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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.
2019 was a very big year for Bucksmore as we were recognised for all of our hard work after being recognised and awarded the ‘Language Educator of the Year Award’ at the 2019 PIEoneer awards. As a result we want 2020 to be even better and continue the hard work.
Our 2020 recruitment season has now started but please bear with us while we continue to update our 2020 recruitment information.
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:
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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.
Centre Manager Job Description 2020
The Centre Manager (CM) is responsible for the day-to-day management of a centre and is responsible for its smooth running. It is the most senior post at the centre. The CM is in charge of all aspects of the centre, from managing finance, budgets, staffing and accommodation, dealing with clients and liaising with College staff. Forming the head of each senior management team the CM will directly line manage and work closely with an Academic manager and an Activities manager to ensure the smooth and successful day to day running of the centre.
The position of Activity Manager (AM) is a highly responsible and challenging role, suitable only for those with excellent leadership, communication, time management and organisational skills. The AM’s chief role is to plan and organise the activity programme and effectively manage the Counsellors involved in each activity. The AM will ensure that each activity is prepared, implemented and correctly supervised as set out by the Bucksmore Head Office. As one of the senior managers the AM will work closely with the Centre Manager and Director of Studies to ensure the smooth day to day running of the centre.
Director of Studies and Academic Manager
Directors of Studies (DoS) and Academic Managers on Bucksmore courses are responsible for delivery of Academic programmes the academic management and organisation of the centre. They work to ensure the curriculum is delivered effectively and meets the standards set out by the Head office Academic Manager (in direct line management) and our accrediting bodies (e.g. British Council). Furthermore, as one of the three principle senior members of staff, the role works closely with the Centre Manager to aid the smooth and effective running of the centre. Both the Academic Manager and Activity Manager line manage the residential staff so good communication with the Activity Manager and administrative staff will ensure the most effective use of staff time outside of teaching duties.
Bucksmore EFL Counsellors play an essential part in the delivery of our EFL academic programme as well and the activities programme ensuring that students who attend our programmes have an unforgettable educational experience in a safe, caring environment. Engaging with students in all aspects of a course ensures that both students and staff make the most out of their time on a summer course.
Programme Counsellor – Advanced Studies and Young Professionals
Non-teaching Bucksmore Programme Counsellors play an essential part in assisting the delivery of our academic programme as well and the activities programme ensuring that students who attend our programmes have an unforgettable educational experience in a safe, caring environment. Engaging with students in all aspects of a
course ensure that both students and staff make the most out of their time on a summer course. Tutors that are highly experienced in their field deliver academic sessions, while Programme Counsellors help deliver practical projects and workshops relevant for students and their own background. The activity programmes comprise of
daytime and evening activities alongside full and half day trips to places of historical and cultural interest.
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 mainly a non-residential role at Bucksmore however we have limited residential Activity Leader vacancies in some centres.
Residential Tutors on our Young Professionals course 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.
Tutors – Specialist Programmes (non-residential)
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.
Our larger Bucksmore Centres require admin and welfare staff to assist the centre management teams. The Registrar role is there to support the Centre Manager on Transfer days working on schedules and rooming along with other welfare duties.
Our city centre locations often require staff to assist at a night time in order to look after student welfare. In support of the centre manager this role ensures teh health and safety of all those on site.
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.