British Council recruits 01 Senior Teacher
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.
The English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E) is one of three strategic business units in the British Council (the others being Arts and Education & Society) all of which have the remit to build trust for the people of the UK by building relationships through aspects of our language and culture. E&E achieves this by enabling people across the world to access the life-changing education and work opportunities that are created by learning English or gaining valuable UK qualifications. Promoting the English language also provides a medium for communication, helping break down barriers of misunderstanding or mistrust between cultures.
The British Council’s 2020 vision for English & Examinations is to be the world authority in high quality English language teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the International distributor of choice for UK professional and school qualifications
This role is a new role as part of English Transformation programme. In line with the Global Recruitment policy, standard application and recruitment decisions will apply for this role.
The Senior Teacher will maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching centre, through the management of in-house teacher development programmes and support. The post holder will promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English. You will provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience and support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission
Role specific knowledge and experience
The main essential knowledge and experience points that we are looking for you to evidence are:
- Undergraduate Degree.
- Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Certificate TESOL.
- Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma TESOL or equivalent as recognised by the British Council.
- 2 years post-diploma i.e. DELTA/Trinity Diploma TESOL experience.
- Extensive knowledge and experience of management and delivery of teacher training.
- Experience of line managing/ coordinating teaching teams.
- Experience in teaching relevant age groups
- Early Years aged 2 to 5 (400+hours).
- Primary aged 6 to 10 (400+ hours).
- Lower Secondary aged 11 to 14 (800+ hours).
- Upper Secondary aged 15 to 17 (400+ hours).
- University/Vocational students aged 18 to 25 (400+hours).
- Adults General English 18+ (800+ hours), including corporate classes
- Full Mastery of English across 4 skills, equivalent to CEFR C2 (IELTS Academic Paper Band 8/9 in each of the 4 sections).
- Demonstrated mastery of French
- Line management of teachers
- Mentoring teachers
- Relevant masters/post graduate qualification
- Pay Band – Senior Teacher
- Contract Type – 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
- Location – Dakar, Senegal
- Requirements – Candidates are expected to have researched whether they have the right to live and work in the country in which the role is based. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.
- Closing Date – 26 April 2022 (23:59 South Africa Time)
A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
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The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.
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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.
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