Young Learner Co-ordinator

Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: Rabat, Middle East and North Africa, MA

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.

About us:
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Role Purpose

•    To deliver quality teaching and ensure the effective learning of English
•    To support the development and delivery of high-quality Young Learner courses through innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing across the Maghreb centres, in order to meet and exceed the expectations of parents and students, and enhance the British Council’s reputation as the leading provider of YL courses in Morocco.
•    To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission


Main opportunities/challenges for this role:

•    There are opportunities to gain experience as a YL-focused trainer, including a regular cross centre INSETT programme and an annual TYLEC course where the YL coordinator will, if approved by Trinity, train up as a TYLEC trainer.

•    The Teaching Centre has just rolled out the new global product Primary Plus in September 2019, and Secondary Plus is planned for September 2020, and teachers will need support on this major change.

•    There is increasing opportunity to work with teachers in Casablanca and elsewhere in the Maghreb Cluster (Algeria and Tunisia) on projects including developing and reviewing materials and integrating technology and digital tools into our YL pre and post registration journey.

•    We have a partnership with a local school and plan to have more in future, so there will be opportunities and challenges in developing skills and experience of managing relationships with partners.

•    We are looking into improving parental engagement and communications and there will be opportunities for you to contribute and support in developing strategies and tools to facilitate this at country and Maghreb cluster level. 

•    Applicants without the Cambridge Delta or equivalent will be funded as per the centre’s policy (approximately 80% of total costs) and will be expected to undertake the Distance Delta or other programme during their two years in post.

Main Accountabilities:

•    Plan, prepare and deliver up to 18 (eighteen) hours of high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups and takes account of age, ability, and child protection and safety guidelines; monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy; complete all relevant teaching-related admin tasks, e.g. attendance records, end-of-term reports etc.

•    Actively engage in your own professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning, and maintain British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practice.

•    Provide on-the-ground support to teachers’ requests for support and guidance in their Young Learner teaching, including providing advice with specific pedagogical problems, conducting informal observations to inform this advice, supporting teachers in dealing with challenging behaviour in accordance  with our Behaviour Policy, and providing a YL-focused induction to new teachers and other new colleagues.

•    Act as a full member of the wider teaching centre management team, including covering for the Senior Teacher Young Learners during absences, participating in team meetings and discussions, delivering YL-focused INSETTs and other trainings, participating in the duty cover rota (including some late evening finishes), and supporting the Senior Teacher Young Learners in managing the relationship with Young Learner partner premises.

•    Lead on the added value aspect of Young Learner courses, including designing and promoting competitions, clubs, and planning and delivering parent-teacher events such as Parents’ Day and Parents’ Week.

•    Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, including British Council Global Products, in order to meet students’ needs.

•    Support the Teaching Centre Operations Officer to ensure that YL lessons, clubs and other activities are appropriately resourced in terms of equipment, stationery, craft materials and other items.

•    Line manage up to three teachers, ensuring that Learning and Development Plans, formal observations and End-Of-Year Reviews are completed and filed on time.  It may be necessary to line manage up to six teachers, in which case teaching hours will be reduced from 18.

•    Support local marketing and promotional strategy and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service, including collecting and acting upon parent, student and teacher feedback.

•    Ensure policy and practice is applied and the related standards upheld in Child protection, Equal Opportunity and Inclusion, Copyright, and Health and safety, including supporting the Child Protection Focal Point in promoting awareness-raising of

Child Protection issues during lessons, and carrying out Young Learner Risk Assessments.


Post-holders with CELTA will teach up to 18 hours per week, line manage up to three people, be required to take the Cambridge Distance Delta during their first year of service, and be recruited at Tier 2 (Higher Teacher), moving to Tier 3 when they have completed the Delta.


Post-holders with Delta will teach up to 12 hours per week, line manage up to six people, and be recruited at Tier 3 (Expert Teacher).


Customers & Stakeholders

•    Other teachers in both Casablanca and Rabat
•    Teaching Centre management 
•    Teaching Centre administrative staff, including Teaching Centre Operations Officer, Teaching Centre Operations Manager and Teaching Centre Assistants
•    Marketing team
•    Customer Services team
•    Wider ESBU teams – EES, Exams
•    Regional and Maghreb cluster management


•    Learners in Morocco and the Maghreb region
•    Parents
•    Partner schools
About You (essential requirements for the role):

•    University degree or equivalent
•    2 years’ teaching experience post - CELTA or equivalent initial teaching qualification.
•    Cambridge CELTA/Trinity TESOL (or other certificate level qualification that meets our requirements)
•    Proficient user of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C1) with IELTS Band 8 in each of 4 sections of the general module. 
•    Up-to-date proof of language proficiency
•    Previous experience in supervising, managing or mentoring teachers    
•    Demonstrable interest in coordinating and/or developing courses for Young Learners at both primary (6-12 years) and secondary (13-17 years) levels. 
•    Experience in teaching all age groups: 
     Young learners aged 6 to 10 (400+ hours)
     Young learners aged 11 to 13 (400+ hours)
     Young learners aged 14 to 17 (400+ hours)
     Adults General English 18+ (400+ hours)

Desirable requirements:

•    Cambridge Delta, including Module 3 in a YL-related area.
•    PGCE in any age group or subject.
•    Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate (TYLEC)
•    Cambridge CELTYL/YL Extension or other recognised YL teaching qualification.
•    Previous experience as a YL Co-ordinator, Senior Teacher YLs, or similar role.
•    Teaching experience at Early Years (3-5 years)
•    Highly proficient user of English (CEFR C1/IELTS Band 8)

Further Information 

•    Number of positions: 1
•    Location: Rabat, Morocco
•    Contract type: Two years
•    Deadline to receive applications: 26th of January 2022
•    Other requirements: This role is open to candidates who have the right to work in Morocco. 
•    Gross Monthly Salary: 84,000.00 MAD


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


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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.


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