Recruitment Role Profite Senior Teacher Training

Senior Teacher (ST)
Teacher training and development
Role Profile
Job Description
Directorate or Region
EU Europe
Location of post
Pay Band
Senior Teacher (local scale)
Reports to
Operations and
Duration of job
Temporary (local contract)
Purpose of job:
 To ensure effective management of professional development for teachers in Ile de France
 To ensure effective support for recruitment, induction and performance management of
teaching staff in Ile de France
 To ensure effective management and administration of public-access teacher training
courses in Ile de France
Context and environment:
British Council teaching activity in Ile de France is undergoing a period of rapid expansion. The
centre currently accommodates around 4,000 young learners (YLs) in academic year classes and
a further 3,000 during holiday classes. Around 1,300 adults also follow courses with us at any one
Delivery is across multiple locations in Ile de France, with around 40% of classes taking place in
locations other than our main premises at Invalides. These are satellite locations where we are
introducing new programmes and which will continue to represent the platform for future growth,
particularly in the YL programme but also in public access adult programmes.
The centre currently employs about 100 teachers – 30% full-time and 70% part-time.
There is a nascent public-access teacher training offer, with both CELTA and CELTYL
qualification courses being offered and expected to grow in the future.
ST Teacher training and development will be a member of a teaching management team of 11,
including 6 other STs, 3 Activity Heads (ATCMs) and Head of English Teaching.
The role holder will ensure that effective training and development systems are in place to
support teaching quality, support effective recruitment and induction and also manage the
delivery of our public-access teacher training offer.
Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
Professional development and training of teachers in Ile de France:
 To carry out periodical training audits to establish training and development needs of
teaching staff
 To author an annual training and development plan for teaching and other academic staff
 To manage and administer the delivery of in-service training (INSET) and other training
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To contribute to the wider annual staff training plan (Plan de Formation)
To support line managers in identifying and agreeing appropriate learning and
development aims for teaching staff
To support the candidature and selection of teaching staff for training and development
To ensure that teachers are well-informed about training opportunities, including funding
To monitor attendance and completion of mandatory training by teaching staff and update
records accordingly
To assume the role of DELTA tutor as required and agreed
Recruitment and induction
 To support recruitment of teachers by participating in shortlisting and interviewing
 To ensure that all documentation and certification required from new recruits is obtained
and filed as per corporate and French legal standards. This includes child protection (CP)
checks, references and copies of professional certification
 To ensure that induction is carried out to agreed standards and that induction checklists
are completed and filed to agreed deadlines.
Public-access teacher training management and delivery
 To coordinate public-access teacher training activity and plans
 To assure all administration and logistical planning of public-access teacher-training
 To lead on the selection of candidates
 To prepare, administer and deliver up to 400 hours of teaching and/or training per year
(including substitution) to applicable corporate and locally defined standards
Line management:
 To line manage up to 6 (full-time equivalent) teachers to applicable corporate and French
legal standards
TC Management team duties:
 To act as duty officer where/as required by the duty officer schedule
 To deal with customer queries and issues as required
 To actively support the achievement of customer service excellence standards
 To ensure that child protection standards are maintained at all times and that child
protection issues are dealt with promptly and escalated to the Child Protection Officer
 To support the achievement of applicable corporate and French legal Health and Safety
 To ensure that resources, stocks and materials are well organised and managed
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Key relationships:
 France TC management team
 Head of HR France and France HR team
 TC teachers
 Regional TC / English SBU colleagues
 Staff in BC Ile de France
 Parents of YLs, adult students, trainees
Other important features or requirements of the job
The post will involve weekend and evening working hours
Please specify any
passport/visa and/or nationality
Please indicate if any security
or legal checks are required for
this role.
Role holder must have the right to work in the EU / France –
i.e. be an EU citizen or hold a French work permit.
CRB clearance with particular reference to working with
minors; French equivalent extrait de casier judiciare clearance
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Person Specification
Assessment stage
Working together (More
Connecting with others (More
Being accountable (more
Making it happen (Essential)
Shaping the future (Essential)
Creating shared purpose
Short listing and/or
Skills and
Marketing and Customer Service
(Level 1)
Communications (level 2)
Human Resource Management
(Level 2)
Teaching Skills (level 2)
 Classroom management
 Course and lesson planning
 Subject knowledge
 Understanding your learners
 Learning technologies
Short listing
& Interview
French at at least CEFR B1
standard and willingness and
aptitude to reach at least C1 level
4 years post-certificate i.e.
CELTA/Trinity cert TEFL
Experience in teaching:
 Young learners aged 7 - 17
(800+ hours)
 Adults (800+ hours)
 Cambridge suite
and IELTS exam
First degree or equivalent or higher
Qualified Cambridge Delta tutor
Certificate in ELT
Relevant Postgraduate qualification
(e.g. PGCE in primary
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Short listing
June 2015
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