Teacher of English - Colombia
Region
Americas
Country / Territory
Colombia
Location
Bogota
Department
Teaching Centres
Job Category
Teacher
Pay Band
Teacher
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: Teacher Scale / Location: Bogota / Contract: Indefinite
 
Details
ABOUT THE JOB
As our next Teacher of English you will be responsible for delivering high quality and innovative English language teaching to learners in Colombia thereby supporting the expansion of our global network of high-quality English teaching centres, creating opportunities and mutual benefit, and increasing awareness of the UK’s vibrant culture.

WHAT SHOULD YOU HAVE 
You should have 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience. You must also have experience in teaching the following age groups:  
  • Upper Secondary aged 15 to 17 (400+ hours)
  • Adults General English 18+ (800+ hours)
  • Young learners aged 6 to 10 (400+ hours) 
  • Lower Secondary aged 11 to 14 (800+ hours)
  • First degree
  • CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL
ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOURS OR COMPETENCIES 
As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background, therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose. and Making it happen.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY? 
The British Council in Colombia is partly UK government grant-funded and a non-for-profit organisation but an increasing share of its finances is generated through income as an ‘entrepreneurial public service organisation’. Colombia is an important commercial, cultural and educational partner for the UK and we need to transform the impact of our operation locally. Our aim is to consolidate and deepen our brand as a leading provider of education and training solutions. And we have ambitious plans for growth and innovation in major centres throughout the country. This means that we are always seeking partners to work with and new sources of income to support our projects, whilst opening up market for the UK. In Colombia, the British Council works mainly in English, Education and Society and the Arts.

Our teaching operation is on a number of different sites. In March this year we moved to brand new premises over two floors in a custom built and designed space with 14 state-of-the-art classrooms. We also have an additional number of classrooms which we rent in three schools and a university, one about 80 blocks further north in the city (a bilingual school), one in the north-west of the city and the other within walking distance our main centre.  In total across all of our centres we currently have approximately 1,950 adult students and 780 young learners.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?  
Role Profile Teacher of English
British Council Teaching Behaviours and Skills
Vacancy Information

HOW TO APPLY?  
Click on the apply button, and follow the instructions.

WHAT IS YOUR DEADLINE?
Make sure to apply before closing date: November 112019 at 23:59 UK Time.  

HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCESS TAKES? 
 
After reviewing applications, you can be shortlisted for an interview or not, in either case we will notify you.  After the 1st interview, there could be a second interview stage or assessment. Once that is done, the panel makes a decision, we run a reference check process and then an offer is extended. In every stage we provide feedback via e-mail. Thanks so much for your patience! 

ABOUT US 
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.  

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

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989. 
 

British Council does not require any kind of payment for our recruitment processes.  All of our vacancies are posted in our jobs portal https://jobs.britishcouncil.org/ and in LinkedIn by direct members of staff.