British Council

Teacher Trainers

Far East, Bangladesh

Region: South Asia

Country / Territory: Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka

Department: English & Exams

Job Category: Training

Pay Band: Teacher

Vacancy Description Number of roles: 30, Location: Bangladesh (relocation support provided), Contract duration: 13 months

The British Council in Bangladesh is recruiting for 30 Teacher trainers to join the Training of Master Trainers in English (TMTE) project.

The project and your role

The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME) in Bangladesh is undertaking a major new sector wide reform programme in Primary Education. One of the quality initiatives under this reform aims to upgrade the English language proficiency and teaching skills of teachers of English at primary level throughout Bangladesh. 
As a teacher trainer, you will get an opportunity to enhance the primary-level in-service English teacher education in Bangladesh by developing a cadre of 1800 Master Trainers. These Master Trainers will have a defined role within the education system, supporting primary teachers across Bangladesh to improve their teaching and English language skills. This is an excellent career development opportunity for teacher trainers who aspire to broaden their academic and professional skills in the teacher training sector. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and conducting English, classroom practice and teacher educator training
  • Contributing and adhering to training plan and calendar
  • Assessing Master Trainers (including classroom observations)
  • Maintaining daily activity diary, weekly and monthly reporting to Academic Supervisors.
  • Supporting monitoring and evaluation data collection; implementing recommendations from feedback

You will have:

  • Cambridge CELTA or Trinity cert TESOL qualification
  • 5 years of experience in teaching English, preferably in a primary and / or secondary context
  • Experience of teacher training, preferably in a state school context
  • A sound understanding of English language teaching, especially to young learners
  • Understanding the cultural and institutional contexts of teachers from other cultural backgrounds
  • The flexibility to adapt Western best practice to an entirely different cultural context
  • High levels of motivation; are self-starters and enjoy the challenge of working remotely, living in challenging environments and engaging with local culture

You will receive:

  • A competitive tax-free salary
  • Furnished accommodation provided
  • Economy class airfare from/to home country/current location to Dhaka on joining and completion of posting
  • Three breather flights during the posting in Bangladesh with a maximum allowance of £1000
  • 30 days paid annual leave plus public holidays (dependent on the schedule of the training)
  • Medical insurance covering hospital treatment
  • Overseas recruited candidates will receive a settling-in allowance on arrival

Key working arrangements:
The British Council Teacher Trainers will work in pairs in 15 Primary Teachers’ Training Institutes (PTIs) and will work a five-day week (5 contact hours/day), on overlapping schedules (Sun-Thu / Sat-Wed) to cover the six-day week of local teachers. The training delivery will be in three 14-week block over a 12-month period. There will be a 3-week induction programme prior to placement and a 1 week wrap up post delivery for a total of a 13-month contract.  

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In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success. 

Closing date: 
UK time: 23:59, 25 July 2019

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Start Date: 01-09-2019

Apply By: 25-07-2019