Full Time Teacher of English - Global - *** For Talent Pool ONLY***

Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: Madrid, European Union, ES Venice, European Union, IT Madrid, European Union, ES Bucharest, European Union, RO Rome, European Union, IT Caracas, Americas, VE Lisbon, European Union, PT Medellin, Americas, CO Bilbao, European Union, ES Ho Chi Minh City, East Asia, VN Chiang Mai, East Asia, TH Milan, European Union, IT Bangkok, East Asia, TH Yangon, East Asia, MM Taipei, East Asia, TW Milan, European Union, IT Yangon, East Asia, MM Kuala Lumpur, East Asia, MY Bogota, Americas, CO Kyiv, European Union, UA Barcelona, European Union, ES Cairo, Middle East and North Africa, EG Seoul, East Asia, KR Colombo, South Asia, LK Hanoi, East Asia, VN Bogota, Americas, CO Taipei, East Asia, TW Coimbra, European Union, PT Mansooryah, Middle East and North Africa, KW Naples, European Union, IT Giza, Middle East and North Africa, EG Riyadh, Middle East and North Africa, SA

Company: British Council

English and Exams is a dynamic and global community within the British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations. Be part of a unique global teaching team striving to help English language learners achieve their linguistic, study, work, and life goals.


Joining the British Council as a teacher offers flexible opportunities to teach English to young people and adults around the world. Our professional and innovative teaching practices demonstrate and support our values of being open and committed, expert and inclusive, optimistic, and bold. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and provide a nurturing and supportive environment for students, including strong support for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our teaching centres and online courses build cultural links between the UK and 38 countries around the world, as well as supporting the cultural relations programmes in arts and sciences delivered by the British Council.


Role Purpose:


  • To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching center, through the management of in-house teacher development programme 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


Main Accountabilities

Support British Council’s global English strategy by:


  • Planning, preparing, and delivering high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles
  • Monitoring progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy
  • Contributing to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials, and related services
  • Ensuring teaching meets the standards expected in Teaching and Learning Reviews, the annual Teaching Excellence Academic Plans, and organizational expectations
  • Using technology during lessons when required
  • Contributing to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of the contemporary UK
  • Ensuring safeguarding and other guidelines are applied and upheld in line with internal standards





  • Cambridge CELTA, Trinity, Cert TESOL or equivalent
  • Bachelor / First University degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years post-certificate i.e., CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels from young learners through to adults.



  •  DELTA or Trinity Diploma or relevant PGCE


Teaching skills


Proven experience and skills in:


  • Experience in teaching of the following age groups related to the project:
    • Young learners aged 8 to 12 (600+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 13 to 17 (600+hours)
    • Adults aged 18+ (600+ hours)

Important notice before you apply:


ALL active vacancies will be published on our Careers Website, however we are encouraging Teachers who are interested in working with us, to join our talent pool.


If you choose to join our Talent Pool, you will be asked to complete an application form. As soon as we have a relevant opportunity matching your skill set and your candidature is a fit, you shall be contacted for the next steps in the Recruitment process.



  • Attractive salary and benefits will be offered to the deserving candidate. Your salary starting point will be set according to your qualifications and experience as well as your previous position on the British Council’s global salary scale (if applicable)
  • An inclusive and engaging work environment encouraging cross-team collaboration and building connections with colleagues from different disciplines around the world.
  • A learning environment with plenty of opportunities to develop skills and knowledge.
  • Experience of working in an international organisation which includes good work life balance and flexible working hours.
  • Allowances: Accommodation/Medical (As applicable by region/country norms)
  • Annual Leave: Teachers are entitled to paid leave per year as per standard British Council policy
  • Work permit/ Right to Work: Depends on country-based terms & condition/ Local restrictions & policies

Additional information:


  • Contract type: Full Time
  • Location: Global
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years Fixed Term (To be confirmed)
  • Passport requirements/ Right to work in country : Candidates must have a passport with validity for a minimum of 18 months from the start date in role. All necessary background checks as per the British Council Pre-Appointment Screening policy along with medical check-up will need to be completed successfully prior to signing the final employment contract


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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