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Contract: 2 years | Location: Hong Kong | Salary: Teacher Pay scale | Start Date: July 2020 | Deadline for Applications: 27 March 2020 (23.59 UK time)


British Council Hong Kong is recruiting 4 enthusiastic and dedicated teachers to join our dynamic teaching team starting in July 2020. We are keen to appoint teachers who can demonstrate a high level of professional skill and willingness to learn and develop. We offer a 35-hour-per-week contract which involves up to 21 classroom hours a week. 


As a large teaching centre with a range of kindergarten, primary, secondary, and adult courses you will be required to work a Wednesday to Sunday timetable (Monday/Tuesday weekend) or a Saturday to Wednesday timetable (Thursday/Friday weekend). Current operational requirements mean that the centre is particularly looking for teachers with experience in and preference for Young Learners, although by no means exclusively.



As a member of our Teaching Team your role will be: 

·       to plan and deliver up to 21 contact hours of lessons to kindergarten students, young learners and / or adults, both on-site and off-site as required

·       to prepare and use materials effectively, taking into account individual learning styles, and to provide an environment conducive to learning

·       to maintain registers, records of work, student reports and other administrative documents to the quality, and within the timelines, required

·       to manage relationships with students, providing regular feedback and counselling on progress

·       to set, correct, and provide feedback on homework

·       to assist with the development of courses, resources, teaching materials, and professional development in the centre

·       to actively participate in professional development 

You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.



  • education to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • a certificate level TEFL qualification (Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL)
  • a minimum of two years teaching experience post-TEFL qualification or a PGCE with QTS status
  • high proficiency in the use of the English language equivalent to IELTS band 9
  • evidence of specific behavioural competencies


- Enjoy more than 35 days of Annual leave (depending on role grade)

- Professional development opportunities – we offer a broad range of professional courses to large corporations and that is available for our staff members too!

Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.

Together, we can do more.


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


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 80 million people directly and 791 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.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 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 has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. In line with the British Council’s safeguarding policies, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.