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  • Summer School Operations Assistant

    £21,500 per annum, rising to £22,500 after probation period

    The position of Summer Schools Operations Assistant (SSOA) is an integral role in a small team within a large company responsible for the planning and running of six residential Summer Schools. This position requires strong administration skills, exceptional communication skills, a “can do” attitude along with a calm, level headed approach and a sense of ownership within the task.

     

    The main purpose of the role is to assist the Summer Schools Operations Manager and Summer Schools Recruitment Officer with all elements involved with the effective and efficient preparation of the Summer Schools programme for all UK residential Summer Schools centres.  To assist our Sales Managers with enquiries and requests from agents. To be the primary person responsible for recruiting, assessing and liaising with the Host Families for our residential Summer Schools programme.

     

    To apply for a post, please read the Job Description and then download and complete the Application Form as follows:

    http://www.lalgroup.com/g/en/careers/LAL_Generic_Application_Form.pdf

    Please ensure that you meet the requirements in the Job Description and Person Specification before applying.

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    Location

    Twickenham

    Department

    Summer Schools

    Contract Length

    Full-time

    Full Details / Apply

    Summer School Operations Assistant

    £21,500 per annum, rising to £22,500 after probation period

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks:

    • Assisting the SSOM in all aspects of preparing & organising the summer school centres.
    • To read and be fully conversant, at the start of the period of employment, and to keep up-to-date with all pertinent legal & British Council/Accreditation UK/English UK/YL EUK requirements
    • Co-ordinating administration and communication regarding the recruitment, assessment and selection of Host families for the Summer Schools which have a host family option.
    • To support to our sales managers to deliver swift and accurate information to agents about UKSS
    • To become fully conversant with relevant HR procedures including the effect of Child Protection legislation on the Summer School operation
    • Keeping abreast of all relevant legislation and regulation in relation to Host Families.
    • Maintaining efficient and effective record-keeping standards and ensuring that all documentation is organised and accessible.
    • Administrating applicable electronic resources and database information to a standard that matches corporate expectations.
    • To be proactive in encouraging communication between relevant parties and ensuring that tasks are seen through to their conclusion.
    • To be available and prepared to manage a centre during the operational months should the need arise
    • Proof-reading & re-editing of summer schools marketing materials, host family handbooks and any other materials deemed necessary.
    • To be vigilant in providing and creating improvements to all aspects of the Summer Schools remit
    • To liaise with the SSOM and SSRO on a daily basis and act as a hub for all communication, ensuring all messaging flows promptly
    • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably assigned by the SSOM, LAL London GM or SSGM

     

    Person Specification:

    The letters in brackets denote how LAL will establish if you meet our criteria and how that will be determined. The letters have the following meaning: (A) = Application Form, (I) = Interview, (R) = Reference and (T) = Test.

     

    e.g. General Office administration experience will be determined by the information provided by the candidate on the application form (A) and through questions at Interview (I)

     

    Essential

    Education, Training and Knowledge

    ¨     a) A Level Standard or equivalent (A)

    ¨     b) Knowledge of British Council/Accreditation requirements relating to Host Families and Safeguarding (A/I)

     

    Relevant Work experience

    ¨     a) General office administration experience (A/I)

    ¨     b) Experience of working in the Summer Schools Industry (A/I)

    ¨     c) Experience of using the full range of Microsoft Office Suite (A/I)

     

    Skills and abilities

    ¨     a) Knowledge and experience of foreign cultures (A/I)

    ¨     b) Accuracy and attention to detail, particularly when working to tight deadlines (A/I)

    ¨     c) Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team (A/I)

    ¨     d) Excellent communication skills (A/I)

     

    Other Attributes

    ¨     a) Willingness to work non-standard hours when necessary (A/I)

    ¨     b) Proactive attitude towards closing sales (A/I)

    ¨     c) Enhanced DBS disclosure - clear (A/I)

    ¨     d) Full driving licence (A/I)

     

     

    Desirable

    Education, Training and Knowledge

    ¨     a) Degree qualification or equivalent (A)

    ¨     b) First Aid Certificate (A/I)

     

    Relevant Work Experience

    ¨     a) Language School Experience (A/I)

    ¨     b) Experience of working in a similar position. (A/I)

    ¨     c) Experience of working in a residential setting (A/I)

     

    Skills and abilities

    ¨     a) Ability to speak and write in languages other than English (A/I)

         

    Location

    Twickenham

    Contract Length

    Full-time

  • Activity Leader

    £8.44 per hour

    Summary:

    To support all aspects of the work of the Leisure department.

     

    Line Manager:                    

    Operations Assistant

     

    Hours of work/contract type:     

    Temporary contract. Seasonal work.

     

    Immediate start (29th August 2014) until mid October.

    To apply for a post, please read the Job Description and then download and complete the Application Form as follows:

    http://www.lalgroup.com/g/en/careers/LAL_Generic_Application_Form.pdf

    Please ensure that you meet the requirements in the Job Description and Person Specification before applying.

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    Location

    Twickenham, London

    Department

    Leisure

    Contract Length

    Part-time

    Full Details / Apply

    Activity Leader

    £8.44 per hour

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks:

    • Support the Leisure department in any work required.
    • Support the provision of a full, varied and interesting activities programme for students.
    • Assist students on activities.
    • Ensure enjoyment and safety of students at all times.
    • Remain friendly and professional to all LAL students, partners and third party suppliers.
    • Liaise with International group leaders, team leaders and welfare staff over any issues a student might have.
    • Any additional tasks assigned by your line manager.

     

    Person Specification:

    The letters in brackets denote how LAL will establish if you meet our criteria and how that will be determined. The letters have the following meaning: (A) = Application Form, (I) = Interview, (R) = Reference and (T) = Test.

     

    E.g. General Office administration experience will be determined by the information provided by the candidate on the application form (A) and through questions at Interview (I)

     

    Essential

    Education, Training and Knowledge

    ¨     a) GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English (A)

     

    Skills and abilities

    ¨     a) Good level of spoken and written English (A/I)

    ¨     b)  Able to communicate with people on all levels (A/I)

    ¨     c)  Friendly and outgoing (A/I)

    ¨     d) Strong Customer Service ethic (A/I)

    ¨     e) Sociable (A/I)

    ¨     f) Able to work as part of a team (A/I)

    ¨     g) Responsible (A/I)

    ¨     h) Organised (A/I)

    ¨     i) Remains calm under pressure (A/I)

    ¨     j) Able to work on own initiative (A/I)

     

    Other Attributes

    ¨     a) Enhanced DBS disclosure - clear (or willingness to undergo Disclosure check) (I)

    ¨     b) Available to work flexible hours (A/I)

     

    Desirable

    Education, Training and Knowledge

    ¨     a) A Level of equivalent (A)

    ¨     b) First Aid Certificate (A)

     

    Relevant Work Experience

    ¨     a) Leisure, entertainment, guide or activity work (A/I)

     

    Skills and abilities

    ¨     a) Ability to speak and write in languages other than English (A/I)

    ¨     b) Knowledge of local area (A/I)

     

    Other Attributes

    ¨     a) Driving licence (A/I)

     

    Location

    Twickenham, London

    Contract Length

    Part-time

  • TEFL Teacher

    Various

    Job Title: EFL Teacher

    Line Manager: Academic Manager

    Location:  LAL London, Twickenham

    Salary: Various

    Contract:   Various hours

    Purpose: To teach English to students from overseas
     
    To apply, please use the following link:

    Location

    Twickenham, London

    Department

    LAL London

    Contract Length

    Part-time

    Full Details / Apply

    TEFL Teacher

    Various

    Responsibilities & Tasks

    • To prepare lessons and teach English to students from overseas across a range of levels.
    • To set homework appropriate to the student’s course and give feedback.
    • To arrange and carry out regular testing and report to academic managers on progress of students.
    • To follow the prescribed syllabus and content of courses, whilst developing learner training. 
    • To attend induction & preparation sessions as required.
    • To assist in the placement testing of students and placement as required.
    • To maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation, as advised by the Academic Department.
     

    Person Specification:
     
    The letters in brackets denote how LAL will establish if you meet our criteria and how that will be determined. The letters have the following meaning: (A) = Application Form, (I) = Interview, (R) = Reference and (T) = Test.

    e.g. General Office administration experience will be determined by the information provided by the candidate on the application form (A) and through questions at Interview (I)

    Essential:
    Education, Training and Knowledge
    a) Degree qualification or equivalent (A)
    b) CELTA or DELTA or equivalent (A)

    Relevant Work experience:
    a) Experience of foreign cultures (A/I)

    Skills and abilities:
    a) To be able to communicate with international learners of all levels (A/I)
    b) Knowledge of the CEFR (A/I)
    c) Native speaker or same level of competence (CPE or equivalent) (A/I)
    d) Computer literate (A/I)

    Other Attributes:
    a) Team player (A/I)
    b) Good customer service manner (A/I)
    c) Ability to take personal responsibility in an unexpected situation e.g. medical emergency (A/I)
    d) Good organisational skills (A/I)
    e) Enhanced DBS clearance. Suitability to work with children (A/I)

    Desirable
    Education, Training and Knowledge

    Relevant Work Experience
    a) Experience of teaching EFL students in a multi-lingual context (A/I)
    b) Experience in exam preparation teaching – Cambridge Suite, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Trinity Examinations (A/I)
    c) Experience in teaching English for Business (A/I)

    Skills and abilities
    a) Ability to speak and write in languages other than English (A/I)
    b) An interest in Blended Learning and the use of electronic resources (A/I)       
     

    Pay Scale & Other Information

     

    London

    Flat base rate of £15.61 per hour.

     

    Both schools

    The following will also be paid for each hour worked if the successful candidate has the following:

     

    DELTA OR MA in TESOL

    £1.75

    CELTA GRADE A OR B OR QTS OR MERIT/DISTINCTION IN DELTA MODULE 2

    50p

    EXAMINER STATUS OR EXAM TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2 YEARS +

    50p

    BUSINESS TEACHING QUALIFICATION OR BUSINESS TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2 YEARS +

    50p

    LAL EMPLOYMENT 3 YEARS + SERVICE

    25p

    CELTYL OR TKT OR CITY AND GUILDS 7307 OR PTTLS/DTTLS

    25p

     

    For courses taught as follows, an additional amount will be added to the hourly rate:

     

    CAMBRIDGE FCE

    25p

    CAMBRIDGE CAE

    25p

    CAMBRIDGE CPE

    25p

    ABITUR

    25p

    IELTS

    25p

    OVERSEAS TEACHERS’ COURSES

    25p

    BUSINESS ENGLISH

    25p

    OTHER BESPOKE COURSES AS AGREED BY THE ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

    25p

     

     

    Location

    Twickenham, London

    Contract Length

    Part-time