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Teacher of English – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, (SAU-T-000014)
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
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Saudi Arabia
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Vacancy Description
Department: Teaching Centre Pay band: Teacher Salary: Teacher salary scale Contract type: Full Time Fixed Term Contract Contract length: 1 year renewable Closing date: 22 February 2020

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.


The British Council Centres in Saudi Arabia provide English language training to thousands of young Saudi men and women each year in our own classrooms and on the premises of companies and partner training institutes.

We are looking for motivated teachers to teach on our adult and young learner programmes.

If you can meet our qualification and experience requirements, then we can offer you a very good package, a supportive and friendly work environment, and a real boost to your career as you gain experience in a variety of interesting new courses.


The Role Purpose


To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English

To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission

To engage in continued professional development in order to keep up-to-date with developments in the field and to facilitate consistent provision of high quality teaching.


Essential requirements:

Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL (global minimum standard)

2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience

Experience in teaching:

Lower Secondary aged 11 to 14

Upper Secondary aged 15 to 17

Primary aged 6 to 10

Adults General English 18+


Desirable requirements:
PGCE/BEd in ESOL or other subject
MA in ELT or other relevant subject
DELTA or Trinity Diploma in TESOL
University/Vocational students aged 18+
English for the Workplace
Early years aged 4 to 5


 Role Profile

Vacancy Information
British Council Behaviours and Generic Skills


Closing date: 22 February 2020

Start date of contract: September 2020

No of Posts: 2 posts (1 male and 1 female)


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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.

The closing date for applications is 22nd February, 2020. Please note that all interviews for this post will take place between 15 March to 21 March, 2020. Candidates who are unable to interview during this time will be withdrawn from 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.