Higher Teacher - Kuwait (KWT-T-00060)
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Kuwait City
Teaching Centres
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Department: Teaching Centre Pay band: Teacher Level 3 (Higher Teacher) Salary: Please refer to the Vacancy Information Contract length: 2 years initially, with possibility to extend up to 4 years

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We work to change lives by creating opportunities for people to learn and develop. 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.


Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better quality teaching and learning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications.


Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching centres and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.


The British Council is recruiting an experienced Higher Teacher for our rapidly growing operation.


The Role Purpose


To plan and deliver high quality EFL teaching to a range of learners and using a variety of methods/channels, and to support more senior colleagues in the development and implementation of projects/products/services in a defined local market.


Essential Requirements:

  • 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 the 4 sections of the academic module
  • Undergraduate degree only if required by local law
  • Cambridge Delta /Trinity Diploma in TESOL, or equivalent or evidence of intention to complete within defined timeframe of 12 months
  • British Council approved observer status or willingness to complete training within 6 months of taking up post
  • An experienced teaching professional able to support less experienced colleagues in teaching practice and quality of teaching delivery.  Equivalent to around 4 years of post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL teaching experience Experience in teaching relevant age groups


Desirable Requirements:

  • Additional specialist qualifications such as PGCE/B.ED in Primary, YL Extension to CELTA, or IELTS examiner status
  • Experience in teaching
Role Specific Skills

Teaching Skills - Level 2 – More Demanding of all teaching skills;
  • Classroom Management
  • Course & Lesson Planning
  • Subject Knowledge
  • Understanding your Learners
  • Learning Technologies
  • Learning & Behaviour  

British Council Behaviours  and Core Skills
  • Analysing Data & Problems (Level 2)
  • Managing People (Level 1)
  • Managing Risk (Level 1)
  • Working Together (More demanding) 
  • Being Accountable (More demanding) 

Role Profile

Vacancy Information
British Council Behaviours and Generic Skills


Contract start date: February 2020

Number of posts: 1

Deadline to receive applications:  17 November 2019


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Internal candidates please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance/evaluation and confirm when the system prompts you that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager. Please note that we will not proceed with your application in the absence of your line manager’s written approval and reserve the right to withdraw your candidature at any stage of the recruitment process.

Enquiries about the post can be sent to the MENA Regional Teacher Recruitment team based in Dubai - MENA-TeacherRecruitment@ae.britishcouncil.org. Please do not send any applications via email as they will not be considered.

Please refer to our Careers page, Middle East & North Africa, for further information about our teaching centres and the various opportunities available for teachers in the region - https://www.britishcouncil.org/jobs/careers/english/global-network/middle-east-north-africa

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.


The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. British Council appointments are contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and where appropriate systems exist overseas, these include Criminal Records checks.