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Date: 21-Jul-2021

Location: Wider Europe, GE

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- Teacher of English (18-contact hours)


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


About British Council Georgia


The British Council has offices in more than 100 countries.  We operate Teaching Centres in 40 countries.  The British Council office in Tbilisi was established in 1993, and its teaching centre at Rustaveli Avenue was opened in September 2012.


We provide teaching both to the general public and off-site to companies and government ministries. Teachers on this contract, though, will work on a key contract in Western Georgia at Kutaisi International University.


Teachers will be given 35 days’ leave per year. This leave can be taken when the University is on a break. If the University is on break but you are not on leave, you will do teaching and placement testing online for the British Council


Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:


  • Plan, prepare and deliver high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles
  • Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team
  • Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning, and maintain BC’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices
  • Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK
  • Support local marketing and promotional strategy, and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service
  • Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
  • Child protection
  • EDI
  • Health and safety


Role specific knowledge and experience:


 Language requirements

  • High level of proficiency in English (equivalent to CEF C2, IELTS 8.5)



  • University Degree
  • CELTA, Trinity Certificate TESOL or equivalent (global minimum standard)


Role Specific Knowledge & Experience

Experience in teaching adults General English (800+ hours)


Threshold requirements:


  • This is local recruitment exercise and does not include a mobility package. All applicants must have a pre-existing right to reside and work in Georgia 
  • 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. 


Further Information


  • Pay Band – Full Time Teacher
  •  Contract Type – Fixed term 12 months
  •  Location – Kutaisi, Georgia


Other Benefits


  • 35 days annual leave
  • Covered under the terms of the current local medical insurance scheme


Closing Date –03rd August 2021, 18:59 (Local Time) 


Tentative Start Date: 01st Sept 2021


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.