Professional Development Unit Trainer, Rangoon (BUR-T-1708-2)
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Location: Rangoon, Burma| Contract: 2-year contract (renewable) | Start Date: ASAP/23 August 2018 | Deadline for Applications: 15 July 2018 (23:59 UK time)

Professional Development Unit Trainer, Rangoon (BUR-T-1708-2)


We are looking for a Professional Development Unit Trainer for its contract work in Rangoon.

As the PDU operates 7 days a week, the post holder may have one of a number of weekend patterns (currently Sat/Sun, Sun/Mon). It may occasionally be necessary to work weekend days which would be claimed back as TOIL. All trainers can expect to occasionally work in Nay Pyi Taw or other remote locations for temporary periods due to operational requirements. A typical day as a PDU trainer can involve an early morning class with board-level corporate staff, followed by a group of local NGO staff who need to interact with multinational donors, to a group of embassy drivers.

The number of teaching hours per week may vary throughout the year according to client demands and operational factors, up to a maximum of 24 hours. During periods of fewer contract hours, the post-holder may be asked to assist with placement testing, teaching centre substitution and cover and materials development. At the time of writing, trainers are mostly working split shifts with additional travel time factored into the total working hours per week (37.5). Annual leave is flexible, to be taken in agreement with the Business Development Manager.


For more information, please see Vacancy Documents and British Council Generic Behaviours  


Interviews are likely to be held one week after closing date.


In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, if you are using our CV upload function to apply - kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.


 If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 15 July 2018 (23:59 UK time).


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Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team ( based in Singapore.


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 both your line and centre manager. 

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