Academic Manager/CELTA MCT(desirable )

La Spezia
Academic Manager/CELTA MCT(desirable )
€1500 gross (during CELTA course €2500)
Start Date: 
Length of Contract: 
Ideal commitment 3 years with the 1st year as trial
End Date: 
No of vacancies: 
Job Description: 

We are only able to consider EU citizens or those with the right to work in the EU

Principal Responsibilities

  1. The continuous and progressive development of the English department at IH La Spezia; contributing to strategy, driving change and development objectives.
  2. Shaping the department to deliver new and existing quality programmes profitably.
  3. Managing resources, assuring quality and motivating staff to perform to the highest professional standards and the values of the organisation.
  4. To assist in the promotion of English exams and teacher training through presentations and seminars, to assist with invigilation of Cambridge exams and act as speaking examiner where qualified.
  5. To oversee the effective administration of the school.
  6. Manage course participant, student and stakeholder relations including dealing with complaints, seeking and managing feedback, reporting, giving advice and guidance.
  7. Quality control systems including internal and external audits and inspections.
  8. Any other appropriate duties that may be required

Responsibilities shared with the YL Coordinator and Ados in Sarzana

  1. The operational and administrative management of the department ensuring high quality and profitable delivery of all English courses and related services.
  2. Providing resources for and creating a culture of continuous quality improvement leading to internal development and external recognition that enhances the reputation of International House La Spezia & Sarzana
  3. To provide academic support to teachers and develop the syllabus of all courses as well as maintain a log of inventory.
  4. Testing of students
  5. Timetabling of courses and allocating teachers.
  6. To administer/sell of teacher training courses including CELTA, CELT-P and CELT-S.  


Initial EFL Qualification Required: 
Trinity TESOL, or
IH Certificate, or
other equivalent qualification
Other Qualifications Required: 
Young Learners
Additional Skills Preferred: 
Customer service, client management
Date Posted
Thu, 23/03/2017 - 16:53
Visa Details: 
We are only able to consider EU citizens or those with the right to work in the EU
Flight Details: 
We will pay a settling allowance of €250 euro which could cover the cost of a return flight to Italy
Holiday Pay Details: 
Contract includes 2.5 days of holiday accrued each month worked.
Accommodation Details: 
We will assist you in finding a suitable place, however you will have to be prepared to pay for a b&b when you arrive if accommodation has not yet been confirmed.
Other Info:
IH La Spezia is a community school with a satellite school in the near town of Sarzana. We have 4 teachers in La Spezia and 3 in Sarzana. The YL Coordinator is based in La Spezia.