Young Learner Assistant

Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: Taipei, East Asia, TW

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.


Contract: hourly paid
Location: Xinyi and Shipai Teaching Centre, Taipei

Salary: NT$168 per hour
Start Date: ASAP


Role Purpose
To keep operational and deliver on our commitment to customers and the safeguarding of our Young Learner students 


Challenges & Accountabilities   
The British Council has been teaching students in Asia for over eighty years. Our Teaching business is adapting to a dynamic and increasingly competitive environment in both the Adult and Young Learner segments. British Council Taiwan runs a range of face-to-face Young Learner and Adult courses for the general public at its Xin Yi and Shipai teaching centres. The British Council plans to grow the work it does in the face-to-face market and welcomes applicants who can help make this happen. 
To help maintain a safe environment for children (under 18) by,
-    consistently checking badges of children, ensuring those with red badges or no badge do not leave the premises
-    consistently checking the badges of adults, ensuring all adults have a valid reason to be on the premises
-    accurately completing the PUR (pick up register), ensuring any problems are recorded
-    reporting any problems immediately to the Coordinator or Child Focal Points 
-    ensuring no child is left unsupervised 
-    keeping a safe, calm and comfortable environment in the classroom for all students at break times


Main Accountabilities
-    Facilitate students' learning of English in the classroom.
-    Work with and assist the Teacher in class.
-    Supervise Young Learners during break time, pick-up and drop-off.
-    Ensure all Young Learners, parents/ guardians and guests are provided with an Identification Badge when on the Teaching Centre premises.
-    Ensure guidelines are applied and upheld in line with Child Protection and Health and Safety policies.


-    college or above 
-    medium to high level of English proficiency

-    work at least 16 hours (4 shifts) within a week, must available on Wednesday and Friday afternoon and work on weekends

 Professional development opportunities – we offer a broad range of professional courses to large corporations and that is available for our staff members too!

Additional Information
-   The job holder should be able to work with us at least one year or longer.
-   The job holder should be able to work in Xinyi and Shipai Teaching Centre.
-   The job holder should be able to work at least 16 hours (4 shifts) within a week, must available on Wednesday and Friday afternoon and work on weekends.


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