Language Assessment Consultant / IELTS Examiner, China (CHN-T-1314)
East Asia
Flexible Location
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Location: Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Shanghai; Contract: One year fixed term (renewable); Start Dates: Your start date will be dependent on visa processing times; Closing Date: 20 March 2018 (23:59 UK time);
The British Council is recruiting IELTS examiners in China to be based in our four regional offices. This presents an exciting opportunity for TESOL professionals to work in the world’s biggest and most dynamic English language assessment environment. We are looking for experienced examiners and examiner trainers as well as TESOL professionals interested in training up as examiners.

Our innovative working model allows examiners to increase their earning potential or opt for more flexibility in terms of monthly workload. For those relocating from abroad, we are offering 1-year contracts and a highly competitive monthly income. Travel throughout China is an essential aspect of the work. For more details, please see the attached information pack.   In addition to the earning potential, the examiner package includes annual leave, medical benefits and a full working visa. Examiners who are new to China also receive an enhanced induction and assistance programme.  

Examiners will be part of the wider British Council network and, as demand for quality language assessment grows in the region, this is an excellent opportunity for those interested in building a career in the area of language assessment.  

Note that the visa process for China can often take 14-16 weeks and you will need time to get necessary documents ready; therefore you are encouraged to submit your application at least 20 weeks before your chosen start date.

Enquiries about the post can be sent to the EA Examiner Recruitment Team at:

Vacancy Document
British Council behaviours
Application Guidelines 2017
Examiner Minimum Professional Requirements (Appendix 4)

Start date: Your start date will be dependent on visa processing times;
Closing date: 20 March 2018 (23:59 UK time)

Internal candidates only: 
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