• Full Time
  • UK, Various
  • Applications have closed.

Website St. Giles International

Job Summary
We require dynamic and creative summer teachers to deliver our themed and project based syllabus. Non residential and residential positions available for a period of one – eight weeks in various locations.

Details of Position
St Giles has 60 years experience in providing high quality English courses. From the moment our young learners arrive, St Giles staff work hard to ensure that they are active, learning and having the educational experience of a lifetime.

St Giles Juniors attracts students from more than 50 different countries from the ages of 8 to 17 and is a highly regarded summer school provider. All staff are considered ambassadors of the Summer School and are challenged, both individually and collectively, to share the organisations ethos and actively contribute towards achieving its objectives.

Our goal is to give students an educational, culturally-enriching, enjoyable and memorable summer experience in a safe and supervised setting. We only employ people who are willing to accept this responsibility and have the necessary wide-ranging skills, experience and commitment to help us achieve our goal of being the very best junior course provider.

Teaching staff teach on five days per week, and deliver stimulating and exciting lessons based on our bespoke theme-based syllabus. Part of the teachers role is to prepare exciting lessons, deliver one to one feedback, and any other relevant student support. Residential teachers and those non-residential teachers wishing to work up to 48 hours per week will additionally work on the social programme and performing pastoral duties.

All staff are responsible for making sure our students are well looked-after throughout their course. It is vital that staff have a can-do, approachable, positive and friendly attitude to help them appear to glide through their day. Staff will have to be confident leading a group of students and managing their behaviour. There will be last-minute changes to schedules and a variety of issues to resolve in a calm, collaborative and professional manner, while being supported by our managers.

It will be necessary to always put the welfare of students first. The working day is challenging and can be very tiring, but also filled with team-work and a real sense of achievement in delivering an exceptional programme, ensuring that our students have a positive experience from the moment they arrive.

Main Purposes of the Role
All Teachers: To deliver lessons in accordance with St Giles standards which stimulate the student, and enhance their confidence in learning the language.

In Addition, for Those Teachers Taking Part in the Social Programme: To inject life into the social programme, participating fully and providing an experience which is stimulating and culturally enriching for the students, and to supervise students outside the classroom, overseeing their welfare, safety and discipline at all times.

Please note: We welcome newly qualified teachers looking for a first teaching position who can demonstrate that they can be a valuable member of the team. We also welcome teachers who are only available for shorter periods of between one to three weeks.
Reports to: Centre Manager and/or Academic Manager primarily, other Directors and senior management within the organisation.


Set-up and Close-down: Attend a pre-course induction and teacher training session prior to the course. Arrive two days before start date to attend pre-course meeting and help set up the centre

Teaching: Teach 15 21 hours of English lessons on five days per week. Follow the themed and topic based syllabus with the focus on language skills, project work and excursion lessons. Use recommended resource materials (or substitute own resources in consultation with managers and respect all copyright requirements). Ensure that feedback is provided to students. Complete academic records as required (in particular class records of attendance, student reports and progress check results). Co-operate with managers, colleagues from language agencies, and accrediting inspectors in the observation and evaluation of lessons. Assist with the welcome, induction and testing of students on the first morning, and with the supervision at morning break and lunch time on a rota basis. Attend staff meetings for briefing and discussion of academic and welfare matters.

Activities & Residential: Encourage full and enthusiastic involvement from students in the scheduled social programme, taking part in activities as scheduled. Participate fully in the scheduled activities and excursions; attend staff meetings for briefing and discussion of social program and welfare matters. Co-operate with the Activity Manager, and also on occasions with agents and accreditation inspectors, in the observation and evaluation of activities. Assist with arrivals and departures of students, checking bedrooms and facilities, escorting students on airport transfers as and when required etc. Supervise the going to bed and getting up routines, afternoon breaks, evening meal times on a rotation basis. Have an overriding responsibility for the students welfare and safety at all times during the course including times outside the normal duty schedule.

Safeguarding: Take responsibility for the welfare of all St Giles Juniors students. Report any safeguarding concerns to the centre manager.
Other: Welcome visitors to the programme as required (e.g. third party agents, colleagues from St Giles, language agencies, inspectors from accrediting bodies). Suggest improvements and adaptations necessary and provide feedback on the course. All other reasonable requests.

Requirements of the Job

Applicants should hold a first degree and/or one of the following qualifications: Cambridge CELTA, Trinity TESOL (or equivalent),Bachelors in Education in modern languages or primary education, A recognised degree in ESL, Another qualification meeting the requirements of the British Council
Arrival for pre-course training.
Attendance during the course on five/six days (non-res staff) and six days (residential staff) per week
Criminal record police check
Reside on campus for residential position

Salary and Benefits
Residential Teacher: The salary for the residential teaching positions is an inclusive £373.50 per week + 12.1% holiday pay. This is based on teaching 20 lessons at £15 a lesson and 28 activity hours paid at £8.50 an hour and an accommodation reduction of £23.50 a night.

Non Residential Teachers: £15 per 50 minute lesson + 12.1% holiday pay

Activity Leading and Pastoral duties paid at £8.50 an hour + 12.1% holiday pay

To apply please Email your CV and Cover Letter to hq@stgiles.co.uk FAO Sophie McAllister, Operations Manager

Salary: See above