The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
Pay Band: Teacher level
Location: Any Country in East Asia (Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, China)
Contract type: Full Time
Duration: 1 or 2 years Fixed Term (TBC)
Important notice before you apply:
Please note that currently British Council has limited vacancies for Teachers, however we are encouraging Teachers who are interested in working with us in East Asia, to apply to join our talent pool.
As soon as we have an appropriate vacancy, we will inform suitable candidates who have joined.
If you wish to join our talent pool, you will be asked to complete an application form, and if successful, a short video interview.
*In compliance with our policy of equal opportunities to people with disabilities, British Council can provide reasonable adjustments and can opt for a traditional pre-screening phone call if a video interview is not feasible.
The talent pool is open to external and internal candidates.
Are you an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher who is looking for a dynamic teaching experience in East Asia?
This is an excellent opportunity to join our talent pool and have the chance to take part of a friendly and vibrant educational environment whilst demonstrating a high level of professional and teaching skills.
You can unleash your creativity to provide exciting, fun and relevant learning experiences as well as having the chance to work with other outstanding teachers.
If you are a Teacher specialising across Adults and/or Young Learners, take the chance to join our talent pool!
Challenge and accountabilities:
Support British Council’s global English strategy by:
•Planning, preparing and delivering high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles.
•Monitoring progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy.
•Contributing to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services.
•Ensuring teaching meets the standards expected in Teaching and Learning Reviews, the annual Academic Quality Plans and organisational expectations.
•Using technology during lessons when required.
•Finishing administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
•Contributing to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of the contemporary UK.
•Ensuring safeguarding and other guidelines are applied and upheld in line with internal standards
•Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent
•A minimum of 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels from young learners through to adults.
Proven experience and skills in:
•Course and lesson planning
•Understanding your learners
Your salary starting point will be set according to your qualifications and experience as well as your previous position on the British Council’s global salary scale (if applicable).
Internal candidates should include the full version of their two most recent end-of-year records of performance.
A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.
The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.
We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.
Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
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