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Hourly-Paid Teacher

Date: 22-Feb-2021

Location: Singapore, East Asia, SG

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.


Teaching Centre: Singapore
Role Title: Hourly Paid Teacher
Contract type: Fixed Term, 12 month (Renewable)


The Opportunity:

The British Council Singapore is recruiting an experienced, enthusiastic, dedicated teacher to join our teaching team on a part-time hourly paid basis. We are keen to appoint staff who can demonstrate good professional skills, are willing and able to learn and develop, and are good members of a team. 

Experience with some or all of the above and a willingness to teach across weekends and evening weekdays is desired. 
The suitable candidate must already be in Singapore and have the legal right to take up additional employment.


 Role Purpose: 

•    To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning for all students
•    To build and maintain the reputation of the British Council 
•    To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission


Challenges & Accountabilities: 
•    Teach a variety of lessons to either individuals or in groups of up to 18 students
•    Adapt materials to meet the needs of learners
•    Use technology during lessons when appropriate
•    Complete registers and other administration within agreed time frames
•    Support the British Council's global English strategy by delivering professional teaching to the highest standards
•    Enhance the British Council's reputation as a world authority through continued professional development and sharing of best practices
•    Actively engage in professional development activities.


Language requirements:

•    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.


Essential Requirements:
•    First degree or equivalent

•    Relevant teaching qualification i.e. Cambridge CELTA/ DELTA 

•    CELTYL or equivalent OR Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECCE-T) or equivalent 
•    2 years relevant work experience with young learner students 

Closing Date: Wednesday,3rd of March 2021, applications will close 23:59 CET time.


Additional Information:
If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by Wednesday,3rd of March 2021. Please note, Interviews are likely to be held one week after closing date. 


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