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JOIN THE TEAM

JOB VACANCIES

Full time positions

Avernus Education is currently looking to fill the following positions:

We are looking to welcome a new Administrative Assistant to the dynamic team in our Hong Kong office. They will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning and growth of our organisation.

Positions available:

Administrative Assistant - Hong Kong Office

Part time positions

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dedicated staff to our pastoral and academic teams working across a variety of different residential summer programmes this year, at multiple locations, both in the UK and in Hong Kong. This unique opportunity allows the right candidate to combine their passion for education, travel, and the best of Britain, in a dynamic and innovative environment.

Positions available: 

Course Manager

  • Course Manager, Hong Kong Campus

  • Course Manager, UK School Campus 

  • Course Manager, UK University Campus

Programme Tutor 

  • Programme Tutor, Hong Kong Campus

  • Programme Tutor, UK School Campus

Academic Tutor

  • Academic Tutor, UK University Campus

  • Academic Tutor, UK School Campus

Activities & Sports Coordinator 

  • Activities & Sports Coordinator, Hong Kong Campus

  • Activities & Sports Coordinator, UK School Campus

  • Activities & Sports Coordinator, UK University Campus

Application Process: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with a CV and cover letter to jobs@avernuseducation.com. We look forward to welcoming new members to our vibrant team.

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Downside School Campus, 10 day programme:

24 May- 2 June 2024

 

London School Campus, 2 week programme: 

7-12 July 2024; 12-17 July 2024

 

Hong Kong Campus, 3 week programme: 

8 to 13 July 2024; 15-20 July 2024; 22-27 July 2024

 

UK University Campus, University of Oxford, 2 week programme:

4-17 August 2024


Note: depending on your role, you may be required to start up to 2 days before the camp start date to receive training and help set up the programme. You can leave by 6pm on the final day of the programme. Accommodation and meals are included in all camp programmes on the specified dates (excludes gaps between courses). For international courses, Avernus Education will provide return flights (flexible dates for additional travel), working visa, and airport transfers in the destination country. For each role, the competitive stipend is commensurate with experience. Extensive support and training from a friendly and experienced team from onboarding throughout your time with us.

Programme Dates

PROGRAMME 
TUTOR

Programme Tutor

Avernus Education is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Programme Tutors for our summer residential camps and programmes. As a Programme Tutor you will be key to the successful delivery of our summer courses, leading our academic sessions and evening activities, as well as playing an essential role in student welfare and the overall smooth running of the residential camp.

Responsibilities: Programme Tutor

  • Provide pastoral care and support to camp attendees aged 8-15

  • Lead and supervise a range of activities, including innovative lessons and creative workshops, ensuring they are engaging and age-appropriate

  • Attend evening activities to support the Activities and Sports Coordinator in the delivery of the programme

  • Help students settle into the programme and make the most of the opportunities that the programme presents

  • Collaborate with fellow staff members to maintain a safe, inclusive, and positive environment for all students

  • Demonstrate initiative and reliability in daily tasks and unexpected situations

  • Participate in the holistic delivery of the camp, embracing the residential setting and the duties associated with this ‘boarding’ environment

  • Undertake training sessions and adhere to camp guidelines and policies

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in teaching/tutoring, sports, or related fields

  • Confidence tutoring various subjects and conducting educational activities, such as games and workshops

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; native English speaker with the ability to speak Cantonese or Mandarin desirable

  • Ability to take initiative

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently when required

  • Flexibility and adaptability to a dynamic camp environment including early starts and evening bedtime routine duties

  • Readiness for any extra tasks we may need fulfilled. 

  • Good time management skills

Personal Qualities

  • A passion for teaching and engaging young learners 

  • Willingness to embrace a residential course setting

  • Ability to welcome students and parents to the course in a positive and professional manner

  • Demonstrate the flexibility and adaptability inherent with working abroad in unfamiliar settings

  • Ability to create a positive, safe environment in which students of all backgrounds and English abilities can thrive 

  • Organised, efficient and flexible, and able to work in a busy and fast-paced summer school environment 

  • Adaptability, integrity, enthusiasm, sense of humour and patience 

  • Be aware of the well-being of students and the challenge that a summer school may create

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ACADEMIC 
TUTOR

Academic Tutor

Avernus Education is seeking a team of passionate academic tutors who can teach small groups of ambitious students aged 15-20 in their target subject. As an academic tutor, you will not only be an expert in your field but also have a passion for bringing your expertise into the classroom in a fun and engaging manner. You will need to be able to plan and deliver lessons that achieve the programme’s learning outcomes while providing a memorable experience for your students. Tutors play a crucial role in the wider success of the camp, participating in enrichment activities and trips, and contributing the holistic delivery of the programme in a residential setting.

Responsibilities: Academic Tutor

  • Design and deliver lessons in your subject (or related fields) including engaging, challenging and interactive sessions and workshops which align with the objectives of the programme

  • Be prepared to explore your subject beyond the curriculum to help instil a passion for learning in your students

  • Provide any preparatory tasks or materials to your participants that you deem necessary and beneficial in advance of the programme

  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance throughout the programme 

  • Provide detailed, productive written feedback and suggestions for further development for each student after the programme

  • Share your experience as a G5 university student with the participants and provide useful insights on the application process to your field of studies. This will include opportunities to lead university preparation and strategy sessions, as well as day trips and college tours.

  • Take on pastoral responsibilities and evening duties, including supporting the Activities and Sports Coordinator with the evening programme

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Formal experience of tutoring or working with students in an educational setting

  • Experience of the Oxbridge style of small group learning and discussion 

  • Ability to teach a broad range of topics within your subject area 

  • Current undergraduate or above at a leading British university 

  • Relevant experience of residential summer schools or summer courses

  • Experience teaching non-native students

Personal Qualities

  • A passion for teaching and conveying your own enthusiasm for a subject 

  • Ability to create a positive, safe environment in which students of all backgrounds and abilities can thrive 

  • Organised, efficient and flexible, and able to work in a busy and fast-paced residential summer course environment 

  • Adaptability, integrity, enthusiasm, sense of humour and patience 

  • Be flexible in the content delivered during lessons, reacting to the ability and interests of individuals in the class, understanding that levels of academic English may differ 

  • Be aware of the well-being of students and the challenge that a summer school may create 

  • Be self-motivated to achieve the highest standards

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ACTIVITIES & SPORTS COORDINATOR

Activities & Sports Coordinator

Our team of fun and approachable Activities and Sports Coordinators provide the energy and expertise that hold our residential programmes together. As an Activities and Sports Coordinator, you will ensure the planning, preparation, and delivery of a range of enriching activities and exciting team building challenges. This role ranges from leading afternoon sports, to arranging inclusive and fun evening activities. We are looking for outgoing, friendly and responsible individuals who are comfortable talking on this high energy and fast paced role, essential for the successful delivery of our holistic social and cultural programmes on the camp.

Responsibilities: Activities & Sports Coordinator

  • Organise, prepare and lead on extracurricular activities and organise evening social events

  • Provide support, information and guidance to participants, ensuring they are aware of the programme schedule and participating accordingly 

  • Aim to create a ‘home away from home’ and act as both a responsible adult, and a friendly point of contact throughout the programme

  • Be on-site each day providing pastoral and logistic support to participants and members of staff 

  • Assist the Course Manager with site set up, including classroom preparation, resource creation, cleaning and tidying as required 

  • Attend evening meetings with the Course Manager, followed by curfew patrols 

  • Be the face of Avernus Education to students, staff and parents and uphold our high standards of quality, safety and educational excellence 

  • Ensure the programme operates within health & safety and risk assessment guidelines 

  • Assist with other duties around the summer programme as required 

  • Build rapport with students, set correct behaviour expectations and ensure swift response to any welfare or safeguarding issues

  • Take on pastoral responsibilities and evening duties 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant experience of residential summer schools or similar camps and programmes

  • Relevant experience in sports coaching, outdoor pursuits, musical events or performing arts

  • Experience in working with children or young people

  • Have a passion and energy for the programme

  • Be an effective team member, taking on leadership where needed

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; 

  • Fluent English Speaker with the ability to speak Mandarin and Cantonese desirable

Personal Qualities

  • Creativity and a sense of fun

  • Applicants should be extremely organised, efficient and flexible, and able to work in a busy, fast-paced and often challenging, summer school environment 

  • Adaptability, integrity, enthusiasm, patience and ability to work with children of different ages 

  • Good judgement and conviction in decision-making 

  • Good time management

  • Enthusiasm to get involved in all activities and ensure participants have an unforgettable experience with Avernus Education

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COURSE 
MANAGER

Course Manager

Avernus Education is seeking ambitious and capable Course Managers to lead and deliver our residential courses smoothly and successfully. The Course Manager has overall responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of our students, the effective leadership of the staff team, and the coordination of the entire residential programme. This is a challenging and rewarding role for an experienced leader.

We are looking for motivated team leaders who are passionate about working with young people. We are looking for candidates with natural talent for organisation and logistics. As Course Manager you will oversee the running of the summer programme, leading a team of Programme Tutors and Activities Coordinators as they deliver the programme each day. Alongside academic sessions and workshops, participants also enjoy a busy schedule of social and cultural events, some of which are organised and run by your team under your leadership. The number of students under your care will vary according to the campus and programme; it will be between 20-120 at any given time. Typically the ratio of staff to students is 1:10. You will be the primary point of contact and representative of Avernus Education for parents, students and staff for the duration of the course. 

Responsibilities: Course Manager

  • Provide direction and clear leadership to the team on the camp, including participating in any training (provided by Avernus), and supervising site setup and pack down

  • Oversee the day to day running of the programme, ensuring that the timetable is followed and organised activities are ready to proceed as planned

  • Maintain accurate records of staff and student attendance throughout the programme

  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with Avernus Education senior staff regarding progress of the camp

  • Act as primary point of contact and lead within the camp for parents, students and staff

  • Build and maintain good rapport and working relationships with the Avernus Education team, and external staff, understanding that you are representing Avernus Education, a professional organisation, in this context 

  • Manage day to day expenses and sundry purchases, keeping accurate records and adhering to a budget 

  • Manage appropriate staff rotas, ensuring an effective team approach and assigning responsibilities as necessary

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant experience of leadership in an educational programme, summer school or a similar role such as House Parent in a boarding school 

  • Experience working with children or young people ideally in a residential setting 

  • Detailed knowledge of the context of the camp and programme

  • Experience in leading, teaching and providing pastoral care for international students 

  • QTS or relevant teaching qualifications 

  • Experience leading and motivating teams

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to create a positive, supportive environment in which students and the camp tutors are encouraged to perform to the best of their ability 

  • • Ability to motivate, encourage and bring enthusiasm to a team while maintaining appropriate professional distance 

  • • Excellent communication, time management and prioritisation skills. 

  • • Highly organised, efficient and flexible, and able to work in a busy and fast-paced summer camp environment 

  • • Adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humour, patience and resilience

  • • Be self-motivated to achieve the highest standards in all things, particularly with regards to the quality of experience participants receive 

  • • A proactive approach to problem solving, knowing when to work independently and when to ask for support 

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Application Process: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with a CV and cover letter to jobs@avernuseducation.com. We look forward to welcoming new members to our vibrant team and providing an unforgettable educational experiences.

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