We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.
We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.
Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 202122 we reached 650 million people.
- 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 -
The British Council is the UKs 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.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.
Support British Councils global English strategy by
- Planning, preparing and delivering high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles.
- Monitoring progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy.
- Contributing to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services.
- Ensuring teaching meets the standards expected in Teaching and Learning Reviews, the annual Academic Quality Plans and organisational expectations.
- Using technology during lessons when required.
- Finishing administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
- Contributing to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students understanding of the contemporary UK.
- Assisting in covering classes for colleagues.
- Actively engaging in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning and maintain British Councils position at the forefront of best ELT practices.
- Supporting local marketing and promotional strategy and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service.
- Ensuring safeguarding and other guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
- Child protection
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Health and safety
- Valid passport / EU Identity Card
- The post holder must have the rights to work in Italy
- 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.
- Undergraduate and or University degree
- Cambridge CELTA and or Trinity CertTESOL
- Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma or equivalent
- PGCE/B.Ed in Primary or relevant subject
- TYLEC or CELTYL
- MA (TESOL or other related subject)
- A minimum of 2 year post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels from young learners through to adults.
- You should have experience in teaching two or more of the following age groups:
- Very Young learners <4 (600+ hours)
- Young learners aged 4 to 7 (600+ hours)
- Young learners aged 8 to 12 (600+ hours)
- Young learners aged 13 to 17 (600+hours)
- Adults aged 18+ (600+ hours)
- Experience teaching myClass, IELTS, Business English, Very Young Learners and Primary +
Salary & Benefits
- Attractive salary and benefits will be offered to the deserving candidate. Your salary starting point will be set according to your qualifications and experience as well as your previous position on the British Council's global salary scale (if applicable)
- An inclusive and engaging work environment encouraging cross-team collaboration and building connections with colleagues from different disciplines around the world
- A learning environment with plenty of opportunities to develop skills and knowledge
- Experience of working in an international organisation which includes good work life balance and flexible working hours
- Annual Leave: Teachers are entitled to paid leave per year as per standard British Council policy
- Contract Type: Fixed-term contract for 12 months
- Contact Teaching Hours - Dependent on part-time contract % (min 6 max 18 hours per week on a 30 week working basis)
- Work Schedule- Classes will be on Saturday only
- Right to Work: Successful applicants must have the right to work in Italy.
A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
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 iscommitted 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 Councils Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
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