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Teaching Centre Assistant

Job Details

Hiring Organization British Council
Post Name Teaching Centre Assistant
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary BHD 1100 To BHD 1500 Per Month
Location Manama, Bahrain 

Job Description

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 benefits for millions of people all over the world.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence, and connections they are looking for to realize their potential and participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, getting a high-quality education, and gaining internationally recognized 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. If we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Role Purpose

  • To work in partnership with the class teacher, creating a positive English learning environment for young learners.
  • To support the wider aims of the British Council and its cultural relations mission. 

Main Accountabilities:

  • Marshall students before and after young learner classes to ensure the children’s health and safety.
  • Support the teacher’s delivery of high-quality English language teaching by supervising, monitoring, and motivating the children during lessons.
  • Help the children in completing tasks, demonstrating activities, and modeling language. 
  • Monitor students during breaks, making sure all students are supervised until the return of the class teacher.
  • Provide translation duties upon teachers’ request when necessary.
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials, and related services, through participating in meetings/focus groups and providing feedback to the Young Learners team.
  • Contribute to customer services by supporting customer flow and customer questions when necessary, making sure feedback received from customers is always passed onto the teacher or customer services to be followed up.
  • Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
  • Child protection: British Council is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity: We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in the way we deliver services to the community and in our employment arrangements. We expect all employees to understand and promote this policy in their work. 
  • Health and Safety: All employees have a responsibility for their own health and safety and that of others when carrying out their duties and must help us to apply our general statement of health and safety policy.
  • In addition, other duties at no higher responsibility level may be interchanged with/added to this list at any time.

About You (essential requirements for the role):

  • Experience in working as part of a team
  • Good communication skills in both English and Arabic
  • Working toward gaining or having a university qualification, preferably related to teaching.

Desirable: 

  • Experience in working with children

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 behavior is consistent with this commitment. 

We want to address underrepresentation 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).

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, and identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

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