Part-time Teacher of English
Date: 24 Sep 2023
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, 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
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.
To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in
the teaching centre, through the management of in-house teacher
development programme and support
To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English
To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language
To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations
There is strong demand for English language learning in Vietnam, being driven
by the country's economic growth, increasing internationalisation and a
government vision for the future which is predicated on significantly
improving levels of English language proficiency.
As standards evolve, certifications like IELTS are also becoming essential for
access to national and international study opportunities and qualifications
and the wider employment market.
The British Council's teaching presence currently counts three locations in Ho
Chi Minh City and four in Hanoi, but four new centres are slated for opening
in 2023 as part of an ambitious project to very significantly expand our
presence over the coming years to respond to market demand and opportunity.
This is creating opportunities for employment in ELT in a country which is a
dynamic, diverse and exciting place to live and work.
You will join in December 2023 and receive induction and orientation
before being assigned a teaching schedule in one of our branches.
The teaching activity has a national management structure, with a Cluster Lead
English supported by Two Cluster Academic Managers, Operations and other
Business Support teams, 10 Senior Teachers and a similar number of
Teachers are usually assigned to work in one teaching location, although
sometimes work in more than one location is required.
Teaching young learners (aged 5 to 17) represents over 70% of the activity
nationally. The British Council currently delivers courses to around 4,500
young learners and 1,700 adults at any one time.
This is expected to grow substantially in the coming months and years, and the
new centres will be dedicated mainly to young learner teaching.
New recruits will be joining a diverse international team of over 147 English
teaching professionals supported by an extensive academic management team. The
focus on professional development and effective teaching is strong, with a
well-developed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme,
involving both in-service training and support to pursue externally delivered
The opportunity to develop professionally within a supportive, experienced and
diverse team is one of the strongest attractions for teachers, combined with
the opportunity to experience life and work in a fast-developing country with
a rich cultural heritage and international ambitions.
Teaching classes according to agreed schedules and standards
Ensuring an effective learning experience
Ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational
Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
Representing the British Council's values and supporting its plans in
Enhancing the reputation of UK English teaching
Responsibilities & Main Duties
To plan, prepare and deliver effective English language teaching that
meets the needs of different learner groups
To monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage learners'
performance throughout the course, and to actively promote learner
To contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English
language courses, materials and related services, in order to best meet
To complete teaching-related administrative tasks to specified standards
To actively engage in professional development and performance management
systems and procedures to assure high standards in teaching and learning
To contribute positively to the British Council's reputation and position
as a benchmark standard in best practice in the sector
To support marketing and promotional activities and to assist the teaching
team in delivering excellent customer service
To ensure safeguarding standards are rigorously applied and upheld in line
with applicable policy in the following areas:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Health and safety
Undergraduate degree (BA or equivalent / higher)
Cambridge CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent recognised entry-level
qualification to teach English as a Foreign/Second Language
For Vietnamese nationals only: A BA or equivalent/ higher in ESL
PGCE in Primary/Secondary or equivalent
Recognised diploma in EFL i.e. Cambridge DELTA/Trinity DipTESOL
At least 1-year post-qualification experience (600 hours) covering at
least two of the following age-groups
Young learners aged 6 to 10
Young learners aged 11 to 13
Young learners aged 14 to 17
Experience of IELTS or Cambridge Exams Preparation
Experience in teaching Adults (500+ hours)
At least 600 hours' experience in teaching two or more young learners age
Full proficiency in English across all 4 skills, equivalent to CEFR C2 /
IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module
IELTS test report is a mandatory requirement except following
nationalities: British, American, Irish, Canadian, New Zealander,
Australian (plus South African and Filipino if working in Hochiminh)
Salary & Benefits
Salary: VND 34,922,500 to VND 38,357,500 gross per month, on the Part-
Time Teacher salary scale. The salary quoted is the minimum base salary
for 50 hours of teaching per month. Hours taught above this are paid
additionally at the applicable hourly rate.
Location: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. (Please state city preference
in your application)
Annual Leave: 12 working days per annum plus Vietnamese public
holidays (currently 11 days per year).
Reimbursable travel expenses if you are recruited from outside Vietnam
: For employees taking up a part-time teaching role joining from outside
Vietnam, any expenses incurred relating to travel to Vietnam, including
airfare, baggage or temporary accommodation on arrival will be reimbursed
against receipts up to a permissible allowance limit of USD1,500.
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): offers practical information
and emotional support for work and personal issues impacting any aspect of
your life. This is a confidential and free of charge counselling and
support service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contract Duration : 24 Months
Contract Type – Fixed term
Renewable Period - Renewable
Contact Teaching Hours – 50 or more per month
Passport requirements/ Right to work in country: Applicants must be
potentially eligible to work in Vietnam and must hold a passport which has
at least two blank pages and at least 6 months' remaining validity.
Vaccination Status - Need proof of double-vaccination to be eligible
for Vietnamese work permit
Work schedule (as per operational needs) : Teaching schedules
typically involve both evening work and working on Saturdays and Sundays –
the times at which most teaching activity takes place. Teachers may be
required to work in one or more centres in the city they are based in, but
scheduling policy is to restrict teaching to one location only on any
given day. Schedules are subject to change periodically, but advance
notice is given.
Part-time teachers are required to make themselves available to teach at least the monthly number of hours specified in their contract according to the schedule given. Should operational needs require, teacher may be asked to carry out teaching-related non-teaching tasks in lieu of teaching (e.g. developing teaching materials, administrative tasks etc.) as part of their scheduled hours. Part-time teachers may be offered more hours of teaching than in their core contract. If they accept, they will be paid additionally for these hours.
Closing Date – 30 September 2023, 23.59 (India Standard Time)
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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.
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