Explore your role with SBC
Learn about the day in the life of a member of the SBC team, from those who have experienced it first-hand.
We’re on a mission to ignite a spark in young people from across the world to discover their potential. Since 2008 our exceptional staff have delivered high-quality residential courses to students, combining award-winning future-focused academics with social enrichment. Become a part of our growing community!
At the very heart of our summer schools are a team with an unrelenting sense of enthusiasm and passion for working with young people from around the globe. Our worldly, open-minded and compassionate team are able to build meaningful bonds quickly and are naturals at putting young people at ease. They have a unique talent for getting to know each individual student and bringing out the very best in them. Our people are united in a common goal of providing young learners with the best summer experience.
A passion for working
with young people
Ability to work well
within a team & take
A positive attitude;
empathetic & flexible
During the summer we aim to offer beneficial CPD opportunities for our staff. This comes in the form of appraisals, lesson observations, opportunities for assisting with supervised teaching workshops and working closely with other professionals to shadow another role that interests you. This is a great opportunity to gain experience which can be both personally and professionally beneficial.
We operate across multiple locations around the south of the UK. Hosted at some of the UK’s top boarding schools and university college campuses including Eton College, Wadham College Oxford and Headington School. We carefully select our campuses to ensure that they provide the perfect environment for our students to live and study. When applying for one of our roles you’ll have the opportunity to share your preferred locations to work.
SBC attracted me for two main reasons, the amazing reputation it has and the student focus to all of its courses. There are so many summer schools out there but SBC really stuck out as a front-runner for me due to both of these aspects. So far, I can say they really do live up to their reputation!
Search our available opportunities
and apply for a position with us, if
you’re interested in more than one
role please specify on the application.
If your application meets the skill
set and experience we’re looking for,
you will be invited to an interview on
Should you be successful, you will be
sent a Job Offer from our HR Team
and begin the process of relevant
Please Note: All applicants must hold the Right to Work in the UK, proof of this is required as well as a DBS Check and Overseas Police Check (if relevant).
We take huge pride in building our staff teams, ensuring a culture of well-being and support that allows us to recruit staff that often return year after year. For all staff, we provide comprehensive induction training, ongoing support and CPD opportunities, and industry-leading pay rates.
Our staff returner rate is exceptional, 88% of our management team from last summer had worked for us previously. This positive environment, along with significant training, ensures that our Summer School Management and Head Office staff are best placed to support our Summer School Staff and create a positive and mutually beneficial working environment.
SBC gives you an opportunity to be a part of an incredible international environment while earning fair pay (we are one of the highest-paying summer school providers in the UK) and gaining excellent professional experience and contacts.
In 2018, The British Council awarded SBC the maximum number of Strengths in the 15 areas it assesses. As a result, SBC became the first and only multicentre summer school provider to be awarded 15 out of 15 areas of strength in a full inspection, thereby confirming us as one of the foremost course providers in the UK.
All members of staff employed by SBC will be expected to bring certain key qualities to the role. There must, of course, be a demonstrable interest in working with young people, preferably in an international environment.
Safety and welfare of the students is of paramount importance. A good understanding of this and an ability to practical enforcing this belief should be a quality exhibited by all staff who work for us.
We look for staff to be:
It’s important to us that all staff communicate effectively with our students, using an appropriate level of language to suit the group.