Summer Language School
Clifton College Summer Language School – Recruitment
Do you want to come and work in Bristol, voted one of the UKs best places to live?
Do you want to experience great social opportunities and meet new people?
Do you want to achieve a huge sense of achievement & satisfaction?
Do you want to gain invaluable experience to help towards your career?
Do you want free usage of sports facilities during your employment?
If the answer to all of these questions is YES, then we have the positions for you!
Clifton College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls in Bristol. As well as delivering a high quality education programme to its students, Clifton College also runs a Summer Language School programme during July/August each year, inviting students aged between 8 – 17 from all over the world to come and experience life in a British boarding school, learn English, and take part in many sport/drama/arts & crafts/teambuilding activities and excursions.
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals, with a keen interest in sport/drama/arts & crafts/teambuilding activities, to assist us in delivering of this fantastic programme for 7 weeks over the summer period. We have established, over many years of operations, a fantastic reputation for high-quality staff members who develop great relationships with students and overseas Group Leaders alike, and help us deliver a fantastic programme.
Applicants would ideally have experience in running sport/drama/arts & crafts/teambuilding activities for children, but we are also looking for strong applicants who can show initiative under pressure, engage with our students, and can bring enthusiasm to our team and the programme.
Why work on the Clifton College Summer Language School?
We specialise in English language courses for students aged 8 – 17 and concentrate on a balanced mix between learning in the classroom and learning during activities and on excursions. We are dedicated to giving students a memorable, enjoyable and, above all, safe experience whenever they stay at Clifton College.
Our staff are an incredibly important part of this, you can have the opportunity to give a young person the experience of a lifetime, and give them memories they will treasure. By helping them use and improve their English, our staff really enhance the experience of each and every student that comes and spends time with us each summer.
Our staff are without doubt our most valuable asset and our students frequently say the staff are one of the best things about their vacation in the UK. We welcome new applicants but also value our returning staff, and to both we offer an attractive package that includes:
- A competitive weekly salary including holiday pay
- Full-board accommodation within the College boarding houses
- Usage of the College Sports facilities over your employment
How do we recruit our staff?
All prospective staff must complete our official Online Job Application Form, and submit to us along with a copy of their CV. In line with safer recruitment for roles involving responsibility for, or substantial access to under 18s, all gaps in employment history must be explained, references will be followed up and all staff will undergo an Enhanced DBS check (or overseas equivalent).
We will then invite successful applicants to an Assessment Day. Applicants are recommended to read the job description for the role they are applying for in order to best prepare for the Assessment Day. Candidates successful at this Assessment Day are then offered a position, subject to receipt of three satisfactory references, relevant safeguarding checks, and proof of identity.
There are a number of roles available:
Centre & Facilities Director & Assistant Centre & Facilities Manager
Responsibility for management of entire site, dealing with accommodation/catering/works/facilities departments in order to ensure the efficient running of the Language Schools.
Excursions & Transportation Manager
Responsibility for the administration of the excursions and transportation of the Summer Language School students, most notably the arrival/departure of students, and the excursions our students are sent on each week
Kids’ (8 – 12 years) & Teens (13 – 17 years) Activity Managers & Assistant Manager
Responsibility for the delivery of the activity programme for 8 – 12 year olds (Kids’) for 13 – 17 year olds (Teens), staff management of Activity Leaders required to deliver programme.
Responsibility for delivering the activity programme to appropriate age groups, with the opportunity to plan & deliver own sessions. Accompanying students on half and full-day excursions, and responsibility for safety and welfare of students in the boarding houses overnight.
All contracts include full board & accommodation.