The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.
We work in two ways directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.
We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities.
We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.
Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.
These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained.
We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
Role Purpose :
Main accountabilities but not limited to the following :
Product and service delivery and development
Safeguarding, EDI and SEND
Role specific knowledge and experience :
Salary & Benefits
Salary : 3,909 USD to 4,611 USD gross per month, on a ten-point salary scale, (MM1 Senior Teacher) (Depend on qualification and experience) - Teachers who are currently working for the British Council elsewhere will have their current scale point considered when being placed on the scale.
Annual Leave : 35 working days per annum plus Vietnamese public holidays (currently 11 days per year).
Medical Allowances : International cover by Allianz medical insurance scheme for teaching staff and their eligible dependents.
This is comprehensive medical insurance which covers outpatient medical treatment, vaccinations, hospital treatment for illnesses and accidents, consultancy fees, maternity, essential operations, and repatriation.
It excludes dental and optical costs, and there is an annual deductible of GBP150.
Settling-in allowance (if recruited from outside Vietnam) : Unaccompanied teacher allowances : 2 weeks' salary + up to 2 weeks’ hotel accommodation.
Accompanied teacher allowances : 3 weeks' salary + up to 2 weeks' hotel accommodation
Fares and travel Allowance (if you are recruited from outside Vietnam) : Economy class air fare(s) are paid for the member of staff and their accompanying dependents to Vietnam.
Dependents are defined as a spouse or civil partner or a person with whom the employee declares to be in a stable and continuous relationship, or a dependent unmarried child aged under 18.
Work permit / Right to Work : Applicants must be potentially eligible to work in Vietnam and must hold a passport which has at least two blank pages and at least 6 months’ remaining validity.
Further Information :
Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract, 2 years
Renewable Period : Renewable
Work schedule (as per operational needs) : Teaching schedules typically involve both evening work and working on Saturdays and Sundays the times at which most teaching activity takes place.
Teachers may be required to work in one or more centres in the city they are based in, but scheduling policy is to restrict teaching to one location only on any given day.
Closing Date : Friday, 30 September 2022- 23 : 59 Vietnam Time (GMT +7)
A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement
The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do.
We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.
All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status.
We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.
The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.
We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.
these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
If you have any problems with your application please email
Please note : Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website.
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