Learning and Development Co-ordinator, Casablanca (MOR-T-00051-1)
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
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Teaching Centres
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Vacancy Description
Department: Teaching Centre Pay band: Teacher salary scale Salary: Please refer to the Vacancy Information Contract length: 2 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.


British Council Morocco is recruiting a professional and experienced Learning and Development Co-ordinator


The Role Purpose 

  • To maintain and develop quality in the delivery of our English Language products and services, as part of the Morocco teaching centre management team
  • To lead on professional development activity (planning and implementation)  for all teaching staff, including INSETT and other activities detailed in the Academic Quality Plan
  • To manage the Teacher Development Programme for newly-qualified teachers
  • To teach up to 18 hours per week


This post supports the growth of the Teaching Centre business in Casablanca through delivery of improved standards in teaching quality and knowledge of teaching. The post holder needs to demonstrate high levels of professionalism and a sound ability to motivate teachers to challenge their thinking and be ambitious about their professional growth.   The post holder must also show strong levels of competence in our core teaching skills and behaviour, and deliver lessons to a high standard in strict compliance with Child Protection, Equality & Diversity and Inclusion, and Health and Safety policies and practice. The post holder needs to build and maintain relationships with learners, parents and colleagues within the teaching centre and in the wider British Council team, including Customer Service, Marketing and Exams, as well as the academic management teams in Casablanca, Rabat and the Maghreb Cluster. Those relationships must reflect British Council values, and UK and regional policy and practice and goals and priorities.


Essential Requirements:

Behaviours (global standard)

  • Creating shared purpose (more demanding)
  • Making it happen (more demanding)
  • Working together (more demanding)
  • Connecting with others (more demanding)
  • Shaping the future (essential)
  • Being accountable (essential)
Skills and Knowledge (all skills = global standard)
  • All Five Teaching Skills – (Level 2)
  1. Classroom management
  2. Course and lesson planning
  3. Subject knowledge
  4. Understanding your learners
  5. Learning technologies
  • Managing People (level 2)
  • Planning and Organising (level 2)

Working with Children

  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children
  • Effective communication and engagement with children and their families
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on learning and behaviour


  1. (Teaching) 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience / other recognized qualification
  2. Experience in teaching relevant age groups:
    •  Young learners aged 6 to 10 (400+ hours)
    •  Young learners aged 11 to 13 (400+ hours)
    •   Young learners aged 14 to 17 (400+ hours)
    •   Adults General English 18+ (400+ hours)
        3.(Training) Experience of delivering training, including training sessions/workshops and  mentoring/support programmes over an extended period.



  • First Degree or equivalent
  • Cambridge Delta, Trinity DipTESOL
  •  Full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8 in each of 4 sections of the academic module. Up-to-date proof of language proficiency may be requested as part of the applications process 

Desirable Requirements:

  •  Operational French
  •  Experience of line managing diverse groups.
  •  PGCE/B.Ed in Primary or relevant subject
  •  YL Extension to CELTA
  •  TYLEC 

Role Profile



Contract start date: ASAP

Number of posts: 1

Deadline to receive applications:  16 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.