Current Vacancies

Cactus Language is always looking for experienced and qualified tutors to join our teaching team. If you are interested in any of the vacancies below please do not hesitate to email us citing the language and location of the course in your subject line.

Teaching Opportunities

1:1 Turkish Lessons in Portsmouth / 58020

✅ Course duration: 2 hrs (1 or 2 times per week), at least 5 Sessions in total
✅ Day/Time: variable (probably Thursdays/Fridays)
✅ Location: Emsworth PO10 8AF
✅ Start date: March 2018

1:1 English and Conversation in Chicago / 57593

✅ Course duration: 1.5 hr (2 times per week), 70 Sessions in total
✅ Day/Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 4 – 5:30 pm (conversation lessons on the weekends if needed)
✅ Location: South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603, United States
✅ Start date: 26/02/2018

 

 1:1  Hindi Lessons in London / 57543

✅ Course duration: 1 hr (2-3 times per week), 15 Sessions in total
✅ Day/Time: Weekdays; 08:00, lunchtimes or 17:00
✅ Location: Cannon Street, London, EC4M 5TA
✅ Start date: ASAP

 

 Children Group (1-6)  Hindi Lessons in London / 57642

✅ Course duration: 1.5 hr (once a week), 10 Sessions in total
✅ Day/Time: Thursdays ; 5:00 – 6:30 pm
✅ Location: Hesper Mews, London, SW5 0HH
✅ Start date: ASAP

 

1:1 Norwegian Lessons in Crewe / 57601

✅ Course duration: 1.5 hrs once a week, 15 Sessions in total
✅ Day/Time: Weekdays (not Monday), flexible ; afternoon
✅ Location: Knutsford WA16 0PE (if required, Manchester instead)
✅ Start date: ASAP

 

1:1 French Lessons in Dublin / 57526

✅ Course duration: 2 hrs a week, 26 Sessions in total
✅ Day/Time: Tuesdays 7-9pm
✅ Location: 35 Marino Green, Dublin 3
✅ Start date: 23rd January 2018

 

1:1 GCSE Hindi Lessons in London / 57541

✅ Course duration: 1 hr, 15 Sessions in total
✅ Day/Time: Saturday mornings
✅ Location: Queens Mansions Queens Avenue, London N10 3PD
✅ Start date: ASAP

 

Evening course teacher for Cantonese in Holborn wanted!

✅ Course duration:  2 hrs per lesson, 1 session per week, 10 weeks
✅ Day/Time: Mondays or Tuesdays 18:30pm – 20:30pm
✅ Location: St Giles International; 154 Southampton Row; London; WC1B 5JX
✅ Start date: 30th/31st January 2018

 

Evening course teacher for Portuguese in Brighton wanted!

✅ Course duration:  2 hrs per lesson, 1 session per week, 10 weeks
✅ Day/Time: Tuesdays, 18:30pm – 20:30pm
✅ Location: St Giles Brighton; 1 Marlborough Place; Brighton; BN1 1UB
✅ Start date: 30th January 2018

 

Evening course teacher for Japanese in Victoria wanted!

✅ Course duration:  2 hrs per lesson, 1 session per week, 10 weeks
✅ Day/Time: Tuesdays 18:30pm – 20:30pm
✅ Location: Eurocentres Language School, 56 Eccleston Square, London
✅ Start date: 23rd January 2018

 

Evening course teacher for French in Holborn, Victoria, Islington, Kings Cross and Wimbledon wanted!

✅ Course duration:  2 hrs per lesson, 1 session per week, 10 weeks
✅ Day/Time: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 18:30pm – 20:30pm
✅ Location: Our partner schools in London
✅ Start date: 15th, 16th, 17th or 18th January 2018

 

Sales

International Education Consultant

You will be responsible for promoting our worldwide language course portfolio to a wide audience base over the phone and via email. You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with their international partners.

We are looking for a results driven and tenacious individual, with a natural flair for sales and a strong desire to exceed targets. We offer excellent growth opportunities, travel, and performance linked remuneration. Based in Brighton, UK.

Key Responsibilities

✅ Provide first class customer & sales service, striving to exceed customers’ expectations
✅ Deliver the entire client experience, from enquiry through to post trip follow up
✅ Convert international leads by telephone, Skype, chat and email
✅ Prioritise enquiries and providing a 4hr TAT to calls & emails from customers
✅ Understand customers’ needs by asking the right questions
✅ Provide accurate and professional information and advice to clients based on their needs.
✅ Liais with school partners from all over the world by telephone, Skype and email
✅ Engage in pro-active sales approach through sourcing leads and managing projects to create additional lead generation channels
✅ Consider company and departmental targets when making decisions
✅ Apply cross-selling techniques where appropriate
✅ Aim to exceed monthly sales targets

Skills & Qualities Required

✅ Target driven with natural sales flair
✅ Good business acumen and understanding of sales targets
✅ Excellent telephone manner & customer service
✅ Proficient in at least one other key European language, preferably two
✅ Excellent time management skills & focus on deadlines
✅ Excellent attention to detail
✅ Ability to work under pressure and stay calm
✅ Ability to work under own initiative
✅ Friendly, approachable and flexible
✅ Able to absorb feedback and apply changes accordingly
✅ Basic understanding of language travel market
✅ Passion for travel and languages
✅ Desire to grow with a forward thinking, dynamic and young company with a great range of products

Remuneration

✅ Salary dependent on experience
✅ Basic plus attractive commission structure
✅ Language holiday & health care benefits

To apply please email your CV and cover note to recruitment@cactuslanguage.com.

Operations

Operations Assistant (Part Time – 25hrs per week)

The Operations Assistant at Cactus will support the Operations Coordinator to ensure the operational efficiency of our language courses and maintain a positive relationship between Cactus and our wide range of foreign language teachers.

Key Responsibilities

✅ Support the operations coordinator and direct the interns
✅ Manage the communications with all freelance teaching staff for the UK evening foreign language courses (FLUK)
✅ Manage and conduct the searches and interviews for new teaching staff for both FLUK and TM
✅ Communicate all logistical details of the courses to the teachers; arrange and manage cover classes; maintain regular flow of information and dialogue with the teachers and other departments
✅ Ensure teachers complete their online class records through the system/emails
✅ Manage all teacher-related student and teacher feedback for FLUK courses and field to the correct member of staff for solutions.
✅ With the support of the Operations Coordinator and HR – to review the systems on a regular basis to increase productivity and bring about improved efficiency.
✅ Liaise with the Language Courses Executive and LC Manager on a regular basis on all aspects of the FLUK courses.
✅ Organise face to face meetings with the FLUK teachers at least once a year in London, and in accordance with marketing activities in the regional centres, including but not limited to taster classes, opening evening and end of course events
✅ Work one late shift per week and two to three late shifts per week or overtime during the intakes as required to be taken as TOIL
✅ Represent Cactus on social media platforms as and when is required
✅ Liaise with FLUK teachers to promote Cactus courses as regional representatives and ensure they receive the marketing materials required

Essential Qualities

✅ High level of organizational skills
✅ Strong administration skills
✅ Proven track record of working quickly in a pressurized environment
✅ Proven ability to find solutions and perform tasks within limited time frames
✅ Confident, self-motivated, pro-active, solution driven and enthusiastic
✅ Flexible team player, with excellent IT, communication and administrative skills
✅ Excellent people skills and customer service skills
✅ Excellent spoken & written English (Level C2 in the case of non-native speakers).

How to apply
Please email us your CV and cover letter.

Internship at Cactus Worldwide

Cactus Worldwide is a forward thinking, dynamic, international language training provider based in the beautiful and cultural city of Brighton in the South East of England. We have a professional, friendly team of around fifteen people working from our vibrant office space in Brighton.

An internship at Cactus offers versatility, responsibility, autonomy and practical on the job training. You will gain valuable experience of working in a UK business and learning a diverse range of business processes. Previous interns have made such a great impression they’ve been offered the opportunity to become an employee at Cactus!

You will need to be enthusiastic, adaptable and flexible with a hands-on approach to your work. If you have bags of initiative, lots of ideas and an eye for detail with an inquisitive mind, Cactus is the place for you! Good spoken and written English as well as excellent communication skills are essential (Minimum CEFR Level B2/C1). Use of one other language is also preferable. As an intern you could join one of our following departments:

✅ Customer Service
✅ Operations
✅ Sales
✅ Marketing

Customer Service

We are a busy company and our customers can be from anywhere in the world so an ability to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds is essential. We offer many different language learning solutions and this role would include supporting our customer service team. Overview of responsibilities:-

✅ Friendly, assertive communication with new & existing clients; identify their learning needs and offer suitable options
✅ Daily response to email, phone & online chat enquiries aiming to increase conversion and promote our courses
✅ Daily processing of new orders, updating / cross checking information on the database
✅ Liaise with key contacts at our partner schools, advise of any changes to course schedule / attendance
✅ Assist the Language Courses Manager with ad-hoc tasks e.g Marketing promotions
✅ Daily use of Microsoft Office programs, Microsoft Outlook & our bespoke company database

Operations

Cactus works with a large number of freelance language teachers for our Foreign Language Evening courses as well as our Corporate Clients Private / Group Class Bookings. In this role you will provide support to the Operations Team with the day to day running of the department and in their communication with teachers. Overview of responsibilities:-

✅ Assist with teacher searches within and outside our database
✅ Communicate with teachers effectively by both email and telephone
✅ Screen Teachers CV’s, setup interviews & update database
✅ Update social Media with News & Teaching Opportunities
✅ Assist the Head of Operations with ad-hoc tasks e.g Course Book ordering
✅ Daily use of Microsoft Office programs, Microsoft Outlook & our bespoke company database

Sales

Sales and great customer service are key to any business so if you are driven, hungry, want to develop your Sales skills and maximise opportunities, we want you! In this role you will support the Sales Team with the day to day running of the Department, help source new leads and convert sales enquires to actual confirmed bookings!

✅ Support Sales Team with daily admin tasks e.g responding & monitoring enquiries via email, phone & online chat, create bookings on database, promote our services, follow up with students / clients
✅ Sell language holidays and corporate language training to clients through a consultative approach
✅ Carry out prospecting searches to source new company contacts to generate potential leads for the Sales Team
✅ Liaise with key contacts at partner schools and accommodation providers to ensure client documents received / completed correctly
✅ Assist the Head of Sales with ad-hoc tasks e.g Marketing promotions
✅ Daily use of Microsoft Office programs, Microsoft Outlook & our bespoke company database and additional Sales Platforms

Marketing

If you are studying a Marketing related degree / course modules and have a keen interest / experience in Marketing, this internship could be for you! We are looking for a creative individual who is able to understand a target audience and actively contribute to new campaign ideas. Digital marketing experience is preferred along with knowledge of HTML, on-page SEO, social media campaigns, back-linking and content writing. An interest in joined-up, multi-channel, data driven approaches & strategies. Experience of using WordPress or similar, InDesign, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro is desirable.

✅ Performing competitors analysis and research on new partners
✅ Identifying relevant websites for backlinks and backlink building
✅ Creating blog posts and web pages that are content driven and fully optimized
✅ Managing social media platforms for teachers
✅ Supporting marketing team with campaign ideas and strategies
✅ Supporting marketing team with materials design and video creation

Summary

Every internship at Cactus is different. What you do at Cactus depends on the skills and experience you have. We expect every intern to be prepared to help with any tasks required. We welcome a pro-active attitude, we like interns to put forward ideas and suggestions.

Some jobs may be repetitive, but if you show your ability to manage these tasks well, we will give you more exciting things to do. In return for your hard work, you gain invaluable experience of how a UK company works and useful office skills to take on to your future employment! Should you have any specific requirements from your university, for example a report or project, we’ll do our best to support and allow time for you to work on this.

How to apply

To apply please email your CV and cover note to recruitment@cactuslanguage.com.

For information on becoming a Cactus Language teacher call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have. Go back to Work for Us.

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