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Hourly Paid Teacher of English – Cairo or Alexandria, Egypt
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Department: Teaching Centre Location : Cairo, Egypt Pay band: Teacher salary scale Contract type: Hourly Paid

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.


Purpose of Job:

To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English

To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission

The British Council teaching centres in Agouza and Heliopolis (with branches in Nasr City and Sheikh Zayed) continue to expand in both General English (Adults and YLs) and Corporate Services. Classes are offered over 7 days with approximately 3,000 adults and 1,650 young learners per term.

Egypt plays a major role in the British Council’s ELT work across the whole Arabic-speaking region. There are excellent opportunities for further development in various directions. The centres run CELTA, distance DELTA, CiSELT, CiPELT and various management and general training courses. Sponsorship is available on most courses for suitable candidates. For more experienced teachers there is a supported environment to enter into teacher training and coordinator opportunities.

Essential Requirements:

First Degree

Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL (global minimum standard)

Full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module.


Desirable Requirements:

Adults General English (400+ hours)

Young adults aged 7-17 (400+ hours)

PGCE/B.Ed. in Primary


Role Profile

British Council Behaviours and Generic Skills


Number of posts:  Multiple

Deadline to receive applications:  30 November, 2019


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The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. British Council appointments are contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and where appropriate systems exist overseas, these include Criminal Records checks.