Expression of interest advert – Team leader for IELTS examiner in China (CHI-128-4)
East Asia
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Flexible Location
English & Exams
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Contract: 2 years (Renewable) | Salary: Examiner Scale, CNY37000 per month | Start Date: Subject to vacancy | Deadline for applications: on-going

Expression of interest advert – Team leader for IELTS examiners in China

Start Date: subject to vacancy
Closing Date: this is an on-going advert
Location: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing (subject to the business need)


The Role

We are encouraging speculative applications for the position of Team Leader for IELTS Examiners, working with us in British Council China. We have regular opportunities in the following cities:


-       Beijing

-       Shanghai

-       Chongqing

-       Guangzhou


Team leaders have a big role to play in ensuring that their teams deliver assessments. As such a large part of the role will focus on developing your team ensuring they have the skills required to deliver and in measuring their performance. You will be responsible for effective line management and academic support for groups of full-time IELTS Examiners primarily engaged in the delivery of the IELTS speaking and writing modules. You will also ensure high standards of assessment which meet quality standards. You are expected to manage risks and ensure that KPIs, monitoring and evaluation targets are met in order to deliver British Council strategic objectives and growth. You will contribute to the professional development of assessors aiming to promote diversity of work opportunities. As a key member of the exams team, you will support the wider team and contribute to the development of assessment activities in the region.


To be a successful candidate, you will need to have

  1. A minimum of 5 years’ full-time (or equivalent part-time) teaching experience (age 16 and above), 1 year of which must be post-CELTA or equivalent
  2. 4+ years’ experience as an IELTS examiner or 2 years’ examining experience with a minimum of 600 candidates in each module.
  3. You will also have a satisfactory monitoring and certification history.
  4. Your English needs to be at expert user level (equivalent to IELTS band 9).
  5. You will also need to demonstrate effective people management skills.

Relocation Package

Kindly note that successful overseas applicants will receive relocation package.
 In general, the relocation package will include:


  • Immigration & Visa Support
  • Flights
  • Settling-In Allowance
  • Settling-In Leave
  • Temporary Accommodation
For further details about the relocation package, please check the section of 'Annexe B' in Role Profile. 
Should you be interested and consider yourself a qualified candidate for the role, please register your interest by filling in the British Council application (click the apply button below) and download the separate PSN application form, fill it in and return it back to


For more information, please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours



For any queries related to this job please email and the East Asia Recruitment Team will aim to respond as quickly as possible.

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

In below link, you may find more information about China:

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About the British Council


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.  

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.


 While various measures have been put in place by the government to help curb pollution in China, there are still potential health issues associated with the poorer air quality. The British Council does its utmost to provide a working environment that minimises employees’ exposure to pollutants, however, anyone wishing to work in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Chongqing should be aware of the situation.