Most British Council teachers work in our own teaching centres, delivering high quality face to face English language courses to adults and young learners. Some teachers work off-site from time to time, and a few are permanently based on another site, such as a university or a corporate client. We employ local teachers and expatriates from many different countries so your colleagues could be from anywhere in the world.

We employ teachers on various types of contracts, including many freelance teachers (hourly-paid) and some on fixed term contracts. These could be summer schools (a few weeks only) or for projects which may be for two years or more. In our larger centres, we also have teaching roles with additional responsibilities, for example co-ordinating ICT resources for teachers or courses for Young Learners. These roles are good preparation for senior teacher posts.

What we're looking for

Not all teaching posts have the same requirements. We therefore explain the duties associated with the job and the skills and experience we’re looking for, plus any other qualifying criteria in the vacancy information. However, for standard teaching roles at entry level, we are looking for candidates with the following:

Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert. TESOL, or the precursors to these (e.g. RSA Prep. Cert or CTEFLA). 

At least two years’ experience teaching English to groups of students after initial training.

How to apply

The bulk of adverts appear through the spring and summer, but there are vacancies all year round. There are two places that you can search for British Council English teaching vacancies:

British Council’s central jobs site – Where you can find vacancies with relocation benefits, some summer school teaching posts, fixed-term project posts and some local contract vacancies.

British Council country websites - Some of our teaching centres advertise their jobs on their local vacancy page within their country website. These pages usually advertise ‘local’ contracts, including hourly-paid freelance teachers.  Please note that we don't employ teachers in every country that we work in. You can visit our global network page to see our teaching centre locations.