Recently ranked the joint number 1 English language school in the UK, LSI Portsmouth is a large, highly-regarded and high-quality year-round EFL school. It offers a wide range of courses to foreign students (18+), including Full-time General English, Cambridge and IELTS exam courses, Executive Training and University Pre-Sessional Courses.

Our mission is to be the best English language school we can be and we believe in giving all our students and our overseas and UK partners the best customer service possible – we are looking for someone who will fit into our ethos and has the drive to help us improve further.

Reception manager and welfare officer:

We are looking for a full-time Reception Manager (who will also co-manage student welfare) on an urgent basis to join our team.

Main duties will include:

Efficient management and continuous improvement of the school’s day-to-day reception and front-of-house services, with particular focus on excellent customer service to all students, staff, overseas partners and visitors; managing reception staff and work experience staff; answering email and phone enquiries, student queries and requests for help and information, walk-in enquiries and school visitors; dealing with welfare issues and documentation for all General English students; stationery and supply ordering, general administration and data entry tasks.



  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent administration and IT skills
  • Excellent customer service, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent telephone manner, line management and communication skills
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity in dealing with international students and clients
  • Native or near-native level of English

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Efficient, enthusiastic, hard-working, energetic, positive, polite, courteous, well organised, sociable, open and approachable to students
  • Caring and sensitive to the welfare, needs and culture of international students and clients
  • Well organised and good at planning and time management
  • A fluent writer of formal and informal English and a highly proficient English speaker

They will also ideally have:

  • The ability to manage a busy workload, prioritise work and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong written and oral communication skills
  • A positive can-do attitude, ‘go the extra mile’ approach, flexibility and calmness
  • Willingness to take on a multi-functional role
  • A university degree or equivalent


Salary dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Applicants should send a CV and covering email explaining why you are interested and suitable for the role to the Director of Operations, Belle Dowber-Hawkins by 14th June 2019, although ideally before.

Belle Dowber-Hawkins – [email protected]

Interviews will be held the week after and the role will ideally commence as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.



We are looking for qualified experienced enthusiastic teachers – full and / or part-time positions available.

Job Summary

LSI Portsmouth is now recruiting experienced, qualified and enthusiastic part-time and full-time teachers for General, Business, Exam, Pre-Sessional and ESP English courses.

Ideally, teachers who are able to teach across the spectrum, although we realise this is asking a lot.

We are asking for experienced teachers as we need them to hit the ground running – we are very busy.

Requirements: Minimum: degree plus Trinity Cert TESOL or CELTA plus 2 years’ experience. Fixed term till the end of August initially with the possibility of longer-term work after the summer.

Details of Position

General English, Business English, ESP, Pre-sessional and Exam Teachers. LSI PORTSMOUTH is recruiting qualified, experienced & enthusiastic teachers for the following full and / or part time positions:
1) General and Exam English EFL Teachers of Adults;
2) Business English / ESP Teachers;
3) EAP & Pre-Sessional Teachers.
Applicants should possess high levels of organisational and communication skills and be able to work in a team, have native-like competency of English, be flexible and have good time management skills. In addition, they will be willing to engage with and contribute to LSI Portsmouth’s superb social media presence. Excellent opportunities for professional development within an organisation dedicated to the learning of students and staff. Part time positions would be ideally suited to local teachers.


1) General English EFL Teachers of Adults:
Minimum: Degree + Trinity Cert TESOL or CELTA + 2 years EFL
experience. IELTS, Cambridge Exams + EAP experience & DELTA or Trinity Dip TESOL desirable;
2) Business English / ESP Teachers:
Minimum: Degree + Trinity Cert TESOL or CELTA + 2 years Business English / ESP experience. Business qualifications / experience + DELTA or Trinity Dip TESOL desirable;
3) EAP & Pre-Sessional Teachers:
Minimum: Degree + DELTA / Trinity Dip TESOL or MA in TEFL or Applied Linguistics + 2 years EFL / EAP.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly Teaching rates from £18 to £21 per hour subject to experience and qualifications.

We can offer assistance to find short term accommodation at the local university for the summer period.

To apply – please send covering email and download and return the completed online application form below and send to:
Sue Hodgson, Exec Director of [email protected]
[email protected]

Application forms:

Application form word doc

Application for PDF

For further information:

General English Teacher Person Spec

Executive Teacher Person Spec

English for Academic Purposes Person Spec

More information about Portsmouth

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Intern Position:

LSI Portsmouth offers work Experience for students, graduates and young job seekers who are interested in gaining experience in an international environment.


What skills and experience will you gain?

  • Learn about business culture & working practices in the UK
  • Gain confidence and leadership skills
  • Gain valuable work experience to add to your CV
  • Improve your career prospects when you return home

What can you get in return?

Free course option – 50% work, 50% study
OR £50 contribution per week to food/transport if you work full time

Are you eligible?

  • You are aged over 18 / You are eligible to work in the UK
  • You have at least B2 – level English / You have financial support
  • You are available for at least 6 months

Applicants should send a CV and covering email explaining why you are interested and suitable for the role to the Director of Operations, Belle Dowber-Hawkins.

Belle Dowber-Hawkins – [email protected]