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Section A
Information about the vacancy
 Recruitment Responsibility                   Ian Frankish                          Date                                  12/01/2011
 Location                                     Khartoum, Sudan                       Company Code                          SDN1
 Job Title                                    Teacher of English                    Job Type                              TOE
 Start Date                                   Late March / Early                    Closing Date                          17/02/2012
                                              April 2012
 Advertise job                                Internal & External                   Number of posts                       2

Job Specific skills, knowledge, qualifications & experience (Advert for text)
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 The British Council Sudan is recruiting 2 full time teachers for its Khartoum office on two-year contracts. This
 is an excellent opportunity for career development and a chance to work within a new centre that is
 experiencing rapid growth in both the public and contract markets. The Teaching Centre currently offers a
 range of General English, Business English and IELTS preparation courses and will be looking to begin
 young learner courses in 2011. Teachers posted to teach on contracts may be required to teach Business
 English, Military English and Legal English in addition to other English for Specific Purposes Courses.

 As a full time teacher you will work with a rapidly growing strong team of teachers, customer services staff
 and managers where English language development is the number one priority of the British Council.

 There is a huge demand for English in this fast growing and dynamic economy in which the English language
 is fast re-emerging an essential skill following a period of Arabisation when English was removed from the

 Successful applicants will be committed to planning and delivering high quality courses, developing
 professionally and IELTS examining by agreement.

 We offer an excellent package and a supportive working environment. A willingness to work outside
 Khartuom is desired and some experience in the fields of teaching Legal/Security/Military English is also

 You should have a first degree, CELTA (or equivalent); a minimum of 2 years full time post qualification
 teaching experience. Current IELTS examiner status is highly desirable.

 Desirables may be used during short listing in the event of a large number of applicants for the posts

 If you have any queries regarding the post, please contact Ian Frankish at the address below.

 The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK
 society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In
 line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In
 the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.

Local restrictions on employment (if any)

 The British Council will help with the necessary paperwork in obtaining visa and will meet any costs involved
 in this.

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Section B
Information about the Teaching Centre. A brief overview.

 British Council Sudan has been delivering teaching in Khartoum and Juba for the last few years on a
 relatively small scale. However, the demand for English language is seeing immense growth at present, due
 to the end of a period of ‘Arabisation’ when it was removed from the curriculum.

 The Khartoum Teaching Centre was opened in June 2010 and the demand for public courses has been so
 great that 100% class fill has been achieved during recent terms. Currently public courses cater for adults
 offering a range of General English, IELTS Preparation and Communication courses. There are plans to
 begin offering courses to teen learners in 2011.

 In addition to public courses we run courses for the Military in Khartoum and Juba and are currently delivering
 training to the Sudanese Police, Ministry of Justice and Judiciaries as part of a wider Security and Access to
 Justice program in Khartoum and in a number of states around the nation. Inroads are being made into the
 private sector and it is expected that we will be running a number of English courses in the private sector in
 the near future.

 Our premises in Khartoum were fully refurbished in 2010 to provide four high quality classrooms and plans
 are afoot to increase the number of classrooms in 2011. Contracts for the public and private sector form
 much of the demand in Sudan and much of our work is carried out on client premises.

 Depending on your interests, there are opportunities to teach general English to different types of adult
 learners, young learners in the future, public and contract courses, in Khartoum and further afield. Our client
 funded contracts invariably contain elements of ESP (e.g. military/security & legal English).

 In a small centre flexibility is important, a positive attitude and determination. This will be overwhelmingly
 repaid by our customers’ enthusiasm to learn and the renowned friendliness and hospitality of the Sudanese

Section C
Information about the terms and conditions of service (TACOS).

Whilst the information below was accurate at time of writing, specific details and entitlements
are subject to change.

Job Overview

 Teacher of English, Khartoum, Sudan. There may be some opportunities and requirement to carry out
 teaching outside Khartoum. IELTS examining qualifications are desirable as there is an increasing demand in
 this area.

 Depending on the pipeline of business the job is likely to involve a mixture of client funded contract teaching,
 often off site, and public courses offered initially from our main office premises.

 Contract Length                              2 years                                    Renewable Period                           Renewable for 1 year
                                                                                                                                    periods by mutual
 Contract Type                                Full Time                                  No. of Staff Managed                       0
 Contract Hours                               39 hours / week                            Contact Hours                              25 hours / week

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Annual Salary

 £23,766 - £28,403, on a 10 point scale depending on qualifications and experience. Salaries are paid in UK
 Sterling in UK based bank accounts

Income Tax & National Insurance

 Network Teachers are not currently subject to Income Tax payments.

Fares & Travel

 Economy flights at the start of the contract (if not already in Sudan) and a mid-contract flight while Sudan
 remains as a category E/F country as per FCO guidelines. Return flight to the UK or onwards to next British
 Council posting. If the successful candidate is accompanied by partner/children, flights will be provided for
 them also.

Baggage Allowance

 The standard network allowance (£1,200 unaccompanied, £2,000 accompanied) will be made available as an
 accountable baggage allowance (if the successful candidate is not already living in Sudan).

Annual Leave Allowance
 40 days annual leave plus Public Holidays (14 days Public Holiday in 2012)

Medical Allowance
 You and accompanying members of your family must register online with the Council’s Group Medical
 Insurance as soon as possible after commencement of this contract. The scheme is administered by BUPA.

Settling-In Allowance

 You will be entitled to a settling-in allowance equivalent to two weeks’ salary (or three weeks’ salary for
 employees accompanied by family members), to help you to meet your initial expenses on first arrival in
 Sudan. If your partner or spouse is also on a Council contract then this allowance will be calculated and
 payable on the higher salary only. You may also receive up to two weeks hotel accommodation and up to two
 weeks subsistence where appropriate if permanent accommodation is not available on first arrival

Accommodation Allowance

 None. (Typical monthly rent averages $700USD - $1,000USD)

Any Other Allowances

 Network Pension Support: The British Council will match contributions to an appropriate scheme, approved
 by BC London, of up to GB £1800 per annum, provided the member of staff has worked for the overseas
 network for over three months. We will meet the cost of reasonable claims for inoculations/vaccinations e.g.,
 hepatitis A & B and tetanus, yellow fever.

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Additional Information

 Entry visas to Sudan can take up to a month to obtain. Please take advice from British Council and apply
 Alcohol; the importation and purchase of alcohol in Northern Sudan is illegal
 Credit and debit cards, travellers cheques cannot be used in Sudan (due to US Sanctions)- bring hard
 currency in cash. Sudanese pounds cannot generally be reconverted on departure
 Time Zone: GMT+3hours
 Electricity: 220v, plugs vary but mainly European 2 pin or British 3 pin
 From April to October Sudan is HOT, the climate is very dry and can be very dusty
 The infrastructure in Sudan is not generally special needs-friendly. Please let us know if you have special
 needs and we will do our best to help
 The weekend is Friday & Saturday in Northern Sudan, Saturday & Sunday in Southern Sudan

Section E
Information about the place
Country Overview

 Sudan is Africa’s biggest country covering around 2.5m km2. Population is 39m with around 5m in Greater
 Khartoum. Oil is contributing to high rates of economic growth, with around 500,000 barrels pumped per day.
 Economic growth over the last 5 years averaged around 6.5% with per capita GNP currently at around $1450.
 The government is pursuing a policy of investing in infrastructure with a view to increasing especially
 agricultural potential. In 2009 lower oil prices, the global recession, continued US sanctions and the
 indictment of President Omer Beshir by the International Criminal Court are likely to dampen economic
 growth to around 4.5%.

 Sudan has had little peace since independence from the Anglo-Egyptian condominium in 1956. The latest
 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in 2005 brought a fragile peace and power sharing between
 the north’s ruling National Congress Party and south’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and set out a
 roadmap for decentralisation leading to possible independence for Southern Sudan following a referendum on
 the issue in 2011. With the South voting overwhelmingly for independence from the North, the world’s newest
 nation was born in July 2011 and history is currently being written in both the predominantly Islamic north and
 the majority Christian South.

 A peace agreement with the eastern tribes holds and the adverse security situation in Darfur seems to be
 abating although with no peace agreement in sight and with appalling conditions experienced by those

 Despite the politics and the poor international media image, Sudan is one of the most friendly countries to
 work in in the world. Strangers become friends very quickly, hospitality invariably offered with no strings
 attached, simply out of generosity’s sake.

 Over the next few years significant history will be in the making for Sudan as a nation, an exciting time to be

City Overview

 Although there are parts of Sudan which are still insecure Khartoum is one of the safest cities in the world,
 with very low crime rates and where personal safety levels are generally very high. Women can generally
 walk at night without being harassed, a key litmus test in any city.

 Khartoum is actually 3 cities (Khartoum, between the Blue and the White Niles; Omdurman on the West bank
 of the White Nile; and Bahri, north of the Blue Nile. A romantic setting and the confluence of the Blue and
 White Niles, the 3 cities each have their own character. The city has become much more cosmopolitan over
 the past few years with a young and more internationally minded middle class emerging which is keen to

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 participate in international youth culture through technology and/or travel. People are overwhelmingly
 welcoming with a culture of hospitality rooted in their religious beliefs. With an overwhelming desire to learn or
 practice English many Sudanese are particularly friendly towards expatriates and are keen to show that the
 real Sudan is not what the media make of it. There are a few western style café and lots of takeaway joints
 and a growing number of restaurants in the affluent parts of the city. You also realise that there is much,
 much more to this culture, a melting pot between Arabia and Africa.


 The climate in northern Sudan is very hot and during the summer (April-November) reaching over 40 C and
 occasionally over 50 C at midday. Rain falls about four or five times a year, usually during the summer and
 floods have been known in Khartoum in August. Except for the period May-September (when the humidity
 increases) the air is very dry. Khartoum is always dusty and there are occasionally dust storms (Haboobs),
 which at their worst are like a thick brown fog. The dust can make wearing contact lenses difficult (although
 many people do wear them all the time). The winter months are very pleasant and make it a good time to
 explore this vast and fascinating country.

 In the south the wet season (roughly from May to November) is a major determinant of activity: the lack of
 infrastructure makes it exceptionally difficult to move around in the south during this time. The temperatures
 are generally not as high as in the north but in most parts of the south humidity is much higher, making the
 atmosphere equally uncomfortable.


 Generally apartments in central Khartoum or its periphery. Electricity is much more reliable following the
 opening of the Merowe hydroelectric dam in northern Sudan this year. Water is reliable as are telephone
 services. Accommodation of an expatriate standard can generally be found for about $1000pcm in good parts
 of town. Air conditioning is a must in the summer months.

General living costs & conditions

 Khartoum is quite an expensive place to live with food prices (depending on how local you want to be) being a
 bit higher than in the UK. Prices of fresh food however are seasonal. Fuel is cheaper than bottled water at
 about 25p per litre so running a car is generally quite cheap. Restaurants are generally a little cheaper than in
 the UK, public transport much cheaper.

 Sudan is a cash economy and credit and debit cards cannot be used due to the economic sanctions placed
 on Sudan by the US.

 What Sudan lacks in infrastructure is generally made up for by the friendliness of the Sudanese people.

Transport & Communication

 A permit may be required to travel outside Khartoum although this is not generally required for most parts of
 Northern Sudan. If you are travelling out of Khartoum on official journeys the British Council will arrange for
 the permit to be obtained. Off the main tarmac roads and railways travel is very difficult unless you have
 access to a four wheel drive vehicle. For long journeys (e.g. Khartoum to Juba) the only practical means of
 travel is by air. It is becoming easier to reach various parts of southern Sudan but the Foreign Office currently
 advises British nationals not to go there on private, unaccompanied travel.

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 The Darfur and Kassala regions should not currently be visited, again on FCO advice, unless this is
 undertaken in consultation with us. Notwithstanding these challenges Sudan is a vast, varied and fascinating
 country and it would take years to explore even the part currently open for safe travel.

 In descending order of price, travel within Khartoum is either by unmetered and highly negotiable yellow taxi,
 by Amjad (small minibuses), and by Bajaj three wheeler rickshaws which run on fixed routes outside the
 central business district where they are not allowed. There are also buses, but they are extremely crowded
 and uncomfortable. Public transport is difficult to find after 10 p.m. and difficult to find at any time on Fridays,
 although taxis can usually been found outside the hotels such as the Grand Holiday Villa, the Rotana and the

 You may wish to drive a car or motorcycle; the traffic is generally quite slow but a bit unpredictable. The
 donkeys are probably the best drivers.

 By African standards generally both the fixed line (Khartoum) and mobile networks are very good with
 reasonably fast internet connections available.

 Wireless internet is available in many of the larger hotels (sometimes for a small charge). In Juba the speeds
 still tend to be quite slow and you may not be able to rely on internet access all the time. It is also possible to
 purchase a Sudatel (or other service provider) wireless internet connection and pay for one week, one month
 or more wireless internet connection. Wireless internet is now possible from many towns and cities in Sudan
 and the situation is continually improving.

 Internet communications such as Skype are possible in Sudan and have not been blocked by the US
 government sanctions.

 Mail between Khartoum and the UK can take anything between 5 days and a month, with 7 - 10 days about
 average. If people at home are expecting letters it may be as well to warn them in advance of the unreliability
 of the post. DHL deliveries between the UK and Sudan can be as quick as 2 days.

General Health, Medical & Dental Care

 Healthcare in Khartoum is generally no more than adequate with more serious emergencies and virtually any
 surgery needing evacuation. Outside Khartoum healthcare is seriously lacking. Applicants with significant
 medical conditions should check with British Council Sudan as to whether their condition makes employment
 in Sudan feasible.

 Similarly although we very much welcome applications from those with disabilities, depending on the disability
 Sudan is not yet very disability friendly. More details on request.

Job Opportunities for Partners

 It can be difficult for non-Sudanese spouses to work but if they are ELT qualified the Council has
 frequent opportunities for hourly paid/contract teaching work.

 There is strong demand for English teachers generally and other teachers at the International Schools in
 particular. There are also a lot of international NGOs, a large UN presence etc in Khartoum which may offer
 employment opportunities.

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Schooling & Childcare

 There are several excellent international schools. The best is probably the Khartoum International Community
 School which follows the IB curriculum. Others are Unity School (UK system) and the American Community
 Schools. It is generally easy to find domestic childcare and there are also a number of
 Kindergartens/nurseries. Google any of these for more details.

Any Other Information (Shopping facilities, entertainment, leisure.)

 For further information about living in Sudan see:

 Sudan: the City Trail Guide to Khartoum and the rest of Sudan. Blake Evans-Pritchard & Violetta Polese

 Bradt Guide to Sudan. A bit dated

 And for a concise history see:

 A History of the Sudan. PM Holt & MW Daly

 There is a thriving archaeology scene in Sudan (did you know the Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt?)
 with regular trips into the desert to see sites, lectures etc. held in Khartoum. Although Khartoum is not the
 centre of the shopping universe the major souks in Omdurman and Souk Libya are fascinating places to
 browse (and purchase) the cultural history of Sudan. Sports available include several swimming pools and
 well equipped gyms at the major hotels; horse riding, water sports (including diving in the Red sea near Port
 Sudan) are available. DStv satellite TV is available with entertainment/film channels in English. Arabic classes
 are available at low cost from the French Cultural Centre and others.

 You will eligible for free membership of the Pickwick Club, the British Embassy’s club, which has a bar a small
 swimming pool and various other facilities associated with a social club.

 Please note that in common with many African countries homosexuality is illegal in Sudan

 Some of Khartoum’s other attractions are:

 National Museum: Nile Avenue

 If you're interested in history then this is a must see, tracking the history of Sudan and all her ancient peoples
 over thousands of years. There are many interesting artefacts, including Egyptian-influenced tombs and old
 Christian frescoes. There are lots of displays of pottery and metalwork and so on from Sudan's famous old
 empires such as the Kushite and Meroitic periods.

 Ethnographic Museum

 Located on the southeast corner of Gamaa and Mak Nimr avenues, there are small displays of handicrafts
 representing different areas of Sudan.

 Mahdi’s tomb

 On the death of the Mahdi in 1885, his body was entombed in a silver-domed mosque in Omdurman. This
 was completely destroyed by Kitchener in 1898, when the Mahdi's body was burned and his ashes thrown
 into the river. In 1947 the Mahdi's son had the mosque and tomb rebuilt. Although it used to be closed to
 visitors it is now possible to go in. However please do remember it is a religious site and this should be

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The Khalifa’s house

This is situated opposite the Mahdi's tomb. Once the home of the Mahdi's successor, the house was built of
mud and brick in 1887, and is now a museum. It contains relics from Mahdiyya battles, including guns, war
banners and suits of mail. An interesting collection of photographs depicts the city of Khartoum at the time of
the Mahdi's revolt and its subsequent occupation by the British.

Omdurman souk

This is the largest in the Sudan, and has an interesting variety of goods on display. Ivory and ebony
candlesticks are carved by market craftsmen, goldsmiths and silversmiths fashion all kinds of jewellery in their
shop-fronts, and the atmosphere is lively and bustling. The best time to visit is on Friday mornings.

Dervish Dancing, El Nil Tomb

A trip to Hamad Al Nil in Omdurman is considered a must for visitors to the capital. After crossing the main
bridge to Omdurman (near the old Hilton Hotel), proceed west and slightly north until you see a cemetery and
mosque - and a crowd of people. Park and visit.

Nuba wrestling

North of the Friendship Hospital in Omdurman on Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays, one hour before

The Natural History Museum

This museum contains a small collection of preserved birds and wild game found in Sudan as well as a few
live animals (giant tortoises, monkeys, birds and snakes) in pens in the grounds of the museum.

Rashid Diab Arts Centre

A non-for profit institute dedicated to the developments of the arts, culture and peace in Sudan, the Rashid
Diab Arts Centre promotes the development of visual arts in Sudan with particular focus on the younger
generation of artists, advocacy for peace through arts, and education. It provides many activities such as;
weekly cultural forum; exhibition for Sudanese antiquities, national dress and paintings; training workshops for
young artists and a section for kids.

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                                                                                        Job description/person specification

 Job title                                        English Language Teacher                             Department/office                   E&E Sudan

 Job holder                                       New Post(s)                                          Job code

 Job type                                         Full time                                            Pay band                            Network Teacher

 Line manager                                     Academic Manager Sudan                               Post-related                        Harmonised Network TACOS

Job description

                                                  To facilitate the effective learning of English both inside and outside the classroom, in order to
 Job aim                                          enable students and customers to function more effectively in the language and to increase
                                                  their understanding of the contemporary UK
 Number of staff managed                          0                   As line manager             0                   As countersignatory                         0

 Finances managed                                 0

Duty and standards – measurable in terms of time, cost, quality or quantity. Please note this list is
not to be regarded as exclusive.

 1 Duty (60 %)             To plan, prepare and deliver 25 hours of effective and motivating English language classes and materials to
                           take account of individual learning styles and provide an environment conducive to learning

                                       Methodology conforms to the Teaching Centre methodology statement and reflect BC principles of
                                        modernity, equality and multiculturalism
                                       For contract courses lessons are designed to meet agreed learning outcoms
                                       Learners’ needs and individual learning styles are incorporated into lesson planning and course
                                       Teachers value diversity within the classroom and effectively adopt a range of classroom
                                        management techniques which help combat prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping, harassment and
                                        unfairness and support students to achieve their goals and to be aware of the impact that actions and
                                        words can have on others
                                       The course syllabus is covered
                                       Students are made aware of methodology and of syllabus (through CEF ‘learning aims’)
                                       Lessons are prepared in advance with clear aims and staging
                                       Collected homework is marked and handed back to students within one week.
                                       Teacher produced materials are produced using the British Council teaching materials template and
                                       Copyright law is complied with
                                       Teacher produced materials are appropriate to students needs.
                                       To be present in the classroom ready to commence teaching at the published start time of the class
                                        according to the timetable
                                       The class will not end before the published finish time of the class according to the timetable
                                       Teachers report to the Senior Teacher at least 20 minutes before each lesson or standby duty.

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                         To follow the minimum professional requirements of appearance as laid out in the teaching centre
                         Any absence is notified as far in advance as possible, and in any case at least two hours before the
                          start time of class
                         The Duty officer is made aware of the probable length of absence in advance wherever possible.
                 Quality Standards
                         All lessons are delivered in line with Quality Standards ‘Teaching and Learning.’

                 Non-teaching admin duties
2 Duty ( 10%)    To carry out administration and customer care duties as required by the centre.

                 First lessons:
                         Students’ receipts are checked to see that they are in the correct class.
                 Registers and record keeping:
                         Student registers are completed in full each lesson and absences are noted
                         An assessment record of students’ performance is kept with the register and entered termly into
                         Course record sheets are completed in full at the end of each lesson and signed when covering for an
                          absent teacher
                         Registers are placed in pigeonholes at the end of each working day, so that they are available for
Standards                 consultation by admin/ management/standby teachers
                         Certificates are completed in advance of last lesson.
                         As accountable documents, registers are completed in full and signed in ink at the end of each course
                          and returned to Registrars.
                 Student information:
                           British Council information is circulated with appropriate support activities to students as required by
                        Internal email is checked a minimum of once day
                           Teachers inform appropriate staff of any special education needs for their students in the classroom.

                 Feedback and assessment
                 Monitor learners’ progress and give feedback and guidance following continuous assessment and counselling
3 Duty ( 10 %)

                         Assessment follows Syllabus and Assessment policy.
                         Students’ written and spoken performance is assessed during the first 2 lessons in order to check they
                          are in the right level, and to recommend transfers where appropriate to the Senior Teacher
Standards                Time is set aside during class time to counsel students individually in lesson mid way through their
                          course of study and during the final lesson of the course
                         Counselling follows Syllabus and Assessment policy
                         Students are given useful tasks to study independently in the classroom whilst counselling is taking

                 Create impact for the UK
4 Duty (5 %)     To keep updated with external and internal British Council communications, services and events to provide
                 added value for students and enhance their understanding of contemporary UK.

                        To promote BC as innovative and add value to students’ experience of BC through integrating ICT into
                         classroom practice.
                        Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships between Sudan and the UK
                         by enhancing students understanding of the UK through lesson materials.
                        Teachers encourage observation of their classes as examples of good practice for customer
                         care/admin visits and for corporate standards.

5 Duty (10 %)   To deliver testing and registration duties as prescribed by centre manager to testing and registration policy and
                quality standard guidelines.
                        Teachers report for registration duty at least 15 minutes before the start of a timetabled registration
                        Information on all Teaching Centre courses is provided to students as outlined in the Registration
Standards                Guidelines
                        Testing procedure is adhered to as outlined in the Registration Guidelines
                        Attendance at standardisation sessions for placement testing.
                Professional Development
6 Duty (5 %)    To keep updated professionally by attending Centre Meetings, Professional development and Centre days and
                participation in British Council performance management system.
                INSETTs and Meetings
                        Attendance at Centre meeting and INSETT sessions where mandatory unless scheduled to teach a
                         British Council course at that time
                Line management
                        At least 3 face to face meetings with a line manager during the academic year.
                        A minimum of 2 formal observations by a line manager during the academic year.
Standards               A written learning/personal development plan is agreed with a line manager and reviewed once during
                         the year and again at the end
                Personal development
                        Constructive feedback to colleagues is given in support of their professional development, eg after
                         peer observation and teacher development is supported
                        An individual plan for professional development is established
                        Diversity objectives are included in job and personal development plans
7 Duty ( %)     Centre specific duties in line with the needs of teaching centre
                Should you be hours down on teaching. This could include helping with ELT projects, assisting Senior
                Teacher/Academic Manager with materials work, etc or being assigned to IELTS testing

Person specification/Teacher profile
Managers should select competencies from the Organisational Skills Profile and should use no more than 8 for recruitment and
selection purposes.

      Criteria                                           Essential     Stage in the recruitment      Evidence to be used for final
      behavioural competencies, technical skills,        (E)           process that the criteria     selection decisions
                                                                       will be used
      knowledge experience, and specialist               or                                           professional profile - PP
      qualifications.                                    desirable     S – shortlisting
                                                                                                      Interview notes- I
                                                         (D)           I – Interview
                                                                                                      Reference - R

      Technical skills*

 1    Classroom Management – level 1                     E             I                             I, R

 2    Subject Knowledge – level 2                        E             I                             I, R

 3    Course & Lesson Planning – level 1                 E             I                             I, R

 4    Understanding Your Learners – level 1              E             I                             I, R

 5    Learning Technologies – level 1                    D             S                             R, PP

      Behavioural competencies

 6    Customer Service Orientation – level 2             E             I                             I, R

 7    Teamworking – level 1                              E             I                             I, R

 8    Flexibility – level 1                              E             I                             I, R

      Knowledge and qualifications **

 9    First degree/or equivalent + TEFL I *              E             S                             PP

 10   TEFL Q *                                           D             S                             PP
      Full mastery of English across all 4 skills
 11   equivalent to IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4          E             S, I                          PP, I
      sections of the academic module.
      Teaching experience
      2000+ hours experience, post TEFL I training,
 14                                                      E             S                             PP, R
      of teaching EFL to adults and/or young learners
      800+ hrs experience teaching specialist
 15                                                      D’            S                             PP, R
      courses (ESP)
      Examiner Status

 16   IELTS speaking – active status                     D             S                             PP, R

 17   IELTS writing – active status                      D’            S                             PP, R


 18   Teacher Training experience                        D’            S, I                          PP, I

Any special requirements of the job, including any legal requirements e.g. restrictions on employment, occasional unsocial hours,
flexible working, passport status.

 Working hours involve regular evening work up to 21:00. Hours are occasionally subject to change.

 Timetable may involve travel offsite.

 The holy month of Ramadan may require teaching different hours and/or taking compulsory leave.

 Submitted by             Ian Frankish


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