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Local Teacher/ Full Time Teacher

Date: 11-Jun-2021

Location: Mumbai, South Asia, IN

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 – Full Time Teacher 

Role Purpose:
The purpose of this post is to prepare and deliver quality teaching and effective learning of English, via fully online, blended or F2F course, support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission.


Main challenged & accountabilities:
•    Plan, prepare and deliver high quality English language teaching that meets learner needs.
•    Make use of all delivery platforms and resources as required by course, and as instructed by Academic Management and teacher guidance resources.
•    Monitor progress and provide regular feedback, to help manage students’ performance throughout the course.
•    Teach courses on company premises under corporate contracts if required.   
•    Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, as required. Contribute to development of digital products as required.
•    Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards.
•    Actively engage in professional development, performance management and peer support activities to ensure high quality standards in teaching and learning, and maintain the British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices.
•    Support local marketing and promotional strategy as required, by counselling prospective students, delivering demonstrations and promotional activities, and generally providing excellent customer service.
•    Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas: Adult Safeguarding and Child Protection, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Health and Safety

Role specific knowledge and experience:
•    TESOL experience
•    At least 2 years’ post-CELTA experience of communicative English language teaching at a range of levels to adults.
•    One year (min 300 hours) experience delivering online courses to adults (including online e-moderating, managing learning via virtual learning environment, remote teaching, managing self-access learning)
•    Experience of both teaching Business English and teaching IELTS preparation classes to adults 
•    Cambridge ESOL CELTA or recognised equivalent (applicants with equivalents should check validity before proceeding)  


Further Information 
Contract Type – Fixed Term Contract, 1 Year
Location – Multiple locations
Requirements – Rights to work in India.
Closing Date –Sunday, 20th 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.