Hourly Paid Teacher

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The British Council recruits a Hourly Paid 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.

Role Purpose

We are looking for motivated professionals to join our team of teachers working in Dakar to support the growth of our Teaching Centre business in Senegal. The appointed candidates will be responsible for delivering quality teaching and learning. You will ensure the delivery of a high standard of teaching, continuous professional development and strict compliance with Child Protection, EDI and H&S policies, while supporting the wider aims of the British Council and its cultural relations mission.

Main opportunities and challenges for this role

Teaching in Sub Saharan Africa offers many benefits. Challenge. Adventure. Mental stimulation. You will have an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, working in an environment that is thrilling and different.
There are challenges of course. English language resources are not always readily available outside of the class and student language and learning skills will often need additional attention and support from the teacher. Our students almost universally respond well to all the best teaching skills you bring to bear as they value quality and professionalism.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

  • The post-holder will Support British Council’s global English strategy by delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT and enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT
  • The post holder must ensure they understand and adhere to Child Protection policy and the related practices.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups and takes account of individual learning styles, age, ability and child protection and safety guidelines
  • Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services.
  • Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning.
  • Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK
  • Support local marketing and promotional strategy and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service

Role specific knowledge and experience

  • Experience working in a busy operational environment delivering high levels of customer service.
  • Ability to ensure compliance, risk and security standards are monitored and maintained.

Further Information

  • Contract type: Hourly Paid Freelance 12 months fixed term contract, renewable if both parties are satisfied.
  • Alternative locations the role could be based: Dakar, Senegal
  • Department: EE&S

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience

  • 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience / other recognized qualification
  • Experience in teaching relevant age groups specific to the centre
  • Young learners aged 6 to 10 (400+ hours) – Young learners aged 11 to 13 (400+ hours) – Young learners aged
  • 14 to 17 (400+ hours) – Adults General English 18+ (400+ hours)

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • Full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalents to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module
  • 1st Degree Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL (or other certificate level qualification that meets the requirements set out at http://www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation-teachers-qualifications-guidance.htm
  • Up-to-date proof of language proficiency may be requested as part of the applications process.

Desirable requirements

  • Experience working in Exams
  • Experience of supporting on delivery of computer-based exams

Closing Date – 13 June 2021 applications will close 23:59 Nigeria Time

Additional Information

Applicants must be able to secure the right to work or have the right to work in the location and also ensure the right to residence for any accompanying spouse.
As part of the applications process for the work and residence permits you will need to show original documentation as follows – Birth Certificate, all qualifications certificates, police check from the country of departure.
To take up a post, UK nationals need to possess a valid UK Criminal Records Bureau (DBS) check. Nationals of other countries need to provide an enhanced disclosure from their country. In addition, all new staff should acquire a police check from their current country of residence. All the above needs to be secured prior to posting.
Originals of all personal documentation (birth certificate, marriage certificate, originals of all qualifications – including professional qualifications) need to be submitted prior to taking up post to gain the work permit.

Closing Date:13 June 2021.

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