Academic Development Manager
Region
Americas
Country / Territory
Uruguay
Location
Montevideo
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
Location: Montevideo / Contract: Fixed Term / Post holder must have the right to work in Uruguay.
 
Details
ABOUT THE JOB 

As our next Academic Development Manager you will share responsibility for the academic success of the English lessons taught remotely to state primary schools on the Ceibal en Inglés project, by monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, designing and implementing innovations and initiatives to develop pedagogy, reinforcing the British Council and Ceibal en Inglés as the world authority in remote teaching.

WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE 

You should have:
  • At least 5 years’ relevant work experience with proven track record of teaching/ training
  • At least 2 years’ teacher training/ mentoring experience and academic programme development
  • Experience of managing people and leading teams successfully
  • Experience of teaching young learners (aged 8-12)
  • First degree in any subject
  • Recognised Diploma in ELT (eg Cambridge DELTA, Trinity Dip TESOL) OR Internationally recognised tertiary level qualification in ELT (such as B.Ed. with ELT focus) OR  Entry-level ELT qualification (CELTA, Trinity cert TESOL, recognised Teacher Training Certificate) plus qualified teacher status in home country or Uruguay
  • English at proficiency level CEFR C2 across all skills
  • Spanish at proficiency level CEFR C1 across all skills

ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOURS OR COMPETENCIES
As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background, therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours (competencies) that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose. With special emphasis in Making it happen and Working together.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY? 

Because you will be joining the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.  We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.

A branch of the British Council was established in Uruguay in 2013 and the operation is currently entirely funded by a partnership contract with Plan Ceibal to develop and deliver remotely taught English classes for the innovative Ceibal en Ingles programme. The contract partnering with Plan Ceibal was extended in 2017 for the period 2018-2020 with an annual value of over GBP2m.

Over 3,000 remote lessons are delivered per week to primary schools in Uruguay, with teacher development support being provided for teachers on the project. Over 60% of the remote lessons are delivered by the British Council and its subcontractors. There is a British Council remote teaching centre (RTC) in Montevideo employing 20+ hourly paid teachers during school terms and the British Council additionally contracts three external providers in Argentina, the Philippines and UK to provide additional classes on the programme.

The project team consists of 8 staff in Montevideo, plus British Council colleagues in Argentina and the Philippines, and constant liaison is also needed with partners and stakeholders within Plan Ceibal and the contracted institutes

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?    

Role Profile Academic Development Manager
British Council Behaviours
British Council Core Skills

HOW TO APPLY?  
Click on the apply button and follow the instructions. 

WHAT IS YOUR DEADLINE?
Make sure to apply before closing date: December 8, 2019 at 23:59 UK time.

HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCESS TAKE?  
After reviewing applications, you can be shortlisted for an interview or not, in either case we will notify you.  After the 1st interview, there could be a second interview stage or assessment. Once that is done, the panel makes a decision, we run a reference check process and then an offer is extended. In every stage we provide feedback via e-mail. Thanks so much for your patience!    

ABOUT US
The British Council is the UK’s 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.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.

British Council does not require any kind of payment for our recruitment processes.  All of our vacancies are posted in our jobs portal https://jobs.britishcouncil.org/ and in LinkedIn by direct members of staff.