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Head of English

Deadline for applications: N/A

Would you like to lead a team of Academic English Tutors, in a dynamic, innovative, and creative learning environment?

Job overview

Salary: £39,000-£43,000 per annum
Contract Type: Full time, permanent 

Our University of Surrey International Study Centre is expanding at some pace. After recently introducing the Pre-Masters programme (Level 6) in September, it’s an exciting time at the centre with a number of developments taking place. We are now looking for an experienced Academic English Manager to join the centre in an important positon as Head of English.

Working as part of the senior management team, the Head of English will plan and oversee all Academic English programmes delivered by the centre, ensuring that teaching and learning, quality, and enhancements, are of the highest standards. In this role, you will mentor, develop, and encourage your staff to ensure high progression rates are achieved, as well as a world class student experience. Stakeholder management is an essential part of this role, as you will liaise regularly with the University Partner as well as the central Development team. This is a highly operational role, however if you have experience working at a more strategic level then this would of great value to this position.

Why choose us

We’re a global pathway provider in International Education, working in partnership with a number of Top Tier University Partners, and over 60,000 students each year. Voted as the 2017 and 2018 Global Pathway Provider of the year, our people are united with the shared ambition of providing a world-class UK education to talented students from across the globe. Using innovative teaching methods in an autonomous working environment, we empower our students to reach their potential, providing an unforgettable student experience, and a positive introduction to the UK and its culture.

Our University of Surrey International Study Centre, based in Guildford, is based in the heart of a beautiful campus that is extremely picturesque with a calm, peaceful atmosphere. The centre offers an International Foundation programme, a Pre-Masters programme, and English language preparation courses. There are a variety of pathways offered on both programmes as well as a variety of students from all across the globe.

What we offer

  • Professional Development opportunities. The opportunity to work with students from all over the world.
  • The chance to work as part of a global highly collaborative network.
  • A unique HE working environment, with the advantages of FE such as teaching training, innovation, and smaller class sizes.
  • As we have full ownership of our curriculum - we are able to adapt and consistently provide current, relevant and engaging material to our students.

What experience do you need?

  • You will have previous leadership and management experience in a teaching and learning environment
  • Experience in planning and running complex education courses in English for Academic Purposes.
  • Experience of leading a team to achieve high levels of student academic performance and outcomes against agreed targets.
  • You will have a can do attitude, be pro-active, and be able to demonstrate resilience.
  • DELTA Qualified or equivalent.
  • Experience of teaching international students in UK higher or further education

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 dedication. 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 your CV via our application website, 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.