UKVI IELTS Examiners, UK (KK20153958)
Country / Territory
Based in UK: Location negotiable
Based in UK: Location negotiable
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Closing date: 23:59 UK time on the 20th September 2019 Location: Various locations in the UK Contract duration: Ongoing/casual basis Must have the right to work in the UK

The British Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced professionals to join our team of UKVI IELTS Examiners, based in:







Reporting to the UKVI Operational Exams Team your role will be to mark the IELTS Speaking Tests whilst maintaining the standards required by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council.

To be considered you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree or a qualification which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree.
  • A recognised qualification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or equivalent as part of a recognised university award course.
  • Sufficient relevant EFL/ESOL teaching experience. The majority of this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over).

For more information please see below:

Guide for UK IELTS Examiner Applicants
UK IELTS Application Form

UK IELTS Examiner Minimum Professional Requirements (MPRs)
Reference Request Form


Additional requirements of the job:


  • Flexibility in working hours is expected in order to meet operational needs.
  • UKVI IELTS Tests are mainly conducted on weekends with occasional work during weekdays.
  • UKVI IELTS Examiners will indicate their availability three months in advance and will be offered work based on their availability, operational requirements and the fair and even distribution of work amongst UKVI IELTS Examiners. This does not guarantee you will be offered work. If we are able to offer you work, this will depend on the operational needs. You are free to accept or decline work offered.
  • UKVI IELTS Examiners are required to maintain certification for the duration of the contact. You must attend and complete the training and standardisation workshops led by authorised Examiner Trainers. The applicant will be required to meet the requirements as listed in this document and the job advertisement. Performance will be monitored regularly against the current performance monitoring system.
  •  UKVI IELTS Examiners will be required to sign the IELTS Confidentiality Undertaking and sign and abide by the IELTS Code of Practice for Life Skills Examiners
  •  All UKVI IELTS Examiners will be subject to a security and reference check.


If you feel that you are suitable for the role and would like to apply, please complete the Examiner Application Form and Reference Request Form and send to:


Please ensure that the area you are applying for (listed above) is stated in your e-mail when you send your application.


Please note that only short-listed applicants will be invited to attend Interviews. 

Current & active IELTS Examiners do not need to complete an application form. Please see separate adverts for current/active examiners. 

Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline on Friday 20th September 2019 will not be considered.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. 

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. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks, these include criminal records checks. 

The British Council is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of personal information and undertakes not to divulge any of the applicants’ personal information to any third party without the prior consent of the applicant. Our privacy policy can be found at 

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only.