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British Council - Cairo, Egypt

Higher Teacher- Teacher of English

British Council - Cairo, EgyptPosted 21 days ago
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Job Overview

  • The British Council Egypt is looking to recruit full time Higher Teachers to work in its Teaching Centres in Cairo and Alexandria.
  • Egypt plays a major role in the British Council’s ELT work across the whole Arabic-speaking region. 
  • The Teaching Centre is one of the oldest and biggest in the network. 
  • Demand for English is strong, and classrooms are generally full. It is a busy operation working alongside the Exams and Programmes departments.  
  • The British Council Egypt is also a regional training center and there are excellent opportunities for further development in various directions. The centers run part-time and full-time CELTA courses, distance and face-to-face DELTA programs, TYLEC and various management and general training courses. 
  • Sponsorship is available on most courses for suitable candidates. For more experienced teachers there is a supportive environment to start working in teacher training, including becoming a DELTA local tutor and a TYLEC tutor, as well as the opportunity to move into program management.
  • You will be an enthusiastic and motivated TEFL-I qualified teacher.  You must have at least 2 years of teaching experience or have completed a recognized Teacher Support Programme.  In addition, you will have evidence of specializing your teaching career into adult teaching, YL teaching or teacher training, and you will have started a Diploma level qualification.  The UK or Egyptian passport is essential.

Role Purpose 

  • To plan and deliver high-quality EFL teaching to a range of learners and using a variety of methods/channels, and to support more senior colleagues in the development and implementation of projects/products/services in a defined local market.

Job Requirements



(Minimum / essential)

  • Undergraduate degree only if required by local law
  • Cambridge Delta /Trinity Diploma in TESOL, minimum Module 1 and Module 2
  • British Council approved observer status or willingness to complete training within 6 months of taking up the post


  • Additional specialist qualifications such as PGCE/B.ED in Primary, YL Extension to CELTA, or IELTS examiner status

Language Requirement

  • High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalents to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of the 4 sections of the academic module

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience

(Minimum / essential)

  • An experienced teaching professional able to support less experienced colleagues in teaching practice and quality of teaching delivery.  Equivalent to around 2 years of post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL teaching experience
  • Experience in teaching relevant age groups
  • Primary aged 6 to 10 (400+ hours)
  • Lower Secondary aged 11 to 14 (800+ hours)
  • Upper Secondary aged 15 to 17 (400+ hours)
  • Adults General English 18+ (800+ hours)


  • Experience in teaching:
  • Exam preparation
  • Conversation courses
  • Corporate offsite courses

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.

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

  1. 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

Additional Information:

  • 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.

  • Any Other Allowances: British Council pays for visas, work permits, vaccinations required for employment.

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