Professional Skills Trainer - UAE
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
United Arab Emirates
Flexible Location
Teaching Centres
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Department: Teaching Centre Salary: Please refer to the Vacancy Information

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.




Purpose of the Role:

 To plan, develop, deliver and review high-quality learning and development solutions, including: training programmes, assessment, psychometric profiling, coaching and consultancy services to ensure client satisfaction to support the business and wider aims of Professional Skills in the United Arab Emirates.



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 4 sections of the academic module
  • Undergraduate/university degree  AND
  • Relevant teaching (i.e. Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL) and/or Training qualification or experience
  • Subject knowledge and three years’ experience of delivering skills training to a range of adult audiences (corporate or government or not-for-profit)  


Desirable Requirements

  • Relevant Master’s Degree
  • Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma
  • British Council Skills Trainer accreditation
  •  CIPD/Coaching/Project management qualification
  • Accreditation in psychometric profiling tools (specify which)
  • Qualification in developing or delivering blended progammes
  • Prior experience of working in a business function, especially in a leadership position (e.g. finance, sales and marketing, operations)
  • Prior experience of developing staff you have directly managed
  • Knowledge and experience of project and client management
  • Developing and/or delivering online and blended programmes




Role Profile

Vacancy Information

British Council Behaviours   

Start date of contract: ASAP

Closing date: 8 Dec 2019


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

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.