Date: 20 Jun 2024

Location: Hong Kong, East Asia, HK

Company: British Council

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.


Role Purpose:
To work in partnership with class teacher to create a positive learning environment for Very Young Learners and to support the wider aim of British Council and its cultural relation mission.


Role Context:
British Council Hong Kong Teaching Centre is a large centre, teaching a range of kindergarten, primary, and secondary young learner courses in five locations across Hong Kong. We are recruiting experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated teaching assistant to join our team. Young learners make up approximately 80% of our student numbers and we are looking for teacher assistants who are dedicated and enjoy working with children.


Main accountabilities but not limited to the following: 

•    To assist the teacher with material preparation and setting up the classroom.
•    To support the teacher by supervising the children and reinforcing class rules during lessons.
•    To model appropriate behavior and encourage student participation.
•    To manage the customer flow and to direct customer’s questions and feedback to the right people.
•    To ensure that the following policies are followed to standard:
       -    Safeguarding
       -    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
       -    Health and Safety  


•    Communicates clearly and effectively with good communication skills in Cantonese
•    Able to understand and follow simple English instructions
•    Some knowledge of basic functional classroom language
•    HKDSE / GCSE or equivalent is preferred
•    Communicates clearly and effectively with good communication skills in both Cantonese and English


Role specific knowledge and experience:
•    Enjoy working with children
•    Experience of taking care of young children

•    Experience of working with children
•    Able to work on Saturdays and / or Sundays


Further Information:
•   Pay Band: Hourly-paid (HKD75 per hour)

•   Contract Type: 1-year fixed contract – renewable
•   Location: Hong Kong
•   Condition of Employment: Local Direct Hire
       -   Applications are welcomed from candidates currently in this location with a natural right to work.  

       -   Applications are also welcomed from candidates currently based in other British Council country offices. However, please note candidates must have a natural right to work in the country, on a permanent basis, as immigration clearance and/or on-going visa support is not provided by the British Council for this role.  Relocation support is also not provided.  



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.