Teacher of English - Part Time

Date: 14 Jul 2024

Location: Athens, European Union, GR

Company: British Council

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.


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Role Purpose:


  • To teach (very) young learners between the ages of 4 and 17 to British Council standards and take an active part in all British Council initiatives and professional learning and development. The British Council delivers unique, holistic courses to young learners and you will deliver courses that incorporate:

    • a four-skill approach (reading, writing, listening and speaking) leading to increased confidence and better communication in English

    • whole child development with a focus on developing life skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, digital literacy, collaboration and communication, citizenship, creativity and imagination, and leadership and personal development

    • a sense of progress achieved through tangible lesson aims, regular feedback and clear assessment

    • evidence of learning through magazines and supplementary material designed by our English language experts




There are two teaching centres in Kolonaki and Kifissia. Currently there are around 1,700 students per academic year. All sites are equipped with IWBs/Smart boards and teaching takes place almost exclusively between 1600 – 2200 Mon – Fri and 0830 – 1730 on Saturdays. Classes on the whole are in-person with online events at various times throughout the academic year. 


Main Accountabilities:


  • to plan, prepare and deliver 3 to 5-hour young learner lessons on agreed days/times including Saturdays

  • to monitor, give feedback to encourage student autonomy and counsel students where required

  • to contribute to the evaluation, development and improvement of course materials and related services in order to meet students’ needs

  • to deliver courses to agreed timetables, plan and manage courses purposefully and in accordance with syllabus and learning aims

  • to complete related administrative tasks such as student registers and parent communications

  • to provide teaching-cover as required for absent colleagues





  • Undergraduate and or University degree 

  • Cambridge CELTA  or Trinity Certificate TESOL 


  • CELTA YL Extension or TYLEC or DELTA 


Work Experience



  • A minimum of 2-year post-certificate i.e. CELTA or Trinity cert TESOL experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels from young learners through to adults.

Salary & Benefits


  • Salary: Competitive hourly teaching rate, depending upon experience and qualifications

  • Leaves: There are two weeks at Christmas & Easter plus public holidays

  • An inclusive and engaging work environment encouraging cross-team collaboration and building connections with colleagues from different disciplines around the world.

  • A learning environment with plenty of opportunities to develop skills and knowledge.

  • Experience of working in an international organisation which includes good work life balance and flexible working hours.


Additional Information


  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract for 10 months (September 2024-June 2025) with option of renewal

  • Working Hours: Part time 5-16 hours/week

  • Right to Work: We are only able to accept applications from individuals who have the right to live & work in Greece.


Closing Date and Time – 30 June 2024 (23:59 PM IST)



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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.