English Teaching

Take your career to the next level as a Director of Studies – Embassy English Summer Schools UK

A long established International company with language schools in the UK and America.

Mission Statement

It is our shared goal to esnure every student leaves Embassy Summer centres with :

Confidence in communicating in English.

A love for English Language and culture.

A feeling of having studied in a safe, secure and tolerant environment.

Engaged in enjoyable activities and excursion that support character development.

Accessed a global community of peers and made friends for life.




As an Embassy Summer Director of Studies, your role will be key to the successful development of student’s English language skills during their course.

As a Director of Studies you’ll need to support, monitor and develop our teaching staff, in order to ensure the best possible delivery of the teaching programme, whilst providing an exemplary level of dedication to the students development and welfare. Together with your academic team you will need to ensure that all students are appropriately; inducted, placed and of course having an enjoyable experience.  As part of your role, you may be required to teach to ensure the smooth delivery of the academic programme alongside delivering workshops to your team.

Please ensure you are available for the duration of the Summer programme –  Saturday 15th June 2019 until Saturday 17th August 2019.



As a senior member of our academic team, you will work alongside our Academic co-ordinators and operations team, who have the capacity to support you from day one. Furthermore, those working in our more complex centres will operate with additional senior teaching staff (Senior Teacher, Assistant Director of Studies). We offer all our managers the opportunity to take part in our Management Training Weekend, where we give you the opportunity to be involved a number of practical and theory based workshops. This training event gives you the opportunity to meet our Head Office teams and our loyal returning centre management teams. This event will also give you the chance to network across our portfolio, opening up useful lines of communication for the summer. We also offer all of our managers access to virtual collaborative resources.



As a British Council accredited school, all of our senior academic staff need to provide evidence that shows they are: 

What Qualifications are required?

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent (Essential)
  • DELTA / Tinity DipTESOL (TEFLQ) MA in ELT or Applied Linguistics or equivalent (Essential)

To be shortlisted by our Summer recruitment team ideally you will have experience in the following departments:  

  • Experience working with juniors
  • 2 + year’s teaching experience
  • Experience in student placement and monitoring of progress
  • Management experience in a summer school or a boarding school and previous residential work experience (Desirable)


Due to the temporary nature of our summer programmes, we can only consider staff that are eligible to work in the UK and can provide the correct documentation to support this.

  • All staff will be required to provide a copy of their passport and two proof of current address – dated within the last 6 months.
  • If staff have worked outside of the UK in excess of 3 months or a non UK citizens, they will also need to provide a letter/s of Good conduct.
  • Background checks will be verified for the past 5 years.
  • We will require 2 referees for all candidates.  We will be happy to consider a Tutor or University lecturer as a referee if the candidate is still at university.
  • We will apply for an Enhanced DBS for all successful staff – no cost to the candidate.
  • We will encourage staff who receive a clear DBS certificate to apply for the update service and we will reimburse the cost of £13 to them.


You’ll also need to demonstrate: 

  • A high degree of IT competency- Outlook & MS Office (specifically Excel) (Essential)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to lead and inspire teachers
  • Ability to work under pressure

To support our commitment to the welfare and development of our students and staff, our managers will also need to be aware that they will be required to: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
  • Demonstrate emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviour.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude to the use of authority and maintaining discipline.



From £545.00 – £619.00 per week, inclusive of holiday pay

Full Board Accommodation included

What Training will be offered?

As the Director of Studies you will be directly reporting to the Centre Manager.

All our managers will have the opportunity to take part in our Management Training Weekend, where we will give you the opportunity to be involved in a number of practical and theory based workshops, whilst also taking advantage of listening to advice from both our Head Office teams and our loyal returning staff.

This event will also give you the chance to network across our portfolio, opening up useful lines of communication for the summer.

We also offer all our managers access to virtual collaborative resources.

  •  Pre-arrival online training
  •  Role specific manuals
  •  Centre induction

Curriculum flexibility
Although we provide a number of learning resources, we encourage our teachers to supplement these, making their lessons both personal and unique

Strong leadership teams
With our experience and knowledge of summer schools, we have successfully created bespoke management structures within each centres, ensuring that our staff have as much support as possible. In addition a large proportion of our academic management teams are Embassy Summer returners, offering weekly workshops.

Half Day vs. Full Day centres 

Half Day: Our smaller schools, give our students and staff a unique opportunity to interact both in and outside of the classroom. With teaching (typically) taking place in the mornings our teachers will take part in a variety of excursions and activities with a selection of their students. A number of our schools will begin their summer programme as a Half Day centre.

Full Day: Our larger schools, such as Docklands and UCL operate a full day teaching programme, this is the most immersive EFL experience for our teachers, typically offering 30 hours contact time in the classroom.

Here are the 12 fantastic locations we will be running in 2019. If you have a preference, please state this to your application.