Loading...
Share this Job

Hourly Paid Teacher

Date: 12-Oct-2021

Location: Mexico City, Americas, MX, Mexico

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.
 

Further Information 
Contract Type: External hourly paid up to 1 year (renewable for further year with mutual consent)
Location: Mexico City
Right to Work Requirements: Candidates must have the legal right to work in Mexico.

Note: no relocation package will be offered.
Closing Date: Ongoing post.

 

Role Purpose
Teachers in Mexico will promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English; they will also support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission. 

 

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following

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 providing 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 Academic Quality Plan and organisational expectations.
  • Using technology during lessons when required.
  • Finishing administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Contributing to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of the contemporary UK.
  • Assisting in covering classes for colleagues.
  • Actively engaging in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning and maintaining British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices.
  • Supporting local marketing and promotional strategy and assisting the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service.
  • Ensuring safeguarding and other guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
    • Safeguarding
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Health and safety
    • Information governance and risk management

 

Requirements of the role

  • High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module
  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent
  • Undergraduate/University degree 
  • 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
  • You should have experience in teaching two or more of the following age groups:
    • Very young learners <4 (400+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 4 to 7 (400+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 8 to 12 (400+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 13 to 17 (400+hours)
    • Adults aged 18+ (800+ hours)

 

Additional information

  • Teachers normally teach over a five-day week, variable through Monday to Saturday, and will also be placed on the cover timetable.  Classes are currently offered from 07.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 08.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. on Saturdays. Teachers are expected to be available for work on Saturdays during most terms and to be flexible with their schedule to cover the core business needs. Every effort is made to reduce split shifts although operational needs may require them.
  • Hourly-paid teachers are scheduled on a termly basis depending on their availability and the teaching centre’s needs. 
  • Classes are offered online and face-to-face in both our on-site premises and off-site in companies and partner schools.  All teachers regardless of contract type should be prepared to teach in all locations. Travel time and or expenses may be compensated for some locations in line with the local travel policy.
  • All teachers are expected to be able to eventually teach on all course types: Adults, Young Learners, Business, and Exam preparation, and to support development of courses and materials in these areas.
  • Training support and mentoring will be offered to teachers who are teaching a course for the first time.
  • Rates of pay per hour (Mexican pesos)
    • Teaching Delta / Trinity Dip or equivalent: $417mx
    • Teaching CELTA (CELTA plus two years): $397mx
    • Teacher Training: $525mx

 

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.