Young Learners Coordinator

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Yangon, East Asia, MM

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 Purpose:


  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English across our teaching operations
  • To support the delivery of high-quality services for our young learner classes, working closely with the Academic, Operations, Marketing and Sales and Customer Management teams
  • To contribute to and implement Burma Teaching Centre strategy and objectives in order to meet learner income and impact targets and enhance British Council’s reputation in Burma as an expert provider of ELT


Main accountabilities: 


Support British Council’s global English strategy by

  • Overseeing quality academic and service delivery for our Primary and Secondary students
  • Preparing and delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT
  • Continuing regular professional development and sharing of best practices
  • Ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations
  • Ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality Standards and organisational expectations
  • Finishing administrative tasks in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Taking part in teaching centre promotional and educational activities where required


Main duties


  • Supporting the Management team to build and deliver a joined-up quality teaching offer for our Primary Plus and Secondary Plus courses
  • Support good relationships in our young learners and their parents by working closely with the Sales and Customer management team in all teaching locations
  • Helping ensure teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational expectations.
  • Maintaining and developing of training and teaching materials as required.
  •  Assisting the management team with wider services, and events to promote and position our teaching offer


Role specific knowledge and experience:





  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent
  • High proficiency in English - full mastery of English across all 4 skills-equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Recognised diploma in EFL (i.e. DELTA/Trinity DipTESOL) or PGCE (with assessed teaching practice and a secondary focus)



  • TYLEC or YL extension to CELTA
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification (MA) (TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Education etc.)





  • 2 years full-time post certificate (i.e. CELTA/Trinity certTESOL) experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels of young learners and adults


  • Note : a minimum of 2400 hours of experience should have been gained from teaching the following age groups:


               -  Young learners aged 7 -17


  • Effective communication and engagement with children and their families.



Role specific skills


Teaching Skills – at Higher

  • Classroom management
  • Course and lesson planning
  • Subject knowledge
  • Understanding your learners
  • Learning technologies


Working with Children

  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children
  • Effective communication and engagement with children and their families
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on learning and behaviour


Further Information:

Pay Band: Teacher

Contract Type: 2 years, fixed term contract

Location: Yangon, Myanmar


  • Candidates must have the right to live and work in the country in which the role is based.
  • Must have high proficiency in English


Salary information and other benefits


  • Salary starts from USD 1305 + supplement (GBP 645), per month
  •  Annual leave of 35 + 15 days of paid leave
  • Accommodation allowance of USD400 per calendar month for unaccompanied employee or employee with partner (couple) / Accommodation allowance of USD535 per calendar month for accompanied employee with child(ren)
  • Flight cost will be sponsored for the incoming and at the end of the fixed term contract of employment with British Council Myanmar
  • Baggage allowances up to £1,200 for unaccompanied employees / up to £2,000 for employees accompanied by family members.
  • Entitled to a settling-in allowance equivalent to two weeks’ salary for single employees, or three weeks’ salary for employees accompanied by family members, to help you to meet your initial expenses on first arrival in Myanmar.

Closing Date: Saturday, 15 October 2022, 23:59 Myanmar Time (GMT +6.30)



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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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