Job vacancies

How to apply

We are always happy to hear from enthusiastic and talented individuals who have experience in the international education sector, whether in a managing role, as a teacher or an activity leader or a position that involves student supervision and care.

Job descriptions for roles at our Residential summer centres and Vacation Extra centres are listed below.

To apply for any of the positions at a UK or USA Residential centre, visit the 'Apply now!' page and complete the relevant application form.

To apply for a position at a Vacation Extra centre, follow the application procedure in the job description.

UK Residential Centres — Centre Manager

Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College, Cheltenham; Farringtons School, Chislehurst; South Bank University, London

Reports to: Programme Manager

Role description

The Centre Manager has overall responsibility for the smooth running of all aspects of the Kings Summer centre. The list of main duties below is not exhaustive, and the Centre Manager should see their role as possibly requiring direct involvement in any area of the centre’s operation. The Centre Manager works a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To guarantee the delivery of the programme as advertised, for which the students have enrolled 
  • To ensure that all staff adhere to the Kings Summer safeguarding and child protection policy in the safeguarding and welfare of all students at the centre
  • To supervise the set-up of the centre in readiness for student intakes
  • To represent Kings in all dealings with the host school/ university during the duration of the centre, and to liaise with host school/ university staff regarding all matters concerning use of the premises (accommodation, catering, laundry, etc.)
  • To oversee the allocation of boarding accommodation to students, group leaders and staff
  • To complete accurate meal and occupancy records to be submitted to the host school and Kings Summer Central Office
  • To liaise as necessary with Kings Summer Central Office over administrative, logistical and financial matters
  • To manage the Kings staff by arranging their deployment and work schedules according to their abilities, organising their induction and supervising their work to ensure all duties are carried out with maximum efficiency and in accordance with their contracts
  • To maintain good morale among the staff by holding regular meetings and reacting appropriately to staff comments, requests and concerns 
  • To receive and entertain visitors such as agents, parents, inspectors, Kings directors, etc.
  • To oversee meetings with group leaders, ensuring maximum satisfaction for their groups, accommodating any reasonable changes to their programmes
  • To manage a bank service for safe-keeping of students’ pocket-money, tickets and passports
  • To adhere to a set operational budget
  • To manage an efficient petty cash system including record keeping
  • To submit regular specified paperwork to Kings Summer Central Office
  • To consult regularly with other members of the management team to ensure a smooth operation
  • To liaise as necessary with external emergency services, such as police, fire service, ambulance service and hospitals, etc.
  • To coordinate airport transfers and student arrivals/ departures with the Transfer Department
  • To confirm bookings for all transport and attractions for the excursion program, making payments where necessary and maintaining records of all bookings made
  • To carry out 24-hour emergency duty on a rota basis (3-4 nights per week)
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous summer camp/ centre management experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire/ enthuse others
  • Flexibility and adaptability as regards working hours and duties
  • Firmness, tact, sense of fairness and a keen sense of humour
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy with children/ teenagers
  • Safeguarding Young People training or equivalent  
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent references from previous employers
  • Ability to work within set budgets 

Desirable attributes include:

  • University degree
  • EFL Teaching qualification
  • Education-related postgraduate qualification  
  • Teaching experience, preferably with young learners
  • Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, etc.
  • Advanced safeguarding training for designated staff
  • Valid clean driving licence
  • Current First Aid certificate

Remuneration Package

Salary: Dependent on experience
Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final salary in lieu of unused holiday
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided
Bonus: A loyalty bonus of £20 per week is paid to all Centre Managers returning to a Centre Management role, and is added to final pay.

Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).

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

UK Residential Centres — Assistant Centre Manager

Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College, Cheltenham; South Bank University, London

Reports to: Centre Manager

Role description

The Assistant Centre Manager has responsibility for the administrative organisation at centre. The list of main duties below is not exhaustive, and the Assistant Centre Manager will work very closely alongside all other managers on many of the logistics of the centre. The Assistant Centre Manager works a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To act as designated safeguarding manager for all students at centre. This includes ensuring the following areas are managed at centre: student wellbeing and care, child protection, visitors to the site, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, students' medical needs, fire safety, e-safety and abusive behaviour
  • To line manage any night supervisors, house parents, guardians or hall representatives in terms of supervision and care of students
  • To organise accommodation for arriving students, organising pre-arrival and departure checks, and damage checks
  • To keep accurate rooming lists for fire drill purposes
  • Attendance at weekly meetings with college staff to discuss rooming, cleaning and meal numbers
  • To manage social media communications at centre
  • To assist with any other admin as required by the Centre Manager
  • To assist with collation and return of weekly paperwork
  • To act as duty manager in Centre Manager’s absence
  • To carry out 24-hour emergency duties on a rotation basis (1-2 nights a week)
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree
  • Safeguarding young people training or equivalent
  • Empathic and approachable nature
  • Proven organisational/ administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent multi–tasking ability
  • Excellent data processing skills
  • A keen interest in social media
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work within set budgets  

Desirable attributes include:

  • Advanced safeguarding training for designated staff
  • Previous residential junior camp welfare experience
  • Valid clean driving licence
  • Current First Aid certificate

Remuneration Package

Salary: Dependent on experience
Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final salary in lieu of unused holiday
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided
Bonus: A loyalty bonus of £20 per week is paid to returning Assistant Centre Managers.

Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).

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

UK Residential Centres — Activities Manager

Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College, Cheltenham; Farringtons School, Chislehurst; South Bank University, London.

Reports to: Centre Manager

Role description

The Activities Manager has responsibility for the organisation and running of the social activities and excursions at their centre. The list of main duties below is not exhaustive, and the Activities Manager will work very closely with the Centre Manager in many of the logistics of excursion organisation in particular. Activities Managers work a 6-day week. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure the smooth delivery of the advertised programme of sports, social events and excursions
  • To induct, manage, motivate and supervise the team of Activities Leaders
  • To plan for and provide a wide range of sporting activities and non-sporting activities on site (helped by a Senior Activity Leader in some centres)
  • To plan for and provide a range of evening social events
  • To actively participate in one Group Leader meeting per week
  • To allocate and train staff as required for activities, excursions and airport transfers
  • To work closely with the Centre Manager (and in some cases Senior Activity Leaders) in ensuring the excursion programs are planned and executed well
  • To be present on all excursions to ensure that they run smoothly 
  • To make appropriate use of the host centre’s outdoor and indoor recreational facilities, ensuring their careful and safe use, and reporting any damage or maintenance requirements as necessary
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of the stock of sports and other equipment, liaising with the Centre Manager over replacements as required
  • To adhere to a set operational budget
  • To submit regular paperwork to Kings Management (feedback reports, observations, activity planning sheets, excursion itineraries)  
  • To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and welfare is followed
  • To carry out 24-hour emergency duty on a rotation basis (1-2 nights per week)
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous junior summer camp experience
  • Proven organisational/ administrative skills
  • University Education
  • Sports or social organisation
  • Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, etc.
  • Excellent multi–tasking ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire/ enthuse others
  • Flexibility and adaptability in regards to working hours and duties
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy with children/ teenagers
  • Excellent references from previous employers
  • Ability to work within set budgets

Desirable attributes include:

  • EFL Teaching qualification
  • Education-related postgraduate qualification  
  • Good IT skills
  • Recognised sports/ coaching qualification
  • Teaching/ coaching experience, preferably with young learners
  • Performing Arts qualification
  • Valid clean driving licence
  • Current First Aid certificate

Remuneration Package

Salary: Dependent on experience
Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final salary in lieu of unused holiday
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided
Bonus: A loyalty bonus of £20 per week is paid to all Activities Managers returning to an Activities Management role, and is added to final pay.

Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).

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

UK Residential Centres — Senior Activity Leader

Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College, Cheltenham; South Bank University, London

Reports to: Activities Manager

Role description

The Senior Activity Leader has responsibility of supporting the Activities Manager in all aspects of on-site activities and excursions. The list of main duties below is not exhaustive; the Senior Activity Leader will work very closely with the Activities Manager and Centre Manager in many of the logistics of excursions organisation and on-site activities programme. Senior Activity Leaders work a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure the smooth delivery of the advertised programme of sports, social events and excursions
  • To support the training and supervision of the team of Activity Leaders
  • To support the execution of sporting activities and non-sporting activities on site
  • To plan and ensure the smooth execution of a range of evening social events
  • To take the lead on some excursions to ensure they run smoothly 
  • To make appropriate use of the host centre’s outdoor and indoor recreational facilities, ensuring their careful and safe use, and reporting any damage or maintenance requirements as necessary
  • To report any stock and material needs to the Activities Manager
  • To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and welfare is followed
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous junior summer camp experience
  • Proven organisational/ administrative skills
  • University Education
  • Sports or social organisation
  • Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, etc.
  • Excellent multi–tasking ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire/ enthuse others
  • Flexibility and adaptability as regards working hours and duties
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy with children/ teenagers
  • Excellent references from previous employers
  • Ability to work within set budgets 

Desirable attributes include:

  • EFL Teaching qualification
  • Education-related postgraduate qualification  
  • Good IT skills
  • Recognized sports/ coaching qualification
  • Teaching/ coaching experience, preferably with young learners
  • Performing Arts qualification
  • Current First Aid certificate

Remuneration Package

Basic weekly pay: £365
Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final salary in lieu of unused holiday
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided.

Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).

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

UK Residential Centres — Activity Leader

Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College, Cheltenham; Farringtons School, Chislehurst; South Bank University, London

Reports to: Activities Manager and ultimately Centre Manager

Role description

The main role of the Activity Leader is to organise, supervise and lead the social, sport and excursion programme for international students. All activity leaders are expected to do some meal and bedtime duties as scheduled.

Activity Leaders work a 6-day week on a rotation basis normally covering 2 of the 3 sessions per day (a session being a morning, afternoon or evening). Activity staff work up to 44 hours per week on average.

Sample working week (Please note: Timings may vary)

 WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayOther
Morning Full day trip 10 hours   Day off   Half day trip 4 hours 3 hours activities Airport duty 7 hours 2.5 hours meetings; 3 hours meals/ bedtime
Afternoon 3 hours activities Half day trip 4 hours    
Evening 1.5 hours activities 1.5 hours activities 1.5 hours activities 3 hours activities  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To lead and supervise of a wide range of sporting, social and interest-based activities
  • To lead and supervise off-site excursions
  • Regular assistance with control of discipline, observance of time-keeping, etc. both at night-time and meal-times
  • To assist with meeting and greeting/ checking in students on arrival and helping with departure transfers
  • General administration assistance
  • To promote activities to students and prepare activities as directed
  • Constant vigilance regarding student well-being, homesickness, isolation, bullying, etc.
  • To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and student welfare is followed
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree completed or in progress
  • Interest and ability in a range of sports, drama, music, arts and crafts
  • Previous experience of working with children/ teenagers
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy and patience with teenagers
  • Ability to lead a group of students on and off campus
  • Flexibility and adaptability in regards to working hours and duties
  • Can-do attitude

Desirable attributes include:

  • Previous junior summer camp/ centre experience
  • Recognized sports/ coaching qualification
  • Teaching/ coaching experience, preferably with young learners
  • Valid clean driving licence
  • Current First Aid certificate

Remuneration Package

Basic Pay per week 
Age 18–20: £255
Age 21–24: £318
Age 25+: £338

Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final pay
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided for all residential staff
Bonus: A loyalty bonus of £20 per week is paid to all activity staff returning to an activity leader role, and is added to final pay.

Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).

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

UK Residential Centres — Director of Studies

Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College, Cheltenham; Farringtons School, Chislehurst; South Bank University, London

Reports to: Centre Manager

Role description

The role of the Director of Studies is to organise, supervise, monitor and support the implementation of the academic programme. The Director of Studies is also involved with some administration duties at centre. The Director of Studies works a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To manage the delivery of the academic syllabus as prescribed
  • To timetable teachers appropriately according to strengths, skills, experience and preferences
  • To be responsible for the supervision, guidance and monitoring of teaching staff
  • To work alongside the Centre Manager regarding student induction
  • To assist where necessary with lesson preparation and being available to teachers for academic support
  • To provide regular lesson observation and feedback to teachers
  • To provide academic workshops
  • To organise and administrate student placements and subsequent class changes
  • To update class registers
  • To ensure child safeguarding and welfare procedures are in place and adhered to
  • To monitor student attendance
  • To monitor and counsel students on academic matters
  • To maintain teaching resources, books and audio-visual equipment and set up teachers resource room
  • To issue and react to first and end-of-course feedback questionnaires
  • To issue end-of-course certificates and special certificates for hard workers, and coordinate academic reports
  • To liaise with the Activities Manager regarding the excursion programme to ensure students are prepared in class for excursions
  • To coordinate group leader class observations
  • To provide cover in the event of staff sickness or emergency cover being required to cover teacher absence
  • To contribute to and take part in the centre's programme of sporting and social activities, excursions and transfers as required and appropriate
  • To teach during weeks where student numbers are low
  • To submit regular specified academic paperwork to Kings Summer Central Office
  • To carry out 24-hour emergency duty on a rota basis (1-2 nights per week)
  • To carry out administrative duties as directed by the Centre Manager (such as office duty, bank duty)
  • To assist Centre Management with arrival and departure days
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree
  • DELTA, Trinity Diploma in TESOL, MA in ELT or Applied Linguistics
  • Proven organisational/ administrative skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability as regards working hours and duties
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire/ enthuse others
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Excellent references from previous employers
  • Can-do attitude

Desirable attributes include:

  • Valid clean driving licence
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Safeguarding Young People training or equivalent

Remuneration package

Salary: Dependent on experience
Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final salary in lieu of unused holiday
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided
Bonus: A loyalty bonus of £20 per week is paid to all Directors of Studies returning to a Director of Studies role, and is added to final pay.

Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).

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

UK Residential Centres — Teacher

Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College, Cheltenham; Farringtons School, Chislehurst; South Bank University, London

Reports to: Director of Studies and ultimately Centre Manager

Role description

The main role of the Teacher is to provide EFL instruction to our international students. Some of our centres operate a double shift system where half the students have lessons in the morning and the other half in the afternoon — in this scenario, teachers will have 30 contact teaching hours per week and also work 2 sessions of activities (normally on non-teaching days). In the single shift scenario, teachers are expected to teach 15 hours per week and do a number of daytime and evening activity sessions and a full-day excursion or airport transfers. All Teachers are expected to participate in meal and bedtime duties as scheduled and attend regular meetings and workshops. Teachers are also allocated some paid preparation time. All teaching staff work a 6-day week and work up to 44 hours per week, on average.

Below is a sample timetable for both types of teaching role (Please note: Timings may vary on activities/ excursions)

 WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayOther
30 hour teaching week (double shift) 3 hours activities/ centre duties; 6 hours prep 6 hours teaching 6 hours teaching 6 hours teaching 6 hours teaching 6 hours teaching Day off 3 hours meetings/ workshops per week; 2 hours meal/ bedtime duties
15 hour teaching week (single shift) Day off 3 hours teaching; 3 hours activities 3 hours teaching; 1.5 hours activities 3 hours teaching; 5-hour half day trip 3 hours teaching; 1.5 hours activities 3 hours teaching; 3 hours prep Full day excursion 10 hours 3 hours meetings/ workshops per week; 2 hours meal/ bedtime duties

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To help with testing and placement of students
  • To provide ESL instruction (15 or 30 hours per week)
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings and teacher development workshops
  • To monitor and record student attendance
  • To monitor and counsel students on academic matters
  • To ensure students are prepared in class for excursions  
  • To submit regular specified academic paperwork to Director of Studies (work records, class registers, completed reports)
  • To lead and supervise of a wide range of sporting, social and interest-based activities (when teaching 15 hours, or on the sixth day)
  • To promote activities to students and prepare activities as directed
  • To lead and supervise off-site excursions or an airport transfer once per week (when teaching 15 hours per week)
  • To assist with meeting and greeting/ checking in students on arrival and helping with departure transfers
  • To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and student welfare is followed
  • Regular assistance with control of discipline, observance of time-keeping, etc. both at night-time and meal-times
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree
  • Recognised teacher training qualification (CELTA, Trinity Cert. TESOL,  Primary teaching or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy with children/ teenagers
  • Ability to lead a group of students on and off campus

Desirable attributes include:

  • Teaching experience, preferably with young learners  
  • Previous summer camp/ centre experience
  • Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, tour guiding
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Safeguarding Young People training or equivalent 

Remuneration package

Basic pay per week
From £360 for residential teachers
From £395 for non-residential teachers

Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final salary in lieu of unused holiday
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided for all residential staff
Bonus: A loyalty bonus of £20 per week is paid to all teachers returning to a teaching role, and is added to final pay.

Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).

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

UK Residential Centres — House Parent

Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College, Cheltenham.

Reports to: Assistant Centre Manager

Role description

The main role of the House Parent is to manage the health safety and wellbeing of students in boarding houses. All house parents work a 6-day week. Due to the nature of the role, House Parents are required to work intermittently through the day, beginning with wake-up duties, and finishing with lights-out. However, the individual periods of work throughout the day are shorter than English lessons or activity sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To take charge of the general welfare of all students in the boarding houses and on campus at all times
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of the students during meals, in break times, in the boarding houses and in the evening
  • To oversee all aspects of pastoral duties including wake-up and lights-out duties, laundry day, cleanliness and maintenance of the boarding houses
  • To ensure the health and safety of all students, taking any necessary and appropriate measures in relation to medical issues as and when they arise
  • To assist with meeting and greeting/ checking in students on arrival and departure transfers
  • Regular assistance with control of discipline, observance of time-keeping, etc. both at night-time and meal-times
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings
  • To create ‘house’ and ‘inter-house’ activities each week
  • To lead and supervise activities/ off-site excursions
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Safeguarding Young People training or equivalent
  • Experience of working with minors in a supervisory/ pastoral role
  • A mature manner in order to effectively communicate with students, parents, group leaders, and other staff alike
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and an empathy with children/ teenagers 

Desirable attributes include:

  • University degree completed or in progress
  • Previous house parenting experience
  • Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, tour guiding
  • Current First Aid certificate

Remuneration Package

Basic pay per week: £300
Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final salary in lieu of unused holiday
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided for all residential staff
Bonus: A loyalty bonus of £20 per week is paid to all House Parents returning to a House Parent role, and is added to final pay.

Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).

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

UK Residential Centre, London South Bank — Night Supervisor

Locations: South Bank University, London

Reports to: Assistant Centre Manager

Role description

The role of the Night Supervisor is to manage the health safety and wellbeing of students in residences during night time hours and ensure adherence to residential rules. Night Supervisors work a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure student welfare is maintained during night time hours approximately between 9.30pm and 3.30am
  • To establish a routine of checks to ensure students are in their rooms and lights are out
  • To act as a representative of the management team, calling on the duty manager when appropriate
  • To complete a duty log detailing times of 'rounds' and recording any incidents that take place during the night
  • To ensure communal areas are kept tidy
  • To update notice boards as required
  • To provide assistance with arrivals and departures when these fall during the duty period
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Safeguarding Young People training or equivalent
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • A mature commanding manner
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to work unsocial hours
  • Flexibility

Desirable attributes include:

  • Previous experience in night supervision
  • Previous junior summer camp/ centre experience
  • Valid clean driving licence

Remuneration Package

Basic pay per week: £300
Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final salary in lieu of unused holiday
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided

Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).

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

USA Residential Centers — Center Manager

Locations: Pepperdine University, Malibu; Concordia College, New York.

Reports to: Program Manager

Role description

The Center Manager has overall responsibility for the smooth running of all aspects of the Kings Summer center. The list of main duties below is not exhaustive, and the Center Manager should see their role as possibly requiring direct involvement in any area of the center’s operation. The Center Manager works a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To guarantee the delivery of the programme as advertised, for which the students have enrolled 
  • To ensure that all staff adhere to the Kings Summer safeguarding and child protection policy in the safeguarding and welfare of all students at the center
  • To supervise the set-up of the center in readiness for student intakes
  • To represent Kings in all dealings with the host school/ university during the duration of the center, and to liaise with host school/ university staff regarding all matters concerning use of the premises, catering, laundry, etc.)
  • To complete accurate meal and occupancy records to be submitted to the host school and Kings Summer Central Office
  • To deal with external vendors and service providers
  • To liaise as necessary with Kings Summer Central Office over administrative, logistical and financial matters
  • To manage the Kings staff by arranging their deployment and work schedules according to their abilities, organizing staff training and supervision to ensure all duties are carried out with maximum efficiency and in accordance with their job descriptions
  • To maintain good morale among the staff by holding regular meetings and reacting appropriately to staff comments, requests and concerns 
  • To receive and entertain visitors such as agents, parents, inspectors, Kings directors, etc.
  • To oversee meetings with group leaders, ensuring maximum satisfaction for their groups, accommodating any reasonable changes to their programs
  • To adhere to a set operational budget
  • To manage an efficient petty cash system including record keeping
  • To submit regular specified paperwork to Kings Summer Central Office
  • To consult regularly with other members of the management team to ensure a smooth operation
  • To liaise as necessary with external emergency services, such as police, fire service, ambulance service and hospitals, etc.
  • To coordinate airport transfers and student arrivals/ departures with the Transfer Department
  • To confirm bookings for all transport and attractions for the excursion program, making payments where necessary and maintaining records of all bookings made
  • To carry out 24-hour emergency duty on a rota basis (3-4 nights per week)
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree
  • Previous summer camp/ center management experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire/ enthuse others
  • Flexibility and adaptability as regards working hours and duties
  • Firmness, tact, sense of fairness and a keen sense of humor
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy with children/ teenagers
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent references from previous employers
  • Ability to work within set budgets 

Desirable attributes include:

  • Local knowledge of chosen location
  • EFL Teaching qualification
  • Education-related postgraduate qualification  
  • Teaching experience, preferably with young learners
  • Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, etc.
  • Training in child protection/ safeguarding
  • Current First Aid certificate

Remuneration Package

Pay: Dependent on experience
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided

Staff at Kings are paid bi-weekly (a week in hand).

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

USA Residential Centers — Assistant Center Manager

Locations: Pepperdine University, Malibu; Concordia College, New York.

Reports to: Center Manager

Role description

The Assistant Center Manager has responsibility for the administrative organization at centre. The list of main duties below is not exhaustive, and the Assistant Center Manager will work very closely alongside all other managers on many of the logistics of the center. The Assistant Center Manager works a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To act as designated safeguarding manager for all students at center. This includes ensuring the following areas are managed at center: student wellbeing and care, child protection, visitors to the site, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, students' medical needs, fire safety, e-safety and abusive behaviour
  • To line manage any night supervisors, house parents, guardians or hall representatives in terms of supervision and care of students
  • To organize accommodation for arriving students, organizing pre-arrival and departure checks, and damage checks
  • To keep accurate rooming lists for fire drill purposes
  • Attendance at weekly meetings with college staff to discuss rooming, cleaning and meal numbers
  • To manage social media communications at center
  • To assist with any other admin as required by the Center Manager
  • To assist with collation and return of weekly paperwork
  • To act as duty manager in Center Manager’s absence
  • To carry out 24-hour emergency duties on a rotation basis (1-2 nights a week)
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree
  • Empathic and approachable nature
  • Proven organizational/ administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent multi–tasking ability
  • Excellent data processing skills
  • A keen interest in social media
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work within set budgets  

Desirable attributes include:

  • Previous residential junior camp welfare experience
  • Child safeguarding/ wellbeing training
  • Current First Aid certificate

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

USA Residential Centers — Activities Manager

Locations: Pepperdine University, Malibu; Concordia College, New York.

Reports to: Center Manager

Role description

The Activities Manager has responsibility for the organization and running of the social activities and excursions at their center. The list of main duties below is not exhaustive, and the Activities Manager will work very closely with the Center Manager in many of the logistics of excursion organization in particular. Activities Managers work a 6-day week. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure the smooth delivery of the advertised program of sports, social events and excursions
  • To induct, manage, motivate and supervise the team of Activities Leaders
  • To plan for and provide a wide range of sporting activities and non-sporting activities on site (helped by a Senior Activity Leader in some centers)
  • To plan for and provide a range of evening social events
  • To actively participate in one Group Leader meeting per week
  • To allocate and train staff as required for activities, excursions and airport transfers
  • To work closely with the Center Manager (and in some cases Senior Activity Leaders) in ensuring the excursion programs are planned and executed well
  • To be present on all excursions to ensure that they run smoothly 
  • To make appropriate use of the host center’s outdoor and indoor recreational facilities, ensuring their careful and safe use, and reporting any damage or maintenance requirements as necessary
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of the stock of sports and other equipment, liaising with the Center Manager over replacements as required
  • To adhere to a set operational budget
  • To submit regular paperwork to Kings Management (feedback reports, observations, activity planning sheets, excursion itineraries)  
  • To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and welfare is followed
  • To carry out 24-hour emergency duty on a rotation basis (1-2 nights per week)
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous junior summer camp experience
  • Proven organizational/ administrative skills
  • University Education
  • Sports or social organization
  • Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, etc.
  • Excellent multi–tasking ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire/ enthuse others
  • Flexibility and adaptability in regards to working hours and duties
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy with children/ teenagers
  • Excellent references from previous employers
  • Ability to work within set budgets

Desirable attributes include:

  • EFL Teaching qualification
  • Education-related postgraduate qualification  
  • Good IT skills
  • Recognised sports/ coaching qualification
  • Teaching/ coaching experience, preferably with young learners
  • Performing Arts qualification
  • Current First Aid certificate

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

USA Residential Center, Malibu — Senior Activity Leader

Locations: Pepperdine University, Malibu

Reports to: Activities Manager

Role description

The Senior Activity Leader has responsibility of supporting the Activities Manager in all aspects of on-site activities and excursions. The list of main duties below is not exhaustive; the Senior Activity Leader will work very closely with the Activities Manager and Center Manager in many of the logistics of excursions organization and on-site activities programme. Senior Activity Leaders work a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure the smooth delivery of the advertised program of sports, social events and excursions
  • To support the training and supervision of the team of Activity Leaders
  • To support the execution of sporting activities and non-sporting activities on site
  • To plan and ensure the smooth execution of a range of evening social events
  • To take the lead on some excursions to ensure they run smoothly 
  • To make appropriate use of the host center’s outdoor and indoor recreational facilities, ensuring their careful and safe use, and reporting any damage or maintenance requirements as necessary
  • To report any stock and material needs to the Activities Manager
  • To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and welfare is followed
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous junior summer camp experience
  • Proven organizational/ administrative skills
  • University Education
  • Sports or social organization
  • Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, etc.
  • Excellent multi–tasking ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire/ enthuse others
  • Flexibility and adaptability as regards working hours and duties
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy with children/ teenagers
  • Excellent references from previous employers
  • Ability to work within set budgets 

Desirable attributes include:

  • EFL Teaching qualification
  • Education-related postgraduate qualification  
  • Good IT skills
  • Recognized sports/ coaching qualification
  • Teaching/ coaching experience, preferably with young learners
  • Performing Arts qualification
  • Current First Aid certificate

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

USA Residential Centers — Activity Leader

Locations: Pepperdine University, Malibu; Concordia College, New York.

Reports to: Activities Manager and ultimately Center Manager

Role description

The main role of the Activity Leader is to organize, supervise and lead the social, sport and excursion program for international students. All activity leaders are expected to do some meal and bedtime duties as scheduled.

Activity Leaders work a 6-day week on a rotation basis normally covering 2 of the 3 sessions per day (a session being a morning, afternoon or evening) or work a full day excursion which stretches across all 3 sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To lead and supervise of a wide range of sporting, social and interest-based activities
  • To lead and supervise off-site excursions
  • Regular assistance with control of discipline, observance of time-keeping, etc. both at night-time and meal-times
  • To assist with meeting and greeting/ checking in students on arrival and helping with departure transfers
  • General administration assistance
  • To promote activities to students and prepare activities as directed
  • Constant vigilance regarding student well-being, homesickness, isolation, bullying, etc.
  • To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and student welfare is followed
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree completed or in progress
  • Interest and ability in a range of sports, drama, music, arts and crafts
  • Previous experience of working with children/ teenagers
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy and patience with teenagers
  • Ability to lead a group of students on and off campus
  • Flexibility and adaptability in regards to working hours and duties
  • Can-do attitude

Desirable attributes include:

  • Previous junior summer camp/ center experience
  • Recognized sports/ coaching qualification
  • Teaching/ coaching experience, preferably with young learners
  • Current First Aid certificate

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

USA Residential Centers — Director of Studies

Locations: Pepperdine University, Malibu; Concordia College, New York.

Reports to: Center Manager

Role description

The role of the Director of Studies is to organize, supervise, monitor and support the implementation of the academic programme. The Director of Studies is also involved with some administration duties at center. The Director of Studies works a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To manage the delivery of the academic syllabus as prescribed
  • To timetable teachers appropriately according to strengths, skills, experience and preferences
  • To be responsible for the supervision, guidance and monitoring of teaching staff
  • To work alongside the Center Manager regarding student orientation
  • To assist where necessary with lesson preparation and being available to teachers for academic support
  • To provide regular lesson observation and feedback to teachers
  • To provide academic workshops
  • To organize and administrate student placements and subsequent class changes
  • To update class registers
  • To ensure child safeguarding and welfare procedures are in place and adhered to
  • To monitor student attendance
  • To monitor and counsel students on academic matters
  • To maintain teaching resources, books and audio-visual equipment and set up teachers resource room
  • To issue and react to first and end-of-course feedback questionnaires
  • To issue end-of-course certificates and special certificates for hard workers, and coordinate academic reports
  • To liaise with the Activities Manager regarding the excursion programme to ensure students are prepared in class for excursions
  • To coordinate group leader class observations
  • To provide cover in the event of staff sickness or emergency cover being required to cover teacher absence
  • To contribute to and take part in the center's program of sporting and social activities, excursions and transfers as required and appropriate
  • To teach during weeks where student numbers are low
  • To submit regular specified academic paperwork to Kings Summer Central Office
  • To carry out 24-hour emergency duty on a rota basis (1-2 nights per week)
  • To carry out administrative duties as directed by the Center Manager (such as office duty, bank duty)
  • To assist Center Management with arrival and departure days
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree
  • DELTA, Trinity Diploma in TESOL, MA in ELT or Applied Linguistics
  • Proven organizational/ administrative skills
  • Previous summer camp/ center management experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability as regards working hours and duties
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire/ enthuse others
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Excellent references from previous employers
  • Can-do attitude

Desirable attributes include:

  • Valid clean driver's licence
  • Current First Aid certificate

Remuneration package

Pay: Dependent on experience
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided.

Staff at Kings are paid bi-weekly (a week in hand).

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

USA Residential Centers — Night Supervisor

Locations: Pepperdine University, Malibu; Concordia College, New York.

Reports to: Assistant Center Manager

Role description

The role of the Night Supervisor is to manage the health safety and wellbeing of students in residences during night time hours and ensure adherence to residential rules. Night Supervisors work a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure student welfare is maintained during night time hours approximately between 9.30pm and 3.30am
  • To establish a routine of checks to ensure students are in their rooms and lights are out
  • To act as a representative of the management team, calling on the duty manager when appropriate
  • To complete a duty log detailing times of 'rounds' and recording any incidents that take place during the night
  • To ensure communal areas are kept tidy
  • To update notice boards as required
  • To provide assistance with arrivals and departures when these fall during the duty period
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience working with children/ teenagers
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • A mature commanding manner
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to work unsocial hours
  • Flexibility

Desirable attributes include:

  • Previous experience in night supervision
  • Previous junior summer camp/ centre experience
  • Valid clean driving licence

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

USA Residential Centers — Teacher

Locations: Pepperdine University, Malibu; Concordia College, New York.

Reports to: Director of Studies and ultimately Center Manager

Role description

The main role of the Teacher is to provide EFL instruction to our international students. Some of our centres operate a double shift system where half the students have lessons in the morning and the other half in the afternoon — in this scenario, teachers will have 30 contact teaching hours per week and also work 2 sessions of activities (normally on non-teaching days). In the single shift scenario, teachers are expected to teach 15 hours per week and do a number of daytime and evening activity sessions and a full-day excursion or airport transfers. All Teachers are expected to participate in meal and bedtime duties as scheduled and attend regular meetings and workshops. Teachers are also allocated some paid preparation time. All teaching staff work a 6-day week.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To help with testing and placement of students
  • To provide ESL instruction (15 or 30 hours per week)
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings and teacher development workshops
  • To monitor and record student attendance
  • To monitor and counsel students on academic matters
  • To ensure students are prepared in class for excursions  
  • To submit regular specified academic paperwork to Director of Studies (work records, class registers, completed reports)
  • To lead and supervise of a wide range of sporting, social and interest-based activities (when teaching 15 hours, or on the sixth day/ one evening when teaching 30 hours)
  • To promote activities to students and prepare activities as directed
  • To lead and supervise off-site excursions or an airport transfer once per week
  • To assist with meeting and greeting/ checking in students on arrival and helping with departure transfers
  • To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and student welfare is followed
  • Regular assistance with control of discipline, observance of time-keeping, etc. both at night-time and meal-times
  • Any other duties as directed by line manager

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. All staff will need to undergo a background check.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • University degree
  • Recognised teacher training qualification (CELTA, Trinity Cert. TESOL,  Public school teaching or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy with children/ teenagers
  • Ability to lead a group of students on and off campus

Desirable attributes include:

  • Teaching experience, preferably with young learners  
  • Previous summer camp/ center experience
  • Interest/ ability in areas such as sports, music, arts, drama, tour guiding
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Child protection training

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

UK Vacation Extra Centre, London (Beckenham) — Summer Vacation Teacher

Locations: London (Beckenham) Vacation Extra Centre

Reports to: Summer Vacation Academic Coordinator

Role description

The Summer Vacation Teacher has a key role in the delivery of lessons on our Summer Vacation Programme for students aged 13–17 for some or all of the weeks from 12 June to 25 August 2017. This role involves planning and delivering fun, engaging and educational lessons to our teenage learners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To plan, prepare and deliver lessons appropriate to the age, nationalities, levels and needs of the students
  • To help students develop their study strategies to enable independent learning
  • To attend meetings for planning, co-ordination and development purposes, as directed, and help keep in good order the equipment and facilities of the college
  • To complete all administration necessary for the smooth running of the lessons and college, and to meet legal requirements on attendance
  • To engage in professional development as appropriate to the needs of the college and your own interests and level of qualification
  • To maintain a professional demeanour at all times within the college, helping to create a positive working environment for both students and staff
  • To prepare concise weekly reports to monitor student progress
  • To write reports on students as required
  • 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 co-operate fully with the management of the Company with regard to any duty or requirement imposed on them by the relevant Health and Safety legislation to allow that duty or requirement to be carried out or complied with
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities considered appropriate by the Company

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:

Personal attributes

  • Native speaker level of English
  • 1 year minimum teaching experience
  • Positive and outgoing attitude
  • Comfortable working with teenagers
  • Warm and positive attitude towards young people from other countries
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with a range of people calmly and with good humour
  • Aged 18+

Formal qualifications

  • CELTA qualification
  • University degree
  • Clean DBS check

Desirable attributes include:

  • Administratively efficient 
  • Ability to speak a second language

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

How to apply

Apply to Nicholas Addy with CV and cover letter: nick.addy@kingseducation.com
Application deadline: 30 April 2017

UK Vacation Extra Centre, London (Beckenham) — Summer Vacation Activity Leader

Locations: London (Beckenham)

Reports to: Summer Vacation Social Programme Coordinator

Role description

The Summer Vacation Activity Leaders play an important role in the delivery of our Summer Vacation Programmes for students aged 14–17 attending courses 12 June to 25 August 2017. This role involves supervising and engaging international students, ensuring they are safe, as well as facilitating their enjoyment of the programme.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead student activities both on and off-site (including cultural, social and sporting)
  • Represent Kings in a positive way at all times to students, staff, providers, and partners (e.g. Police, NHS staff, TFL staff etc.)
  • Be responsible for groups of international students when taking them on excursions, prioritising students’ safety and security at all times
  • Be a bright and dynamic individual inspiring young international students to stay engaged with all aspects of the Vacation programme
  • Communicate any issues to the Programme Coordinator 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 travelcards, Oyster cards and entrance fees for trips, calculating total spend and returning receipts and change to the college Accounts Department
  • Work as part of 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 for all shifts given
  • Be proactive and contribute ideas to the Summer Programme Coordinator

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:

  • Positive and outgoing attitude
  • Comfortable working with teenagers
  • Warm and positive attitude towards young people from other countries
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with a range of people calmly and with good humour
  • Common sense approach
  • Clean DBS check
  • Aged 18+, ideally in the first or second year of university studies

Desirable attributes include:

  • Experience of participation in/ organisation of activities for young people
  • Knowledge of London and its many cultural opportunities
  • Any sporting, cultural, musical, creative skills that could add to the programme
  • Ability to speak a second language

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

How to apply

Apply to Nicholas Addy with CV and cover letter: nick.addy@kingseducation.com
Application deadline: 30 April 2017