Senior Teacher Trainer - Al Azhar, Luxor, Egypt (EGY-S-00038-1)
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
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Teaching Centres
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Senior teacher
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Senior Teacher
Vacancy Description
Department: Teaching Centre Pay band: Senior teacher salary scale Salary: Please refer to the Vacancy Information Contract length: 1 year ( renewable for another year)

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We work to change lives by creating opportunities for people to learn and develop. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.


Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better quality teaching and learning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications.


Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching centres and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.


The British Council teaching centres in Egypt are looking to recruit two Senior Teacher Trainers for the Al-Azhar Tiba and English for Interfaith Dialogue Project. The roles will be based in Tiba, outside of Luxor in Upper Egypt.

The Role Purpose

To contribute to the achievement of British Council objectives through effective and efficient delivery of high-quality English language training, teaching and learning programmes at Al-Azhar University, Tiba Campus, near Luxor.

This role will focus on: 

Supporting the British Council and Al-Azhar to set up a new Al-Azhar English Training Centre (AAETC) at their college for women in Tiba, near Luxor.

Delivering an intensive professional development programme to newly recruited Al-Azhar English language teachers who will teach at the AAETC Tiba centre.


Contributing to teacher development within the newly established AAETC Tiba through:

Contributing to the provision of high-quality English language teaching and training in AAETC, Tiba

Developing the curriculum and assessment systems for AAETC Tiba following the model used at the AAETC Cairo centre

Supporting the effective academic management of the AAETC Tiba centre


The postholder will be based in Luxor / Tiba in Upper Egypt, however, regular travel to Cairo will be expected, especially during the inception phase of the project which will be for approximately the first six months of the post duration.


Essential Requirements:

Undergraduate Degree

TEFL-Q qualification (Diploma level EFL/TESOL or equivalent as recognised by the British Council.

Graduate plus higher-level teaching diploma DELTA/ Trinity Diploma in TESOL (or equivalent) or relevant NQF level 7 in appropriate area).

English at Proficiency CEFR Level C2: Native speaker or IELTS band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module.

4 years Adult teaching experience, post certificate level teaching qualification.

Experience of line managing/ coordinating teaching teams.

Experience of teacher training and development (pre-service and/or in-service).

Experience of developing teaching and learning materials.

Proven ability to undertake teacher observations, teacher training and/or professional development of teachers.

Experience of contributing to operational management of Teaching Centres.

Proven ability to contribute to design and development of Adult curriculum, syllabus, courses and pedagogic activities.

The role will include work with primary and secondary English teachers working in school institutes across the country and therefore knowledge about how children learn is essential.


Desirable Requirements:

Master’s degree in relevant area

Teacher training qualification

Diploma in ELT

A2 Spoken Arabic

Experience of using online platforms and social networking sites to support teacher training and development of English language skills.

Knowledge and experience of teacher training in the public sector.

Timetabling experience.

Experience of change management.


Role Profile

Vacancy Information
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Contract start date:   October, 2019

Number of posts:  2 posts

Deadline to receive applications:  28 September, 2019


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