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Teacher of English - Cairo

British Council
Cairo, Egypt
Posted 2 months ago
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  • 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.

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


  • 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.      

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)


  • 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 Requirements

(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)

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience
(Minimum / essential)

  • 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.

Location: Cairo or Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: 2 years 

Please note : Uploading your supporting statement is important during the process, and it may impact the selection of your application.

Closing date and time: Wednesday 8th Dec 2021 (23:59 IST)

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

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.

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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