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Teacher of English

Published on 14.01.2022


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Position : Teacher of English

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.

Role: Teacher of English

Role Purpose

  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English
  • To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission

Job Overview

  • The Teaching Centres in Egypt run myClass, the British Council’s unique product. In addition, we have Beginner level courses: eight Adult terms of 5 weeks each through the year, and IELTS preparation. Teachers are contracted to teach 25 contact hours per week - including breaks taken during each class. The timetable means that most teachers teach either over 5 days each week or 4 days with 1 (non-teaching) work day. YL classes run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • tutor and a TYLEC tutor, as well as the opportunity to move into programme management.
  • Young Learner courses are delivered across all three life stages – Early Years, Primary and Secondary. Early Years classes are currently delivered in our Agouza and Heliopolis centres. The Adult programme is primarily General English with some IELTS preparation classes, as well as extra myClub sessions which students can attend alongside their regular classes.
  • The training team is rapidly becoming the hub of training in the MENA region and operates both internal and external training courses. Our Teacher Support Programme provides a structured induction programme to newly qualified teachers, and enables more experienced teachers to develop their training and mentoring skills.

Main Accountabilities

  • Plan, prepare and deliver up to 25 hours of high-quality English Teaching hat meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles.
  • Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team
  • Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards.
  • Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning and maintain British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices.
  • Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK
  • Support local marketing and promotional strategy, and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service
  • Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
    • Child Protection
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Anti-bribery
    • Information management
    • Health and safety
Required profile for job ad : Teacher of English



(Minimum / Essential)

  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL.
  • Language Requirement
  • High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalents to user (CEFR C2)

(Minimum / Essential)

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience

  • 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience
  • Experience in teaching relevant age groups:
    • Adults General English (800+ hours)
    • Young adults aged 5-17 (400+ hours


  • EAP, ESP courses (400+ hours)

Local restrictions on employment

  • This opportunity is open to Egyptian, and UK nationals.
  • All expatriates require a visa to work in Egypt and applications must be made before arrival in post. This opportunity is open to Egyptian and UK nationals along with other nationals who have their own existing right to work in Egypt. Work permits can only be obtained via the British Council for UK National.


Further Informations:

  • 2-year Mobile Contract (recruited from the UK or British Council in the network) :The total salary is composed of 2 elements: a local salary + a sterling supplement Local salary (to be paid into local bank account) in monthly payments of 11, 384EGP and the sterling supplement is 315GBP
  • 2-year Local Contract (based in Egypt): Local salary (to be paid into local bank account) in monthly payments of 11,384EGP

(Allowances payable to British passport holders from the UK or from another country on the network (Country Plus contract)

Housing allowance

  • We provide assistance towards the cost of finding rented accommodation:
  • Unaccompanied 4000 EGP
    • *Accompanied (1 dependent) 5500 EGP
    • *Accompanied (2 or more dependents) 7500 EGP
    • * These allowances will be accountable.

Sterling Supplement

An additional payment of £315 is paid monthly into a UK bank account.

Fares & Travel

Airfares on transfer Economy class for member of staff, accompanying partner and children from previous post or from the UK. Return airfares to the UK on completion of the contract where the member of staff is not going to another British Council post. The British Council pays for visas, work permits, medical examination and vaccinations required for employment.

Baggage allowance

Baggage allowance of up to £1,200 for single employees or up to £2,000 for employees accompanied by family members at the beginning and on successful completion of your employment with the Council in Egypt. This allowance is accountable.

Allowances payable to Egyptian passport holders and to those for whom Egypt is a home base (local contract)

Deductions from salary for Egyptian nationals

  • In accordance with applicable laws, the British Council will deduct from monthly salary the contributions at the appropriate rate payable to the National Social Insurance Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt. New contribution salary ceilings (basic and variable) are declared by the Egyptian National Social Insurance Authority on July 01 each year and are communicated to staff upon receipt thereof. The current deduction rates are:
  • Employee’s share: 14% on basic salary, and 11% on variable salary
  • Employer’s share: 26% on basic salary and 24% on variable salary

Location: Cairo or Alexandria, Egypt

Duration: 2 years


  • Annual Leave Allowance: 35 days per annum paid leave plus public holidays (currently 14 days)
  • Medical Allowance: You and accompanying members of your family will be registered with the British Council’s Group Medical Insurance. The scheme is administered by Allianz. The scheme covers medical and hospital treatment, repatriation costs, personal liability and other items.
  • Settling-in allowance: A settling-in allowance of equivalent 2 weeks local salary (unaccompanied) and 3 weeks local salary (accompanied) to help meet initial expenses on first arrival in Egypt. You may also receive up to two weeks' hotel accommodation if permanent accommodation is not available on first arrival.
  • Any Other Allowances: British Council pays for visas, work permits, vaccinations required for employment.
Job criteria for job ad : Teacher of English
Job category :
HR, training
Industries :
Associative activities
Services other
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Central - Chobe - Francistown - Gaborone - Ghanzi - Jwaneng - Kgalagadi - Kgatleng - Kweneng - Lobatse - Ngamiland - North-East - Orapa - Selebi-Phikwe - South-East - Southern - Sowa
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
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Number of Position(s) : 1

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