Jobs at British Council

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Deadline: 12th June, 2013

  • IELTS Examiners


    The British Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join our team of IELTS Examiners.

    Purpose of job
    Examiners conduct one to one interviews with IELTS candidates to assess their spoken English according to set requirements. Examiners also assess written scripts produced by candidates under exam conditions. Examiners are recruited on a casual basis and are expected to examine at least ten sessions a year at regular intervals. Remuneration is paid per interview/script. Weekend working is usually required. IELTS examinations regularly take place in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. Therefore, we are looking for examiners who live in, or within relatively easy reach of these cities. We may occasionally run examinations in other cities in Nigeria.

    Requirements

    An undergraduate degree or a qualification which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree.
    A recognised qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) / Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) / or recognised equivalent as part of a recognised university award course.**
    At least 3 years full time (14 hours per week minimum or the equivalent part time) relevant TESOL/TEFL teaching experience (minimum one year post certificate level qualification). The majority of this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over).
    The required professional attributes and interpersonal skills. Please see our recruitment pack for more details.


    How to apply
    Read through the IELTS Examiner Minimum Professional Requirements & IELTS Guide for Examiner Applicants documents. Download and complete the application form. Closing date for applications: Ongoing. Completed applications should be sent via email to exams.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org
    For more information about IELTS visit www.IELTS.org

    **e.g. UK qualifications: CELTA; DELTA; Cert. TESOL; Dip. TESOL; PGCE; B Ed.; M Ed; MA Applied Linguistics. Assessed teaching practice and ESOL/EFL studies at cert. level must be part of the course.

    Nigerian qualifications include either a Nigerian 1st degree, an NCE in ELT plus relevant teaching experience and IELTS 9.0. Or Nigerian B.Ed in English Language Teaching (transcripts verify course content), relevant teaching experience plus IELTS 9.0. A first degree plus a Nigerian PGDE or M.Ed/MA in TESOL or TEFL (transcripts verify course content), plus relevant teaching experience and IELTS 9.0. If shortlisted, you will need to submit a transcript of the teaching course you attended.


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified

  • NSRP Vacancies


    The British Council under its Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) is now looking for suitably qualified individuals to complement the existing team and to fill the following posts:

    1. Resources Manager – Abuja
    2. Grants Manager-Abuja
    3. Grant Officer – Abuja
    The Resources Manager, Grants Manager and Grants Officer will be based in Abuja though will be required to travel to NSRP regional offices.



    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 2 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Schools Examinations Manager


    The British Council is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join the organization as Schools Examinations Manager.

    Purpose of job:

    To support Examination Services in Nigeria in develpoing markets for and delivering Schools exams; to maintain them at the highest professional standards as set out in the British Council’s EQS (Examination Quality Standards), project outcomes, examinations boards and partners.

    Context and Environment:

    Nigeria Exams is the largest British Council exams business in the Sub Saharan Africa region. The post will support the delivery of Schools Exams in Abuja and Port Harcourt, in addition to other administrative duties.  The post holder will lead of a team of 3 in Lagos who administer the growing Schools Exams business in Western Nigeria, ensuring quality and compliance as well as control of income and expenditure to deliver on target.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    Financial control, monitoring and reporting to manage the School exams business to target by monitoring and reporting income and costs on a monthly basis

    Business growth: to grow the business and set country business strategy with CEM

    Reliability: to ensure examinations are delivered securely according to board requirements

    Quality: to deliver a high standard of customer service to our schools and their candidates. As measured by our own Exams Quality Standards and the inspection visits from Cambridge International Exams.

    Leadership: to manage and motivate the School Exams team to achieve challenging objectives

    The Schools Exams Manager is responsible for developing relations with current and future attached schools in order to meet business targets.

    Impact: to achieve impact for the UK and the BC through providing access to quality UK qualifications



    How to Apply

    Please read through the Schools Examinations Manager role profile. Download and complete the British Council application form . To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document on the jobs page. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of the jobs page.

    Completed application forms should be sent to gposts@ng.britishcouncil.org   no later than Wednesday 12 June, 2013. Please ensure the subject of your mail is “Schools Examinations Manager”.




    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Customer Services/Examinations Assistant


    The British Council is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join the organization as Customer Services/Examinations Assistant.

    Purpose of job:

    To support Examination Services in Nigeria in develpoing markets for and delivering Schools exams; to maintain them at the highest professional standards as set out in the British Council’s EQS (Examination Quality Standards), project outcomes, examinations boards and partners


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified