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Vacancy: Academic Operations Manager

Good Hope Studies, a leading provider of English language courses to international clients, is seeking a full-time Academic Operations Manager for its two schools in Cape Town. You will be based at our school in Newlands.

What you will be doing:

  • Academic Planning: managing all classes at our two schools through our inhouse software.
  • HR: managing our team of up to 40 teachers, taking care of teacher development and recruitment.
  • Client care: monitoring the academic progress of our students in Newlands.

 What we require:

  • An initial university degree in Linguistics, Languages, Education or related subjects (desirable but not essential).
  • A Delta (please state modules completed if you haven’t completed all).
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Experience in a managerial position.
  • Experience in HR.
  • Team player.
  • Willingness to learn.

What we can offer:

  • A great team and working environment.
  • Industry-competitive salary.
  • Opportunities to further develop and learn.

If you fit the profile, please send us an email with a CV and a short paragraph of why you see yourself as suitable for this position and where you would like to be in your career in 5 years from now.

Please do not apply if you don’t fit our requirements. If you haven’t received a reply by 14 December, please accept that your application has not been successful.

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  • We require a CELTA qualification or equivalent.
  • You need to be a South African citizen, or to already have the legal right to work here.

The following will all be advantages:

  • Significant experience in teaching English as a foreign language to adults, especially where this experience is with institutions that have strong professional development programmes and high quality standards.
  • A or B grades on CELTA.
  • Delta Modules passed.
  • An Honours or Master's degree in a relevant field such as a foreign language; a Master's degree in another field.
  • Evidence of ongoing commitment to professional growth (e.g. whether you attended or led workshops or were observed regularly).

What we offer:

  • A friendly, professional and organised work environment.
  • The opportunity to work at a language school that meets stringent EAQUALS quality standards, and that is committed to teaching excellence and good client care.
  • A strong professional development programme, including, at times, Delta preparation courses.
  • The opportunity to join a team of motivated professionals, who are committed to their professional growth, and a significant proportion of whom are fully Delta qualified.

In your CV or covering letter please mention:

  • Your qualifications and the grades you achieved.
  • Details of your previous experience in teaching English as a foreign language. Please give a rough indication of how much experience you have with each of the following:
    - Adults
    - Children
    - Different Levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)
    - Different types of classes (General English, English for Work, Exam Preparation, Academic English, etc.)
  • Any relevant short courses you've done, such as courses in teaching English for Work, in teaching Young Learners, or in Language Awareness.
  • Which languages you speak and to what level.

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