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Team Coordinator - Teaching Assistants

Date: 22-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: Teaching Centre Support Coordinator
Role Purpose: To coordinate the teaching assistant programme of the Teaching Centre in an efficient and effective way, ensuring teachers and young learner students the have appropriate support in class. To provide administrative support for the Teaching Centre team and customers.   
Main opportunities and challenges for this role: 

  • Efficiently coordinating the teaching assistant programme and ensuring optimal staffing of teaching assistants in accordance with young learner classes and the needs of the centre.
  • Provide on time, professional support for the Teaching centre admin team and young learner students.
  • Ensuring the day to day management of the Teaching Assistants programme, and maintain the electronic and paper records up to date. 
  • Lead on the recruitment and the induction of the Teaching Assistants.
  • Design the Teaching Assistants schedule, and ensure all Early Years and Primary Infants classes are covered.
  • Monitor and review Teaching Assistants’ performance
  • Deal with the financial aspects of the TA programme (keeping track of hours worked and order the payments).
  • Daily admin of the Teaching Centre systems and customers (support for Learning Hub, placement testing, second level correspondence etc)
  • Complete related administrative tasks to specified standards and provide excellent customer service.
  • Ensure confidentiality and safety of documents and transactions

Role specific knowledge and experience:
Proficiency in spoken and written communication Romanian and English - C1 level. University degree. Experience in administrative and organisational roles
Pay Band: Local grade H/PB 4
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Type of Contract: 1 year with possibility of extension 
Requirements: Applicants must already have the right to live and work in the EU.  Enhanced and clear CRB Disclosure is mandatory as well as other appropriate checks.
Closing Date: Sunday, 29 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.