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Work for us
First of all, we would like to thank you for your interest in applying to work for Bucksmore in 2020. 2019, our 40th anniversary year was a huge success and in no small part down to the staff that helped to run our courses.
Please bear with us while our 2020 recruitment information is updated and finalised.
Working in summer schools is a rewarding experience for both students and staff and Bucksmore aim to make our courses ones that our students never forget. The Bucksmore philosophy is for students to mix with their fellow students and staff wherever possible to make their time with us a rich and truly international cultural experience.
Students attend different academic courses (receiving English language tuition or tutor-led classes) but all take part in a comprehensive activity programme including up to two full day-excursions and one half-day trip every week. There are activities every afternoon and evening with the excursions and trips spread throughout the working week.
More information on our recruitment process can be found here:
If you have any questions, please contact Matt Hurley (email@example.com) or please see our Recruitment FAQ’s here:
If you would like to make an application to work with us in summer 2019, please complete our online application form –
Below is the current list of roles that we are taking applications for. Dates and location availability are subject to change.
Residential Media Counsellor
The Residential Media Counsellor plays an essential part in in the delivery of external communications for our summer schools, with a particular focus on social media, blog posts and photography. Based either near Brighton or Oxford the role involves promoting our courses and keeping both students and parents updated about what is going on. This role involves living on site and is a great opportunity to help showcase the great courses we have in the summer.
The Centre Manager (CM) is responsible for the smooth operation of the centre. It is the most senior position at the centre, where you will be in charge of all aspects of its day-to-day management: from ensuring staff and student welfare, managing finance, quality control, staffing and accommodation to dealing with clients and liaising with College staff.
The position of Activity Manager (AM) is a highly responsible and challenging role, working with students aged 10 to 13, 13 to 16 or 16 to 18, suitable only for those with excellent leadership, communication, time management and organisational skills. Activity Managers must be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the operational aspects of a residential summer school.
Director of Studies
The Director of Studies is responsible for the academic management of the centre and ensuring the teaching and learning component of the programme is delivered to the highest possible standards. A DoS needs to have good inter-personal skills, a high level of teaching experience, and be an excellent organiser. A DELTA, Trinity Diploma or MA TESOL (with teaching practice) is an essential requirement as well as the ability to manage and support a team of teachers.
English language teaching staff should have either the CELTA, Trinity Cert TESOL or a PGCE in English, Modern Foreign Languages or Primary Education. Counsellors are responsible for planning and delivering lessons from the Bucksmore syllabus. Counsellors also take part in activities and pastoral care, thus playing an essential part in ensuring that students who attend our programmes have an unforgettable educational experience in a safe, caring environment.
Advanced Studies Activities Coordinator
The position of Activities Coordinator is similar to our AM role and is a highly responsible and challenging role, suitable only for those with excellent leadership, communication, time management and organisational skills. This role covers working with students aged 16-18 and candidates must be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the operational aspects of a residential summer school.
Advanced Studies Academic Coordinator
The position of Academic Coordinator is similar to our DoS role, is highly responsible and challenging , suitable only for those with excellent leadership, communication, time management and organisational skills. This role covers working with students aged 16-18 and candidates must be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the operational aspects of a residential summer school.
Advanced Studies Program Counsellor
Non-teaching Counsellors are required on the Advanced Studies Program. Counsellors will be responsible for the delivery of their specialist workshop, and therefore must have a background in drama, creative writing, journalism, photography, business or debating. This is a residential role, so Counsellors will also take an active part in pastoral care, activities and excursions.
Activity Leaders lead the students’ social programme. You should have a genuine enthusiasm to work with young people and be able to work independently, flexibly and as part of a team. The social programme consists of onsite activities (sports, drama, music, games, discos, etc.) and excursions to other parts of the UK. You will also be the first contact for groups when they arrive at the airport. This is the main non-residential role at Bucksmore and we do not have many Activity Leader positions due to the nature of our EFL Counsellor role.
Tutors – Specialist Programmes
Tutors on our Advanced Studies Program and other specialist programmes teach specific subjects to students from across the world. All our Tutors need to have experience of tutoring, Higher education in the relevant subject area and enthusiasm to teach motivated and bright young adults.