IELTS Speaking Examiners (HK-1810)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Hong Kong
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Contract: Part-time | Salary: To be paid per candidates | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for applications: 31 March 2019 (23:59 Hong Kong time)

IELTS Speaking Examiners (HK-1810)


British Council Hong Kong (Centre no. HK001) is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join our team of IELTS Examiners. As IELTS Speaking Examiner, you will support the delivery of a variety of tests in various locations. You will work closely with British Council Examinations Services staff, other venue staff and venue service providers to ensure the test days run smoothly.

To be considered, you will need:

  • An undergraduate degree or Masters degree or a qualification which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate or Masters degree
  • A recognized qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or recognised equivalent as part of a recognised university award course
  • At least 3 years full time* (or the equivalent ) relevant TESOL teaching experience (minimum post certificate level qualification). The majority of this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over).  *Note: ‘Full-time teaching’ is classified as a minimum of 14 hours of face-to-face teaching per week
  • The required professional attributes and interpersonal skills
  • 3 reference letters
  • Criminal record/ Police check report (from place of origin & last working country) 

How to apply:


Please download the documents listed below, fill in Appendix 3 Examiner Application Form and ask your referee to fill in Appendix 5: reference request, then send them to

Appendix 1 Guide for Applicants to IELTS Examiner Recruitment
Appendix 3 Examiner Application Form
Appendix 4 Examiner Minimum Professional Requirements (MPR's)
Appendix 5 Letter to referee to request confidential assessment of professional attributes and interpersonal skills

For more information, please contact:


Ms Monita AU YEUNG / Ms Sharon Ho

Examinations Services

British Council

3 Supreme Court Road

Admiralty, Hong Kong

Tel: 852 2913 5177

Closing date for applications: Sunday 31 March 2018 (23:59 Hong Kong time)


Other Information:


IELTS examining work with our centre is being held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Examiner Training, (Re) Certification and Examiner Trainer led Standardisation session will most of the times fall on public holidays. An IELTS examiner examines as requested and required by the IELTS Centre Administrator on a regular basis, please ensures no schedule conflicts with examining before you hand in your application.

Examiners are responsible for ensuring that they have the correct documentation (visa, work permit etc.) to enable them to work in city or country.


Tentative Training:
Speaking Examining Module Training- in mid 2019


About the British Council


The British Council is the UK’s international organization 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.


Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better quality teaching and learning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications.


Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.


British Council Hong Kong delivers a large number of exams with a team that consists of 24 people, supported by more than 100 examiners and 200 invigilators.  We offer IELTS, Cambridge English, Aptis, Professional and Educational exams across the country and work in a fiercely competitive market. In 2016, we have increased the volume of examinations across the product line.


By 2020, within East Asia exams we are looking to double our impact, both in terms of exams delivered and income.  Hong Kong will play a key part in helping East Asia meet its targets working closely with English and Education teams.


You will be part of a wider team of exams venue staff expected to support the delivery of a variety of tests in various locations. You will be required to work very closely with British Council Examinations Services staff, other venue staff and venue service providers to ensure the test days run smoothly.


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 are required to ensure 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.