Academic Manager Queen's University

United Kingdom
Academic Manager Queen's University
£19,500k - £23,400k (pro rata) Salary is negotiable depending on experience
Start Date: 
Length of Contract: 
4 weeks
End Date: 
No of vacancies: 
Job Description: 


Academic Manager


Queens University – Ashby Building


Approximately 42 hours over 6 days.

Responsible to:

Academic Manager at International House Belfast


£19,500k - £23,400k (pro rata) Salary is negotiable depending on experience

Background Information

Number of students:

70-90 of which 20-25 will be stay in host families. The rest are residential at the school.

Age of students:

12 to 17

Max number of students in one class


Average number of weeks a student stays:

3 weeks


Students will be staying at ELMS Village or at host families.

Level taught

Elementary to Advanced

Summary of course:  Ih Belfast operates a four week young learner Summer course based at Queens’ University Belfast.

This programme is continuous enrolment meaning that new students arrive at the beginning of each week and leave depending on their booking. The academic course is planned per week and will incorporate a specific theme across all levels. All classes will include development of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and skills based on a specific theme (example from past courses include “We are scientists”, “Music week” etc.).This theme is chosen to encourage task based learning and CLIL, in that students will be developing a project for presentation at the end of each week.  

The role of Centre Manager will branch between logistical and academic. Your duties will be based on your current academic qualifications (DELTA or QTS). A DELTA qualification is required for academic support such as teacher observations and delivery of in house training. Those with QTS will take on a more logistical and pastoral role. However, the overall role will branch between academic and logistical as required by the centre. You will oversee the overall running of the centre. You will be responsible for the welfare of students and as a residential member of staff you will be the first emergency point of contact at the centre at night time. As a management role you will be expected to set an example of enthusiasm and motivation at all times.    

Academic duties

  • Provide academic support to ensure staff demonstrate teaching skills in accordance with International House Charter. Provide lesson observations and feedback when appropriate (DELTA qualification required).  Ih Belfast undergoes yearly inspections during July in order to assess all courses offered.
  • Oversee placement testing when students arrive at centre.
  • Participate in delivery of induction for teachers and activity staff.
  • Ensure teaching staff have all materials and other resources set up and available for them.
  • Teaching as standby when required (EFL qualification required).
  • Ensure that teachers keep all academic records up to date and complete individual student reports as students leave.  This includes post lesson plans and registers.
  • Deliver teacher meetings and in house training. Regularity of teacher training will depend on teacher needs. This will be based on observations and teacher requests.


·        Account for all students in the residence.

·        Be the first point of contact for all issues regarding residences.

·        Ensure all students are adhering to the behaviour guidelines for residences.

·        Ensure all students are in their rooms and settled by ‘lights out’.

·        Be responsible for the individuals whilst in residence.

·        Account for all individuals prior to any excursions/activities/lessons.

·        Ensure the individual student know their departure dates and ensure they are ready for this.

Activity & Excursion Programme Delivery

  •  Ensure Activity staff are organising and co-ordinating a day & evening programme for clients. 
  • Co-ordinating all staff for half day and full day excursions.
  • Ensure Activity staff deliver a fun and varied social programme in accordance with health and safety guidelines.


·        DELTA or equivalent is essential. Applicants with no EFL experience must have QTS.

·        Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

·        The nature of the programme means it involves a high level of energy and dedication. Applicants must have a sincere interest in the uniqueness of the academic programme as well as a willingness to show an example of enthusiasm and motivation to their learners during activities at all times.


  • Previous managerial experience or experience in a senior teaching role.
  • Previous experience working with younger learners.  
  • Previous experience working in a summer school environment.
  • Previous experience of promoting welfare and safeguarding children.

You will be expected to complete a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service). Academic induction will include training in safeguarding children regardless of previous training.

International House Belfast is an equal opportunities employer. You will be asked to complete an equal opportunities form in order to comply with our policy to ensure all employees are treated with the same respect, dignity and consideration.

Initial EFL Qualification Required: 
other equivalent qualification
Higher EFL Qualification Required: 
or other equivalent qualification
Date Posted
Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:56
Accommodation Details: 
Residential - Queen's Elms Village
Other Info:
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK
International House Belfast is the leading English Language and Teacher Training Institute in Northern Ireland. We are British Council accredited, a certified Cambridge ESOL Examination and Teacher Training Centre, and a member of English UK and MEI Relsa. Our vision is to provide people with the opportunity to create better lives for themselves and others, both locally and globally through improved communication skills. IH Belfast is located in University Street, which, as the name suggests, is in the heart of the city’s university district. The area is full of bars, restaurants and shops catering for a large student population and is just a 10-minute walk from Belfast city centre. We pride ourselves on the warm friendly atmosphere we have created in our school and this is down to our personable teachers and staff. When recruiting, we look for teachers who can contribute to this atmosphere.