Assistant Director of Studies

Cape Town
South Africa
Assistant Director of Studies
To be negotiated
Length of Contract: 
No of vacancies: 
Job Description: 

Overview of the role

The ADOS works with the DOS and teaching team to ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day functioning of teaching operations, the maintenance and improvement of quality standards and student satisfaction with courses, teaching and other educational services.


The ADOS reports directly to the DOS and works closely with the DOS in managing the day-to-day functioning of teaching operations. While the DOS has responsibility for the overall course management, recruiting and resourcing, short and long-term planning and organisation, the ADOS supports the DOS in course management and teacher support, inspiring staff to raise our standards of teaching, training and learning. The ADOS is also required to stand in for the DOS when she is not available (for example due to illness, being on leave or training on a CELTA course).  

Key responsibilities

  • Academic administration
  • Student welfare and academic support
  • Working with the academic management team
  • Teacher support
  • Teaching
  • Recruitment and management of the teaching staff when standing in for the DOS

Please note that only candidates with right to work in South Africa can be considered for the role.

Initial EFL Qualification Required: 
Trinity TESOL, or
IH Certificate, or
Higher EFL Qualification Required: 
Trinity Diploma
Additional Skills Preferred: 
Academic management experience, leadership qualities and strong organisational skills, experience teaching a range of levels and courses, interest in their own and others' development.
Date Posted
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:51
Other Info:
Our school is situated on the Atlantic Seaboard, in Sea Point. With the city centre and V&A Waterfront situated approximately 6km from the school and all the shops, bars and restaurants surrounding the school, students can enjoy proximity to a number of exciting attractions. Cape Town is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world. The city’s good climate, natural setting and well-developed infrastructure will make tourists return. Not to mention the diverse attractions, sights and activities – from lavish and luxurious to backpacking on a budget, Cape Town has something for everyone. The beautiful beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch, Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront are all unique attraction to add to a tourist’s itinerary. Cape Town’s nightlife, entertainment, theatre, talented performers, excellent restaurants, wine estates and bars are some of the many reasons why you should visit the city.