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Assistant Director (Professional Development Centre) Singapore (SNG-S-1345)
East Asia
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Senior Teacher
Vacancy Description
Location Singapore Job code SNG-S-1345 Job Title Assistant Director, Professional Development Centre Job Type Senior Teacher (Network) Start Date July 2016 (negotiable) Closing Date 30 May 2016 (23:59 UK time) Open to both internal and external candidates Number of posts 1
We are recruiting for a motivated and qualified Assistant Director to join our team with the Professional Development Centre starting in July 2016 (start date is slightly negotiable).

You need to have an undergraduate/university degree, a Cambridge CELTA /Trinity CertTESOL and/or relevant recognised training qualification and also have 5 to 8 years of relevant post qualification work experience. This post is contracted for 2 years.

The Professional Development Centre has been operating for over 30 years. We train more than 8,000 employees a year in the public and private sectors, in Singapore and the region. We have a suite of over 60 courses, which range from business communication (writing, speaking, presenting) to leadership, team working, creativity and customer service.
1.    Public 1, 2 or 3 day workshops at our training centre for mixed groups of employees
2.    In-company, customised workshops for closed employee groups, usually off-site      
3.   ‘Bitesize’ 90 minute workshops     
4. Bespoke programmes for Government Ministries and multinational companies for example transforming correspondence in the Public Service     
5. E-learning     
6. Regional and Global Training  

The team is made up of 5 Customer Service staff members, 16 full time trainers (including three coordinators), three Assistant Directors (responsible for contracts and operations), a Business Development Manager and Director PDC.  

The PDC shares premises with a teaching centre (mainly young learners) and teacher training (mainly CELTA courses).  

The British Council in Singapore employs a team of over 100 trainers and teachers delivering English language, teacher training and professional development courses to Singaporeans and students of other nationalities.

Enquiries about the post can be sent to the attention of the East Asia Teacher Recruitment team (based in Singapore).
Start Date: July 2016
Closing Date: 30 May 2016 (23:59 UK time)
Vacancy Documents
British Council Behaviours and Teaching Skills
Please note that interviews will likely be from 3rd June – 15th June 2016.

Internal candidates only:
please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance (2015/16) and confirm when the system prompts you to, that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager.  

British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. 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.