Hourly Paid Teacher

Date: 23-Jul-2021

Location: Montreal, CA

Company: British Council

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.

English Online Teacher – contract

Based in Canada – Ontario, British Columbia or Alberta

Immediate and flexible start dates (on successful screening completion)

This is an opportunity to teach the British Council’s flagship 100% online learning product for Adults – English Online.

English Online is aimed at adults learning English worldwide, who are absolutely committed to improving their English. Classes are designed around real-life topics and students undertake practical language tasks in group and private classes. It offers a flexible timetable, personalised learning paths and globally connected classrooms. We’re looking to build our international Teacher team to teach an ‘always on’, 24/7 timetable.

As well as providing an outstanding learning experience for our students, you’ll play a key role in helping us develop the product. We’re a fast-moving global business so you should be able to adapt quickly and enjoy trying out new innovations in online teaching.

At present, we are only accepting applications from individuals who currently reside in the UK, Australia, Canada – Ontario, British Columbia or Alberta. Please see British Council careers site for roles based in UK and Australia. However, we intend to broaden this to applicants who are resident in other countries soon.

Essential skills, experience and qualification required:
Cambridge CELTA or Trinity cert TESOL

Full mastery of English equivalent to C2 / IELTS Band 9

Equivalent to 2 years post-certificate, i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL or equivalent, teaching experience

Minimum of 2 years experience in teaching Adults online in either group or private class format

Experience in teaching General English, Business English and IELTS preparation

Right to work in Canada – Ontario, British Columbia or Alberta

Desirable Requirements:
Cambridge DELTA/Trinity DipTESOL

Experience teaching multi-lingual groups

All our classes are taught on Zoom so you will need high-speed internet connection, a camera and headset. You will be required to teach from a location that provides a professional classroom experience both in terms of background and connectivity.

What you will receive from us:
The flexibility to teach at times that work for you. Our timetable runs 24/7 on every day of the year.

World-renowned teacher training to become the best teacher you can be – which is paid!

Get paid up to 15 GBP for an hour’s teaching

Class materials that are complete and road tested, minimising preparation time

Most teachers teach between 10 and 20 hours a week but it’s up to you

24-hour support from our teaching and customer support teams

Complete your application by Sunday 05 September 2021. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can start teaching if successful.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a pre-recorded video interview and will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the role via email.

If you’re successful, we’ll let you know by email.

As soon as you’ve accepted you can start our online teacher onboarding and pre-appointment screening

Once that’s done you can join our international teaching team and start teaching.

Please note the following:
When completing the application form, our recruitment system will ask for country preferences (where you would like to work). As this is a home-based role please select your existing country of residence (Canada).

Successful applicants will not be employed directly by the British Council. Individuals will be engaged on freelance contracts by our local payroll partner in each country. Introductions to the payroll partners and any subsequent engagement will be managed by Comensura, our outsourced recruitment partner in the UK.

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

Equality Statement

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

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.

If you have any problems with your application please email [email protected]

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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