Rtc Full Time Teacher - Arg1

Date: 04-Jan-2022

Location: Buenos Aires, Americas, AR

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.


Salary: $114,261 ARS

Contract Type: Indefinite
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Department: Cultural Engagement

Right to Work Requirements: Right to Work in Argentina. The British Council is not able to support or sponsor work visa applications from non-Argentinians.

Closing Date: advert will close on Sunday January 23, 2022 at 23:59 Colombia time.


Role Purpose

The British Council has a contract to deliver over 1000 hours a week of English lessons to primary school children in Uruguay, aged approximately from 9-11. The children receive 1 hour of remote teaching per week from the remote teacher, supported by the classroom teacher in Uruguay.  The focus of the Remote Teacher of English is to deliver high quality English lessons in accordance with the British Council and other partner-specific standards. The aim of the role is:

  • Delivery of synchronous classes from our remote teaching centre in Buenos Aires (if possible)
  • Delivery of synchronous classes from home if necessary, through CISCO Jabber
  • Preparation of videos and asynchronous activities for children in the event of disruption to classes due to the ongoing pandemic.


Main accountabilities but not limited to the following

  • Plan, prepare and deliver high quality English language lessons that meet the needs of Ceibal en ingles or other projects taking into account individual learning and teaching styles, and quality requirements from the respective program. 
  • Teach up to 23 hours of remote lessons per week plus substitutions as required.
  • Comply with changing requirements as may arise during the academic year as a result of the global pandemic. 
  • Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy.
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team.
  • Complete teaching-related administrative tasks to specified standards in accordance with instructions from academic management
  • Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning and maintain the British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices.
  • Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK.
  • Support local marketing and promotional strategy and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service.


Requirements of the role

  • 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity Cert (120hs + practicum) or equivalent TESOL experience
  • Experience in teaching:
    • Primary students (aged 6 to 10) and /or
    • Lower Secondary students (aged 11 to 14) and /or
    • University/Vocational students (aged 18 to 25) and /or Adults General English 18+
  • High level of proficiency in English (C1 or above)
  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL (120hs + practicum)
  • Frist degree/BA in Education, ELT, or equivalente teaching dregree


Additional information

  • Work on certain Argentina Public Holidays is required. Holidays are taken in accordance with Teaching Centre holiday periods.


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.