Teacher Trainer, Young Learner Education - Singapore (SNG-T-947)
East Asia
Teaching Centres
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
The Teacher Development Centre (TDC) was established in 1968 to engage with teachers and key stakeholders in the public and private education sectors in Singapore. We also contribute to internal teacher development across the 4 Singapore Teaching Centres.
The team is currently made up of four full time trainers, dealing with specific areas, 2 Administrators and Head of Teacher Training and Development. The Director Professional and Teacher Development, based in the Toa Payoh centre, has overall responsibility for the unit. 

The external context is quite different to other East Asia countries as the public sector (primary, secondary and junior college teachers) is ESL not EFL. The BC role is therefore to support Ministry of Education teacher education initiatives rather than set the agenda. This requires sensitivity to the context and understanding of clients’ needs.


The TDC handles a very wide range of teacher training work in all educational sectors, covering Teaching in its widest sense,  including methodology courses, subject-teaching through English, and short practical workshops, as well as consultation and coaching.


We work with public and private sector teachers via contracts, as well as by delivering public courses. Although we run up to 7 CELTA and Young Learner Extension to CELTA courses a year, being a CELTA trainer is not a pre-requisite for this post.


The post holder will, however, have extensive experience of working in a classroom context with young learners in the Early Years/Primary and/or Secondary sector, as well as having solid experience of teacher training and an interest in keeping up to date with trends in teaching and research. The post holder will also have course writing skills to be able to write and deliver programmes to client specifications, including being comfortable producing finished materials in Word and Power Point.


British Council Singapore is known for its substantial development opportunities. There will be opportunity over the two years to gain experience in training teachers from other sectors. The post holder will therefore be someone who is flexible, willing to learn new things, and open to change.


Enquiries about the post should be sent to the attention of the East Asia Teacher Recruitment team based in Singapore.

Start date: 1 September 2014
Closing date: 9 July 2014
Vacancy documents
British Council behaviours and teaching skills 

Interviews will likely be from 14 July to 16 July 2014.  

Internal candidates only: please include the full version of your most recent (2013/14) end-of-year-record of performance and copy in both your line and centre managers when submitting your application.


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