English Teaching

Residential Teacher/ Activity Leader (TAL)

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.



Minimum CELTA / Trinity / TESOL
First degree
Enthusiasm for summer school life
Willingness to participate in all aspects of summer school programme
Ability to plan/prepare and deliver fun and engaging lessons suitable for young learners
Ability to work well in a team
Excellent communication skills
Ability to thrive in a residential setting


Experience of working in a residential summer school
Experience of teaching young learners
Experience of teaching multi-lingual classes
Experience of working with children/teenagers in a leisure context
Current valid First Aid certificate
Child Protection training



Plan and deliver high quality, fun and engaging lessons
Teach between 15 and 23 hours a week
Follow the BSC syllabus
Complete registers, records of work and weekly plans in a timely manner
Complete any necessary other administration e.g. observation paperwork, handing out student questionnaires, student reports
Assist in the placement testing and induction of new students
Attend and participate in academic meetings


Fully supervise either afternoon or evening activities as per your timetable
Participate in all activities enthusiastically
Work with the activities staff to ensure smooth running of social programme
Accompany and supervise students on excursions
Attend to safety and welfare of students on activities and excursions
Promote language learning opportunity on all activities and excursions


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


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



Salary starting from £360 per week depending on qualifications, experience and centre size. Pay scale available on request.
All accommodation and board is provided.
This post is offered on a residential basis. Working hours may be unsociable due to evening activities, night duty and the times of student arrivals and departures.
BSC adopts a smart, casual dress policy. Members of staff are provided with two BSC t-shirts and one hoodie. BSC uniform is compulsory on excursion days arrival/ departure days and special events. BSC lanyards are to be worn at all times.
There is at least one full day off per week.

All references will be followed up and all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily.
Reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that they should not be employed in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18.
Appropriate Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) or police check is required prior to confirmation of appointment.
Proof of identity and qualifications will be required. Only those with the right to work in the UK are eligible for any BSC position.