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We are always happy to hear from enthusiastic and talented individuals who want to work in the international education sector, whether it is in an academic role or a position in marketing, sales or operations.

Please contact us through the enquiry form and we'll refer you to the best person to contact, depending on the type of role you are interested in.

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Kings aims to ensure that no job applicant or worker receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, gender orientation, nationality, religion or belief (or lack of belief), ethnic or national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

Various staff appointments, Kings at Downside

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We are currently seeking expressions of interest to work at Kings at Downside International Study Centre, in Radstock (near Bath), for roles commencing prior to the school opening.

For information about the Study Centre please see our pages on Kings at Downside.

Please note that full job descriptions will be finalised and made available at a later date, but we will be happy to discuss roles in more detail with those interested on a one-to one basis. Initially the school will be operating with a small student body, therefore we are looking for staff who may be interested in working across a number of roles and helping in the setup of the centre. As student numbers increase individual roles are likely to become more defined. Live-in accommodation is available at the college, which can also be discussed on a one-to-one basis.

Contact Amy Ramsey, College Services Director, at amy.ramsey@kingseducation.com about the following roles:

  • Centre Director
  • Head of Boarding
  • Deputy Head of Boarding
  • Administrator (part time)
  • Boarding Supervisor (part time)
  • EFL Teachers
  • Maths teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • IT Teacher

We are particularly looking for teachers who are able to teach across a number of subjects. We will also welcome applicants who may wish to combine teaching/administration and a boarding supervision role.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant skills, experience and qualifications for the role
  • A high level of commitment to helping pupils become successful and resilient young people
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness to work for some time at weekends and/or evenings

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in boarding schools and/or with international students
  • Experience of working with pupils aged 11 - 15

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process. It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.

Various staff appointments, Kings Brighton

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We are currently seeking expressions of interest to work at Kings Brighton for roles commencing prior to the school opening.

Please note that full job descriptions will be finalised and made available at a later date, but we will be happy to discuss roles in more detail with those interested on a one-to-one basis. Initially the school will be operating with a small student body, therefore we are looking for staff who may be interested in working across a number of roles and helping in the setup of the college. As student numbers increase individual roles are likely to become more defined. Live-in accommodation is available at the college, which can also be discussed on a one-to-one basis.

Contact Amy Ramsey, College Services Director, at amy.ramsey@kingseducation.com about the following roles:

  • Student Services Manager
  • Welfare Officer
  • Accommodation Officer
  • General Administration and Transfers Coordinator
  • Student Services/ Front Desk personnel
  • Activities staff
  • Residential Wardens
  • Catering staff
  • HR Administrator

Contact Nigel Addison, Academic Consultant, at nigel.addison@kingseducation.com about the following roles:

  • Academic/Subject Teachers, particularly Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography
  • EFL/EAS Teachers

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.

Principal, Kings London

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Job location: Beckenham, UK

Reports to: Director of Operations, UK

Following the retirement of the current Principal in the summer, Kings Education is seeking a suitably-qualified candidate for this key role at Kings London.

Kings London is part of the Kings Education group. Along with our other UK-based colleges, Kings London is registered as an independent school with the Department for Education and accredited by the British Council.

The college, based in Beckenham, delivers a broad range of English language courses for young adults as well as academic programmes for university-bound students aged 15 and over - including GCSE, A-Level and specialist Foundation courses.

The Principal will provide effective leadership and management across the whole college.

The role requires a clear vision for, and the leadership of:

  • the educational standards to which the college aspires
  • the expectations and ambitions of the college in relation to its students, parents, agents and staff
  • the style, character and culture of the college

The role also requires a clear understanding of the context in which the college operates, including:

  • the commercial, financial and competitive imperatives of the college
  • the statutory and regulatory environment of the college
  • the strategic objectives of the wider Kings Education group

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • the ability to manage operations in both an EFL and academic context
  • a demonstrable track-record of effective leadership and senior management experience within an independent school context
  • the energy, judgement, integrity and professionalism required to succeed in such a role

This represents a superb opportunity for an experienced educational professional to lead the college to the next level of excellence.

Suitable qualified candidates should apply, in writing, to:

Nicola Nobes, Director of Operations nicola.nobes@kingseducation.com

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 February with the expected start date being 1 August 2017.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Center Director, New York, USA

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Reporting to: Senior Director of US Operations

Job location: Concordia College, Bronxville, New York

Purpose of Role:  The Center Director has direct responsibility for all aspects of the center's management — operations, budget, staff and facilities. The Center Director is the public face of Kings New York and has responsibility for ensuring optimum educational outcomes for all students.

Responsibilities

Working with stakeholders in developing and ensuring the best possible experience for Kings students, including but not limited to:

  • Maintain an environment conducive to learning and working.
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of services provided by the center.
  • Oversee local capacity management and planning.
  • Develop domestic marketing, promotion and PR event activities.
  • Oversee local HR functions: staff recruitment, training, etc.
  • Ensure that the center's resources are secure and accounted for.
  • Oversee facility and technology resources and operations.
  • Oversee budget and fiscal responsibility for the Center.
  • Take responsibility for local product and project management.
  • Oversee local compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
  • Effectively execute policies that support the business needs of the program while achieving academic quality that is next to none.
  • Incorporate, develop, and enhance the use of technology as a defining qualitative element of the program.
  • Lead, and participate in regular committees that contribute to the program on a national level and ensure the visibility of the program on campus.

Position Requirements and/or Skills Required

  • Masters Degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of management experience.
  • Bright, dynamic and inspiring leader.
  • Experience working with international students.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment and/or Intensive English Programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Tact, patience and diplomacy.
  • Well-developed customer service skills.
  • Good problem solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Ability to travel locally and work occasionally during evenings and weekends.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

How to apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter detailing interest and fit for the position/organization along with salary requirements to uscareers@kingseducation.com. All applications should be submitted with the subject line 'Center Director New York'. Only applications meeting all required elements will be considered. 

Undergraduate Preparation Program Instructors, Rider University, USA

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Job location: Rider University Campus, Lawrenceville, NJ

Purpose of Role: University Preparation Program Instructors teach the English for Academic Studies course, a key component of the University Preparation Program.  

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct international students bound for undergraduate and graduate programs in the US. Instruction will include linguistic, academic, and university preparation elements.
  • Create weekly lesson plans following established curricula and outcomes, supplementing with authentic materials when necessary. 
  • Administer regular quizzes, exams, and writing assignments.
  • Possess a strong comfort level with college level materials and course structure and know how to teach academic skills required in college - research papers, analytical reading, presentations, etc. 
  • Help students adjust to academic college culture in the US - plagiarism, note-taking skills, and other skills needed to succeed in college. 
  • Develop and refine curricula in collaboration with the center’s Academic Affairs Manager.
  • Conduct scheduled advising sessions with students to determine progress.
  • Create a syllabus, maintain a daily/weekly grade book for homework, quizzes, journals, recitations, papers, and presentations.
  • Embrace and develop new ways of engaging students through the use of technology in and out of the classroom.
  • Participate in weekly teacher meetings and regular training sessions.
  • Embrace opportunities to lead teacher-development meetings.
  • Aid in regular workshops and advising sessions to help build student profiles.
  • Maintain database for students’ academic progress and prepare regular external reports.

Qualified candidates should possess:

  • MA in TESOL/MA in English or closely related field or equivalent experience. 
  • Cultural sensitivity with experience teaching ESL to students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Proven classroom experience in college preparatory classes with a minimum of 2 years teaching.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience using technology in the classroom, such as interactive white boards, Blackboard, digital video/audio, and online course components, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Tact, patience and diplomacy, particularly with non-native English speakers.
  • Good problem solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.
  • Experience teaching test prep courses SAT/GMAT/GRE/TOEFL a plus.

To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the 
Center Director, Erin Thompson at erin.thompson@kingseducation.com.

EFL Teacher, London, UK

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Location: Beckenham

Reporting to: EFL Director of Studies

Salary range: £15.82 per lesson for DELTA-qualified / £14.50 per lesson for CELTA-qualified

Work hours: Part-time and full-time roles available, up to 28 lessons plus two non-teaching hours per week — lessons are 45 minutes long

Type of contract: Fixed term up to 31 August 2017

Start date: Immediate

Role description:

The EFL Teacher delivers English language lessons to groups of international students at Kings London, a busy college. Kings empowers international students to achieve their fullest ambitions, whether developing English skills for life or graduating from British or American universities. At Kings, students always come first.  

Duties and responsibilities

  • To teach English Language courses to groups of adults at levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced as directed using up-to-date teaching methodologies and approaches; to reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching.
  • To plan, prepare and deliver well-structured lessons appropriate to the students’ age, nationalities, levels and needs; to differentiate appropriately and respond to the strengths and needs of all students
  • To demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • To prepare weekly progress tests and complete weekly progress reports to monitor student progress
  • To set, mark and assess students' course work, homework and other assignments as appropriate
  • To assess and provide timely feedback on achievement, progress and developmental needs to students, sponsors, parents, and academic managers
  • To write student progress and end-of-course reports as required
  • To encourage students to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study by incorporating study skills into their teaching
  • To provide academic advice, counselling, educational guidance and regular tutorial support to students; to encourage students to set learning targets
  • To plan out-of-class educational visits and activities as appropriate to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding students have acquired
  • To establish a positive, safe and stimulating learning environment for international students, rooted in mutual respect
  • To attend regular meetings for planning, co-ordination and development purposes, as directed
  • To manage classroom equipment appropriately and report any malfunctioning equipment to the relevant member of staff
  • To complete administrative tasks necessary for the smooth running of the college
  • To engage in professional development as appropriate to the needs of the college and your own interests and level of qualification
  • To attend and contribute to conferences, courses and other special interest groups as directed
  • To maintain a professional demeanour at all times within the college, helping to create a positive working environment for both students and staff alike
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of self and others who may be affected by acts or omissions related to your work
  • To implement the Kings Behaviour and Discipline policy
  • To adhere to all statutory regulations and to Kings policies and procedures
  • To adhere to the processes and procedures detailed in the Teachers’ Manual and to the Kings Colleges Teachers’ Standards
  • To make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the college
  • To work collaboratively with other members of teaching or administrative staff
  • To maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as required

Please Note: These duties defined in this Job Description are not definitive and may be subject to future amendments following appropriate consultation.

Person specification

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Essential

  • CELTA or equivalent qualification
  • Degree 

Preferred

  • DELTA or equivalent qualification
  • FCE, CAE, or IELTS experience
  • Business English teaching experience
  • English plus Law teaching experience

The right person for the position will

  • be adept at producing and sharing teaching resources
  • be capable of delivering dynamic and effective lessons to the full age and ability range of students
  • be an innovative classroom teacher capable of helping to develop a syllabus that brings their subject to life for our students
  • have highly effective communication skills for dealing with international students

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact joan.dawson@kingseducation.com 

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check (including photo ID check)
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (2 references required - comments on suitability to work with under 18s will be sought)

College Services Manager, London, UK

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Location: Kings London, Beckenham

Reports to: Paul Langman, Principal

Work hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary range: £31,000 – £33,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Type of contract: Permanent

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Role Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage the Student Services function of the college
  • Ensure that all college processes, from registration to when students leave the college, operate smoothly with all relevant staff knowing and understanding their part in each process
  • Ensure that all non-academic student data flows properly to the right staff at the right time and is stored in the right place.
  • Liaise with the Group Compliance Manager over compliance requirements
  • Lead the preparation for college inspections including Ofsted and the British Council, working with the Principal and other department heads as appropriate
  • Work with the Accommodation Manager, the Welfare Officer and the Health & Safety Committee to ensure that the college adheres to all areas of compliance
  • Assist the Principal in maintaining the School Development Plan and coordinating with other departments to ensure that the plan is delivered and regularly reviewed
  • Organise, attend and minute college meetings as requested, circulate minutes as appropriate and follow up on action points, particularly in relation to school development

Person Specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • Experience of working with information processes in an international college or similar setting
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Substantial knowledge of all regulatory requirements relevant to a boarding school
  • Experience of safeguarding, relevant record-keeping and channels of communication

Personal attributes

  • The ability to work collaboratively with other managers to fulfil the objectives of the post
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, Outlook and using a database
  • The ability to recognise changes in the regulatory framework and perceive their implications

Formal qualifications

  • Education to bachelor's degree standard, or equivalent

Desirable attributes include:

  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Tact and diplomacy

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information please send a CV and brief cover email to: Joan.Dawson@kingseducation.com.

Application deadline: 3 March 2017

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check (including photo ID check)
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Two satisfactory references (comments on suitability to work with under 18s will be sought)

Summer Accommodation Assistant, London, UK

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Job location: London (Beckenham)

Reports to: Natasha Jess-Gordon, Accommodation Manager

Hours: Part-time flexible hours, three days per week (18 hours per week)

Contract type: Fixed term for six months

Anticipated start date: 3 April 2017

Anticipated end date: 15 September 2017

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Role description

The Summer Accommodation Assistant provides daily support for the Accommodation Office in the busy summer season and helps to place students with host families.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Deal with telephone, email and face-to-face enquiries from students and hosts
  • Telephone hosts for availability in peak times
  • Place the students/group leaders in suitable home stays matching their preferences as near to the school as possible according to British Council criteria
  • Administration support: standby list, updating the CLASS database, check arrivals list, photocopy forms, entering notes on CLASS with regards to students with welfare issues, send letters to hosts for groups, book taxis, any other admin support
  • Liaise with Student Services, Registrar, Bursar or relevant colleagues
  • Speak to new hosts ensuring they receive an application pack
  • Provide cover for the Accommodation Officer
  • Lead the Accommodation Intake Talks as required

Person Specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel etc. Training will be given on our CLASS database.
  • Good listening skills and empathy
  • An ability to make quick decisions
  • Good problem solving skills, organisation and ability to work well under pressure
  • Good sense of humour and an ability to work well as part of a team
  • An ability to prioritise tasks

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact joan.dawson@kingseducation.com.

Applications should be made by: Thursday 9 March 2017
Interviews will commence from: Monday 13 March 2017

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (two references required – comments on suitability to work with under 18s will be sought)

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Teacher (Art Plus), Oxford, UK

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Location: Oxford

Reporting to: Head of Art, Caroline MacDonald

Salary range: £22–27 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience)

Type of contract: Part-time/ fixed term/ casual

Anticipated start date: 24 April 2017

Role description

The Art Plus Teacher is a member of Kings Art department. S/he will work with a group of students who have English Language lessons in the mornings and take art classes two afternoons a week. Students have a wide variety of aims and needs. Some are working towards taking a Master's degree in the UK; others are working on improving their art skills for their own interests and needs. Most students are aged 18 +. The Art Plus Teacher works with each student to help them form, plan and execute their ideas.

The Art Plus teacher is normally based at the Kings Oxford Alfred Street site but may, if required, work at the St. Michael's Street site, St. Joseph's Hall site or any other Kings Oxford premises.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Have a sound understanding of Art and Design history and theory,
  • Teach a variety of art and design techniques and processes from casting, painting, printmaking, drawing approaches, photography and computer aided design — Photoshop, Adobe Premiere and InDesign
  • Plan for, supervise and support students with a range individual needs and aims
  • Support and assist the students in their applications for different art courses
  • Support and assist the development of art portfolios
  • Maintain a well-organised and safe classroom
  • Work closely with the co-teacher planning and designing individual student programs of study
  • Take attendance and assist with progress reports

Person specification

Professional experience

  • Art teaching experience

Personal attributes

  • Knowledge of art history and different art genres in order to teach a range of art styles
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to break down complicated tasks and information for students who are learning English
  • Ability to communicate concrete and abstract concepts to students
  • Ability to spot and cultivate creativity
  • Have judgement and imagination in dealing with individuals and solving problems as they arise
  • Temperamentally suited to working collaboratively as a member of a team and to being in constant contact with students
  • A warm and positive attitude towards young people from other countries and the inter-personal skills necessary to work effectively and sensitively with them
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • An ability to deal calmly with several things at once

Formal qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Fine Arts or an Art and Design related field
  • Teaching qualification

Desirable attributes include

  • Experience of an international environment
  • CELTA or equivalent

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact: oxford.careers@kingseducation.com.

Applications should be made by:  31 March 2017

Interviews will commence on:  3 April 2017

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (inc confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.
It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted or a position.

Exams Invigilator, Oxford, UK

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Location: Oxford, UK

Reports to: Harriet Preston (Exams Officer)

Salary range: £10 per hour (dependent on experience)

Type of contract: Casual

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Role description

This role is ideally suited to candidates with excellent written and spoken skills.

We are looking for a reliable, flexible and conscientious individual to run and administer public and internal examinations and any computer-based assessments. Previous examination experience is desired. You will receive invigilator training, if needed, however, an understanding of the importance and formality of the examination procedure and/or experience in managing groups of young people is important.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure that all exam documents are secure at all times and no examination material is left unattended at any time
  • Exams papers are accurately counted out and counted in and there are always the same number during every exam invigilated
  • Any breach of security is reported to the Exams Officer or Exam Centre Supervisor immediately
  • All regulations set out by the awarding bodies are adhered to at all times
  • To ensure that the candidates adhere to the lines of discipline expected of them during an examination which have been set out by the awarding bodies
  • To ensure that silence is kept by all parties in the examination room at all times during the examination
  • That all candidates that need to leave the room for any reason, for example to use the toilet facilities are appropriately ushered
  • To ensure that any student arriving late to an examination is dealt with according to the Exam Officers instructions at the start of the exam
  • To ensure that any breach of the disciplinary code is dealt with in accordance to examination regulations
  • To ensure that all examinations adhere to set timings
  • That all regulations set out by the awarding bodies are adhered to.

Person Specification

Fluent speaking and writing skills, excellent time management, work appropriate appearance, acts in a professional manner at all times.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Personal attributes

  • Be punctual, organised, calm, flexible, efficient and able to deal with students in a professional and formal manner
  • Be able to work as part of a team and to set procedures 
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

How to apply

To apply for this position, or to request further information, please contact: oxford.careers@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by:  31 March 2017
Interviews will commence on:  As soon as application has been received and considered

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Accommodation Administrator and Cover Warden, Bournemouth, UK

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Location: Bournemouth, UK

Reporting to: Head of Accommodation and Welfare 

Salary range: Competitive salary based on experience

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Type of contract: Full Time — based on 42 hours per week normally over Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Evening and weekend work will also be required to cover staff holiday and office hours will be adjusted to accommodate this. Exact working days and hours are agreed with Line Manager and can be altered each week for flexibility, and to allow for Warden Cover in case of sickness/holiday. Will share 24/7 emergency on call responsibilities during working days, with some evenings and weekends.

Role description

Reporting to the Head of Accommodation and Welfare, this position is vital to the smooth running of the Accommodation department. The Administrator and Cover Warden assists in the day to day administration of 5 student residences, along with weekly cover duties in the Charminster Residence, which takes students aged 15–18 and holiday cover where needed.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist with accommodation booking enquiries 
  • Co-ordinate arrivals and departures for the residences 
  • Send residence pre-arrival information and chase arrival details for students 
  • Deal with general queries and complaints for the department 
  • Assist with the co-ordination of services for the residences, such as cleaning, laundry and maintenance 
  • Place orders 
  • Update and distribute residence signage/information 
  • Assist Welfare Coordinator with welfare matters when required 
  • Filing/Record Keeping 
  • Running reports, including use of in-house databases 
  • Take minutes in meetings 
  • Potential to be involved with marketing related activities for the residences, such as writing blogs, using Facebook and Twitter, taking photographs of events (depending on experience) 
  • Assist in the set up of new residences through both admin and on site work 
  • Some emergency on call 
  • Conducting termly reviews with residence students 
  • Buying stationary, activity equipment for residences 
  • Occasionally induct new arrivals 

Cover Warden duties will include:

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students living at the residence 
  • Creating a safe, welcoming and secure environment for students 
  • Maintaining good order and discipline within the residence 
  • Implementing the residence rules and procedures 
  • Taking part in activities with the students, taking photos and using social media 
  • Supervising meal times 
  • The encouragement of a high standard of personal hygiene 
  • Regularly liaising with Head of Accommodation and Welfare and Welfare Coordinator as well as other members of staff regarding welfare and discipline of the students, particularly those under the age of 18 
  • Student arrivals meet and greet, including inductions & collecting deposits 
  • Student departures — check rooms and return deposits 
  • Walking new students to school on their first day 
  • Assisting students with making doctor/dentist appointments, accompanying them where necessary and recording health/medical issues 
  • Room checks 
  • Writing End of Shift Reports 

You will be required to become familiar with compliance relating to fire, health & safety and general student welfare (Ofsted regulated) within residences and will assist in updating and maintaining related documents and records.

Wardens are expected to help promote good relations within the local area and encourage students to become part of their community.

This will include any other reasonable duties within your abilities.

Person specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • Full driving licence and own car 
  • 1-2 years office administrative experience 
  • Strong IT skills including competence with Microsoft Office and Internet research 
  • Will be required to use Kings Class & iSAMS databases (training will be provided) 
  • English native-speaker competence/Level of English equivalent to CEF level C2 

Personal attributes

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Efficient organisational and admin skills 
  • Good attention to detail 
  • The ability to command attention and respect from young adults and more mature students 
  • Willingness to travel between residences (all within 30 minutes walking distance) 
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly and cope in stressful situations 

Formal qualifications

  • Educated to A-level standard

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact: charlotte.searle@kingseducation.com.

Applications should be made by: 17 March 2017
Interviews may commence and appointment may occur prior to closing date therefore you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references

Administration/ Travel Assistant, Bournemouth, UK

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Location: Bournemouth

Reports to: Travel Manager

Salary range: £17,000, rising to £18,000 after probation

Type of contract: Full time

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Role description

This role provides administrative support to both the Reception area and Travel office.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Meeting and greeting students/ agents/ visitors
  • Answering/ screening and forwarding phone calls
  • Assisting with student queries
  • Issuing of student letters
  • Direct contact with students already in school regarding their travel plans
  • Running weekly arrival and departure travel and accommodation reports
  • Collating and recording flight information with accurate data entry
  • Issuing transfer confirmation documents to clients for Bournemouth year round and all Summer Centres May – August
  • Booking of Bournemouth and Summer Centre transfers
  • Alternative weekend 'on-call' cover throughout the year
  • Replying and sending emails related to student/ group travel plans
  • Assisting with group departures on site when 'on-call'
  • Other administrative duties as and when required during periods of annual leave cover

Person specification

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • Previous experience of working in a school/ learning environment preferred
  • Knowledge of working with students where English is a second language
  • Experience of being 'on call' out of working hours especially at weekends
  • Be a highly efficient administrator with good IT skills
  • Excellent organisation skills and ability to prioritise workload
  • Good Customer service skills
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure with accuracy 

Personal attributes

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as an individual as well as in a team
  • Motivated and reliable
  • Commitment to fulfil fixed term contract
  • Native English speaker level of fluency

Formal qualifications

  • A-levels
  • Degree (desirable) 

How to apply

To apply for this position, or to request further information, please contact Charlotte.Searle@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: 2 April 2017, however early application is advised as we will be interviewing during the application closing the recruitment process as soon as a suitable applicant is found.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references

Activity Leader (Fixed Term Summer Season), Bournemouth, UK

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Location: Bournemouth

Reports to: Student Services Manager

Salary range: £350 per week, 6 day week Monday–Saturday (lunch included Monday–Friday)

Type of contract: Full-time fixed term contract, 11 weeks (mid-June until the end of August 2017)

Anticipated start date: 12 June 2017

Role description

To be part of a team that delivers a varied, exciting and culturally enriching activity and excursion programme to young students (aged 13–17 years old) or adults (18+).

Duties and responsibilities

  • Attending a pre-summer training day, and attending pre-summer safe-guarding and first aid training
  • Arriving early every Monday of summer school to help set up and prepare students for their intake day
  • Working with the activity manager and other activities staff to help prepare a wide range of morning, afternoon, evening and weekend activities which will include sports, arts and crafts, music, drama, quizzes, themed discos, karaoke, talent shows and off-site visits and excursions
  • Accompanying students on full-day and half-day excursions and to deliver a walking tour of a range of cities and towns for the students and group leaders, and to be on call during students 'free time'
  • Supervise students during breaks and lunch
  • Willingness to help assist in the case of an emergency
  • Encourage students to speak English at all times
  • Being enthusiastic and committed to a busy environment and participate fully in the activity programme and welfare and security of students at all times
  • To promote activities to students, take bookings and prepare activities

Person specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • Previous experience of working with [international] students

Personal attributes

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Native-level English speaker
  • Confidence, enthusiasm and initiative
  • Approachable, friendly and able to build rapport with young people
  • Strong communication with good public speaking and organisational skills
  • Flexible, creative and adaptable
  • Able to work as part of a busy team

Desirable attributes

  • First aid qualification
  • Sports coaching qualifications
  • Experience working with young people in a language school
  • Knowledge of local area

How to apply:

To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact charlotte.searle@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: 26 March 2017
Interviews may commence and appointment may occur prior to closing date therefore your swift application is encouraged.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check 
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK 
  • Satisfactory references 

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Summer Travel Assistant, Bournemouth, UK

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Job location: Bournemouth

Reports to: Travel Manager

Salary: £350 per week pro-rata until full time

Hours: 8.30 – 17.00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday with effect from 16 May 2017; rising to full-time hours Monday to Friday with effect from 6 June 2017

Type of contract: Fixed term (16 May 2017 until 18 August 2017). Part-time between 16 May 2017 and 5 June 2017, then full-time from 6 June 2017 to the end of contract

Anticipated start date: 16 May 2017

Role description

To be part of the Travel Office team providing administrative support for the 5 Kings Summer Centres.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Running arrival and departure reports using the School Class system
  • Collating flight information and accurate data entry of the same
  • Issuing of transfer confirmation documents
  • Booking transfers for individual students and groups
  • Liaising with agents/ students/ parents via email or phone regarding transfers
  • Holding the emergency Travel 'on call' phone (with effect from 27 June 2017 to the end of the contract)
  • Dealing with any problems or complaints quickly and efficiently to ensure agents satisfaction
  • Other administrative duties when required

Person specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • Previous experience of working in a school/ learning environment preferred
  • Experience of being 'on call' out of working hours preferred
  • Be a highly efficient administrator with good IT skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work as an individual as well as in a team
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure with accuracy

Personal attributes

  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Motivated and reliable
  • Commitment to fulfil fixed term contract
  • Native English speaker level of fluency
  • Confident, quick learner and able to think 'on your feet'

Formal qualifications

  • Grade C or above in A-level English and Maths (or equivalent)

Desirable attributes include:

  • Educated to Degree level

How to apply

To apply for this position, or to request further information, please contact: charlotte.searle@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by:  19 March 2017, however interviews may commence and appointment may occur prior to closing date therefore your swift application is encouraged.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will contact you by 31 March 2017 only if you have been successful in being invited to interview.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Summer Receptionist, Bournemouth, UK

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Location: Bournemouth

Reports to: Travel Manager

Salary: £295 per week

Type of contract: Fixed term (23 May 2017 until 18 August 2017)

Anticipated start date: 23 May 2017

Role description

A welcoming Receptionist role, providing front line support and assistance to colleagues, visitors and students.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Meeting and greeting students, agents and visitors
  • Answering, screening and forwarding telephone calls
  • Assisting with students enquiries
  • Producing letters for students
  • Incoming post distribution and organisation of outgoing mail
  • Data inputting
  • Administrative support to Travel and Marketing department
  • Ensuring a professional and tidy Reception area
  • To assist with other departments within the college as required

Person specification 

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • Computer literate
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Strong time management skills

Personal attributes

  • Polite, friendly, responsible and motivated
  • High attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Formal qualifications

  • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)

Desirable attributes include:

  • Experience of working in an office or school environment would be advantage

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information please contact: Charlotte.Searle@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: 19 March 2017, however interviews may commence and appointment may occur prior to closing date therefore your swift application is encouraged.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will contact you by 31 March 2017 only if you have been successful in being invited to interview.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Recruitment Manager, China

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The role

The role offers extensive opportunities for travel with a focus on the West of China, with additional international travel. We are currently looking for a student recruitment professional to join our recruitment team, based in the West of China. This position is suitable for someone with experience in the industry, looking to build their profile by working in an innovative, and rapidly growing, international education group and to further develop a career in an international marketing and sales context.

Reporting to the China Director, you will be given considerable responsibility at the outset, and will be expected to manage your own schedule. You will be encouraged to take ownership of and strongly develop your region, while also giving strong input into programme development, company-wide. In return, we offer a competitive salary, with excellent bonus structure, as well as good welfare and holiday benefits, and very strong support in career development.

Specific accountabilities

  • Increasing student enrolments by maintaining and developing agent relationships
  • Developing a multi-channel recruitment strategy to build enrolments for both on and off-shore studies
  • Working with US and UK admissions teams to ensure high standards of service to all stakeholders
  • Ensuring maximum awareness of competitor organisations in the industry
  • Working closely with the China recruitment team in order to build on Kings' growing reputation and brand awareness in the region
  • Involvement in programme development for both US and UK products

Key performance indicators

  • Meeting/ exceeding annual enrolment objectives
  • Executing a multi-channel recruitment strategy
  • Excellent feedback from all stakeholders
  • Visible contribution to product and service development

Key skills required

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the following skill set:

  • Minimum level of working proficiency in English and Mandarin (both spoken and written)
  • Familiarity with both the US and UK education systems essential
  • Bachelor's degree (from an English speaking country preferred)
  • A team player
  • Hard working and self-motivated, and willing to work to recruitment targets

Excellent local and expatriate candidates will be considered for the role.

Applications

We require a full resume, with covering letter stating how your experience and qualifications match our expectations.

Please send applications to Anna Trott at anna.trott@kingseducation.com.

Interviews will be held for successful candidates.

Teaching careers

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As an expanding education group, Kings' requirement for qualified academic teachers is increasing all the time.

We are keen to hear from suitably qualified candidates — from NQTs to early retirees — who share our desire to provide high-quality education in an international setting, and who want to further their career amongst a committed and experienced team of academic professionals.

 

Why work for Kings?

1. Positive, enthusiastic students who are motivated to succeed

Our students have travelled far to learn with us. They, and their parents, are making a significant investment into their futures. As such, they are extremely motivated when it comes to achieving their goals. They come from positive socio-economic backgrounds and are generally highly conscientious and committed.

2. Small classes for highly personalised, effective teaching

At Kings, the focus is very much on small classes and on providing high levels of individual help and support. On average, an A-level class will consist of 4 – 8 students, and a Foundation class of 8 – 12 students. As well as ensuring great results, having small classes means that students form strong bonds with their teachers – often continuing after they leave for university. At such an intense and significant period in a student’s life, you will play a crucial role in their development.

3. A culturally diverse community, where you’ll learn as well as teach

You’ll teach students from all over the world, using English as a common language. Students from over 80 countries studied with us last year, with strong representation from China, Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Aside from providing new pedagogical challenges and perspectives, this diversity is sure to expand your own horizons and give you an insight into a wealth of different languages and cultures.

4. A supportive and inclusive culture, with a focus on professional development

Kings is often described by those who work here as a family, and each of our colleges has a very friendly, open feel. Teachers of all levels of experience are made welcome. Collaborating across all levels, and with colleagues across the wider college group, is very much encouraged. Our aim is to create a positive, supportive environment with plenty of opportunity for professional development. Of course, we have high expectations of our teachers, and have rigorous academic structures in place to ensure we maintain our excellent results.

5. A dynamic, growing organisation, with clear paths for progression

As a growing organisation, Kings offers plenty of opportunity for progression, no matter what your current level or experience. We are committed to developing clear paths towards increased levels of responsibility and reward teachers accordingly. We value a wide and varied mix of experience and backgrounds, and welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers, who we can help achieve QTS status if required.

6. Outstanding results and progression to top-class universities

Students at Kings achieve consistently good results, with many going on to study at some of the most renowned universities in the world, including Oxford, Cambridge and UCL. Kings students are encouraged and helped to exceed their expectations, and you will be part of their success.

7. A informal community which emphasises personal responsibility

At Kings, you’ll teach in an environment that is arguably closer to university than to a secondary school or even sixth form college. Ours is a community which is at once informal and friendly, yet which also expects high standards of behaviour, motivation and tolerance. You can expect an informal environment where teachers are addressed on a first-name basis, and where students are not required to wear a uniform

8. First-class teaching facilities and access to excellent resources

As a private education provider, we have been able to invest substantially in all of our colleges. Not only do we have bright, modern buildings, we also have state-of-the-art facilities within them. We know that great facilities aren’t as important as great teachers, but they go a long way to providing comfortable, contemporary surroundings that are conducive to both teaching and learning.