HEAD OF STUDIES - MADRID
What's Up - Living English
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
hace 2 días

Whats Up! Living English, a company that specializes in teaching English as a second language and in the process of expansion, is looking for a Head of Studies!

The Head of Studies manages the didactic team, plans class scheduling, and sets the tone for the highly social environment which characterises our centres.

KEY RESPONSABILITIES

  • Manage, train, support and supervise the didactic team ; to ensure the professional growth of teaching staff;
  • Schedule time-tables in response to the demand for classes detected in your centre;
  • Teach classes , depending on staff levels in your centre and substitute / find a substitution to cover classes when a teacher is ill / on sick leave;
  • Quality control through ongoing training, weekly staff meetings with the didactic team, class observations and staff appraisals ;
  • Liaison with consultants and create good rapport with the students , to receive feedback about classes and teacher performance and solve any problems related to change of level / e-campus / class times / complaints;
  • Coordinate teacher holidays / Saturday rotas / school bank holidays;
  • Quality control through ongoing training, weekly staff meetings with the didactic team, class observations and staff appraisals ;
  • Coordination and weekly meetings with management on various aspects (Director / Didactic Service Manager / Centre Manager);
  • Liason with consultants and create good rapport with the students , to receive feedback about classes and teacher performance and solve any problems related to change of level / e-campus / class times / complaints;
  • Promote the Have Fun Open Activities (events) that the school organises and ensure that the didactic staff is prepared for the events.
  • ESENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree level or above
  • CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL / PGCE TEFL, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to mentor and guide newly qualified teachers
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Comfortable working with IT
  • Residence in Spain with EU working papers.
  • The ideal candidate is :

  • passionate about teaching adults
  • social, active, and energetic and enthusiastic about participating with students in social events
  • adaptable, empathetic and organized
  • RECOMMENDED

    Previous management experience in an English language teaching organisation.

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