Show/hide menu

Vacancies

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

closeopen

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.

EFL Teachers, Brighton

closeopen

Location: Brighton

Reporting to: Head of English

Salary range: on application

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

Type of contract: Fixed term for two weeks between 10th-22nd July 2017, with possibility of extension

Start date: 10th July 2017

Role description:

The EFL Teacher delivers English language lessons to groups of international students at Kings Brighton. 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 and young teenagers 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 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

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 nigel.addison@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)

Director of Operations, UK

closeopen

The post holder will oversee all the operations of the UK colleges (except direct management of finance, IT and admission functions). The key responsibility will be to assist each college to achieve 'Outstanding' in their next Ofsted inspection, as well as delivering the best possible service and results to our students.

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

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

The role also requires a clear understanding of the context in which our colleges operate, 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 take our UK colleges to the next level of excellence.

Suitably qualified candidates should apply, in writing, to:

Nigel Pamplin
nigel.pamplin@kingseducation.com

The closing date for internal applications is Friday 28 April with the expected start date being August or September 2017.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Undergraduate Preparation Program Instructors, Rider University, USA

closeopen

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

closeopen

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: 8.45 – 15.00 weekdays; 28 lessons + 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 
  • Minimum 2 years' English language teaching experience

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)

Summer Activity Leader, London, UK

closeopen

Location: Beckenham

Reporting to: Activities Coordinator

Start date: As soon as possible

End date: Up to 8th September 2017 (flexible)

Hours: Varies, up to 10 sessions per week (each sessions lasts 3–5 hours). Shifts tend to be in the afternoon and evening

Salary: £36 per 4-hour session

Type of contract: Fixed term

Role description

This role involves supervising and engaging international students to ensure they are safe and maximising their enjoyment of the programme.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead student activities both on- and off-site (including cultural, social and sporting)
  • Be responsible for groups of international students and take them on excursions prioritising students' safety and security
  • Represent Kings London in a positive way at all times to students, staff, providers, and partners (e.g. Police, NHS staff, TFL staff etc.)
  • Be a bright and dynamic individual who inspires young international students to stay engaged with all aspects of the programme
  • Remain calm at all times
  • Communicate problems or queries to the Manager clearly and promptly
  • Familiarise yourself with London and be able to map read and follow directions
  • Follow all Kings London discipline and other procedures
  • Be responsible for travel cards, oyster cards and entrance fees for trips, calculating total spend and returning receipts and change to the college Accounts Department
  • Use your initiative to work in a team, supporting colleagues and working with a variety of people of different ages from different cultural backgrounds and with varying levels of English language ability
  • Be punctual
  • Be prepared to contribute ideas to the Student Services Manager
  • Be prepared to invigilate exams on occasions

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 comfortable working with younger students and must have a warm and positive attitude towards young people from other countries and the interpersonal skills necessary to work with them. Strong candidates for this post are likely to be outgoing individuals with experience of participation in and organisation of activities and the ability to work with a range of people calmly and with good humour.

How to apply

To apply for this position or request further information please send a CV and cover email to 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)

Head of Department (Mathematics), Oxford, UK

closeopen

Location: Oxford

Reporting to: Vice Principal/ Director of Academic Programmes

Salary range: Dependent on experience

Type of contract: Full time

Anticipated start date: 6 September 2017

Role description

To lead and manage the Maths Department by providing clear direction and communication of departmental aims, ensuring:

  • the department is resourced for effective delivery and quality teaching and learning
  • high expectations are set for both students and staff
  • a focus on delivering outstanding student outcomes
  • departmental policies and procedures are in place and reviewed
  • staff are supported in a community of ongoing professional development

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

  • To plan and deliver consistently good and outstanding lessons and provide an example of good pedagogic practice to other members of staff across the college
  • To communicate and monitor appropriately high standards of teaching and professional conduct for teachers within the Maths Department.
  • To  observe, record and give feedback to teachers of the department, and to communicate and monitor appropriately high standards of teaching and professional conduct
  • To ensure all teachers within the Maths department  set homework in accordance with departmental policy and mark work regularly, keeping records of attainment and following up on defaulters
  • To design and update schemes of work (and assessment tasks) in line with school/programme policies
  • To advise the DP on academic developments and changes in curriculum within subject and help the DP ensure these are introduced and delivered
  • To coordinate assessment for internally assessed courses such as the Advanced Level Foundation, preparing assessment tasks, standardising and moderating marking
  • To track student performance for all teaching groups in department, and work with teachers to identify remedial support
  • Where required, identify and put in place measures to support students with Special Educational Needs
  • Contribute to the development and effective use of the VLE

Department Organisation

  • To hold (and to keep records of) regular departmental meetings in a way that promotes the exchange of ideas, actions and informs and develops good practice
  • To ensure Maths rooms are stimulating learning environments (showing student work)
  • To plan and request appropriate resources for the teaching and development of the subject
  • To provide practical technical support and advice within a specific subject area and helping with course design.
  • To coordinate the entry of students for public exams with Course Directors
  • Advise on allocation of students to classes, and monitor progress in conjunction with teachers and reports any issues to appropriate staff
  • Identify staffing needs and report to VP and co-interview with other academic staff
  • Assist with cover where required

Staff Development

  • To keep abreast of developments in Maths and ensure that new developments and changes in curriculum, syllabus and course content are introduced and delivered
  • Undertake yearly Staff Appraisal, monitoring quality of teaching and learning (observation, feedback, and record keeping) providing advice and training where required
  • Meeting with individual Maths teachers throughout year to ensure CPD/Appraisal Plans are active
  • Induct new staff according to Kings Induction process
  • To identify needs for staff development within the subject areas
  • If required, be a form tutor carrying out the associated responsibilities

Other

  • Actively contribute to the School Development Plan
  • Contribute to the Self Evaluation of the school based on performance of the department
  • Be aware of any Health and Safety issues in the department and raise them with line manager
  • Advise external visitors on modules run by department
  • To undertake such other duties as may reasonably be asked of you by your line manager or a senior manager

Person specification

Kings Colleges 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:

  • Experience managing a team
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and mentor other teachers and trainee teachers
  • Demonstrated ability, or willingness, to actively  contribute to the development of a department
  • The ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with other teachers and support staff
  • The willingness to be involved in the school as a community
  • Highly effective classroom management skills and organisation
  • Effective planning, assessment and record keeping
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of contributing to INSET/Staff Development days/conferences
  • Willingness to engage with Continuing Professional Development
  • Excellent Subject knowledge, and experience of managing Maths related curriculum areas 
  • Knowledge of, and a willingness to develop further understanding of, entry requirements for students wishing to study Mathematics-related courses at university
  • Be familiar with, and wish to encourage and develop the use of, resources and activities such as MyMaths, Autograph and Maths Challenge

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to: oxford.careers@kingseducation.com 

Applications should be made by: 16 April 2017
Interviews will commence:  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 (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 for a position.

Teacher of Physics, Oxford, UK

closeopen

Job location: Oxford, UK

Reports to: head of Department

Type of contract: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Anticipated start date: 6 September 2017

Salary range: Dependent on experience

Role description

To teach on the Kings Foundation programme and A-level programme to small groups of international students.

Duties and responsibilities

The successful applicant for this post will be expected to:

  • Teach GCSE, A-level and Kings Foundation Physics to small groups of international students
  • Ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and learning objectives
  • Ensure that all lessons are delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies
  • Take into account the differing ability lessons of students and differentiate work accordingly
  • Take into account and be sensitive to the linguistic and cultural challenges students may face
  • Encourage all students to become independent learners and be actively engaged in their own learning
  • Ensure that all students are known by name and that the classroom atmosphere is positive at all times
  • Check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of students
  • Keep careful records of student progress in line with departmental and school policy
  • Ensure that there is a high standard of display work in the classroom, which is changed frequently
  • Supervise the students' laboratory work and guide them during experiments
  • Keep work areas tidy and well organised
  • Collect samples, set up scientific apparatus, and do calculations
  • Attend meetings in the Academic Department
  • Make a positive contribution to the efficient running of the Department, including setting and marking examinations, attending departmental meetings, and undertaking administrative and other tasks as delegated by the Director of Academic Programmes
  • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Academic Department and through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observation, and collaborative teaching
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of students
  • Support the school's aims and objectives for teaching and learning.

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:

  • Have excellent academic qualifications (preferably with QTS status) and good subject knowledge
  • 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 Physics 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 send your CV and a covering letter to: oxford.careers@kingseducation.com 

Applications should be made by: 16 April 2017
Interviews will commence: 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 (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.

EFL Teacher, Oxford, UK

closeopen

Location: Oxford

Reporting to: Jeanette Lindsey-Clark (Director of English Language Programmes)

Salary range: £25.57 per hour (including holiday pay) for DELTA-qualified/ £21.96 per hour (including holiday pay) for CELTA-qualified

Work hours: Part-time and full-time roles available, up to 28 lessons plus up to three non-teaching hours per week. Lessons are 45 minutes long and non-teaching sessions are paid at an admin rate of £11 per hour

Type of contract: Casual/ fixed term up to end of August 2017

Start date: Immediate

Role description:

The EFL Teacher delivers English language lessons to groups of international students at Kings Oxford, 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 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 plan out-of-class educational visits and activities as appropriate to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding students have acquired
  • To attend regular meetings for planning, co-ordination and development purposes, 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 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 Education Teachers’ Standards
  • 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.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • CELTA or equivalent qualification
  • Degree 

Preferred

  • DELTA or equivalent qualification
  • FCE, CAE, or IELTS experience

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to oxford.careers@kingseducation.com 

Applications should be made by: 12 May 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 (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Academic Administration Assistant, Oxford, UK

closeopen

Location: Kings Oxford

Reporting to: Academic Administrator

Salary: £20,500

Type of contract: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Role description

To support the School Academic Administrator in all areas related to the running of the Academic Office (managed by the Academic Administrator). To complete all tasks within a given timeframe with a high level of accuracy.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Oversee the setting up of the Academic Database (iSAMS) at the start of the academic year and update throughout the year
  • Process student progress reports
  • New student induction
  • Preparation for the meetings for our internal courses
  • End of course documents for leavers
  • Produce student tracking data
  • Foundation programme support including overseeing the paperwork, assignments and exams
  • Oversee class attendance and recording of student absences
  • Student surveys
  • Record collating
  • General support for the Academic Administrator
  • Meeting minutes and notes
  • Emergency phone duty

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

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Be a highly efficient administrator with excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office, databases, etc.)
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload

Personal attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately and complete tasks within a given time frame
  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment
  • Polite, patient, friendly and enthusiastic with a flexible approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to explain clearly
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Strong team player
  • Acts in a professional manner at all times

Desirable attributes include:

  • Experience working in a similar setting desirable

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to oxford.careers@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: 7 April 2017
Interviews will commence: As soon as application has been received and considered

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check (including photo ID 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.

Accommodation Administrator and Cover Warden, Bournemouth, UK

closeopen

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

closeopen

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

closeopen

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

closeopen

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

closeopen

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

closeopen

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

closeopen

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.