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									                                                                                            VACANCY INFORMATION
                                                                                          Teacher of English (female)
                                                                                     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SAU-T-260)
Section A

Information about the vacancy

 Job title                     Teacher of English (female)                          Location                              Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 Start date                    September 2011                                       Job type                              Network teacher

 Closing date                  13 May 2011                                          Number of posts                       1 (female)



Job-specific skills, knowledge, qualifications & experience


 The British Council Centres in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al-Khobar provide English language training to thousands
 of young Saudi men and women each year in our own classrooms and on the premises of companies and
 partner training institutes. There is huge demand for English in this fast growing and dynamic economy, and
 we are now expanding our operations around the Kingdom. Would you like to join us? We require one female
 teacher to start in September 2011. If you can meet our qualification and experience requirements, then we
 can offer you a very good package, a supportive and friendly work environment, and a real boost to your
 career as you gain experience in a variety of interesting new courses, and perhaps study for a further ELT
 qualification.

 Essential requirements:

     •   Education to first degree level
     •   CELTA or Trinity Certificate in ESOL
     •   Two years full time ELT experience, post qualification
     •   Familiarity with contemporary UK
     •   Demonstrable expertise and enthusiasm in the teaching of English
     •   Flexibility to work in a small new fast growing centre.

 Desirable requirements:

     •   DELTA or Trinity Diploma in ESOL
     •   Experience in business English and in-company training

 English teaching is just one of many British Council activities that aim to promote mutual understanding and
 intercultural dialogue. As a member of the British Council Saudi Arabia team, you will be contributing to our
 work in a priority one country.

 Internal candidates should also include their last 2 Performance Evaluations / End of Year Records of
 Performance to Janet Tufnell.

 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.




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                                                                                            VACANCY INFORMATION
                                                                                          Teacher of English (female)
                                                                                     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SAU-T-260)
Local restrictions on employment (if any)


 This post is restricted to FEMALE staff due to Saudi segregation laws.

 Saudi society is strictly segregated, and all teaching currently takes place single-sex groups. Accompanying
 partners must be married; there are work opportunities for suitably qualified spouses. There are some
 limitations on our ability to get work visas for non-UK passport holders: please contact DTCM for more
 information if you are in this category.




Section B

Information about the Teaching Centre - a brief overview


 The two Riyadh centres – Men’s and Women’s – are in the city’s quiet and landscaped diplomatic quarter, a
 short drive from the city centre. Students travel to our centres from the city and surrounding towns, and our
 teachers regularly teach in companies across the city.
 The Men’s and Women’s Teaching Centres have been running successfully for a number of years, and both
 doubled in size in 2010 with the addition of new classrooms. Further expansion will be through partner
 premises and corporate clients. All classrooms are equipped with IWBs.



Section C

Job overview


 To facilitate the effective learning of English inside and outside the classroom, in order to enable students
 communicate more effectively in English.

 1. To prepare and deliver up to 24 contact hours of English language lessons to adults, or other on-site or off-
 site training as required. To use materials effectively, taking into account individual learning styles, and to
 provide an environment conducive to learning. To set, correct, and provide feedback on homework

 2. To carry out placement testing and assist with other registration duties as required

 3. To maintain registers, records of work, student reports and other administrative documents

 4. To manage the student learning experience, and relationship with the British Council

 5. To abide by the Council’s Code of Conduct and Equal Opportunities and Diversity policy

 6. To assist with the development of courses, resources, teaching materials and professional development in
 the centre

 7. To keep updated professionally and contribute to development of BC reputation for excellence in ELT




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                                                                                            VACANCY INFORMATION
                                                                                          Teacher of English (female)
                                                                                     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SAU-T-260)

 Contract length                           2 years                                  Renewable period                                1 year

 Contract type                             Network full time                        No. of staff managed                            0

                                                                                                                                    24 (see additional
 Contract hours                            37.5                                     Contact hours
                                                                                                                                    information below)



Annual salary


 12,200– 14,900 Saudi riyals per month including transport allowance. [April 2011: GB £1 = 6.0 SAR]



Income Tax & National Insurance


 None currently payable in Saudi Arabia.
 (Please note – you should check your Tax and National Insurance status in your country of origin)



Fares & Travel

 Economy class fares for post-holder and family to post. Return fares to UK after each year in post.



Baggage allowance

 GB £1,200 (or £2,000 if accompanied) at beginning and end of posting, accountable.



Annual leave allowance

 40 days plus public holidays. Total about ten and a half weeks



Medical allowance

 Full BUPA cover



Settling-in allowance


 2 weeks salary (or three weeks if accompanied by spouse/family) paid in riyals on arrival




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                                                                                          Teacher of English (female)
                                                                                     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SAU-T-260)
Accommodation allowance

 Free accommodation provided with utilities



Any other allowances


 Mobile phone, and local calls paid up to 150 SAR / month.

 Terminal gratuity payment on leaving the Council in Saudi Arabia: 50% of monthly salary for each year
 worked.

 GB £1800 per year matching contribution to approved pension scheme.



Additional Information


 The Council takes good care of staff, and provides full assistance with settling. However, some patience is
 required with arrival procedures (id card, exit-entry visa, bank account) which can be slow.

 Visas for accompanying family members can only be applied for once the post-holder has received their
 Saudi Residence permit (i.e. it may take up to 2-3 months after the post-holder’s arrival in KSA for visas to be
 issued for accompanying family members).

 The Saudi Riyal is fully convertible, and to remit funds to the UK is straightforward.

 There are opportunities for overtime, and also for IELTS examining.

 If the post holder is engaged in off-site company teaching, the teaching load will be heavier in some weeks
 than others.




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                                                                                             VACANCY INFORMATION
                                                                                           Teacher of English (female)
                                                                                      Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SAU-T-260)
Section E

Information about the place

Country overview



 Arabia, birthplace of Islam and home of the Arabic language, has always had a very special appeal as an
 unknown and exotic kingdom of legend. Today Saudi Arabia is still difficult to enter, but if you have the
 chance to work here, you will find it diverse and surprising: from traditional Bedouin encampments deep in
 one of the world's greatest deserts, to large modern cities. Plunging landscapes of mountains in the south,
 sculpted sand dunes of the empty quarter, and palm trees around oases offer amazing travel possibilities, as
 does Medain Saleh, the sister city to Petra in Jordan, and the abandoned tracks of the Hejaz railway, with
 echoes of T.E. Lawrence. For divers, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf offer some of the best opportunities
 in the world.

 Modern Saudi Arabia is full of contradictions. Proud of its Islamic heritage, life is organised according to a
 deeply fundamentalist religious interpretation. On the other hand, there is debate, and some desire for
 change, particularly regarding the role of women in business. King Abdullah (Custodian of the Two Holy
 Mosques) is leading his country to (slow) political reform, and (fast) economic development, investing
 massively in infrastructure and education.

 Saudi Arabia enjoys longstanding friendship with the UK, and looks to us as a key partner working to shared
 objectives of a better educated and skilled young population, as well as a safer world, achieved through
 intercultural understanding. The Council's many projects support the Saudi reform agenda while building
 relationships for the UK.




City overview


 Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and the seat of government. Most ministries and company HQs are
 based here. The city has grown hugely in recent years and covers a large area, generally well connected with
 roads and highways along the American model.

 Life is comfortable, and the BC office is supportive and friendly. Through embassies, expatriate groups and
 compounds, there is access to a wide range of free-time activities, ranging from desert trekking to sports or
 shopping.



Climate


 Summer: very hot and dry
 Winter: cool, usually sunny and pleasant



Accommodation


 Fully furnished apartment provided on expatriate compound or in Diplomatic Quarter




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                                                                                          Teacher of English (female)
                                                                                     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SAU-T-260)
General living costs & conditions


 There are impressive modern shopping centres in Al-Khobar – Dammam – Dharan, with goods from all over
 the world. Prices are very reasonable and the cost of living is lower than that of the UK.
 There are bookshops/stationers which sell a limited selection of books in English as well as censored
 international magazines and British newspapers (sporadically censored), which are generally available one or
 two days after publication. Three English language newspapers are published in Saudi Arabia, and with
 Internet and satellite TV, it is very easy to stay in touch with the world outside the Kingdom.
 There is an excellent choice of well-stocked supermarkets, where just about everything is available with the
 obvious exceptions of alchohol and pork. Household goods, home decorations and furniture are particularly
 good value, as are handicrafts and Persian or Arabic carpets from the many colourful souqs (markets).
 Increasingly, locally produced fruit, vevegetables and dairy products are available at very reasonable prices.
 Bread and rice are very cheap.



Transport & Communication


 Taxis are plentiful and fares are reasonable. Cars are cheaper to buy than in most other parts of the world,
 and petrol is extremely cheap. This is a very car based society, so acquiring a license and buying a car are
 recommended for male staff. It remains illegal for women to drive.


General Health, Medical & Dental Care

 High standard



Job opportunities for partners


 There are a lot of opportunities for those who are flexible and proactive.


Schooling & Childcare


 Good quality schooling is available. However, the best are expensive, and this post does not come with a
 school fees allowance


Any other information (shopping facilities, entertainment, leisure)


 As is well known, Saudi Arabia has no cinemas or night clubs, and alcohol is strictly prohibited. Despite this,
 many western expatriates find the social life to be lively and varied. The kingdom is fast changing, and this is
 a good time to be here.




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




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                                                                                                                             Job description/person specification



 Job title                                        Teacher of English                                   Department/office                   Womens’ centre, Riyadh

 Job type                                         Full-time                                            Pay band                            Network teacher salary scale

                                                                                                       Post-related
 Line manager                                     Senior Teacher                                                                           Accommodation
                                                                                                       allowances



                                                  To faciliate the effective learning of English inside and outside the classroom, in order
 Job aim
                                                  to enable students to communicate more effectively in English.

                                                                      As line
 Number of staff managed                          0                                               0                    As countersignatory                    0
                                                                      manager
 Finances managed                                 n/a

 Duty and standards – measurable in terms of time, cost, quality or quantity.

                           To prepare and deliver up to 24 contact hours of English language lessons to adults, or other on-
                           site or off-site training as required. To use materials effectively, taking into account individual
 1 Duty
                           learning styles, and to provide an environment conducive to learning. To set, correct, and provide
                           feedback on homework.


                           Lessons are planned and delivered in accordance with the syllabus and professional skills
                           competencies, and include a range of materials and activities appropriate to student needs and
                           interests.
                           Consistent positive feedack from students and line manager through formal and informal lesson
                           observations and student comments
                           Knowledge and skills are shared effectively with peers.
                           All materials are of a high professional standard and in full compliance with corporate guidelines
 Standards                 and standards, and with legislation or other external requirements, including TQS standards
                           (branding), copyright legislation and data protection policy. Copies of all materials produced for
                           students (e.g word documents) are stored on shared drives.
                           All available technologies effectively used.
                           Professional conduct (including puntuality, appropriate dress, communication style) demonstrated in
                           all aspects of work, and all centre regulations followed.
                           Substitution lesson are planned and delivered with reference to the record of work for the class.
                           Homework set, corrected and returned in line with centre policy, and marks recorded


 2 Duty                    To carry out placement testing and assist with other registration duties as required


                           Grading and interviewing are sufficiently accurate for correct placement.
 Standards                 All procedures are followed to satisfaction of Senior Teachers and Customer Service Managers.
                           Prospective students receive appropriate information on all course options




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3 Duty      To maintain registers, records of work, student reports and other adminstrative documents

            Registers of student attendance and records of work, are up-to-date and available for checking
            Records of work are sufficiently accurate and detailed to enable seamless substitution as necessary
Standards   All reports completed within deadlines
            Other administrative documents completed on time and with 100% accuracy
            All progress/achievement tests administered, assessed and recorded according to guidelines

4 Duty      To manage the student learning experience, and relationship with the British Council

            Students receive regular feedback and counselling on performance and progress
            Re-registration options are made clear to students at end of course
            Students likely to need to repeat levels are are made aware by mid-term, with clear action plans for
            remedial work. Seniors Teachers/DTCM informed, as well as registration staff
Standards   Every student assessed to agreed standards, and following current policy. Students are made
            aware of assessment guidelines in the first week of courses
            Every student receives a report/certificate within specified times
            Centre procedures regarding the collection and handling of student feedback are followed
            Students are made aware of available, appropriate EFL examinations and other BC services/events

5 Duty      To abide by the Council’s Code of Conduct and Equal Opportunities and Diversity policy

            Positive feedback from line manager
Standards
            Evidence that contemporary UK focus of lessons includes some coverage of diversity issues


            To assist with the development of courses, resources, teaching materials and professional
6 Duty
            development in the centre


            Contribution to development sessions and meetings is constructive and professional, as measured
Standards   by peer and line manager feedback
            Active contribution made to professional development of the centre


            To keep updated professionally and contribute to development of BC reputation for excellence in
7 Duty
            ELT


            Two formal and three informal (peer) observations take place per year, with feedback, and action as
            appropriate
            Attend and/or contribute to an agreed number of in-house teacher development sessions per year
            Agree an annual learning plan that includes at least one objective related to professional
            development as a teacher
            Attend three formal performance management meetings with line manager annually, and prepare
            self-assessments before mid-year and end-of-year evaluations




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Person specification


                                                                                             PP = Professional profile
                                                                          Indicate which
                                                         Essential                           I = Interview
        Criteria: behavioural competencies                                criteria will be
                                                         (E) or                              PE = Performance Management
        (assign levels), skills, knowledge                                used for
                                                         desirable                           documents (internal candidates)
        experience, and specialist qualifications.                        recruitment and
                                                         (D).                                or references (exetrnal
                                                                          selection.         candidates).



        All 5 technical skills for teachers at
 1                                                       E                Y                  I, PE
        level 1


        First degree
        TEFL certificate (eg. CELTA or Trinity
 6      Cert TESOL)                                      E                Y                  PP
        2 years full time ELT experience after
        initial training (certificate level)


        TEFL diploma (Cambridge DELTA or
 7                                                       D                Y                  PP
        equivalent)


        Highly proficient use of English
 8      (equivalent to CEF C2, IELTS 8.5) &              E                Y                  PP, interview
        familiarity with contemporary UK

        Behavioural competencies

        Customer Service Orientation
 9                                                       E                Y                  I, PE
        – level 2

 10     Teamworking – level 1                            E                Y                  I, PE

                                                                                             For performance
 11     Flexibility – level 1                            E                N                  management purposes
                                                                                             only



List here any special requirements of the job, e.g. occasional unsocial hours, flexible working. It is assumed that all
jobs can be job-shared unless valid reasons are given below. Disability is not normally a disqualifying factor for a job.


 This post is restricted to Female staff due to Saudi segregation laws.
 Teachers may be expected to teach classes until late in the evening (currently 9.00pm for female teachers) up to 5
 days a week (as most classes take place after standard working hours to accommodate students) and until 1.45am
 up to 4 evenings a week during the month of Ramadan (classes start later in the evenings during the month of
 Ramadan). There are many opportunities for overtime.
 The working week is currently Saturday to Wednesday




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