work with the British Council

Working for the British Council offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills. Jobs with the British Council offer scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Work with us

British Council is UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations and manages a wide range of activities covering the arts, science, technology and education. Through our work we aim to build and develop long-term relationships with governments, organisations and people to provide mutual benefit and promote a wider knowledge of the UK and the English language. All jobs in the organisation contribute towards these aims. All our work is concerned with people and involves quality and customer care.

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. We are committed to employing disabled people.

Teach with us 

Egypt plays a major role in the British Council’s ELT work across the whole Arabic-speaking region. The British Council currently has three teaching centres in Cairo: the main centre in Agouza, a smaller centre in Heliopolis. We have recently opened a new teaching centre in Alexandria with a selection of adult courses available, and children’s courses will be launched in Alexandria in February 2014.  Elsewhere in Cairo, a new branch on partner premises at St Fatima’s in Nasr City and  The centres continue to expand in both General English (Adults and Young Learners) and Corporate Services, and a further branch in 6th October is due to be launched in the future .  

Accordingly, we are regularly looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated TEFL-I qualified teachers with 2 years’ teaching experience looking for an interesting place to live, work and develop. A UK or Egyptian passport is essential. Teachers are expected to teach the full range of courses for Young Learners and Adult courses, including General English, Conversation, Business English and IELTS preparation.

British Council Cairo is also a regional training centre and there are excellent opportunities for further development in various directions. The centres run regular CELTA courses for external candidates. For British Council Cairo teachers, sponsorship is available for suitable candidates to complete The Distance DELTA, and the Young Learner Extension to CELTA as well as attend regular INSETTs and various management and general training courses. For more experienced teachers there is a supported environment to start into teacher training and regular coordinator opportunities.

If you are interested in teaching with us then please apply directly through the e-recruitment site.

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