Teaching Assistant

Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: Bangkok, East Asia, TH

Company: British Council

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:

  • To provide support and assistance to teaching staff and to learners inside the classroom in the delivery of deliver and promote quality teaching and effective learning of English.
  • To provide ongoing support to learners and their parents outside of the classroom, as well as to colleagues and school staff (as required), contributing towards the smooth running of our programmes.
  • To support the wider aims of the British Council and its cultural relations mission.


Main accountabilities but not limited to the following: 

  • Supervising young learners inside and outside the classroom: disturbance or harm to themselves or others;
  • Working with British Council instructors to support student learning:
  • Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction are maintained.
  • Performing administrative functions as assigned..
  • Assisting with promotional activities and school-related events and initiatives.


Role specific knowledge and experience:


  • Six months of experience of working with children



  • Early Years qualification
  • Special Education Needs (SEN)


Further Information:


Pay Band: 3 / Grade J
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract, 1 years (with the possibility of extension)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

  • Candidates must have the right to live and work in the country in which the role is based.
  • Minimum with Undergraduate university degree or equivalent.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English is required.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2022- 23:59 Thailand Time (GMT +7)


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.