Academic Coordinator

Date: 11 Jul 2024

Location: New Delhi, South Asia, IN

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 promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English

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

• To support and guide teachers on delivery of the full range of courses, to lead and develop teachers, including provision of training, to coordinate and develop materials

• To contribute to management of teaching quality, of content of academic programmes, and of day to day operations


Main Accountabilities:

Support British Council’s global English strategy by:


1. Completing core teaching duties as per global standard (see below) and including all course types and more complex programmes.

2. Teaching to higher standards of ELT – Teaching Skills level 3

3. Effective pacing of work to suit changes in the external market

4. Contributing to the development of teaching and assessment materials, act as duty officer and deputise for Senior Teachers as required, carry out administrative duties

5. Supporting teacher development and performance in line with corporate systems and the Quality Plans in line with Teachign Excellence. Deliver training sessions in areas of expertise, and act as formal lesson observer

6. Line-managing teachers and assist with the recruitment of new teachers

7. Being able to retain talent and identify and acquire new talent 3

8. Ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations

9. Enhancing the British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT

10. Continuing professional development and sharing of best practices

11. Ensuring teaching meets British Council Global Teaching Standards and organisational expectations

12. Ensuring Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is taken into account when planning and delivering lessons and engaging with customers and colleagues

13. Supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plan

14. 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


Role specific knowledge and experience:



  • 4 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience including substantial experience in Adult teaching  (1500hrs + IELTS teaching) and Young Learners (800 hrs)
  • TEFL-Q - should be completed
  • Fully or partially completed Diploma (Cambridge DELTA) or MA ELT (with assessed teaching practice) qualification
  • Undergraduate degree is mandatory


Further Information 

  • Number of positions: 1
  • Employment Type: FTC (2 Years)
  • Location: Delhi India
  • Grade: Academic Coordinator
  • Deadline to receive applications: 24th of July 2024 (23:59 Central Gulf Time)


Please note that all applications should be submitted in English only.
It is advisable to apply in advance to avoid any technical issues at the last moment.


Any queries please reach out to Astha Srivastava - Regional Resourcing Specialist MENA and South Asia (



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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.


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


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.