The Director of Studies is responsible for the implementation and administration of all aspects of the academic programme, including the management of the teaching team and their performance.
This is a management position and you should therefore expect a demanding workload. Working hours are spread over a 42-hour working week*.
*Working hours may vary according to the needs of the campus, your working week will be 6 days and will include a Saturday.
The role of a DOS incorporates the following:
- Ensuring the safety and welfare of all students at all times
- With the other members of the on-campus management team, ensuring that a high-quality, collegiate programme is delivered, following our guidelines, integrating lessons and activities where possible
- Overall Management of the academic programme and teaching team, ensuring it is of the highest standard possible, so students derive the maximum benefit from their course.
On the application form, you will be required to declare any criminal convictions and your eligibility to work in the UK.
In accordance with British Council accreditation criterion S4, you must provide a Disclosure (PVG from Disclosure Scotland /'Enhanced' from Disclosure and Barring Service in England) and that this must be dated within three months from the start date of employment. If you have been working abroad for more than 3 months, you must provide the equivalent 'police check' from that country. Whichever one you choose to supply, it must be specific to your suitability to work with under 18s. Disclosure checks made through St. Andrew’s College Language Schools are payable by the employee (£18 to £59). The Company reserve the right to deduct the cost of these checks as soon as the process has started and regardless of the completion of the process. Any employees appointed after 31st of May will automatically be required to complete a disclosure check due to time constraints.
You must also provide an email address and contact telephone number of 3 referees who can verify your suitability for the post and suitability to work with those aged -18. One of which can be a character reference.
Please bear in mind that the procedure to receiving a disclosure check can take up to 18 weeks. In the event your disclosure is still pending at the commencement of your employment, you must agree to comply with St Andrew’s College Language Schools, Safeguarding and Recruitment Policy.
All new disclosure checks made through St Andrew’s College Language Schools are payable by the employee and will be deducted from your salary. This may range from £18 to £59 depending on the disclosure you need.