Senior Teacher Trainer, English for Education Systems China (CHI-S-1619)
East Asia
English & Exams
Job Category
Senior teacher
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Contract: 2 years (renewable) | Start Date: Post 1: Immediate Post 2: August 2018 (date to be agreed) | Deadline for applications: 12 March 2018 (23.59 UK time)
Senior Teacher Trainer, English for Education Systems China (CHI-S-1619)


The EES (English for Education systems) team is based in four of the regional offices in China. The team works with the Chinese government and private bodies to plan and deliver teacher development courses for teachers across China. Currently the team delivers training to state school primary and secondary school teachers, teachers in vocational colleges, potential teacher trainers, through cascade training, and tertiary sector lecturers.  Training is face to face with intermittent online courses also delivered. Increasingly project design is moving towards an extensive, classroom-based, job-embedded, spaced intervention model with a focus on measuring the impact of intervention on classroom practice. We are also currently delivering a series of small online pilots with a view to offering blended training models in the future.  

The British Council China is recruiting consultant trainers for EES. The posts offer excellent developmental opportunities, as well as the chance to be part of a dynamic, highly motivated team.  

The post-holder will work closely with the Senior Manager, Senior Business Development Manager, other consultant trainers and project managers/project officers based in the four offices to design, manage and deliver teacher-training services throughout mainland China.  

The post will offer regular travel opportunities and a very dynamic working environment, as a lot of our teacher training work in China is still in its initial stages. We are currently implementing global content (for example Teaching for Success) and experimenting with new models such as extensive and blended.  

The role would suit more experienced trainers who would like to be part of an innovative team working in new contexts with ongoing project management experience, or alternatively, relatively new trainers who would like to develop their training skills through working across a wide range of different content and contexts.  

Professional development in Academic Management is included as trainers will be given ‘end to end’ management of training projects. This typically means that trainers will be assigned projects at the initiation, or business development, stage of each project and then stay with that project for the full life cycle (i.e. from Needs Analysis to Monitoring & Evaluation). There will also be opportunities to work with and manage freelance trainers as well as future options for line management.  

Enquiries about the post can be sent to the
East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team based in Singapore.

Start date:

Post 1: Immediate

Post 2: August 2018 (date to be agreed) 

For more information, please see Vacancy Documents and British Council Behaviours and Teaching Skills


If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 12 March 2018 (23:59 UK Time).    


In your application, please include evidence of the relevant experience which you possess, matched against the criteria listed in the Role Profile and Person Specification for this post. 


About the British Council


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. 


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. 


Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team ( based in Singapore. 


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