Head Teachers and Management

Centre/Academic Director for established Language School and Teacher Training Centre – Galway, Ireland

We are a looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational leader for our small team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of management of the centre, students, staff, partners and clients. They are responsible for creating a positive working and learning experience for everyone at IH Galway.

Competitive salary offered, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overall management and leadership of the centre and the staff
  • Quality assurance: ensuring that all requirements as stipulated by the regulatory bodies as best practice are implemented and maintained
  • Team building: building and maintaining a highly engaged, motivated and customer focused team
  • Building a continuous learning culture among students and staff
  • Professional Development: developing the academic and administrative teams through continuous professional development, including workshops, observations and conferences
  • Collaborating and sharing of best practice and innovation with fellow IH centres worldwide
  • Management of budget
  • Client satisfaction: ensuring that the academic progress and needs of the students are being met
  • Representing IH Galway at events, workshops and conferences as needed


Education Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cambridge DELTA or equivalent


Education Desired

  • Management/academic management qualification
  • Second language


Experience Required

  • Management of a team of teachers
  • Working in a multi‐cultural environment
  • Working with online learning platforms
  • Experience working in the EU


Experience Desired

  • Working with accounts
  • Budgeting and cashflow projections


Skills required

  • Ability to empathise and understand student and staff needs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written English
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to manage groups of people well
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Positive attitude


Skills desired

  • Experience of teaching online
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite


Applicants must have EU residency status