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Posted on 26th September 2023

Senior Teacher – Young Learners

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Salary

    £1991 - 2295/month (₩3279391 - 3780879)
  • Contract Length

    24 months
  • Start date


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Job description

Job description

If you are interested in this role, please APPLY through below link on British Council careers website before 4 Oct 2023 – 23:59 Singapore Time (GMT +8).

Role Purpose

  • To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching centre, through the management of in-house teacher development programmes and support.
  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English.
  • To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience.
  • To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:
Teacher Support

  • Provide effective line management and support for staff including observations as per performance management guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all teaching is delivered to standards set out in teachers Role Profiles, the Global Statement of Approach and British Council Global Teaching Standards.
  • Proactively monitor the well-being of all line managees and provide an appropriate level of personal support.
  • Act as duty officer where appropriate to provide support for teachers, parents, students.
  • Assist in the recruitment, induction and onboarding of new teachers.
  • Provide or set up mentoring programmes for new teachers/teachers teaching new life stages etc where appropriate

Teaching Excellence

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of an annual CPD programme which aligns with Regional Teaching Excellence Action Plan.
  • Actively identify appropriate opportunities for staff learning and development.
  • Act as a role model for good classroom practice by encouraging teachers to observe you or others teaching, doing demonstration lessons, leading teacher development sessions and conducting observations.
  • Share thought leadership. Routinely monitor developments in ELT theory and practice and bring these to the attention of your teaching team through presentations, practical sessions, recommended reading.
  • Represent the British Council at local ELT conferences, where appropriate
  • Proactively look for opportunities to highlight examples of best practice within the centre and externally.

Product and service delivery and development

  • Ensure frameworks to support teaching and learning (Statements of Approach, IP, Teaching Standards Framework, Product guidelines, TEAP) are understood and implemented by academic colleagues in their day to day work.
  • Ensure other relevant colleagues (e.g. TOps, CS, TAs) are aware of frameworks to support teaching and learning.
  • Ensure teachers communicate relevant policies to learners (e.g. statement of approach, behaviour policy, product information, EDI etc) during the course and support and advise other teams with communications (e.g CS and Marketing).
  • Work with the Teaching Operations and Customer Services teams to deal with academic enquiries or complaints ensuring teachers are fully briefed and consulted where appropriate.
  • Contribute as appropriate to cluster / regional product team.
  • Contribute to the regional monitoring and evaluation of global products and related services to meet students’ needs.
  • Organise the piloting of new courses and materials where relevant.
  • Introduce new products to teaching staff and provide training and support for teachers

Safeguarding, EDI and SEND

  • Embed Safeguarding culture in teaching and learning through contributing to country safeguarding risk assessment and plan and implementing assigned actions.
  • act as Deputy / Safeguarding Focal point as appropriate to size of country operation and risk profile.
  • embed EDI through delivery of regional EDI objectives and workplans through local teaching teams (e.g. through Teaching Exellence Action Plan – TEAP).
  • act as or support country SEND champion / Country SENCO and work with Teaching Operations, CS and other colleagues as appropriate to ensure teaching centre inclusion policy is effectively embedded in the centre.

Salary & benefits

Further Information
Contract: 2 years, fixed-term contract
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Pay Band: Senior Teacher

Salary: _starts from KRW 3,279,391 to 3,780,879 gross per month depending on qualifications and experience

  • Accommodation Allowance when applicable
  • Medical Allowances
  • Mobility Package including Settling-in allowance, Baggage allowance and Travel allowance (for those recruited outside Korea only)

Proof of Identity requirements/right to work in country:

  • To obtain a teaching visa, teachers’ nationalities and university degrees must be from a native English-speaking country defined by the government of South Korea.
  • Visas are not obtained for partners unless they are married.
  • The British Council Korea will provide full assistance throughout the visa application process.
  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Salary

    £1991 - 2295/month (₩3279391 - 3780879)
  • Contract Length

    24 months

Job requirements


  • Full Mastery of English across 4 skills, equivalent to CEFR C2 (IELTS Academic Paper Band 8/9 in each of the 4 sections)
  • University Degree
  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Certificate TESOL.
  • Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma TESOL or equivalent as recognised by the British Council.
  • Relevant Young Learner qualification (for ST YL)


  • Relevant masters/post graduate qualification
  • Early Years certificate / qualification

Role specific knowledge and experience:


  • 2 years post-diploma i.e. DELTA/Trinity Diploma TESOL experience
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of management and delivery of teacher training.
  • Experience of line managing/ coordinating teaching teams.
  • Experience in teaching relevant age groups:

o Primary aged 6 to 10 (800+ hours)

o Lower Secondary aged 11 to 14 (400+ hours)

o Upper Secondary aged 15 to 17 (400+ hours)


  • Early Years aged 2 to 5 (400+hours).

Role specific skills:

  • Demonstrate subject knowledge
  • Engage and motivate learners
  • Create a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Plan and deliver coherent lessons
  • Make use of assessment and feedback
  • Manage teaching and learning resources
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