Teacher of English

British Council
June 06, 2023
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Teacher of English

Date: 23-May-2023

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, East Asia, VN 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.

Role Purpose

  • 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 learning experience
  • To support the wider aims of the British Council and its cultural relations mission
  • Job Overview We are looking for committed and enthusiastic teachers of English to join our international team of ELT professionals in Vietnam.

    The British Council in Vietnam has a large and fast-growing network of centres which is expanding to meet high levels of market demand. There are currently seven centres (three in HCMC and four in Hanoi), and further centres are expected to open in upcoming months of 2023.

    You will join either in Oct 2023 or Jan 2024 and receive induction and orientation before being assigned a teaching schedule in one of our branches.

    The national teaching team, which is over 147 strong and expected to grow to over 180 in end of 2023 and early 2024, is supported by a national management network. There are academic, product and professional development managers as well as a comparable number of coordinators whose role is to provide support for teachers, effective learning and the smooth and compliant running of our teaching operations.

    Teaching for the British Council in Vietnam is rewarding and enjoyable and there is a strong focus on continuing professional development (CPD). This, combined with the opportunity to gain experience teaching a range of age groups and proficiency levels makes the job a great career development opportunity.

    Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team

    Interviews are likely to be held in the week after the closing date for applications

    Internal applicants only - Please include your most recent end-of-year performance report and copy in both your line and centre managers when submitting your application.


  • Teaching classes according to agreed schedules and standards
  • Ensuring an effective learning experience
  • Ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational expectations
  • Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Representing the British Council's values and supporting its plans in Vietnam
  • 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 autonomy
  • To contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, in order to best meet learners' needs
  • 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:
  • Child protection
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Health and safety
  • Qualification


  • Undergraduate degree (BA or equivalent / higher)
  • Cambridge CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent recognized entry-level qualification to teach English as a Foreign/Second Language
  • For Vietnamese nationals only: A BA or equivalent/ higher in ESL
  • Desirable

  • PGCE in Primary/Secondary or equivalent
  • Recognised diploma in EFL i.e. Cambridge DELTA/Trinity DipTESOL
  • CELT-YL extension/TYLEC
  • Work Experience


  • 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
  • Desirable

  • 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 groups
  • Salary & Benefits

  • Salary: 2,441 USD to 3,099 USD gross per month, 20 contact hours contract (Depend on qualification and experience)- Teachers who are currently working for the British Council elsewhere will have their current scale point considered when being placed on the scale.
  • Annual Leave: 35 working days per annum plus Vietnamese public holidays (currently 11 days per year).
  • Medical Allowances : International cover by Allianz medical insurance scheme for teaching staff and their eligible dependents. This is comprehensive medical insurance which covers outpatient medical treatment, vaccinations, hospital treatment for illnesses and accidents, consultancy fees, maternity, essential operations, and repatriation. It excludes dental and optical costs, and there is an annual deductible of GBP150.
  • Settling-in allowance (if recruited from outside Vietnam)- Unaccompanied teacher allowances: 2 weeks' salary + up to 2 weeks' hotel accommodation. Accompanied teacher allowances: 3 weeks' salary + up to 2 weeks' hotel accommodation
  • Fares and travel Allowance (if you are recruited from outside Vietnam) - Economy class air fare(s) are paid for the member of staff and their accompanying dependents to Vietnam. Economy class air fare(s) are paid for the member of staff and their accompanying dependents to the UK or home country upon leaving post provided they have completed an employment term of at least two years. Dependents are defined as a spouse or civil partner or a person with whom the employee declares to be in a stable and continuous relationship, or a dependent unmarried child aged under 18.
  • Baggage Allowance : Accountable allowance of up to 1,200 GBP for single staff or up to 2,000 GBP for staff with accompanying dependents per transfer
  • Other Allowances:
  • Pension support: Non-Vietnamese FT Teachers are eligible to join the corporate pension scheme, which matches contributions up to 1,800 GBP annually.
  • UK national insurance: Applicants who have been resident and working in the UK immediately prior to going abroad for employment, are liable for UK National Insurance Class 1 contributions for one year. If applicable, the British Council will pay the employer's contributions and will deduct the employee's contributions at source.
  • 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.
  • Funding for Vietnamese language classes: FT teachers who have newly arrived in Vietnam are eligible for funding support of up to 10,000,000 VND towards the cost of Vietnamese language lessons.
  • Additional Information

  • Contract Duration : 24 Months
  • Contract Type - Fixed Term
  • Renewable Period - Renewable
  • Contract Teaching Hours - 20 Hours Contract
  • Location : Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City
  • 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. 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.
  • Closing Date – 6th June 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.

    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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