We work with partners in several different countries to deliver ELT projects and we employ people to manage these projects for us. These posts are sometimes based in our own offices, but could also be based somewhere closer to the point of delivery.
Projects with partner organisations, sometimes funded by a grant, need a whole range of skills which aren’t required for many ELT jobs. These could include; designing and bidding for the project itself, building in a system for evaluation, recruiting and managing a team and ensuring that the project has a sustainable future after you have left.
If you’re managing a nationwide project, you’ll spend a lot of time travelling between different schools, colleges or universities. For the right person, these are extremely rewarding jobs. There is very little routine work and you will have challenges every week, maybe every day! Solving these challenges and seeing the results making a genuine positive impact on people’s lives make the roles very worthwhile.
Most of the time we recruit for newly established projects, however, on the odd occasion we will recruit for a project which is already running.
What we're looking for
A background in ELT (EFL or ESOL) is essential.
We accept a range of qualifications for these posts, including relevant PGCE, MA in Applied Linguistics and other post-graduate teaching qualifications, in addition to the DELTA or Trinity Dip. TESOL or BA in TEFL and higher level ESOL qualifications.
Project management skills are essential.
Experience of operational management such as managing resources including people and finance are desirable.
Experience of doing a similar job elsewhere, ideally in a similar context is desirable.
Experience of teacher training or trainer training is desirable for projects where this is the focus.
In some cases, a second language is desirable too.
Evidence that you can cope in a challenging situation and represent the British Council professionally at all times.
For posts in remote locations you will need to show that you are independent and resourceful and able to adapt quickly to living and working in different contexts.
How to apply
You can find vacancies on the British Council’s central job site.