ABOUT IMMERSE EDUCATION

 
Immerse Education is a leading provider of academic programmes that take place in Cambridge, Oxford, London and online. We welcome students aged 13-18 to study a wide variety of subjects, provide an introduction to advanced study and insight into university life. During our two-week residential programmes, participants live and study in colleges of Cambridge and Oxford University, or University of London and balance a challenging academic programme with an action-packed schedule of social and cultural activities. Each year we welcome students from over 100 different countries and our programmes have been recognised by a number of awards and accrediting bodies including The Queens Award for Enterprise, the British Accreditation Council, BETA and ROSPA.

 
ROLE BACKGROUND

 
Immerse Education is looking for great team leaders in the months of July and August who are passionate about working with young people. We are looking for candidates with natural talent for organisation and logistics. You must have the ability to motivate a team and be dedicated to the well-being of both your team and for the young people who attend Immerse Education summer programmes. As College Manager you will oversee the running of the summer programmes hosted within your assigned college, leading a team of mentors and supporting academic tutors as they deliver the programmes each day.

 
Alongside 4 hours of academic sessions Monday to Friday, participants also enjoy a busy schedule of social and cultural events, some of which are organised and run by your mentor team under your leadership. The number of students under your care will vary according to the college and programme dates of your session and can be as low as 30 students, up to a maximum of 250. Typically the ratio of participants to mentors is 10:1. You will be the primary point of contact and representative of Immerse for parents, students and staff for the duration of you session. It is a challenging opportunity that is highly rewarding.

 
RESPONSIBILITES

 

  • Provide direction and clear leadership to the team of mentors within the college, including delivering training (provided by Immerse), and supervising site setup and pack down
  • Oversee the day to day running of the programme, ensuring that all bookings (arranged in advance by Immerse) and organised activities are ready to proceed as planned
  • Be responsible for the well-being and behaviour of all participants and the primary point of contact for safeguarding and welfare concerns within your college, responding in line with Immerse Educations policies and procedures (provided in advance, together with a training day)
  • Maintain accurate records of staff and student attendance throughout the programme
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with Immerse head office regarding progress within your college
  • Act as primary point of contact and lead within your college for parents, students and staff
  • Build and maintain good rapport and working relationships with the full-time staff within the college, understanding that you are representing Immerse, a professional organisation, in this context
  • Keeping a detailed and accurate inventory list and coordinating stock between college managers when required
  • Manage day to day expenses and sundry purchases, keeping accurate records and adhering to a budget
  • Manage the staff rota, ensuring all team members work a similar amount of time and assigning responsibilities to mentors

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Relevant experience of summer school leadership, or a similar role (essential)
  • Detailed knowledge of Cambridge or Oxford (essential)
  • Experience leading, teaching and providing pastoral care for international students aged 13 to 18 (essential)
  • QTS or relevant teaching qualifications (desirable)
  • Experience leading and motivating teams (desirable)

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

 

  • Ability to create a positive, supportive environment in which students, mentors and tutors are encouraged to perform to the best of their ability
  • Ability to motivate, encourage and bring passion to a team while maintaining professional distance
  • Excellent communication, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Highly organised, efficient and adaptable, and able to work in a busy and fast-paced summer school environment
  • Adaptability, passion, sense of humour, patience and resilience
  • Be pleasant mannered and personable with a professional demeanour
  • Be self-motivated to achieve the highest standards in all things, particularly with regards to the quality of experience participants receive
  • A proactive approach to problem solving, knowing when to work independently and when to ask for support
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage the stress of others

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