Director of Studies

Academic Manager / Director of Studies needed – Budapest, Hungary

International House Budapest’s experience in teaching general and business English spans over four decades and includes teacher training and travel services. We are language education leaders not only in Hungary but also in the region. Our clients include market-leading companies from all segments. Our native-speaking and native-level colleagues and teachers trainers help our students achieve and often exceed their aims and goals and guide them along the path of successfully conquering all levels from beginners to native-level proficiency.

We are looking for an experienced and suitably qualified Academic Manager / Director of Studies to lead our schools in Budapest, Hungary. Main place of work is on the Buda side (Retek Street) but the role-holder will be required to work from other venues and our teacher training centre in Budapest, like our Pest site (Váci Street). Level of employment is dependent on experience and qualifications.

The role includes but is not limited to:

• Maintaining our high teacher and teaching standards and supporting teachers in their development
• Effective communication and building bridges between teachers, managements, clients and other stakeholders
• Placement testing new students, student allocation and timetabling and tracking during their studies
• Recruitment of new teachers, inductions, observations, and staff development
• Leading on online and offline material creation, coordination of production, testing and tracking
• Leading, coordination, and management of the teaching staff
• Maintaining and improving quality standards and leading on accreditations
• Course organisation and timetabling on all our teaching courses and room and teacher allocation
• Other ad-hoc delegated tasks, related to teaching or running of the school

We’re encouraging you to apply if:

• You already have leadership or senior teacher / ADoS experience in (adult language) education
• You’d like to further develop your professional and leadership skills in a dynamic environment
• You enjoy working with others, building relationships, and contributing to the success of others
• You approach tasks and challenges through creative problem-solving and a can-do attitude
• You’d like to be part of a multi-lingual and cultural international franchise


• Pedagogical and/or andragogical qualifications and relevant experience in previous roles
• Already existing legal rights to work in the EU and Hungary in a full-time role (please don´t apply if you don´t EU working permit)

• Cambridge DELTA / Trinity Diploma in TESOL or similar (or in progress and/or willing to undertake)
• Experience in management and/or teacher training, and materials/learning design

What we offer:
• Competitive salary and performance-based bonus
• Teacher training and training up opportunities for suitably qualified candidates
• Professional and leadership development and carrier route
• Depending on the candidate, support and opportunity to undertake Cambridge DELTA or similar

Due to legal requirements in Hungarian adult education, candidates must have the right to work full-time in Hungary and the EU, and must hold all the necessary qualifications. Please send CV, and cover letter with salary expectations. Any questions related to the role are welcome.