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EFL Programmes Manager - Junior School (Initial 1 year contract)

November 15, 2017


DCU Language Services is seeking to employ a full-time EFL Programme Manager for our growing Junior School.  


Overview of Position

The Programme Manager will be a member of our senior management team and will be responsible for planning, resourcing and coordinating the academic and administrative components of Junior School operations.  The role involves close co-operation with our Sales and Service Teams so that a high standard of service is achieved in all aspects of our junior programme operations.  Strong knowledge, understanding and experience of EFL principles and practices are required along with excellent administrative capabilities, particularly in the areas of organisation and people management.  This will be a full-time role with seasonal peaks each spring and summer.      


Key responsibilities:

  • Liaison with other company teams, clients and support services

  • Recruitment and management of teachers and support staff

  • Management of school operations (timetabling, educational resources, administration)

  • Development of the Junior Programme syllabus and course-content

  • Ensuring compliance with Quality Assurance measures, Health and Safety requirements and Child Protection procedures

  • In non-peak periods other temporary duties may be allocated


Applicant Profile

  • Highly organized and with an ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Strong leadership qualities

  • Keen understanding of both the business and academic demands of the position


Minimum Requirements

  • Essential:

- 5+ years EFL experience    

- Previous management experience in an EFL organisation                       

- Primary degree and ACELS-recognized initial TEFL qualification (

- A higher-level qualification in the area of EFL / Education such as DELTA, HDip Ed., PGCE, M.TESOL. The higher-level qualification must have included relevant formally-assessed observed teaching practice

  •    Desirable:

 Teaching experience in primary or secondary education



Application Procedure

  • Send email applications to

  • Email should state the reference “Junior Programmes Manager Application” in the subject bar

  • Application deadline: Thursday 23rd November 2017

  • Applications must include a CV and cover letter outlining suitability and reasons for applying for the position


Contract Details

  • Contract Type:     12 month full-time (initial contract) 

  • Start Date:             Late 2017 / Early 2018

  • Probation:             3-month probationary period. Employment is dependent on probationary                                  criteria being fully met & Garda Vetting clearance

  • Salary:                   €38,000 - €40,000

  • Not eligible for relocation expenses



1 Any offer of employment will be conditional on proof of qualifications (Degrees and TEFL qualifications) being made available, and on satisfactory reference checks.

2. Incomplete applications will not receive a reply.

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