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Date Posted: 4th July 2024

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

South Korea > Seoul

Full-time

  • Salary
    From KRW 3,979,391 to 4,480,879 (Basic salary plus Housing allowance) per month
  • Degree Required
    Yes
  • Recruiter
    British Council
  • Description
    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 programmes 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 British Council and its cultural relations mission


    Main accountabilities but not limited to the following: 


    Teacher Support 




    • Provide effective line management and support for staff including observations as per performance management guidelines, policies and procedures.

    • Ensure that all teaching is delivered to standards set out in teachers Role Profiles, the Global Statement of Approach and British Council Global Teaching Standards.

    • Proactively monitor the well-being of all line managees and provide an appropriate level of personal support.

    • Act as duty officer where appropriate to provide support for teachers, parents, students.

    • Assist in the recruitment, induction and onboarding of new teachers.

    • Provide or set up mentoring programmes for new teachers/teachers teaching new life stages etc where appropriate


    Teaching Excellence




    • Contribute to the design and implementation of an annual CPD programme which aligns with Regional Teaching Excellence Action Plan.

    • Actively identify appropriate opportunities for staff learning and development.

    • Act as a role model for good classroom practice by encouraging teachers to observe you or others teaching, doing demonstration lessons, leading teacher development sessions and conducting observations.

    • Share thought leadership. Routinely monitor developments in ELT theory and practice and bring these to the attention of your teaching team through presentations, practical sessions, recommended reading.

    • Represent the British Council at local ELT conferences, where appropriate

    • Proactively look for opportunities to highlight examples of best practice within the centre and externally.


    Product and service delivery and development




    • Ensure frameworks to support teaching and learning (Statements of Approach, IP, Teaching Standards Framework, Product guidelines, TEAP) are understood and implemented by academic colleagues in their day to day work.

    • Ensure other relevant colleagues (e.g. TOps, CS, TAs) are aware of frameworks to support teaching and learning.

    • Ensure teachers communicate relevant policies to learners (e.g. statement of approach, behaviour policy, product information, EDI etc) during the course and support and advise other teams with communications (e.g CS and Marketing).

    • Work with the Teaching Operations and Customer Services teams to deal with academic enquiries or complaints ensuring teachers are fully briefed and consulted where appropriate.

    • Contribute as appropriate to cluster / regional product team.

    • Contribute to the regional monitoring and evaluation of global products and related services to meet students’ needs.

    • Organise the piloting of new courses and materials where relevant.

    • Introduce new products to teaching staff and provide training and support for teachers


    Safeguarding, EDI and SEND




    • Embed Safeguarding culture in teaching and learning through contributing to country safeguarding risk assessment and plan and implementing assigned actions.

    • act as Deputy / Safeguarding Focal point as appropriate to size of country operation and risk profile.

    • embed EDI through delivery of regional EDI objectives and workplans through local teaching teams (e.g. through Teaching Exellence Action Plan TEAP).

    • act as or support country SEND champion / Country SENCO and work with Teaching Operations, CS and other colleagues as appropriate to ensure teaching centre inclusion policy is effectively embeded in the  centre.


    Closing Date: 28 April 2024 23:59 Singapore Time (GMT 8)

  • Benefits
    - Package: starts from KRW 3,979,391 to 4,480,879 (Basic salary plus Housing allowance) gross per month depending on qualifications and experience ​
    Enjoy 35 days of annual leave plus 14 days of public holidays per annum
    - Accommodation Allowance when applicable
    - Medical Allowances
    - Mobility Package including Settling-in allowance, Baggage allowance and Travel allowance (for those recruited outside Korea only)
    - The British Council Korea will provide full assistance throughout the visa application process.
  • Requirements
    - Native level English speaker
    - Undergraduate Degree
    - TEFL Level 5
  • Date Posted
    22nd April 2024

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