British Council teacher (30 hour contract) starts April 2020 (11/10)

Start April 2020. Average 30 hours work a week, 18 hours teaching. Bachelor’s degree, CELTA/ equivalent plus two years full-time experience. We teach adults, university, elementary, junior and senior high school and kindergarten students . Assignments will be confirmed when employment offer made.  

Job details: 

The British Council Tokyo Teaching Centre is looking for qualified and experienced teachers to join our large and dynamic team from April 2020. The Tokyo Teaching Centre (TC) runs a wide range of courses both on-site and off-site within the city and surrounding areas. 

The contract is for 30 hours of work a week, with up to 18 hours per week of classroom contact time. Applicants must be expert speakers of English with a bachelor’s degree who hold the Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Certificate TEFL and have two years or more full-time post-qualification teaching experience. It is also desirable that you hold Cambridge DELTA or Trinity Diploma and/or the CELTA Young Learner Extension or the TYLEC.

It is essential that all teachers must also be capable and willing to teach on all types of courses and projects. This includes teaching adults on General English and Exams preparation courses, university students, elementary, junior high and senior high school students and Young Learners (YL) at kindergarten ages.  

Teachers recruited may be assigned to one of a variety of roles: 

• Teaching a range of classes, including General English and English for exams preparation courses for adult students and/or General English for elementary school students, junior and senior high school students at our Iidabashi Teaching Centre. Teachers may also be assigned to teach offsite university classes at undergraduate and post-graduate level and/or YLs aged 4 and upwards on our partner YL projects. Working days will normally be on five consecutive days of a seven-day week, with working days between Tuesday and Friday likely to include evening work.

• Teaching English for communication to school students aged 12-15 on a flagship team teaching project in Tokyo. This involves working off-site in junior high schools, teaching up to 18 contact hours per week for up to 40 weeks of the year. For the small number of weeks during the year when school classes are not running, post holders may be assigned to other types of teaching including but not limited to General English or English for exams preparation and/or General English for elementary school students, junior and senior high school students at the Iidabashi Teaching Centre, other university work or teaching YLs on our YL partner programmes.

In addition to teaching, the post holders will hold planning meetings with Japanese team-teaching partners within assigned schools. The post holders will also liaise with the other British Council teachers working on the schools projects in materials creation, curriculum planning, and the planning and delivering of teacher training programmes for Japanese teachers of English. Working patterns for the above posts are typically Tuesday to Saturday or Monday to Friday during school term times.

• Primarily teaching Academic English to undergraduate students at a university. These posts are for a project limited in time to teaching over two semesters of each year, meaning teachers will for the rest of the year be assigned to other types of teaching, including but not limited to General English or English for exams preparation at the Iidabashi Teaching Centre and/or General English for elementary school students, junior and senior high school students, other university work or teaching YLs on our YL partner programmes. 

Successful applicants will be informed of the project or type of work to which they will be initially assigned at the time when offers of employment are made.

Internal applicants only - Please include your most recent end-of-year-record and copy in both your line and centre managers when submitting your application. 

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and 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 is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

Basic salary is paid monthly at one of the following rates:

CELTA – JPY 262,500/month 
DELTA 1 – JPY 277,500/month
Starting salary will be decided according to qualifications and in line with our local pay policy. 

In addition there is an annual performance bonus payable in June of the year following contract completion based on the performance of the Teaching Centre and the satisfactory completion of all duties. 

GBP 1 = JPY 133 (Oct 2019)

35 days leave allowance per year, plus 14 days public holidays. Although the number of working days per week depends on client demand, we predict that most contracts will be a 5 day week. 

If offered the role, you need to go through a
pre-appointment screening which will be carried out by British Council. You are required to provide necessary documents or information to check your records up to 10 years on:

• Prohibited Transactions
• Enhanced Criminal Record Checks
• References
• Education verification
• Professional Qualifications
• Passport
• Proof of residence

Sunday, November 10, 2019
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