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UK > London, Brighton, Bath, Chester, Edinburgh, Dublin: Full time
Date Posted
31 January 2020
Job Type
Full time
PLUS Education
London, Brighton, Bath, Chester, Edinburgh, Dublin
£14-£18 per hour
Degree Required

Job Overview

PLUS provides English language courses to international Students. We work tirelessly so our students can experience British culture, while creating a positive, fun and inclusive atmosphere which stretches way beyond the classroom. This is the PLUS way. PLUS offers English courses to young learners aged 10-17. We provide a comprehensive package of tuition, social experience and accommodation to international groups in our 15 dedicated junior schools over the Summer. We are one of the biggest summer school providers in the UK and are proud to be market leaders, fully accredited by the British Council. We aim for high standards in our programmes and consequently we are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, outgoing EFL Teachers. Location This is a temporary post based at one of our Junior Summer Centres in Brighton, London Greenwich, Kingston, Uxbridge and Ardingly, Chelmsford, Hatfield, Windsor, Bath, Loughborough, Chester, Edinburgh Napier and Loretto school, Stirling and Dublin. Reports to Course Director Role summary You will assist with the aims of the academic department in the delivery of a high-quality academic programme. All current holders of roles involving responsibility for or substantial access to under 18s, and all new appointees to such roles, will have appropriate ID, qualification and suitability checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service (in England and Wales) or Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (in Scotland) or Access NI (in Northern Ireland), or Police ‘Certificate of good conduct’ (outside the UK), in line with the organisation’s safeguarding policy. Duties and Responsibilities of Teachers PLUS adopts a student-centred, communicative methodology integrating engaging classroom learning with dynamic post-lesson activities that reinforce learning in a fun, social setting. Overall Responsibilities: • To plan and deliver dynamic, fun lessons appropriate to the needs of students and PLUS’ curriculum/course aims. • Deliver an outstanding classroom experience to all students • Ensure students receive excellent learning outcomes through the delivery of engaging and fun lessons. • Assist with student diagnostic testing • To behave in a courteous and professional manner with colleagues, clients and students at all times and to respect PLUS’ Staff Codes of Conduct. • To adhere to company dress and behaviour codes. Knowledge, Preparation and Development • Plan and effectively prepare for your lessons, ensuring confidence with all relevant PLUS materials. • Attend short daily teacher meetings with the Course Director and/or Assistant Course Director so you are fully briefed and prepared for the day. Course Delivery • Deliver PLUS courses in accordance with centre requirements (timetable, breaks, session lengths, content, materials used) • Build an effective rapport with students and other teaching staff • Meet the required student feedback KPIs • Respond to class queries and provide support to students, ensuring availability and access at appropriate times • Ensure that students have access to the correct study materials, liaising with the Course Director/Assistant Course Director where necessary • Take ownership for all aspects of course delivery ensuring that customer expectations are met • Guide and motivate students to help them achieve excellent learning outcomes • Be proactive in monitoring student performance and informing the Course Director of any Concerns Administrative Duties / Operational Efficiency • Ensure timely submission of the daily class register to the Course Director/Assistant Course Director • Report absent students (via the established channels) to the Course Director or Assistant Course Director within 10 minutes of the class start time • Ensure timely submission of daily records of work and weekly class aims and objectives • Assist with the execution of student feedback surveys • Support the Course Director in contributing to the preparation of external verification visits (if applicable) • Participate in leavers’ ceremonies • Prepare end of course reports Child Safeguarding, Protection and Welfare • To promote and safeguard the welfare of all students at all times and to monitor their wellbeing, actively seeking to resolve any issues or areas of concern. • To be fully conversant with and to adhere to Health & Safety and Child Safeguarding guidelines as per Government legislation, the British Council Handbook and PLUS policies and procedures. Social Programme Duties Dependant on the centre and teaching package, some teachers are required to: • Contribute to post-lesson events (either supervise or lead social activities such as quizzes, sports, discos, talent shows, clubs) • Participate in a weekly full day excursion, guiding students and ensuring their safety and welfare at all times. Person Specification Essential Qualifications: • Degree • TEFL Level 5 Certificate *Courses must be externally validated, contain at least six hours teaching practice and a minimum of 168 hours of ELT/TEFL input. Applicants who have completed 100% online courses will not be considered. Work Experience and Knowledge Essential • Previous teaching experience although we do welcome applications from newly qualified teachers Desirable • Previous knowledge and experience of summer schools or short courses. • Experience of working with young Learners • Experience of using IT systems Skills and Competencies • A native speaker level of proficiency in English • Demonstrates a high-level understanding of English language teaching and learning • Focused on quality and student outcomes • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively • Ability to build strong relationships and trust • Excellent organisational, administrative and time management skills – can work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. • An interest in professional development • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Punctual, reliable and flexible • Has a proactive approach to delivering exceptional customer service at all times – very solution driven and quick to solve problems • Demonstrates a high level of initiative, enthusiasm and a positive attitude • Culturally sensitive Hours of Work • Dependant on centre and teaching package • Minimum teaching hours 15-18 per week • 
EFL Teacher


  • Salary: Competitive salary based on years of experience - up to £18 per hour for those with 3+ years of post-qualification experience
  • Training: Weekly CPD (Continuing Professional Development) sessions


  • Level 5 TEFL certificate
  • Fluent in English

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