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Director of Studies / Academic Director TEFL DoS Vacancy

Link School of English
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Director of Studies / Academic Director TEFL DoS Vacancy


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

If this appeals to you, send in your CV and cover letter today.



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