Full Time Teacher of English - Global - *** For Talent Pool ONLY***
British Council
Madrid, European Union, ES
9h ago

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We work in two ways directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities.

We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.

These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained.

We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Pay Band : Teacher level

Department : English

Contract type : Full Time

Duration : 1 or 2 years Fixed Term (To be confirmed)

Important notice before you apply :

Please note that currently British Council has limited vacancies for Teachers.

Any active vacancy will be shared on our recruitment website, however we are encouraging Teachers who are interested in working with us, to apply to join our talent pool.

As soon as we have an appropriate vacancy, we will inform suitable candidates who have joined.

If you wish to join our talent pool, you will be asked to complete an application form, and if successful, a short video interview .

  • In compliance with our policy of equal opportunities to people with disabilities, British Council can provide reasonable adjustments and can opt for a traditional pre-screening phone call if a video interview is not feasible.
  • The talent pool is open to external and internal candidates.

    Role Purpose :

    Are you an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher who is looking for a dynamic teaching experience in british Council? This is an excellent opportunity to join our talent pool and have the chance to take part of a friendly and vibrant educational environment whilst demonstrating a high level of professional and teaching skills.

    You can unleash your creativity to provide exciting, fun and relevant learning experiences as well as having the chance to work with other outstanding teachers.

    If you are a Teacher specialising across Adults and / or Young Learners, take the chance to join our talent pool!

    Main opportunities and challenges for this role :

    Support British Council’s global English strategy by :

  • Planning, preparing and delivering high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles
  • Monitoring progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy
  • Contributing to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services
  • Ensuring teaching meets the standards expected in Teaching and Learning Reviews, the annual Academic Quality Plans and organisational expectations
  • Using technology during lessons when required
  • Contributing to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of the contemporary UK
  • Ensuring safeguarding and other guidelines are applied and upheld in line with internal standards
  • Requirements : Qualifications


  • Cambridge CELTA,Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent
  • Undergraduate or University degree
  • A minimum of 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA / Trinity cert TESOL experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels from young learners through to adults.
  • Teaching skills

    Proven experience and skills in :

  • Classroom management
  • Course and lesson planning
  • Subject knowledge
  • Understanding your learners
  • Learning technologies
  • Benefits :

    Your salary starting point will be set according to your qualifications and experience as well as your previous position on the British Council’s global salary scale (if applicable).

    Additional information :

    Internal candidates should include the full version of their two most recent end-of-year records of performance.

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