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Oscars International
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English teacher jobs (Personnel, Short-term summer post)
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OSCARS operates up to eight international junior vacation centres. OSCARS H/O is located in Finchley, London. We welcome junior international students from across the world to the UK to learn English and experience culture. Our junior programmes which are accredited by the British Council, deliver high quality English teaching and rich cultural, activity and excursion programmes. An OSCARS International programme typically offers 15 hours of general English teaching per week followed by a full activity and excursion programme which includes one half day excursion, two full day excursions at the weekends and an on-site activity schedule.

We are looking for activity leaders and social programme managers to lead groups of teenagers from overseas on a variety of afternoon/evening and weekend activities that make for an exciting and rewarding cultural programme. The activities take the form of a variety of local excursions, sports activities, evening entertainment, arts, crafts and dance.  You will also provide leadership on the full day excursions on a Saturday and Sunday. You will be expected prepare in advance for all activities and excursions following guidelines from the centre management. You will play a key part in ensuring the welfare of the students and in conjunction with the Social Programme Manager focus upon the safety aspects of all activities.

The following are the main tasks involved and may vary from centre to centre;

On-site Activities & Duties

  • You will plan, prepare and deliver a number of activities on-site which can include sports activities, arts & crafts, talent shows, team building, highland games, OSCARS themed discos, quiz nights and many more

  • You will provide pastoral care to all of OSCARS students. This may include supervising break/meal times, lights out duties, evening patrol and at other times where care is needed.

  • Meet and greet new students to an OSCARS centre

  • Wave students goodbye at the end of their stay

  • Offering Group Leaders information on activities/excursions and responding to their requests as appropriate

  • Ensure risk assessments are carried or followed for all aspects of the on-site social programme

    Off-site Activities & Excursions

  • Be responsible for taking a group of students on a pre-arranged excursion or tour by private coach/public transport

  • Ensure the Group Leaders and students are aware of the itinerary for the excursion and make them aware of timings, meeting points and departure points.

  • Ensure your own knowledge of the excursion, and make sure you have any guide and information packs with you for this

  • Interact with the students & Group Leaders whilst on the activity/excursion

  • Give appropriate support to enable students to put into practice their English

  •  Meet groups of students at the airports

    General

  • Respond to any emergencies should they occur

  • Attend meetings as required

  • Ensure student discipline and welfare at all times

  • Respond to any client/student queries appropriately