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English teacher / Trainer / Material developer (DPRK-S-1067), Pyongyang, DPRK
East Asia
Country / Territory
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
English & Exams
Job Category
Senior teacher
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Contract: 2 year FTC plus extension / Salary: PB6 £25,250 per annum / Allowances: approx. £19,000 per annum (subject to adjustment) / Accommodation provided / UK appointed contract with Core International Mobility Package / Closing date: 14 June 2015 at 23:59 UK time
We have exciting opportunity for an English Language Teaching specialist in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea.

British Council trainers are the most important part of the DPRK English Teaching and Training project which is the flagship engagement in terms of budget, scale and duration that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and British Embassy have in the DPRK. 

This teacher trainer and material developer post is not without its challenges, but the successful applicant will find their work enjoyable and rewarding. Korean teachers and students are welcoming, enthusiastic and highly motivated and the British Council team is small but close-knit and part of a friendly and supportive international community.

What we're looking for
  • The successful candidate will need to have a Diploma level ELT qualification
  • At least two years’ experience of academic management at Senior Teacher level or above 
  • Successful experience of  undertaking teacher observations, teacher training and professional development of teachers.
The DPRK is a country much talked about but rarely seen in person. Our staff enjoy a significant degree of freedom to explore Pyongyang’s clean and quiet streets and marvel at its striking architecture and spectacular cultural displays. There are also opportunities to experience some stunning countryside away from the capital.

For more information please see the following documents:

If you are interested in this interesting position, please submit your application before 23:59 UK time on the 14th of June, 2015.

We are looking to hold interviews on the 19th and 23rd of June.

Please note: This post is only open to UK passport holders due to immigration restrictions. This post is also unaccompanied.

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