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Assistant Director of Studies

Posted on 2024-04-08


Dublin, Ireland
Job Description
Twin Group is an award-winning provider of education, travel, work experience, accommodation, and employment services.  We offer a diverse number of life-enhancing services to our clients and every member of our team is essential in achieving this.

We are seeking an ADOS who will take responsibility for the delivery of all Twin English Centre Ireland academic performance targets by ensuring EFL teachers work effectively and cohesively. Assisting the Director of Studies in managing the academic team of Twin English Centre Dublin, including school administration, all classroom activity and health and safety. Our successful candidate will work with the Director of Studies to ensure that teaching quality is monitored, school administration is completed to a high standard, welfare standards are maintained, and regulatory compliance is adhered to.  

The job is extremely varied and requires someone who is dynamic, creative, approachable, caring, and able to work accurately under pressure and think on their feet. 

  • Student academic induction and placement testing.  
  • Timetabling and allocation of teachers. 
  • Placing students on CLASS.
  • Run level change testing.  
  • Assist with booking end-of-course exams (TIE, IELTS) and communicate with students reaching end of course.  
  • Assist with booking TOEIC exams and invigilators for groups and other exams as they arise. 
  • Teacher induction and training. 
  • Attendance and lesson plan monitoring. 
  • Mentor new teachers.   
  • Conduct Clil classes upon completion of training.  
  • Conduct specialised classes.  
  • Participate in Teacher Training programme.  
  • Teach/cover on G.E. classes where necessary.  
  • Run TIE prep tutorials for students. 
  • Assist with student queries.  
  • General Administration and other associated tasks.
Education /Qualification 
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Diploma level qualification (DELTA/Trinity TESOL Diploma and/or MA with a substantial element of observed teaching practice) desired. 
Skills and Experience
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience including some with young learners. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. 
  • Experience working as part of a team.
  • IT literate 
Desirable, but not essential:
  • Previous managerial experience 
  • Administrative experience 
  • Safeguarding training 
  • Customer service experience 
  • Ability to speak a second language. 
Additional Information
Salary: €40,000 per annum depending on experience  
Location: Dublin 
Contract:  Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00
Benefits: up to 20 days annual leave + bank holidays + Birthday Day off, per year; Long service award, an extra day’s annual leave per year completed, up to 5 additional days; 5 days paid sick leave per year; Employee referral scheme, up to €500 per successful referral; Sabbatical Leave the right to request up to 1 month’s unpaid sabbatical leave; Career development opportunities.
Please Note:  
The successful candidate must be able to work in Ireland. 
Twin is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Garda Vetting check, depending on the role itself. 
  • All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily.
  • Proof of identity and qualifications will be required.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a one-hour on-line safeguarding training prior to commencing employment.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age. 
Disability Confident Employer 
Disabled applicants should indicate in the Equality of Opportunity section of the application form if they wish their application to be given consideration under the Disability Confident scheme.  
If you are invited to interview, please advise the recruitment administrator what adjustment you would require at the interview in as much detail as possible to enable arrangements to be put into place.  
We ask all applicants if they want to be considered under this scheme.  By opting-in to this scheme, you are disclosing that you have a disability solely for the purpose of the interview guarantee and we will not assume nor infer that you wish to disclose or record your disability in any other way – including any reasonable adjustments you may need if you are employed. 

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