Young Learners' Academic Manager (Maternity Cover) in London

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Start Date
24th April 2023
Duration or End Date
9-month fixed term contract (Maternity cover)
To be discussed at Interview


Purpose of the job

Delivery and development of young learner academic courses and continually improve the academic quality of YL programmes. Support the in-centre Directors of Studies and academic teams in all aspects of their roles.

The following requirements are essential:


  • Degree
  • DELTA or nearing completion of DELTA

Experience and knowledge:

  • Experience of working in Young Learner operations
  • Experience developing Young learner materials
  • Microsoft Excel (intermediate – advanced), Word and PowerPoint
  • English at minimum C1 level

The following are desirable:

  • Safeguarding qualification
  • Project management skills
  • Fluency in another language, in addition to English
  • Strong team management


Principal Responsibilities

  1. Write and develop all young learner academic materials
  2. Ensure delivery of high quality and successful Younger Learner programmes
  3. Manage quality of delivery in Young Learner Centres; act on feedback and develop robust quality assurance systems to maximise student and agent satisfaction
  4. Support the in-centre Director of Studies and academic teams in all aspects of their roles
  5. Develop induction programme for staff, including continually updating manuals and training materials
  6. Ensure YL academics are delivered to the standard expected and in line with Accreditation UK guidelines.
  7. Interview and recruit all YL academic staff based on set criteria
  8. Work with Director of Young Learners to develop new products and delivery of new programmes
  9. Feed into an over-arching strategy for the future of the programmes
  10. Depending on needs of the business – operational oversight of a YL centre during the summer.

Main Duties      

  • Writing and developing YL syllabus and materials
  • Training and inducting all YL academic staff
  • Managing YL academic staff during operational periods
  • Assist Sales team and partner agents with any academic related queries
  • Some elements of pricing relating to in-market course delivery
  • Manage and deliver off-season programmes both in London, across the UK and potentially further afield.
  • Manage academic challenges arising by keeping mindful of both commercial and client-relationship needs
  • Provide out of hours support to Centre staff, as agreed with Head of Young Learners.
  • Assist with (and when necessary coordinate) agent visits and meetings to the operating venues and hosting visits if required
  • Organising and planning examinations of Young Learner courses
  • Any other appropriate duties that may be required.



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We encourage fairness and equality in our Recruitment and selection process. Our shortlisting and interviewing will be carried out by more than one person: Internal members of interview panels are informed about the company’s recruitment and selection of staff policy. Interview questions will be related to the requirements of the job and not of a discriminatory nature.


About the school and city

International House London is an established and well-known language school, with over sixty years of experience in providing language courses and teacher training programmes. 

Our spacious and fully equipped school is based near Covent Garden and we are a founding member of the International House World Organisation.

International House London welcomes over 8,000 language students from 150 countries each year. Our students enjoy learning in the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere of IH London.

IH London opened in 1959. We are the no.1 language school in Central London, judged by the latest British Council inspections and reported in the EL Gazette (2019). Every year we train over 500 new teachers and enable them to embark on exciting new journeys across the globe to inspire and teach others.