Director of Studies

Director of Studies / Academic Director – London, UK

Link School of English is a small, friendly language school for adults. To find out more about us, the student profile and course portfolio, please visit our website.


Link School of English is a well established and dynamically growing language school for adults in west London. We are a team committed to continuing professional development. Our priorities are to maintain high standards of teaching, student satisfaction and work in a friendly and supportive environment. The school is currently going through a stage of substantial development and reorganisation. We are currently looking for a new Director of Studies (DoS) / Academic Director.

If you would like to join us in this exciting stage of school development, be part of a successfully growing organisation and are prepared to work hard, then this may be an interesting job opportunity for you. The role of Director of Studies is ideal for an experienced, Delta-qualified teacher of English who would like to take on the responsibilities of managing a team of teachers and is looking for a new challenge.


Supporting a team of 15 – 20 teachers with different levels of teaching experience
Overseeing the delivery of high quality English courses
Maintaining friendly, positive and supportive work and learning environment
Motivating teachers and monitoring teachers’ performance
Academic welfare of students and monitoring their progress
Student satisfaction and retention
Teacher recruitment and training, encouraging teachers to continue professional development
Consulting on student placements and testing where necessary
Teaching English to adults


Full-time preferred
All-year-round work
Dynamic, friendly and supportive work environment
Salary £35,000.00 per year
Generous bonus for top performance, based on set goals and contribution to the school’s growth
Holiday pay
Pension scheme (optional)
Immediate start (preferable but negotiable)


CELTA or Trinity TESOL, DELTA or Dip TESOL and university degree
Minimum 5 years’ experience
Experience in teaching a range of English courses including: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, Conversations
Outstanding teaching skills
Ability to build and motivate a team of teachers
Understanding importance and the reasons of student satisfaction
Safeguarding awareness, first aid training, basic DBS check
Previous experience in a role of Director of Studies or Academic Manager
Experience in employee recruitment, teacher training and development experience
Course planning and material design experience
Personal qualities: positive, emotionally intelligent, hard-working, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, willing to share knowledge, professional, pro-active attitude, passion for learning and teaching, desire to succeed