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we have a great team of leaders, teachers and support staff

Weymouth English Centre is a friendly, family-run school which was established in 2002. It is accredited by the British Council and is a member of English UK.

Together with a team of teachers, activity leaders and others, we organise English language courses in Weymouth for young students aged 13 to 17.

Our aim is to provide courses with quality lessons, accommodation, activities and care. The courses are seasonal.

The centre is open from 1st July to 11th August, 2018.

Students have 15 hours of English tuition per week plus a full programme of activities with day trips to London and other places of interest, a variety of sporting activities, magic skills workshops, discos, beach parties and more. Our team of activity leaders and some teachers accompany the students on their activities.

For our 2018 season we have the following vacancies:


Activity Leaders

Activity Leaders are responsible for ensuring that the programme runs smoothly. This includes accompanying the students on the activities and providing them with essential information.

The role also includes accompanying students to and from Heathrow, helping them to check-in and meeting new arrivals.


  • an interest in working with young people
  • enthusiasm and ability to motivate young people
  • the ability to lead, engage and look after a group of young people
  • a professional manner
  • good teamwork
  • attention to detail
  • contact details of two referees who can vouch for the above in a professional capacity


Starting rate £8.00 per hour plus holiday pay. This rate will go up after two successful early assessments. The final number of hours will be agreed but will be between 30 and 40 per week. There will be a contract with holiday and sick pay. Help with accommodation is available if required.



EFL Teachers

Lessons are held on weekday mornings between 09:00 and 12.30 with breaks totalling 30 minutes each day.

Classes have a maximum of 15 students. Our students come from all over the world, although most are from Europe and China.

The lesson content depends on the level of the class, but most lessons include grammar, writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, as well as vocabulary-building. Project work is also included.


  • a CELTA or recognised equivalent and a degree
  • experience of teaching English to foreign students of this age range
  • a sound knowledge of grammar and the ability to teach it in an interesting way
  • contact details of two recent, professional referees


Rates of pay are between £252.50 and £444.50 per week plus holiday pay and depend on the type of contract i.e. teaching only or teaching and activity leading.



Applicants for any of the above roles should send a full C.V. to Kate Cragoe at together with full contact details of two recent, professional referees.

Please note

Weymouth English Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

  • we follow up references in detail
  • we will ask you to explain any gaps in your CV
  • we have to ask for proof of identity (along with your qualifications)
  • we will ask in reference requests whether there is any reason that you should not be employed in situations where you have responsibility for students under 18
  • a clean certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required



Assistance with accommodation will be provided if required


"Another outstanding summer working at/with the highest quality summer school I have had the pleasure to work in in 25 years.

The amazing "community" spirit created by Chris, Kate and Ewa is truly impressive and "infects" the school with a friendly, supportive and safe atmosphere which is greatly appreciated by everyone.

I feel Ewa has the unique skill of identifying and supporting those in need, whilst allowing a degree of freedom and professional "lee-way" to her staff which further increases trust and confidence. She is also the hardest-working person with whom I have worked, but this is focused on student and staff need rather than trivia.

Kate and Chris are, quite simply, the very best - kind, friendly, helpful and with a caring attitude which supercedes all else. They ensure a wonderful, safe, friendly and positive experience for all. It is this which makes me so look forward to returning year after year."

Andy (teacher)