Teaching Centre Manager (Ethiopia, Mozambique & Senegal)
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Flexible Location
Flexible Location
Teaching Centres
Job Category
Teaching Centre Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
British Council has three Teaching Centre Manager roles available in Sub Saharan Africa. Pay band: 7/F (Locally engaged contract) Post Duration: 2 year fixed term contract with possibility of extension for further 1 year Eligibility: Applicants must be able to secure the right to work or have the right to work in the location of the role. The British Council will provide work permit support. Deadline for application: 18 August 2019 (23:59 UK Time).

The British Council Sub Saharan Africa has three exciting job opportunities for experienced Teaching Centre Managers in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Senegal. The successful candidates will be responsible for managing the growth of the existing Teaching businesses in these countries. The post holders will ensure that regional and local strategy is clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon. They will create an organisational structure for these Centres that reflects British Council values, and UK/regional and local policy, practice, goals and priorities.

The Teaching Centre Managers provides professional leadership to the local Teaching Centre team and clearly demonstrates the ability to motivate, influence and shape individuals in order to assure continuous programme development and improvement. The post holder must show competency in the areas of leadership, business development, planning and improving curriculum and instruction, developing policy and procedures, people management and development and relationship management. 

These posts are part of and accountable to the country leadership teams and they have a key role in the implementation of change and business growth initiatives. The Teaching Centre Manager works under the day to day supervision of the Country Director and is line managed by Business Development Manager Teaching, SSA. He/she maintains a co-operative relationship with the wider management team and centre personnel, specifically, Exams and EES, Marketing and Customer Service and customers - including parents and partners.


Post holders will be based in Maputo, Mozambique, Dakar, Senegal or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
You will need to highlight in your supporting statement your country preferences. The British Council will take into consideration your preference but cannot guarantee your preferred location. 

The Role: 

Teaching Centre Managers (2 Year fixed contract with a possibility of extension for further 1 year depending by agreement ) 
Note - there are 3 roles available in this recruitment. Teaching Centre Manager Ethiopia, Teaching Centre Manager Mozambique and Teaching Centre Manager Senegal are the 3 open vacancies. 

The Opportunity: 

The post holder will be expected to manage and grow the existing business. To balance costs, quality and value; build strong relationships with customers - including parents and partners; develop a fully integrated offer across all SSA which means developing the quality of teaching and learning including the relevant administrative and academic systems and processes and shared systems for financial management and reporting, HR, premises management, marketing and resources. 

Role Requirements:

  • Full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalents to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module 
  • 1st Degree  
  • DELTA or Trinity Diploma in TESOL or equivalent as accredited by the QCA at level 6/7 of the National Qualifications Framework. 
  • At least 3/4 years’ proven experience and demonstrable success as a manager in ELT context.
  • Financial management and business development   
  • Ability to develop, implement and maintain academic systems in accordance with quality assurance frameworks.

Please refer to the role profiles and vacancy Information documents for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification. 

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application: 

Teaching Centre Manager Senegal - Role Profile.pdf
Teaching Centre Manager Country & Vacancy Info - Senegal.pdf

Teaching Centre Manager Manager Mozambique - Role Profile.pdf
Teaching Centre Manager Country and Vacancy Info - Mozambique.pdf

Teaching Centre Manager Ethiopia - Role Profile.pdf
Teaching Centre Country and Vacancy Info - Ethiopia.pdf

British Council Behaviors.pdf
British Council Core Skill.pdf

Teaching Centre Managers - Locally Enhanced Package Info.pdf

Closing date for applications is 18 August 2019 (23:59 UK time)

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

Due to the critical nature of this role, candidates who do not align their work experience and skills with the Role Profile and Guidance Notes will not be shortlisted.

About us:

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 UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.  

We work in 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.

Our Equality Commitment:

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 avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

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. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.