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Newly Qualified Teacher

Date: 29-Apr-2021

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.


Contract: 2 years


Role type: Newly Qualified Teacher of English (Teacher Support Programme)


Pay band: Teacher salary scale


Location: Cairo, Egypt



 Role Purpose 


  • To plan and deliver high quality EFL teaching to a range of learners and using a variety of methods/channels


  • To fully engage with the Teacher Support Programme through mentoring by Delta qualified Teacher Mentors, and attending INSETTs


 About British Council Egypt


The British Council enjoys a strong reputation in Egypt as the leading provider of English language courses.  Current performance of Exams and Teaching across the country is strong and there are ambitious growth targets for both businesses. The teaching centres in Egypt have long stood as flagship operations for the British Council and as a hub for the development of teachers and teaching centre managers to staff other centres across the network.  There are five centres across Egypt, all comprising a mixture of local and expatriate teachers. The largest centre, Agouza is co-located with the country HQ and has a teaching staff of around 60 whilst Heliopolis has a teaching staff of about 30 teachers; The British Council has recently set up partner premises in two locations. City Stars branch in Nasr City has a teaching staff of 20 teachers and is in a mall. There is also a partner premises in Sheikh Zayed in Nile University and has a staff of 10 teachers. The centre in Alexandria is in Kafr Abdou and has 10 teaching staff. A mix of Adult and Young Learner courses are taught in all branches and all full-time teachers are expected to teach both Adults and Young Learners as part of their teaching hours. 

The Teacher Support Programme (TSP) is the British Council Egypt’s well-established training and mentoring programme for newly qualified teachers. The year-long TSP includes regular input, peer observations, and observations and lesson planning support from an experienced, trained mentor, and the teachers’ have reduced teaching hours for the duration of the TSP. Input and observations are organised around different teaching skills and the programme works to build teachers’ skills, confidence and independence. It is a fast-track professional development programme, with many teachers going on to doing a teaching Diploma soon after completing the TSP and there are now many TSP graduates in management positions around the British Council network


Main Accountabilities: 


  • Plan, prepare and deliver up to 20 hours of high-quality English Teaching in the first year.
  • During the second year of the contract after graduation from TSP, teaching hours will be 25 hours per week of high-quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles.
  • 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.
  • Actively engage 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. 
  • In the initial year of the contract, Teachers on the TSP undertake:

Training Programme

    • attendance at training sessions and INSETTS as scheduled (up to 2 per week)
    • 2 observations by the training / management team / mentor per term
    • 3 peer observations by teacher on the TSP per term


    • attendance of pre- and post- observation meetings with member of training / management team / mentor
    • attendance at Training Days and Teachers’ Meetings unless scheduled to teach a British Council courses at that time 





  • High proficiency in English: i.e. Full mastery of English across all four skills, equivalent to CEFR C2 and IELTS band 8/9 (in each of the four sections of the academic version of the test).
  • Undergraduate university degree or equivalent.
  • Recognised certificate in EFL: CELTA, Trinity cert TESOL or equivalent.      




Passport requirements/ right to work in country


This opportunity is open to Egyptian and UK nationals. Work permits can only be obtained via the British Council for UK and Egyptian passport holders. Under 60 years of age at the start of contract. Applicants must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the start date and have a minimum of 2 clear pages to obtain visas.



2-year Mobile Contract (recruited from the UK or British Council in the network):

  • The total salary is composed of 2 elements: a local salary + a sterling supplement
  • Local salary (to be paid into local bank account) in monthly payments of 10,785LE and the sterling supplement is 315GBP

2-year Local Contract (based in Egypt)

  • Local salary (to be paid into local bank account) in monthly payments of 10,785LE

35 days per annum paid leave plus public holidays (currently 14 days)

  • Income Tax & National Insurance
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Medical Allowance
  • Settling-in allowance
  • Other allowances * A detailed document will be shared with the candidates once their application is shortlisted


Advert closing date: 23rd May 2021 - 23:59 (Egypt Time)



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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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