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Teacher of English

Date: 18-Jul-2021

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, Teaching Centre Romania, Bucharest


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 opportunities and challenges for this role: 

  • 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
  • Ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations
  • Ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational expectations
  • Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans

 

Role specific knowledge and experience:

  • First Degree
  • 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience
  • 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. 
  • Cambridge CELTA/ Trinity certificate TESOL / PGCE

 
Pay Band: Hourly Paid Teacher Scale. Successful candidates need to be self-employed through PFA or SRL.
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Requirements: Teaching takes place Monday to Saturday and teachers work either a Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday week. Classes run throughout the day, from 8.00 until 21.00 and teachers work a morning / afternoon or afternoon / evening shift. We teach in two centres in Bucharest and also in a number of partner premises. Some travel might be required. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the EU. We are unable to secure work permits for non-EU nationals. Please bear in mind that UK nationals have the right to live and work in Romania without work permits during the post-Brexit transition period.
Closing Date: Sunday, 15 August 2021, applications will close at 19:29 UK time

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

 

Equality Statement

 

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. 
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.


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.