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Head of English

Deadline for applications: N/A

Salary: £38,000.00 per annum

Job overview

At Study Group we’re very excited about the forthcoming launch of our International Study Centre at Cardiff University. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, Cardiff University is renowned for its innovation and research and is located in a beautiful and thriving city.

The Head of English will provide the leadership and vision to deliver excellent student success through the development of teaching, learning and assessment, and curriculum innovation in the field of Academic English Skills (AES); as well as maintaining quality assurance and enhancement that embeds outstanding collaborative working with both the University and the Study Group network.

You will be responsible for leading and supporting a team of English tutors, ensuring that all Academic and English Skills (AES), English for Pre-Master’s (EPM) and English Language Preparation Programme (ELP) modules across all courses and programmes are delivered to a high standard; following the agreed curriculum and utilising agreed assessment modes, resulting in the best possible outcomes for students and the best possible student experience.

Reporting to the Head of Centre, you will work closely with colleagues within and outside CISC and be accountable for the delivery of contractually required progression rates to the University. Critically, the successful candidate will need to carefully balance the requirements of the Centre alongside the need for compliance, consistency and collaboration with the University and Study Group as a whole.

The successful applicant will support the Head of Centre in the overall management of CISC, consequently, applicants must have a proven track record of effectively and efficiently running a small to medium large sized academic department, with experience of managing different curriculum pathways, a number of direct reports and rigorous and robust quality assurance processes.

Engaging and collaborating effectively with the Head of Curriculum and Progression and academic subject tutors is key to the success of the curriculum delivery, and the successful candidate should bring with them a strong desire to take a holistic approach to the student academic experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree (essential)
  • Relevant Teaching qualification (essential, eg DELTA, TEFL, MA Linguistics)
  • Leadership and management experience in a teaching and learning environment
  • Experience of leading a team to achieve high levels of student academic performance and outcomes against agreed targets
  • Experience of teaching English to international students in UK Higher or Further Education
  • Experience of planning and running complex education courses in English and Academic Skills
  • Experience of leading the provision of academic skills within HE environments

Key benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • Enhanced pension scheme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, Wellbeing centre, and much more.

About Study Group

Study Group is a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a transformational learning experience. Our global recruitment teams enrolled over 30,000 students from 142 countries in 2018. The universities we work with trust us to increase their international footprint, access student diversity and provide assured progression, so they can continue to focus on academic excellence.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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How to apply

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.