Academic Manager / Director of Studies in Budapest

Start Date
1st September
Duration or End Date


Essential Requirements

  • You must have a DELTA, DipTESOL, or MA TESOL
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.
  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced and suitably qualified Academic Manager / Director of Studies to lead our schools in Budapest. Main place of work is on the Buda side (Retek Street) but the role-holder will be required to work from other venues and our teacher training centre in Budapest, like our Pest site (Váci Street). Level of employment is dependent on experience and qualifications.

The role includes but is not limited to:

  • Maintaining our high teacher and teaching standards and supporting teachers in their development
  • Effective communication and building bridges between teachers, managements, clients and other stakeholders
  • Placement testing new students, student allocation and timetabling and tracking during their studies
  • Recruitment of new teachers, inductions, observations, and staff development
  • Leading on online and offline material creation, coordination of production, testing and tracking
  • Leading, coordination, and management of the teaching staff
  • Maintaining and improving quality standards and leading on accreditations
  • Course organisation and timetabling on all our teaching courses and room and teacher allocation
  • Other ad-hoc delegated tasks, related to teaching or running of the school

We’re encouraging you to apply if:

  • You already have leadership or senior teacher / ADoS experience in (adult language) education
  • You’d like to further develop your professional and leadership skills in a dynamic environment
  • You enjoy working with others, building relationships, and contributing to the success of others
  • You approach tasks and challenges through creative problem-solving and a can-do attitude
  • You’d like to be part of a multi-lingual and cultural international franchise


  • Pedagogical and/or andragogical qualifications and relevant experience in previous roles
  • Already existing legal rights to work in the EU and Hungary in a full-time role


  • Cambridge DELTA / Trinity Diploma in TESOL or similar (or in progress and/or willing to undertake)
  • Experience in management and/or teacher training, and materials/learning design

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonus
  • Teacher training and training up opportunities for suitably qualified candidates
  • Professional and leadership development and carrier route
  • Depending on the candidate, support and opportunity to undertake Cambridge DELTA or similar

Other benefits:

Flights: Can be discussed

Accommodation: We can help with finding accommodation and/or provide information

Visa: Due to the job posting, candidates will need to have pre-existing rights to work in Hungary and the EU.

Holiday: As specified by Hungarian law

About the school and city

Budapest is in CET – Central European Time (GMT + 2) so please consider this when booking your online CELTA course. 

Since its foundation in 1983, IH Budapest has been known for its high-quality English language tuition and its outstanding Teacher Training faculty – and for many, its iconic location in the Buda hills, right next to Széll Kálmán Square, a key transport hub in Budapest.
IH Budapest has always had a great range of teacher training options, and in terms of English teaching the school has always covered the full range of adults, young learners, company classes, exam preparation courses, and its most recent addition, online teaching. Many of our CELTA trainees return to pursue their DELTAs, and quite a few of our DELTA trainees then become CELTA trainers at the school.

CELTA pass rate IH Budapest

Since its very early days, IH Budapest has maintained a wonderfully diverse teaching team and a strong student base where most of our new students come through recommendations of friends and family members who have studied with us before. Our secret recipe is allowing and encouraging the different departments of the school to all work together to make it a success: happy students and loyal staff.