Senior teachers tend to spend less time teaching in the classroom, and more time managing an area of special responsibility, for example adult or corporate courses, or general responsibilities as required in their centre. Most of our senior teachers manage a handful of teachers and are responsible for their performance and development, as well teaching some English courses themselves.
There’s quite a wide range of roles within the senior teacher level, including ‘senior training consultants’ and ‘professional development unit managers’ and sundry others relating to local projects or market needs. As well as solid experience of managing staff and perhaps a specialist area of ELT, these posts give you the chance to gain skills in business management and budget planning which are helpful if you want to progress further up the management ladder.
What we're looking for
A DELTA or Trinity Dip. TESOL qualification is essential
3 (or more) years’ teaching experience after completing the diploma.
Previous experience in a co-ordinator role is helpful, and if you’re going to be managing staff or finances, some experience of doing this would be useful, but it’s not essential.
For roles in specialist areas, some experience and a demonstrable interest in that area will be expected.
How to apply
While we employ around 2000 teachers, we employ far fewer Senior Teachers (roughly 150 around our network). Consequently, vacancies are not as common as for teaching roles. You can find vacancies on the British Council’s central job site.