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We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.

Role Profile: Teacher of English

Job Title

Local teacher (Hourly Paid Contract)

Directorate or Region

MEA West



Location of post


Pay Band

Hourly Paid as per country rates

Reports to

Senior Teacher

Duration of job

One Year

Role Purpose

To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience. To... promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English. To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission

Role Context

As a Teacher of English, you will support British Council’s global English strategy by

• delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT

• enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT

• continuing professional development and sharing of best practices

Main accountabilities

• Plan, prepare and deliver high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning needs and modes of learning
• Ensure teaching meets British Council Global Teaching Standards, as well as organisational and learner expectations.
• Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout their learning, and actively promote learner autonomy and progress
• Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning and maintain British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices.

Teaching Centre Activities
• Support teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans
• Attend staff meetings and otherwise contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team
• Support local marketing and promotional strategy, and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service through dissemination of information and communications with students
• Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards and uphold professional responsibilities and values. Ensure British Council’s values and behaviours are reflected in their work

Customers & Stakeholders
• Maintain good relationships with customers and colleagues
• Ensure customers are aware of British Council’s cultural relations role and help develop opportunity for students to gain some understanding of the UK and its values and to participate in inter-cultural interactions either in class or as out of class activity

• Ensure guidelines and policies are applied and upheld in relation to Safeguarding, Data Protection, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Diversity, Health and Safety

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
• Ensure Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is taken into account when planning and delivering lessons and engaging with customers and colleagues

Additional job requirements

The teaching centre operation runs from 8 am till 9 pm Monday to Saturday, so it is expected that you will work either early or late shifts as required

Amost all teaching takes place inside the centre, but teachers can be required to travel to alternative locations.

Teachers will be expected to teach face to face and online

Please specify any passport/visa and/or nationality requirement.

Posts are currently only offered to those with legal right to work in Tunisia

Please indicate if any security or legal checks are required

for this role.

All new teaching staff must acquire a police check from their current country of residence, and/or full background check for Tunisia. Those coming from the UK need to apply for a UK DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Person Specification

Essential requirements

Desirable requirements

Assessment stage

Values and behaviours

(global standard)

British council values and behaviours are applicable across our organisation, in all roles and at all levels. They are important because they say what we stand for at the British Council and help us to deliver our strategy. We use them to guide our decision making, as well as guiding how we treat one another and the people we work with. These will be assessed in the selection process. Our values are:

Open and Committed; Expert and Inclusive; Optimistic and Bold.

The behaviours for each values pair can be found on our Intranet SharePoint site for internal staff and at our Careers portal for external applicants


Skills and Knowledge

(all skills = global standard)

Level of skills by centre need

As appropriate within Global British Council Teaching Standards at foundation or core. Foundation level teachers will need to complete our teacher support programme in the first year.

• Demonstrate subject knowledge

• Engage and motivate learners

• Create a positive and inclusive learning environment

• Plan and deliver coherent lessons

• Make use of assessment and feedback

• Manage teaching and learning resources

• Uphold professional responsibilities and values

Working with Children
• Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children
• Effective communication and engagement with children and their families

Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on learning and behaviour

Interview and demo lesson (if needed)


Post CELTA experience in teaching adults and young learners, and willingness to acquire experience of all ages and course types, under supervision

Adults General English (800+ hours)
• Young learners aged 8 to 10 (100+ hours)
• Young learners aged 11 to 13 (100+ hours)
• Young learners aged 14 to 17 (100+ hours)

Exam preparation

IELTS experience

Business English and teaching corporate clients

Short listing

and interview

• Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent
• High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module
• Undergraduate degree or equivalent

Recognised diploma in EFL i.e. Cambridge DELTA

Additional specialist qualifications such as YL Extension to CELTA, or IELTS examiner status

Short listing only

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

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.

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.

If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org

Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted
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