Teacher of English
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
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 the British Council and its cultural
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 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
Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher
Interviews are likely to be held in the week after the closing date for
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
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 recognized 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
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
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.
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.
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