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Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Tunis, Middle East and North Africa, TN

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.

Role Title:  English Teacher

Pay Band: Hourly Paid

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Contract type: 1 Year Fixed term-Freelancer contract

Closing date and time: 31 July 2021

Salary: Hourly paid job



Please note that all applications for this post should be submitted in English.

Please note that this post is open to candidates who have the right to work in Tunisia.

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. 
Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. 



The opportunity:


Role Purpose

To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English and to support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission. 
Main Accountabilities


·         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 

·         Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards

·         Actively engage in 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 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 areas of Child Protection, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Health and safety

About You


This is a great opportunity for a newly-Qualified teacher to join our teaching team. As part of a comprehensive training and development including an intensive programme to help develop your skills in teaching children (6 to 17) and then you will join our on-going Teacher Support Programme.

What we’re looking for is someone with: 

·         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

·         First degree 

·         Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL.

·       Desirable  Experience in teaching relevant age groups: 


·         And one or more of the following 

  • 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+ (800+ hours)







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.