Higher Teacher

Date: 23-Jan-2023

Location: Cairo, Middle East and North Africa, EG

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.

Why join us?
The British Council teaching centre in Egypt has a long history of developing teaching professionals for the wider organisation. This is also true with respect to academic managers. 


If you have a DELTA/Trinity Diploma TESOL (even if you’ve only recently obtained the qualification), meet the essential criteria and are looking to fast track your career, we encourage you to apply for these roles.

Egypt remains a stable country and Cairo and Alexandria are safe cities in which to live and work. 


Role Purpose
To plan and deliver high quality EFL teaching to a range of learners and using a variety of meth-ods/channels, and to support more senior colleagues in the development and implementation of pro-jects/products/services in a defined local market. 


Main Opportunities:
•    Line management of 2-4 Core, Newly Qualified or Hourly Paid teachers. 
•    Supporting the academic management team (Senior Teachers and DTCM) with product development according to centre priorities. 
•    Opportunities to contribute to and deliver teaching centre training and development. 


Main Accountabilities:
Teaching delivery 

•    Plan, deliver and assess the effectiveness of a teaching caseload, engaging with a range of different customer groups and deploy a variety of techniques and media (e.g. face-to-face, online, blended learn-ing) 
•    Provide proactive feedback to learners and regularly assess their progress and development to en-sure they experience a supportive and effective educational service in accordance with the British Coun-cil’s statement of approach 
•    Carry out a range of supporting administrative/logistical activities to enable the efficient and high quali-ty delivery of teaching services including maintenance of accurate teaching records, documentation, course material and reporting 

Teaching product, programme and curricula development 
•    As required, contribute expertise, share content and practical support in collaboration with the global product team to support the development, evaluation and improvement of high quality teaching courses and materials as part of a formal project for use across the British Council network 
•    Take on projects, as required, to support the delivery of teaching centre objectives. 


Teaching expertise 
•    Undertake a range of targeted on-the-job and desk-based CPD activities (e.g. work shadowing, online learning, wider EFL reading and review of wider teaching practice/techniques) to deepen teaching exper-tise in a field of specific interest (e.g. young learners, corporates, adults, teacher training, online learning) to ensure teaching practice at a centre/country level is reflective of the British Council’s high standards of methodology/statement of approach 
•    Build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the use of digital content/technology/social media in EFL teaching 
•    Design and deliver CPD initiatives within a developing field of specific interest (e.g. young learners, corporates, adults, teacher training, online learning) 


Customer/market focus 
•    Review and analyse student/customer feedback received to improve personal practice and to make suggestions to senior colleagues in the development of new or improved products, services or ways of working within the Teaching Centre to continually improve levels of customer satisfaction 
•    Recognise and understand the impact of incidents arising (e.g. complaints, resourcing problems, logis-tical or technical difficulties) and proactively alert appropriate colleagues (e.g. customer services) to any issues of concern to minimise the negative impact on service delivery or customer experience 
•    Provide ideas and local market customer insight to develop high quality local marketing and promo-tional materials to increase customer take-up of products and services 


Commercial & resource management 
•    Identify opportunities to deliver teaching services more efficiently/ effectively and make recommenda-tions to senior colleagues accordingly 
•    Actively seek to maximise value for money when acquiring resources, goods or services for the teach-ing team 


Managing resources 
•    Plan and prioritise own work activities, responding to changing requirements to ensure effective and high quality delivery of teaching responsibilities over a daily/weekly time horizon 
•    Task and coordinate others (e.g. internal colleagues or external contractors/suppliers) to complete time-limited activities, within established procedures and to agreed quality and time standards in order to ensure efficient delivery of services or project responsibilities 


Risk & compliance 
•    Follow agreed corporate risk management processes and procedures as outlined in the organisational child protection policy when delivering services to protect the interests of the British Council and its cus-tomers at all times 

People responsibilities 
•    Share expertise, materials and provide practical support to less experienced colleagues within the teaching team to raise the quality of teaching delivery. This may involve taking a formal mentoring role providing coaching and mentoring support to less experienced teachers and acting as a classroom ob-server 


About You (essential requirements for the role):
•    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 the 4 sections of the academic module 
•    Undergraduate degree only if required by local law 
•    Cambridge Delta /Trinity Diploma in TESOL, minimum Module 1 and Module 2 
•    British Council approved observer status or willingness to complete training within 6 months of taking up post 
•    An experienced teaching professional able to support less experienced colleagues in teaching prac-tice and quality of teaching delivery. Equivalent to around 2 years of post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL teaching experience 
•    Experience in teaching relevant age groups 
-    Primary aged 6 to 10 (400+ hours) 
-    Lower Secondary aged 11 to 14 (800+ hours) 
-    Upper Secondary aged 15 to 17 (400+ hours) 
-    Adults General English 18+ (800+ hours) 


Further Information 
•    Location: Cairo, Egypt
•    Contract type: One or two years (according to preference)
•    Requirements: This role is open for Egyptian and UK nationals because of some VISA restrictions in the country.
•    Gross monthly salary: 15,711 EGP


Currently there are no income tax deductions, only for social insurance.  


Benefits provided to UK Nationals not currently residing in Egypt:
• Housing allowance: 4000 EGP / month 
• GBP Supplement: £315 / month paid into a UK bank account
• Settling in allowance.


Please note that all applications should be submitted in English only.
It is advisable to apply in advance to avoid any technical issues at the last moment


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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

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