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Post title: IELTS Examiner Job location: Egypt (Cairo / Alexandria) Post status: Current post Contract type: A casual, as-needed basis. IELTS Speaking Tests are run mainly on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Applicants must be available for testing on those days. Examiners are also required to be available to test outside Cairo & Alexandria, but that will not be very often (maximum 5 times a year). In case of British Council teachers being shortlisted, it is their own responsibility to make

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.

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.

We are currently looking for suitably qualified and experienced professionals to be trained and join our teams of IELTS Examiners, mainly based in Cairo.


  • An undergraduate degree or a qualification which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree.
  • A recognised qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or recognised equivalent as part of a recognised university award course.
  • At least 3 years’ full time (or the equivalent part time) relevant TESOL teaching experience (minimum one year post-certificate level qualification). The majority of this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over). 
  • The required professional attributes and interpersonal skills – please refer to application form for more details.
  • Examiners must be the equivalent of an IELTS Band 9 – this is an ‘Expert User’ on the IELTS Band Scale


Applicants are;

  • required to be mainly based in Cairo or Alexandria.
  • required to  be available for work mainly on Fridays & Saturdays. Other week days might also be required.        
  • required to be available for short trips to other cities for 2-3 days.
  • Must have work permit or residence permit in Egypt.

Additional Information:

  • Any applicant may be required to submit valid full IELTS Academic test result (TRF) with the band score of 9
  • Incomplete application will be rejected
  • Deadline                      22 February 2020
  • Short listing                 23 - 28 February 2020
  • Interviews                    08 – 12 March 2020
Training & certification: 

Thursday 16 April 2020 (08:00am – 05:00pm)
Friday 17 April 2020 (08:00am – 05:00pm) 




If you are interested and fulfil the requirements of the role please complete the IELTS Examiner Application Form and Reference Request Letter

Application Form

Completed documents should be sent to: 

For further information please see the documents below:

Guide for applicants.pdf
IELTS Minimum Professional Requirements

For more information on the Minimum Professional Requirements and an application form, please contact: EG.ExamRec@britishcouncil.org.eg

Please apply before 22 February 2020 23:59 UK Time.


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