Hourly-paid teacher 1

Date: 8 Jun 2024

Location: Bucharest, European Union, RO

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.


Job Title: Hourly-paid Teacher of English


The British Council Romania Teaching Centre teaches a range of Young Learner (early years, primary, and secondary young learner) and Adult courses. Young learners make up approximately 75% of our student numbers. There are 5 age groups of young learners, of which the youngest are 3 years old. There are also some corporate / offsite classes. Currently there are three locations within Bucharest where classes are held, the main one being in Dorobanti.


The Teaching Centre team includes: two Senior Teachers (ST Young Learners, ST Adults), three Coordinators and 45 teachers. Romania is part of the ‘Black Sea and Wider Europe’ cluster (also including Georgia, Bulgaria and Ukraine); and three teaching cluster heads are also based in Bucharest. There is also a large Exams department and active Projects department.


Role Purpose:

•    To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English.

•    To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Support British Council’s global English strategy by
  • Planning, preparing and delivering high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles.
  • Monitoring progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course,    and actively promote learner autonomy.
  • Contributing to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services.
  • Ensuring teaching meets the standards expected in Teaching and Learning Reviews, the annual Academic Quality Plans and organisational expectations.
  • Using technology during lessons when required.
  • Finishing administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Contributing to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of the contemporary UK.
  • Assisting in covering classes for colleagues.
  • Actively engaging 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.
  • Supporting local marketing and promotional strategy and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service.
  • Ensuring safeguarding and other guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:

         - Child protection

         - Equality, diversity and inclusion

         - Health and safety


Role specific knowledge and experience


A minimum of 1 year post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels from young learners through to adults.

You should have experience in teaching two or more of the following age groups:

Very Young learners <4 (300+ hours)

Young learners aged 4 to 7 (300+ hours)

Young learners aged 8 to 10 (300+ hours)

Young learners aged 11 to 17 (300+hours)

Adults aged 18+ (300+ hours)


Experience teaching myClass, IELTS, Business English, Very Young Learners and Primary Plus


Role Specific Skills

Teaching skills (all at core level):

•    Engage and motivate learners

•    Create a positive and inclusive learning environment

•    Subject knowledge

•    Plan and deliver coherent lessons

•    Make us of feedback and assessment

•    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 behavior

•    Knowledge and understanding of positive disciplinary methods


Certification and Professional Qualifications


•    Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent

•    Undergraduate/University degree 


•    Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma or equivalent

•    PGCE/B.Ed in Primary or relevant subject


•    MA (TESOL or other related subject)


Language Requirements:

•    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


Pay Band: Local grade: Teacher/hourly paid

Location: Bucharest. Romania

Type of Contract: Fixed-term/renewable.

Employment Requirements: Pre-existing right to work in Romania

Closing Date: Saturday, 31 August 2024 applications will close at 19:29 UK time




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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


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