity
  • Committed to continuous improvement through being outward looking and reflective

Legal Requirements

  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure


Salary and Benefits

-Salary of between £633-£700 per week. This figure includes holiday pay. There will be a deduction of £63.70 for your room and board if you stay in accommodation. For full salary breakdown please see the job overview on our website.

-Accommodation and full board provided

-A strong commitment to providing you with in-service support, training and professional development sessions

-Professional premises and in-house materials created specifically for our summer schools

Bayswater is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy you will be asked to explain any gaps in your work and education history. You will also be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure check and provide the contact details of at least 2 referees, who will be asked specifically if they have any concerns about your suitability to work with people under 18. Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK must be provided at interview stage.

This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Serviced check before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

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  • Location
    Various, Greater London
  • Department
    Bayswater Summer
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    £633-£700 weekly