Director English Teaching - Mexico
Region
Americas
Country / Territory
Mexico
Location
Mexico City
Department
English & Exams
Job Category
English
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade E
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: E / Location: Mexico City / Contract: Fixed Term for 3 years / Monthly Gross Salary: from $70,416 MXN / Post holder must have the right to work in Mexico.
 
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ABOUT THE JOB 

This role will provide strategic and operational leadership of our Teaching work in Mexico, ensuring we contribute to local and regional targets, measurable through impact, income and surplus. 

RELOCATION PACKAGE WILL BE OFFERED IF APPLICABLE AND ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE 
You should have:
  • Proven experience of successful leadership of a teaching or examinations business and of delivering business performance improvements and results
  • Proven experience of innovative business development, growth and success in terms of impact and financial results
  • Proven experience in ensuring marketing, sales, customer service teams and processes help deliver business results
  • Proven experience of implementing substantial changes in a large operation to achieve improvements in business performance Proven experience in successful financial planning, budget management and risk management (including managing child protection procedures), in a teaching or exams business context
  • First degree or equivalent relevant graduate level qualification 
  • TEFL-Q or British Council recognized equivalent, (or relevant experience, knowledge and expertise in ELT)
  • English at CEFR C2
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. 

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.

Mexico is one of four territories in the Americas on the organisation’s list of 20 priority countries, alongside the USA, Colombia and Brazil. This list takes into account scale, impact potential and importance to the UK, and on each Mexico scores highly. The world’s 15th largest economy, Mexico serves as a regional pivot between North America, the Pacific Alliance, Central America and the Caribbean, with the political and economic relationship projected to become even more important in the coming years. This will need to be underpinned by deeper and more expansive ties in educational and cultural relations, and by a strong British Council presence.

We typically teach around 1150 Adults and 325 YLs in our branches on a termly basis. This is supported by a strong B2B corporate component in the portfolio, with several longstanding teaching contracts being supplement by new agreements brought in by the business development and sales team. There is also a substantial multi integrated relationship with the Ibero university. This has expanded rapidly in the past 3 years and is seen as a model of best practice for reach and impact within the region. Helping to manage and grow this relationship further will be a key part of the postholder’s responsibilities.

The Mexico operation is frequently involved in piloting global products and initiatives and the wider team has also successfully introduced innovative approaches to attracting new customers and retaining current ones. Inbound marketing and sales via Hubspot, and the setting up of a loyalty programme to supplement the My Club package are both good examples of the creative work carried out in the Mexico operation and which highlight the ‘can do’ nature of the team.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?  
Role Profile Director English Teaching
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 18, 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.