British Council seeks teacher to lead at Yokohama elementary school: teaching solo to 40-strong classes, managing two teachers, developing curriculum, liaising with Japanese school staff. Proficiency-level English and Japanese JLPT N2-equivalent required. Start Jan (preferred) or April (possible)
The British Council Tokyo Teaching Centre is looking for a qualified and experienced teacher to lead our offsite English-teaching project at an elementary school in the Yokohama area. The post involves teaching students from a selection of grades 1 to 6, based on a syllabus and materials designed by the British Council. Teachers are responsible for teaching solo to classes of up to 40 students. It is therefore not a team-teaching position.
The post also involves line managing up to two teachers and liaising with the school on academic and operational matters. A strong level of spoken Japanese and Japanese reading ability is required to complete these duties (equivalent to JLPT Level N2 or higher).
In addition to teaching all elementary school grades the post-holder will refine and develop the existing materials and curriculum in use in the school. She or he will undertake duties related to assessment, record keeping and report writing. She or he will attend staff meetings in the school and also liaise in Japanese with home room teachers and other teachers and staff on a daily basis. The post-holder will be expected to work closely with other British Council teachers at the school on lesson planning and materials and curriculum development. She or he will also take a lead role if required in helping British Council teachers liaise with school staff members.
In addition, there will be a small number of non-term time weeks during which the post-holder may be asked to teach British Council young learner classes or work on British Council teacher development courses for Japanese teachers of English These classes and courses may take place in various locations in addition to our main teaching centre. In those small number of working weeks outside the elementary school year, the post holder may be required to work at weekends, during the evening or early mornings within a variable working hours system.
The Lead Teacher on this project is expected to teach an average of 24 lessons a week and is paid on the 40-hour teacher salary scale, plus an additional payment of JPY20,000 per month to reflect the additional areas of responsibility as outlined here. Please note that this additional JPY20,000 is directly related to this particular post.
The current salary for this post for CELTA-qualified teachers is JPY370,000 per month and for DELTA-qualified teachers it is JPY390,000 per month, including the JPY20,000 post-related payment. In addition, a yearly bonus of up to one month's salary is payable, dependent on individual performance and the business performance of British Council Tokyo teaching operations.
To work for the British Council teachers must hold a minimum of the CELTA or Cert (TESOL ) qualifications or a *recognised* equivalent.
To apply for the post, please go to https://tinyurl.com/JPN-T-3010e
The closing date for applications is October 27th.
If you are a first-time applicant for British Council posts, you will need to go through a registration process in addition to applying for the post itself.