Teacher of English

Date: 6 May 2023

Location: Bucharest, European Union, RO

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.



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

About British Council Romania:

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: three Senior Teachers (ST Secondary, ST Early Years & Primary, ST Adults), three Coordinators and 57 teachers. Romania is part of the ‘Black Sea and Wider Europe’ cluster (also including Georgia, Bulgaria and Ukraine). There is also a large Exams department and active Projects department.

Main Accountabilities:


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


Language requirement:


  • 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






  • Cambridge CELTA and or Trinity CertTESOL 

  • Undergraduate and or University degree 




  • Cambridge DELTA and or Trinity Diploma or equivalent

  • PGCE and or B.Ed in Primary or relevant subject

  • TYLEC and or CELTYL

  • MA (TESOL or other related subject)


Work 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 (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)




  • Experience teaching Young Learners aged between 4 and 11


Salary & Benefits:


  • Salary - RON 10, 135.00 to RON 12.032.00 per month, You will be employed on a local contract and placed on the salary scale according to qualifications and experience 

  • Contract Length- 10 months (September 2023-June 2024 -renewable)

  • Contract Hours - 21 hours 

  • Annual Leave - 29 days leave (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.

  • Income Tax & National Insurance-

    • Your gross salary will be subject to Romanian taxes which will be deducted at source. These may vary according to Romanian law. Currently income tax is 10%.

    • Your gross salary will be liable for Romanian National Insurance Contributions.  These will be deducted at source and the British Council.  Again, these are under the control of the Romanian government and may change. They are currently at 35%. Applicants who have been resident and working in the UK immediately prior to going abroad for employment, may be liable for UK National Insurance Class 1 contributions for one year, and the British Council will pay the employer's contributions.

  • Relocation Allowance- One-off payment of up to 500 GBP for candidates who are currently located outside Romania. This accountable allowance can be used to contribute towards initial transport, baggage and accommodation costs related to moving to Bucharest

  • Medical Allowance- 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.      

  • 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: 


  • Local restrictions on employment-  

    • Applicants must have pre-existing rights to work in Romania/ the British Council cannot facilitate work permits for those that do not have rights to live and work in Romania


Closing Date and Time – 30 June 2023 (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


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