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About Us

Meet our team of dedicated staff

Our Story

International House Manchester has three Directors, Katie Hayes, Peter Hayes and John O’Leary.

Pete and Katie taught English. They met in Verona, Italy. They taught together at the Bell School, Prague. They decided to get married there, which was nice. From there they moved to teach in Italy, Canterbury, Oxford and Cheltenham. Finally settling in Gloucester. Katie started to work in a bank, Pete became a Director of Studies.

All with our different skills and specialities, working together to make IH Manchester work best for its students. We all care very much about our school, so tell us if you want us to know anything at all to help make it better.

peter ih manchester

Director, Marketing

"I'm always struck by the resilience and the innovation demonstrated by all my colleagues. But, I'm particularly proud of how our academic team pioneer brand new digital ways of teaching, especially during the last 18 months."

John ih manchester

Director, School Principal

“My favourite part of my job is the people. It’s great meeting new people from around the world and seeing them progress with their language. “

Director, School Registrar

"This is the best job I've ever had, working with the best people. I love helping people achieve their goals."

Marie IH Manchester

Director of Studies

“I love being part of the IH Manchester family and having the opportunity to help so many students as they progress along their English language learning journey. “

Joseph IH Manchester

Director of Studies

“I love working at IH Manchester, the Team is so supportive and work really well together to make a happy school environment.”

Claire ih manchester

Accommodation and Welfare (Maternity leave)

"I moved to Manchester from France, I have organised countless trips and events across the UK and know the country like the back of my hand."

Accommodation and Welfare

International House is an amazing place to work.  No day is the same and I enjoy helping the students reach their goals and enjoy their time in Manchester.  This is the most enjoyable and fulfilling role I have had.

Student Administration

"I love being at IH Manchester, it is a wonderful place to work. The fact that we are helping students is satisfying and seeing them grow and succeed is the best feeling ever. This is the most fulfilling job I have ever had."


"This is such an exciting place to work, I love meeting all the lovely students here and getting to know everyone. IH is a great place to learn and work."

Marta IH Manchester

Sales and Marketing Manager

"It's such a wonderful opportunity and experience being a part of an international team at IH Manchester. You couldn't find a more supportive and friendly environment to work in."

Digital Marketing Manager

"The best thing about my job is helping people! I am lucky enough work with agents and students from all over the world. I love being part of the IH Manchester team, it is a special place to work."

Sophie Hayes

Digital Marketing Assistant

"I love working with the Team at IH Manchester! I enjoy working closely with Emma on our Social Media and Marketing posts to make them as informative and helpful as possible!"