Academic Manager, Adults (BUR-S-3026)
East Asia
Country / Territory
English & Exams
Job Category
Senior teacher
Pay Band
Senior Teacher
Vacancy Description
Location: Yangon, Myanmar | Contract: 2 years | Start Date: ASAP in 2020 | Deadline for Applications: 5 January 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

Teaching, British Council Myanmar is expanding rapidly. With a high-growth economy, growing foreign investment, internationalisation and demand to study and/or live abroad, there is a burgeoning demand for English language learning. There is growing demand from secondary age school children and their parents for preparation for academic skills for future study in English-medium education.  It is a key priority for the British Council Myanmar to develop and align its Young Learner ELT portfolio to market needs in order to expand our presence in the sector


Supporting British Council’s global and East Asia English strategy and enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT by:


·  Product Management: Working closely with the Adult and Professional Development Unit coordinators, supervising identification of new products or changes, implementation, evaluation and ongoing development of new and existing products in Myanmar.

·  Academic Management: Developing the tools (e.g. syllabuses, teacher guides) and processes (e.g. assessment, reporting tools) to support Teachers, Academic Coordinators / Managers and other stakeholders in the coherent, efficient and successful delivery of the product. Advising Teachers and Trainers and supporting effective learning.

·  Training and Development: Working closely with the Training and Professional Development Coordinator, supervising the development of a coordinated training and professional development plan across all products and centres, enhancing teacher engagement and academic quality.

·  Change Management: Supporting and engaging teams in Yangon (Academic, Operations, SCM and Marketing) with clear communications, active collection of, and responsiveness to, feedback and effective engagement of stakeholders.

British Council positioning: be an ambassador for our adult and corporate offers, support the development, implementation and delivery of our business and partner strategy to enhance our reputation and position as ELT experts in the market and enable us to build our network.


You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.



.  Cambridge DELTA or Trinity Dip TESOL), as well as a university degree.  A minimum of 4 years’ full-time experience teaching adults

·         Pedagogical knowledge and experience with adult students

·         Experience in designing and delivering in-service training sessions

·         Experience of line management of academic staff, including academic observation and feedback




-35 days + 5days (whilst Burma remains an ECA category F country) and public holidays as determined by the British Council (approx. 14 days
- Training and Development opportunities

including an extensive internal development programme, support and funding in obtaining

internationally recognised qualifications.


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