Primary and Early Years Coordinator - Colombo
South Asia
Country / Territory
Sri Lanka
Colombo Teaching Centre
Teaching Centres
Job Category
Teacher co-ordinator
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Location : Colombo Job type : Teacher - Coordinator Duration :2 or 3 years No. of posts : 1
The British Council enjoys considerable prestige in Sri Lanka. The Teaching Centres in Colombo, Kandy, Jaffna and a partner centre in Matara, represent one of the largest teaching operations in the British Council network, with over 6,000 students registered on courses each term. In addition to the Teaching Centres, there is a very successful exams business and our libraries boast over 25,000 members.  

Our centres in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna combine libraries, Exams centres as well as the English teaching activity. The Colombo centre also has the support services staff and Arts, Education and Society teams. These are centrally located and receive large numbers of visitors. British Council Jaffna is located in recently refurbished premises, the Kandy centre gone through a refurbishment project and the Colombo centre is nearing the end of an extensive building project. British Council Sri Lanka is investing in providing excellent premises which are suited to best serve our customers.  

The Teaching Centre in Colombo, where the post is based, is one of the largest in the British Council network, with up to 5,500 students registered for courses each term. 60 percent of students are Young Learners aged 4-17(Early Years, Primary and Secondary).  Young Learners are also growing in our other centres in Kandy, Jaffna and Matara, our partner centre.  

Student numbers of Young Learners aged 6-15 remain stable throughout the year, with re-registration rates at about 90%. Early Years courses were introduced in Colombo for 5 year olds in April 2018 and for 4 year olds in October 2018. Parents value the communicative methodology and the quality of the teaching provided. Adult and Upper Secondary (16-17) student numbers increase significantly between October and March, when a lot of teenagers are forced to take a break after their O and A-level exams, and then drop off again between April and September.  

Away from work, Sri Lanka provides teachers with a comfortable lifestyle and the chance to explore one of the world’s most beautiful island destinations.  

Internal candidates need to inform their current line manager and recruiting manager.  

Closing date for this vacancy is 03rd March 2019

Role Profile

Vacancy Information

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the 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.