Summer Language School 2018

Clifton College
13 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Summer Language School 2018 Vacancies

Clifton College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls in Bristol. As well as delivering a high quality education programme to its students, Clifton College also runs a Summer Language School programme during July/August each year, inviting students aged between 8 - 17 from all over the world to come and experience life in a British boarding school, learn English, and take part in many sport/drama/arts & crafts/teambuilding activities and excursions.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals, with a keen interest in sport/drama/arts & crafts/teambuilding activities, to assist us in delivering of this fantastic programme for 7 weeks over the summer period. We have established, over many years of operations, a fantastic reputation for high-quality staff members who develop great relationships with students and overseas Group Leaders alike, and help us deliver a fantastic programme.

Applicants would ideally have experience in running sport/drama/arts & crafts/teambuilding activities for children, but we are also looking for strong applicants who can show initiative under pressure, engage with our students, and can bring enthusiasm to our team and the programme.

Why work on the Clifton College Summer Language School?

We specialise in English language courses for students aged 8 - 17 and concentrate on a balanced mix between learning in the classroom and learning during activities and on excursions. We are dedicated to giving students a memorable, enjoyable and, above all, safe experience whenever they stay at Clifton College.
Our staff are without doubt our most valuable asset and our students frequently say the staff are one of the best things about their vacation in the UK. We welcome new applicants but also value our returning staff, and to both we offer an attractive package that includes:

A competitive weekly salary including holiday pay
Full-board accommodation within the College boarding houses
Usage of the College Sports facilities over your employment

How do we recruit our staff?

All prospective staff must complete our official Job Application Form and send to us along with a copy of their CV. In line with safer recruitment for roles involving responsibility for, or substantial access to under 18s, all gaps in employment history must be explained, references will be followed up and all staff will undergo an Enhanced DBS check (or overseas equivalent).
We will then invite successful applicants to an Assessment Day. Applicants are recommended to read the job description for the role they are applying for in order to best prepare for the Assessment Day. Candidates successful at this Assessment Day are then offered a position, subject to receipt of three satisfactory references, relevant safeguarding checks, and proof of identity.

There are a number of roles available:

Centre/Facilities Manager & Assistant Centre/Facilities Manager
Responsibility for management of entire site, dealing with accommodation/catering/works/facilities departments in order to ensure the efficient running of the Language Schools.

Excursions & Transportation Manager
Responsibility for the administration of the excursions and transportation of the Summer Language School students, most notably the arrival/departure of students, and the excursions our students are sent on each week

Social Programme Manager
Responsibility for producing & overseeing the Activity Managers & a programme involving sport/drama/arts & crafts/teambuilding activities, providing optimum entertainment for the age range of students.

Kids' (8 - 12 years) & Teens (13 - 17 years) Activity Managers
Responsibility for the delivery of the activity programme for 8 - 12 year olds (Kids') for 13 - 17 year olds (Teens), staff management of Activity Leaders required to deliver programme.

Activity/House Leaders
Responsibility for delivering the activity programme to appropriate age groups, with the opportunity to plan & deliver own sessions. Accompanying students on half and full-day excursions, and responsibility for safety and welfare of students in the boarding houses overnight.

All contracts include full board & accommodation.


Interview Assessment Days will take place the week commencing Monday 9th April. Please make sure you are available for travel to Bristol during this week. Appointments will be approximately 45 minutes long.

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for the successful applicants. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Clifton College is an equal opportunities employer.