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Teacher of English

Havas People
Lisbon (PT)
EUR 1,591.45 to EUR 1,834.86 gross per month, depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Focus Area
Teacher Education
Job Type

English and Exams is a dynamic and global community within the British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations. Be part of a unique global teaching team striving to help English language learners achieve their linguistic, study, work, and life goals.


Our teaching centres and online courses build cultural links between the UK and 38 countries around the world, as well as supporting the cultural relations programmes in arts and sciences delivered by the British Council.


Role Purpose

  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English across a range of young learner and adult programs.
  • To support the wider aims of the British Council and its cultural relations mission.

Main Accountabilities

  • Plan, prepare and deliver high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles
  • Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services, in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team 
  • Actively engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning, and maintain British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices
  • Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
    • Child protection 
    • Equal Opportunity and Diversity
    • Health and safety
    • Bribery and Corruption




  • Undergraduate and or University degree
  • Cambridge CELTA and or Trinity CertTESOL



  • Recognised diploma in EFL i.e. Cambridge DELTA and or Trinity Diploma TESOL
  • Additional specialist qualifications such as PGCE and or B.ED in Primary, TYLEC, Nile Teaching English in Pre-Primary education


Work Experience


  • Equivalent to 2 year’s experience post-certificate (CELTA and or Trinity cert TESOL)
  • Experience in teaching three of the following age groups:
    • Early Years aged 4 to 5 (200+hours)
    • Primary aged 6 to 9 (400+ hours)
    • Lower Secondary aged 10 to 12 (400+ hours)
    • Upper Secondary aged 13 to 17 (400+ hours)
    • Adults General English 18+ (400+ hours)



  • Exam preparation at B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (400+hours)
  • Training and teaching for corporates classes /in-company
  • One-to-one teaching
  • IELTS preparation (200+hours)


Contract Duration: Fixed-term for 12 months (with the option of renewal subject to performance)

Contract Teaching Hours- 18 Hours

Local Restrictions on Employment

  • Applicants must be EU nationals and have the right to work in Portugal  



Meal Allowance: Euros 6.50 per working day (x11 months, not paid in August)

Onboarding Allowances: Applicable if hired from outside Portugal only –

  • A one-way onboarding flight
  • Up to two week´s accommodation upon arrival
  • Two week´s settling-in allowance

Leaves: Annual paid leave of 35 days per 12-month period in addition to locally observed public holidays proportional to the time of joining. Leave usage is determined by the operations of the centre.

Medical allowance: You will be registered with a local medical insurance scheme, subscribed to by the British Council which (at this time) covers 80% of medical costs, subject to the eligibility criteria of the scheme.  


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