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Teaching Excellence Regional Manager - MENA
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
United Arab Emirates
English & Exams
Job Category
Teaching Centre Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract Duration: FTC 2 years Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Pay Band 7 (Country Plus) Closing date: 27 February 2020
Role Purpose
  • To develop, manage, support and champion MENA Teaching and Learning initiatives that are aligned to regional and global teaching strategy and business needs with a focus on the following priority areas:  
  • Consistent high-quality delivery supported through coherent and relevant training offer (product related); improved collaboration and communication channels and tools; leadership training and accountability to support talent management & succession planning 
  • Customer engagement & satisfaction to support retention and recommendation 
  • Teacher engagement 
  • For MENA teaching operations it will ensure delivery of Quality in the Classroom / Teaching Excellence. The aim is to align our teaching teams and classroom delivery with regional and global business development strategy around EY Parthenon projects.
Function Overview

British Council priorities - MENA
Our vision is to help young people change their lives. Inspiring hope. Connecting with opportunity.

MENA’s enormous youth population presents both a significant opportunity and challenge. Many young people have limited prospects and trust in the systems that rule them which is leading to a breakdown in social cohesion and stability. There is also mistrust between many in the UK and the Arab World. But, equally, harnessing the youth dividend is the future of the region. By 2022, we aim to work mutually with 1 in 4 young women and men in the region who engage with and benefit from the UK’s culture and education. This cultural relations approach will help provide inclusive access to economic possibilities, social participation, and to spaces for creative expression, collective and diverse identities and shared heritage. It will build long-term relationships based on the reciprocal exchange of knowledge and ideas, helping a new generation seize opportunities, giving them a fair chance, a chance to be heard, a chance to make a difference

Teaching Centre priorities – MENA
Our vision is for the skills we teach to help every English language learner, that puts their trust in us, build their future.

We will continue to focus on promoting English language because it is both a key enabler of cultural relations, and a source of opportunity for our customers and stakeholders. Given our lead position in this field, we will build English language capability across the region, whether supporting learners, teachers or governments, through training, assessment and policy development. Our work in this field in MENA is dominated by our English teaching business in 11 countries, and our Exams business which operate in 16 countries.  Both businesses make a major contribution to our overall cultural relations impact and to securing our financial sustainability globally. Our focus will be on an ambitious strategy for diversification and growth of these businesses over the next three years.

Our strategic priorities are:
  • Topline growth in key markets with focus on YL by expanding our presence, delivering value for money and helping our students to attain their learning outcomes
  • Learning Excellence by reasserting ourselves as through leaders in teaching, learning and assessment 
  • Enhancing efficiency and effectiveness

For more information about the role requirements, British Council core skills & behaviours, kindly refer to the documents attached below;

Role Profile
British Council Core Skills
British Council Behaviours

Additional Information:
  • If you are interested in this vacancy, kindly submit your application by 27 February 2020.
  • Relocation assistance will be provided to candidates based outside the advertised location
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.
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. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

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