Academic Manager in Cordoba

Start Date
Duration or End Date
To be discussed in an interview

Essential requirements


  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • You must have the right to work in the EU

Job Description

We are a looking for enthusiastic and inspirational leaders to form part of our project consolidating over 68 years of language teaching in Spain. We are passionate about helping people and believe in providing quality language teaching.
As a member of the academic management team, an Academic Manager (AM) will participate in the direction of the academy as part of the school meeting committee along with the commercial director. The AM will work closely with other AMs and the commercial team to ensure a quality product and client satisfaction.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Managing the daily running, i.e.: courses, classes, organizing classrooms, teachers’ hours, standby etc... of the academy with other members of the AM team
• Leading, motivating and organising the teaching team
• Implementing protocols for quality, standardization and health and safety.
• The quality assurance of the teaching operation.
• The didactic support of learners and teachers, including covering classes of any age or level as necessary
• Customer service
• Assisting the Commercial department in promoting the academy’s services to corporate and institutional clients
• Assisting with the development and implementation of products and publicity
• Recruitment
• Assist to trainings, not only in the pedagogic area.

The ideal candidate should have:

• The ability to work well in a team
• An understanding of customers’ needs
• A proactive, positive attitude
• A very strong EFL back¬ground with all ages of students and a good working knowledge of Cambridge ESOL exams (DELTA would be considered an advantage).
• A liking for people and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written English
• Proven organisational and administrative skills
• Significant experience of teaching online, ideally with ZOOM
• IT skills
• The ability to help to resolve a wide variety of teacher and student problems and to work under stress
• An understanding of the commercial side
• The ability to be flexible according to the changing needs of the academy and its clients
• Management experience
• A good level of Spanish (B2 or above) or an ability to learn fast.
• Commitment to providing stability and a vision of the future

Other Benefits

AccommodationAccommodation and settling-in allowance: up to 300€ travel costs and three nights in a local hotel.

Visa: Social security and national insurance: The HR department will help you with the Spanish paperwork.

Holiday: Paid holiday: Christmas (apx 2 weeks), Holy week (1 week) plus national and local holidays.

About the school and city

IH Cordoba, known locally as “Academia Britanica”, was the first IH to be founded by John and Brita Haycraft in 1953.

Since that time the school has continued to grow and we now have two locations. The CENTRO school is in the old town in two modernized Andalusian houses. The school has 22 classrooms, a staffroom, a computer room and an open-plan study centre. The building is fully air-conditioned, with central heating, WIFI and all classrooms have computers and interactive whiteboards.

The SIERRA school is in a residential area, with modern facilities. We invest in the decoration and facilities, to make the classrooms and teachers' rooms comfortable and well-equipped. Visitors say the premises are a pleasure in which to work and study.

We have a large team of academic managers and support staff, always on hand to help you.