Teaching Centre Assistant - Doha
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
English & Exams
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade J
Vacancy Description
Pay Band J / QAR 4,532 per month / Part-Time / Indefinite Terms / Doha, Qatar / Start Date: 26 July 2015 / Closing Date: 6 August 2015 at 23:59 UK time / Joining Date: As soon as possible – 1 September 2015 at the latest
The British Council Qatar is recruiting for a part-time Teaching Centre Assistant to support the centre in the testing and registration of students, assist the Academic Manager Young Learners and Parent Liaison Coordinator in running an efficient young learner programme. Administrative duties include marketing and communications, as well as supporting teachers in the delivery of quality courses.    

Applicants should have some work/volunteering experience in a customer-facing role and have completed their secondary education. They must also possess the following skills;
  • English - Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing (Level B2) 
  • Arabic - Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing (Level C1) 
  • Communicating & Influencing (Level 1) 
  • Planning & Organizing (Level 1) 
  • Using Technology (Level 1) 

Candidates will be working with children and parents, so must be sensitive to their needs and able to confidently deal with problematic learners and sometimes, demanding parents.    

Please see the Role ProfileBritish Council Behaviours and Core Skills document for more information. Desirables may be used during short listing in the event of a large number of applicants for the posts. Priority will be given to applicants who already are in Qatar.    

The British Council Qatar
As the United Kingdom’s international cultural relations organisation, the British Council works to build trust and understanding between people in the UK and 110 countries around the world. The British Council has been operating in Qatar since 1972, and currently employs 70 full time staff from a very diverse background.  

The Doha Teaching Centre provides English Language courses for Adults and Young Learners, including Professional English Language courses & Exams preparation courses. There are three full Academic terms between September and May, and three shorter terms during the summer. During a regular term, the centre will have over a thousand students enrolled.

Our Team 
The Teaching Centre consists of a Director English Language Services, Deputy Teaching Centre Manager, 3 Senior Teachers, Registration Services Manager, Credit Control Officer, Student Services Coordinator, Corporate Student Services Coordinator and around 20 teachers.  We also enjoy the support of a large Customer Service team.  

Local Restrictions on Employment
Gaining residency in Qatar is a complex process and many restrictions apply. We strongly advise you to consult our guidance document BEFORE applying for vacancies at the British Council Qatar.  

The main issues to take into consideration are;
1.      The Qatari authorities have placed restrictions on certain categories of people. As such, Residence Permits currently cannot be gained by;
a.       Nationals from certain countries - the list of affected countries is not publicised and changes without notice. 
b.       Those aged 60 or above
c.       Unmarried partners - only married partners may be sponsored and therefore obtain the appropriate residence permit. It is unlawful in Qatar for unmarried partners to cohabit.
d.       Male children above 25 years old and not enrolled in higher education
2.      For reasons that are beyond our control, it is unfortunately not possible for female employees sponsored by the British Council to sponsor accompanying family members.
3.       Male employees can only sponsor their accompanying family members if their salary is equal or greater than QAR10,000.
4.        Holders of passports containing an Israeli stamp will not be granted visas to Qatar
5.    Successful candidates will need to provide many documents, some of which must be legalised. This is mandatory to gain residency in Qatar.
6.     Medical tests are carried out in-country before a residence permit is granted – tests for major infectious diseases are carried out. The British Council has no control over this process.
7.      It takes a minimum of 4 months for a person to be able to sponsor spouse and children to gain residency in Qatar. In general, family members will not be able to accompany the staff member to post from the onset of the contract.

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.  

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.