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Teacher of English-Hourly Paid Teacher

Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Casablanca, Middle East and North Africa, MA

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 :Teacher of English- Hourly Paid

Role Purpose

  • To deliver quality teaching and ensure the effective learning of English
  • To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission 


Support British Council’s global English strategy by


  • Delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT
  • Enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT
  • Continuing professional development and sharing of best practices
  • The Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Ensure you understand and adhere to Child Protection policy and the related practices.  



  • Ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations
  • Ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality Standards and organisational expectations
  • Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans
  • Ensuring Child Protection policy and practice is embedded in all aspects of your professional activities. 
  • You must promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young and vulnerable people that you are responsible for or come into contact with.

Main duties 

  • Plan, prepare and deliver high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups and takes account of individual learning styles, age, ability and child protection and safety guidelines 
  • 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 working collaboratively with the wider 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 practice. 
  • 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 
  • Ensure policy and practice is applied and the related standards upheld in the following areas:
    • Child protection 
    • Equal Opportunity and Inclusion
    • Health and safety 

Job Overview


  • You will be timetabled to teach up to a maximum of 12 to 16 hours per week. With teaching taking place both on site and in our partner school (Al Madina School) throughout the week. Our main teaching days are Wednesdays afternoon, Saturdays and Sundays all day. All teachers will be expected to teach Young Learner courses as this group constitutes the majority of our programme. 

Academic Year

  • September to July. There are currently 4x10 week terms and summer school intensive courses.


  • Our classes are 30hrs (Adults) 30hrs (YLs)  per term. All courses from Beginner to Advanced levels and General / Business Englsh courses use British Council materials. Teacher Training and Professional English courses use standardised British Council materials. Courses are based on completing sets of learning aims and following a standard learner journey. Assessment is based on skills work and is done on a continuous basis.  
  • Teachers can expect to spend on average about 20% of the week teaching adult classes and 80% teaching YL classes mainly on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays and Adults in the evening between 18.00 and 21.30. 
  • British Council Morocco is recruiting professional and committed teachers for its centre in Casablanca for August 2021.
  • You should be a high proficiency speaker of English and have a first degree or equivalent, a CELTA/ Trinity Certificate in TESOL.  Experience in teaching young learners is preferred but not essential. Clear,  documented teaching experience and qualification in TEYL is necessary.  
  • Short-listing is carried out against the essential knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience as specified in the Morocco teacher Role Profile.  Interviewing is carried out against the essential teaching skills and the 3 core behaviours. We will shortlist against desirable competencies where the applicant pool is large. 
  • Internal candidates please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance/evaluation and confirm when the system prompts you that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager.

Role Requirement




  • First Degree or equivalent
  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL (or other certificate level qualification that meets the requirements set out at http://www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation-teachers-qualifications-guidance.htm)
  • Mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C1) IELTS Band 8 in each of 4 sections of the academic module. Up-to-date proof of language proficiency will be requested as part of the applications process. 


  • Recognised diploma level qualification in EFL eg. Cambridge DELTA
  • PGCE/B.Ed in Primary or relevant subject
  • YL Extension to CELTA/TYLEC


Role Specific Knowledge & Experience
(Minimum / essential)

  • 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience / other recognized qualification
  • Experience in teaching relevant age groups specific to the centre 
    • Young learners aged 6 to 10 (400+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 11 to 13 (400+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 14 to 17 (400+ hours)
    • Adults General English 18+ (400+ hours)

Further Information 


  • Salary:  212 MAD/ hour (for CELTA qualified teachers) and 227 MAD/hour for DELTA qualified teachers (All salary and allowances are subject to Moroccan tax)
  • Contract Length: 24 Months
  • Contract Type: Hourly Paid
  • Location : Casablanca
  • Annual Leave: 14 public holidays and embed 35 non-teaching days in the academic calendar 


Requirement:  For foreign nationals, British Council will not support with residence card and work permit for this role. Applicants must be able to secure the right to work or have the right to work in the location and also ensure the right to residence



Closing date and time:Thursday 24th June 2021 (23:59 IST) 


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.