Employment Opportunities at EJO

EJO International Summer Programmes take place between the end of June and early August. They consist of an integrated programme of English tuition, excursions and local leisure activities with students living either in homestay or in residential accommodation. We recruit course directors, senior teachers, teachers, and activity managers and leaders for our courses each year

Students stay in your home as a member of the household! You provide regular sessions of one-to-one individual tuition which follow a plan designed especially for the student.

Hosting is generally on a full board basis for two to four week periods in March and April, and July and August. Our hosts give a warm welcome to their students who are members of the household for the period of their stay. Hosting is nearly always an interesting and enjoyable experience, and lasting friendships are often made


EJO has been arranging short-term English language holiday courses for young people from abroad during the Easter and summer vacations for more than 50 years. The Organisation is a member of English UK and Young Learners EUK and its courses are Accredited by The British Council.

We aim to introduce students to the social and cultural life of the country and to give them both a beneficial and an enjoyable stay by providing them with an experience of learning English that could not be gained in their own country. We teach practical English, enabling students to cope with the situations that they will encounter during their stay.

EJO is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the allocation of duties between employees employed by the organisation at any level with comparable job descriptions.

All applicants must be able to live and work in the UK without restriction. If you are thinking of applying and currently do not have the right to live and work in the UK without restriction, then please note that EJO is unable to assist in any way with work permits or visas.

All staff will be paid direct into their bank account unless agreed otherwise with EJO.

What else do applicants need to know?

Under British Council regulations and in accordance with the Children Act 1989:-

EJO will ask applicants’ referees to confirm that to the best of their knowledge and belief they are suitable to work with children.

References will be followed up and any gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily. Proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required.

Everyone working with us will be asked to confirm that they have no criminal record and that there is no reason why they should not be considered suitable to work with children. Staff will also be expected to sign a code of conduct and must adhere to this at all times whilst employed by EJO.

DBS (formerly CRB) checks at enhanced level will be carried out on applicants before they are appointed unless they already have a current check for a similar position. The check will be paid for by EJO. If the applicant is based overseas then they will be responsible for obtaining a police ‘Certificate of good conduct/bahviour’.

Dress Code

Course Directors and all staff are required to look smart at all times. Polo shirts and or t-shirts are provided and must be worn by all non-management staff whenever on duty. Name badges are also provided and must be worn by everybody at all times.

EJO Child protection statement

EJO believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which protects them.

We recognise that:
  • the welfare of the child/young person is paramount
  • all children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types ofharm or abuse
  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, hosts and their agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.