Teacher of English

Date: 06-May-2022

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: Teacher of English (Full Time)


Role Purpose

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

  • Planning, preparing and delivering up to 21 hours of 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 & Experience:

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


Essential Requirements:

  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent
  • Undergraduate/University degree 
  • 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.
  • Should have experience in teaching two or more of the following age groups:
    • Very Young learners <4 (600+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 4 to 7 (600+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 8 to 10 (600+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 11 to 17 (600+hours)
    • Adults aged 18+ (600+ hours)


Successful applicants must have the right to work in Romania.


Desirable Skills:

  • Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma or equivalent
  • PGCE/B.Ed in Primary or relevant subject
  • MA (TESOL or other related subject)


Threshold requirements:

  • Passport requirements/ Right to work in country - Valid passport and the post holder must have the existing right to work in Romania.
  • Direct contact or managing staff working with children? – Yes

    Notes: If offered the role, British Council will ask you to go through pre-appointment screening appropriate for the role you apply for. The screening will be carried out by British Council but you are required to provide necessary documents or information to check your records up to 10 years on

    • Prohibited Transactions
    • Enhanced Criminal Record Check
    • References
    • Professional Qualifications
    • Education


Further Information

  • Salary: RON 9428 – RON 11,193 per month (gross)
  • Location: Recruiting for Bucharest, Romania
  • Contract Type: September 2022 – June 2023**This will be automatically renewed from July 2023 if mutually agreed / depending on performance.
  • Leaves:
    • 29 days leaves (during the ten month contract). Normally this is split between Christmas and Easter with a mid semester break in February.
    • In addition there are up to 14 days of Romanian and UK public holidays as determined by Romanian law and the British Council.
  • Medical Allowances: The British Council  currently provides extra medical cover through a local heath care provider, although all teachers have access to the state system which is generally adequate.
  • Relocation Allowances: One-off payment of up to 500 GBP for candidates who are currently located outside Bucharest. This accountable allowance can be used to contribute towards initial transport, baggage and accommodation costs related to moving to Bucharest.
  • Settling-In Allowance: You will receive a settling-in allowance equivalent to two weeks' salary (three weeks’ if accompanied). This is to help you to meet your initial expenses on first arrival in Romania.  Please note all allowances are taxed. N.B.  The settling-in allowance applies only to teachers recruited from outside Romania.


Additional Information

There will be a structured programme to introduce you to the British Council, Romania and the Teaching Centre.

First arrival:

We will  meet you at the airport on arrival in Bucharest and take you to a self-catering apartment. The Council will pay for up to 2 weeks accommodation in this self-catering apartment.  We will  provide you with a welcome pack including basic provisions, useful information, contact numbers and the name of a contact person assigned specially to help you.


Closing Day, Date and Time – Friday, 3rd June 2022 (23:59 PM IST)


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.