Senior Teacher

Date: 15 Apr 2024

Location: Jeddah, Middle East and North Africa, SA

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 Location: All Gulf counties 


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Roles Titles: Senior Teacher, Senior Teacher YLs, and Senior Teacher Adults 


Roles Purposes: 

To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching centre, through the management of in-house teacher development programmes and support. 

To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English.  

To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience. 

To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission 




The ideal candidate should have: 

2 years post-diploma i.e. DELTA/Trinity Diploma TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) experience. 

Extensive knowledge and experience of management and delivery of teacher training.  

Experience of line managing/ coordinating teaching teams.  

Experience in teaching relevant age groups “According to the role” 

Early Years, Primary, Lower and Upper Secondary aged  

University/Vocational students and Adults General English 

Undergraduate Degree. 

Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Certificate TESOL. 

Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma TESOL or equivalent as recognised by the British Council. 

YL teaching certificate i.e. CELTYL or TYLEC “For Senior Teacher and Senior Teacher YLs” 



What we can offer you: 

Relocation support for expats  

Professional and learning development 

Basic Salary 

Medical Insurance 


Dynamic, flexible, and healthy environment 

Opportunities for future movements within BC’s network globally 



N.B: This role is open to candidates who have the right to work in the job location. However, we would welcome to receive your application for other opportunities within our network for various locations. 


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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.


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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.


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