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Manor Courses has for the moment finished recruiting staff for summer 2020. Downloads are still available below but if you have not corresponded yet with Jon, prior to end of February, we will not be able to consider your application. We decided to proceed slowly and cautiously this year due to uncertainty about enrolments of big groups of our regular clients, eg. Chinese and Italian, due to the new coronavirus and travel/safety restrictions.  We have so far recruited a smaller team than recent years and were not be able to consider as many applications as usual. Contracts (and salary) are likely to be shorter (and lower) than usual, and 2 weeks is more probable than the 4 weeks mentioned in the Job Descriptions and Application Form.

Most Contracts for new staff include: 3 staff induction days + 2 student welcome/orientation days + 2 working weeks. Minimal contracts are for 4 and 5 working weeks. For 5 week details please email. Returnee staff have the option to miss the induction days.

Induction starts: To be confirmed, possibly arriving Fri 3rd July to be ready on campus. This is 3 days long. It is followed by 2 more days, called Welcome Day and Orientation Day, before the routine really starts. Additional to the working weeks’ salary, an extra 5 days are paid for full attendance.

Interested? Email Jon first to see what is available jon@manorcourses.co.uk . Please complete the updated 2020 Application Form, email us and be patient as we consider all other applications and student enrolments.

Working Conditions: All these posts are residential positions and involve residential and excursion supervisory roles and involve working with people under the age of 18. Each week is on average a 6 day working week of average 48 hours. Some weeks exceed 48 hours, and include working weekends. Salaries are dependent on candidates’ age group, those aged over 25 years old are paid a higher rate, those under 21 years old are paid a lower rate.

Criminal Records: All candidates must be willing to undergo a Police / Criminal records check (DBS) or apply and submit an international equivalent, to prove suitability to work with young people.

Work Permit / UK or EU Resident status: All candidates should be UK / EU passport holders or hold their UK visa already (we are not able to obtain Permits or Visas for applicants).

Insurance: We recommend all staff bring some kind of health insurance for any accidents they may encounter whilst not on duty during their stay at Hurst. Travel insurance is recommended for any non EU citizens.

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EFL Teachers

CLICK here to download the 2020 ELT JOB DESCRIPTION .

All EFL Teacher applicants should:

  • Have a degree
  • Have a Trinity TESOL/Cambridge CELTA certificate. Any other ELT qualifications must have a minimum 100 hours training input, include a minimum 6 hours supervised teaching practice (by a qualified observer), and must be externally validated by an examination board or university, and cannot be a solely online training course
  • Or have a PGCE or QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) or an international equivalent that qualifies you to teach EFL
  • Have experience in a similar teaching environment (eg. in EFL or other languages, or worth with teenagers, or in a residential setting)
  • Be prepared to accept other duties as well as teaching (ie. excursions, residential supervision)
  • Although not essential, the ideal candidate will also demonstrate some commitment to their continued professional development (eg. attended conferences/seminars/workshops, have a Trinity DipTESOL / Cambridge DELTA, or Young Learner qualification)
  • We will also prioritse teachers with experience with IWBs and course books aimed at the YL/teens market (although training will be provided).

Sports Leaders // Performing Arts Leaders // Art & Crafts Leaders

All Activity Leader applicants should:

  • Have relevant qualifications – training / degrees / certificates
  • Have experience of working with children
  • Be prepared to accept other duties as well as activities leading (i.e. excursions, residential supervision)
  • Be prepared to motivate and inspire young students
  • Be able to organise tournaments or competitions in a range of activities
  • Be able to plan and promote activities to children of different languages and cultures.
  • Be flexible and willing to adapt to different students wishes and needs.

House Managers // First Aiders

All House Manager applicants should:

  • Have experience of working with, or desire to work with, children
  • Be prepared to accept other duties as well as residential supervision (i.e. excursions, leading activities)
  • Be dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for children away from home.


All First Aider applicants should:

  • Have relevant training, eg. St John Ambulance First Aid At Work
  • Be able to work under pressure and respond to emergency scenarios
  • Know how to use medicines and to diagnose health problems.

CLICK here to download the old FIRST AIDER 2020 JOB DESCRIPTION 

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Download the Word version of our 2020 Application Form by clicking here . You should see the 2020 Job Descriptions before completing this. Then please complete it digitally, then print the signatures pages, sign and scan and finally email your completed and signed form to Jon – jon@manorcourses.co.uk or upload it in the form below. Or you can print it and complete it in pen, then post it to our office address, or scan and email it.

Note that the Form currently still refers to most contracts as for 4 weeks, but that MC will only recruit in accordance with customer needs, and therefore a smaller team due to the coronavirus’s potential effect. Despite your answers, you may still be considered only for a shorter period.

Email attachments should ideally be printed and signed in the 2 places and then scanned: signatures are required for confirming qualifications and declaring fitness to work with young people. These declaration pages can scanned and emailed. Returning-staff are asked to fill in the form every year.

Applications should also include:
1. photos
2. scans of ID
3. scans of certificates.

Please email or call us to answer any of your questions. We are family-run and always in the office during the recruitment period. Speak to Jon by Skype manor.courses or call the office on 01273 911377 and ask Nick or Su for basic details.

Alternatively you can download and fill in the form and send all to us using the form below:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Procedure summary:

We will… 1. contact your referees by email, post or phone (referees will be asked specifically whether there is any reason that you should not be employed in situations where you have responsibility for persons under 18); 2. verify qualifications or ask to see the original during a Skype interview and in the Induction; 3. arrange and conduct a Skype or phone interview

If you are successful, we will… 1. send a confirmation of job offer by email; 2. send the contract and staff handbook; 3. send a sample rota of your work hours; 4. send the schedule for the induction course + a list of documents you will need to bring to start the Police / Criminal records check DBS procedure + tax forms + further details of the summer rota.

Induction… All new staff members are expected to join our Induction Course from Saturday 4th July 2020 (though this and the expected arrival date and time will be confirmed in contracts).

Teachers’ & Leaders’ Zone – Professional development

Preparation for summer schools

  • For EFL teachers that want to know more about teaching in the UK or bringing UK culture into the classroom www.britishcouncil.org/languageassistant – simply one of the best teachers’ resources, check their links page and their Essential UK lessons on Britain and culture.
  • For a good repertoire of tips in video format, online www.teflvideos.com.
  • To understand more about copyright licensing in UK see www.copyrightandschools.org.
  • For a ‘global home’ for English teachers containing materials, discussions and development www.teachingenglish.org.uk.
  • For those teachers with a really keen interest in young learners, we recommend becoming a member of IATEFL’s special interest group.
  • To learn more about our Language lesson coursebooks please see the links in our English page.
  • To prepare yourself for the technology we use in the classroom please look at the training available for Interactive White Boards at Smart, Promethean and PolyVision.
  • For teachers in the UK this spring, why not attend the IATEFL conference in in Liverpool in April 2019?
  • Look at our Links page for ideas and inspiration for working with children and/or teaching English.

Thinking about your welfare role this summer? All teachers and leaders would benefit from reading this British Council publication on cultural sensitivity. You can also find our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies and other Policies here.

Thinking about buying academic resources? Try one of our favourite suppliers of ELT books. Or teaching ideas online? Explore a whole range of new ideas from Teaching English.


Post summer job?

  • The Directors can also advise on teaching jobs and working conditions in many countries, and will provide a list of reliable job sites for ELT positions.
  • Here is a good starting point for those that want to get abroad afterwards and need more advice on countries and courses :www.tesol-ua.org/teach-English.
  • We will also happily advise on further study or relevant teacher development courses that take place in UK. We have contacts with many training centres both in UK and abroad. Obviously the ideas and knowledge of another 25+ teachers is even more valuable.

Qualifications queries?

  • We are committed to recruiting the most suitable candidates we can get, and an important part of this is the standards of teachers’ teaching certificates.
  • For straightforward advice on getting the best qualifications, see English UK’s advice and QuITE’s guidance on choosing the right course.

Non-native English speakers

  • We are committed to recruiting the most suitable candidates we can get, and are proud to welcome a range of English teachers from a number of countries and native tongues. We accept applications from qualified teachers that have the Right to Reside or Right to Work in UK.
  • With the above in mind, we support TEFL Equity Advocates and look  forward to becoming more involved in the movement.
  • Follow the link below:

tefl equity

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