IELTS Speaking Examiner

British Council
May 17, 2024
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IELTS Speaking Examiner

Date: 17 Apr 2024

Location: Hanoi, East Asia, VN

Company: British Council

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.

Pay Band: Grade 5

Opening: 27

Contract Type: Fixed Term- 1 year (Renewable)

Location: Hanoi & HCMC, Vietnam

Role Purpose:

To examine IELTS Speaking module, including second marking where necessary, maintaining the standards required by the IELTS Professional Support Network and the British Council.

Role Context:

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. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

The British Council delivers over 3 million UK exams worldwide in over 850 cities and towns. The East Asia region includes Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Burma and Thailand. Together these countries deliver over 260,000 exams annually. In a number of places, we work in a very competitive environment.

In Vietnam, our examination portfolio includes: IELTS, Aptis, University, Professional and School Examinations.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

Language Assessment

• Conduct IELTS speaking interviews.

• Conduct second marking and Enquiry on Results marking (where applicable) for the speaking module.

• Monitor Enquiry on Results markers (where applicable).

• Conduct and rate other IELTS and British Council exams.

• Other tasks relevant to the British Council English language and assessment services such as consulting, item writing or materials writing.

Role specific knowledge and experience:


• A minimum of three years' full-time relevant teaching experience (or equivalent part time) is required. Relevant teaching experience is class TESOL teaching to students over 16 years of age. Full-time teaching is classified as a minimum of 14 hours of face-to-face teaching per week. An applicant must be able to provide evidence that they have a minimum of 1500 hours of relevant TESOL teaching over 3 years. Almost all of this experience must be to students aged 16 and over.

• If an applicant's EFL / ESOL teaching qualification is at Certificate level (or equivalent), one of the three years of full- time teaching experience must be post qualification. If the TEFL / TESOL qualification is at Diploma level or higher, then teaching experience can be completed before the qualification was obtained.


• Qualified IELTS Examiner Trainer

• Experience of working in Asia and of supporting overseas colleagues



  • The British Council systems and global processes operate in English. Written and verbal proficiency in English is required.
  • • English C2 Proficiency, expert user level (equivalent to IELTS band 9)

    Certification and Professional Qualifications:


  • IELTS Speaking Examiners are required to maintain certification at Examiner level for the duration of the contract. If the successful applicant is not currently certificated as an IELTS Examiner, the applicant will be required to meet the PSN Minimum Professional Requirements and certificate to Examiner level.
  • CELTA or equivalent TEFL/TESOL qualification from a recognized institution (at minimum certificate level).
  • Education:


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree plus
  • All qualifications must be validated by a reputable institution and accredited by a professional certification board. If requested, applicants are required to provide additional information regarding their qualifications (e.g. transcript, course curriculum, evidence of external validation, accreditation by a certification standards board etc).

    Role specific skills

    An IELTS Speaking Examiner is expected to have the following professional attributes and interpersonal skills:

    • Completes tasks accurately and in sufficient detail

    • Observes the need for confidentiality and secu rity

    • Responds positively to guidance and advice

    • Acts professionally at all times

    • Communicates effectively with colleagues and candidates and treats others with respect

    • Is sensitive to cultural differences

    • May be required to travel to various testing locations within Vietnam

    Further Information:

    Salary: VND 70,705,040 /month


  • Enjoy 21 days per calendar year
  • Social insurance: applicable to Vietnamese and foreign employee
  • Health insurance: applicable to Vietnamese and foreign employee
  • Unemployment insurance: applicable to Vietnam employees only
  • Where insurance is applicable, contribution is required from both British Council and employee.
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, 5 days per week


    Flexibility in working hours and days is expected in order to meet operational needs. The job may require some travel regionally and/or nationally, particularly at peak times of the year. It will also involve weekend working hours or evening work.

    Right to work in country:

    Local Direct Hire

    Applications are welcomed from candidates currently in this location with a natural right to work.

    International Transfer

    This role is open to all applicants including those who need to relocate to undertake the role. Candidates who do not have a natural right to work in the country will be provided with immigration clearance and visa support. Please note visa approvals are beyond the British Council's control so any job offer will be subject to securing the required right to work. Relocation support as set out in the British Council international relocation policy is applicable to candidate recruited outside of Vietnam.

    A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

    Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

    The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

    The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

    We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

    Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council's Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

    If you have any problems with your application please email [email protected]

    Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR' email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.

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