Student Summer School Assistants and a Lead Summer School Assistant

Four Student Summer School Assistants and a Lead Summer School Assistant required for Doshisha University Summer School Course at St Catharine’s College.

Japanese students come to improve their English and enjoy the inspiring experience of living and studying in College. Summer School Assistants welcome visiting students on their arrival in the UK, help them settle into their new surroundings, organize their social events and lead field trips, as well as helping with their work.  They are vital to the success of the course.

We are looking to recruit individuals who are organised, patient, imaginative, flexible and able to work effectively as part of a team. As one of the main aims of the course is to improve participants’ spoken English, interaction with the Summer School Assistants is particularly valued and vital to help the students get the most out of their time with us. The Assistants will be required to live in College accommodation throughout the period of the three-week course.

The rate of pay for the role of Summer School Assistant is £11.44 per hour plus holiday pay. We will also offer one free meal per day and free accommodation in a College room.

In addition, we are looking to employ a Lead Summer School Assistant to help co-ordinate and supervise their peers.  The rate of pay for that role will be £12.00 per hour, plus holiday pay.

It is expected that normal weekly hours of work for all roles will be in the region of 35 – 40 (to be discussed at the interview stage).

The summer school will run from 4th to 24th August 2024 and we are ideally looking for individuals who can be available for the 3 week duration.

Further details on the requirements for positions can be found here

Application process

Application letters and CVs should be submitted outlining why you are interested in the position and what particular qualifications or attributes you would bring to the role that would be of benefit.  If you are applying for the Lead Summer School Assistant post, please indicate that in your letter.

Please send applications to: Zoe Fardell, Conference Manager:

Informal interviews will be held w/c: 17 June 2024

Please note, successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check prior to the course commencing.

Closing date for applications:   10am on Tuesday 28 May 2024.

We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing date if we receive a high volume of applications so you are encouraged to apply early. 

Closing Date