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Teacher of English

British Council
Bucharest (County) (RO)
RON 10,844 to RON 12,874 gross per month, depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date
May 31, 2024

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Focus Area
Teacher Education
Job Type

Job description and summary:

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 Description:

  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English
  • To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission

Main Accountabilities:

  • Planning, preparing and delivering up to 21 hours of high-quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles
  • Monitoring progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course, and actively promote learner autonomy
  • Contributing to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials and related services
  • Actively engaging 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
  • Supporting local marketing and promotional strategy and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service
  • Ensuring safeguarding and other guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
    • Child protection
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Health and safety

Language requirements:

  • High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module


Essential - 

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

Desirable - 

  • Cambridge DELTA AND/OR Trinity Diploma OR equivalent
  • PGCE AND/OR B.Ed in Primary OR relevant subject
  • MA (TESOL or other related subject)

Work Experience:

Essential - 

  • A minimum of 2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA OR Trinity cert TESOL experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels from young learners through to adults
  • You should have experience in teaching two OR more of the following age groups:
    • Very Young learners <4 (600+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 4 to 7 (600+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 8 to 10 (600+ hours)
    • Young learners aged 11 to 17 (600+hours)
    • Adults aged 18+ (600+ hours)

Desirable - 

  • Experience teaching Young Learners aged between 4 and 11


Contract Duration: Fixed-term for 10 months (September 2024-June 2025-renewable)

Contract Teaching Hours: 21 Hours

Local Restrictions on Employment: The post holder must have the existing right to work in Romania.



  • Annual Leave: 27 days leave (during the ten-month contract). Normally this is split between Christmas and Easter with a mid-semester break in February.  In addition, there are up to 10 days of Romanian and UK public holidays as determined by Romanian law and the British Council, with in the duration of 10 month.
  • Income Tax & National Insurance:
    • Your gross salary will be subject to Romanian taxes which will be deducted at source. These may vary according to Romanian law. Currently income tax is 10%.
    • Your gross salary will be liable for Romanian National Insurance Contributions.  These will be deducted at source and the British Council.  Again, these are under the control of the Romanian government and may change. They are currently at 35%. Applicants who have been resident and working in the UK immediately prior to going abroad for employment, may be liable for UK National Insurance Class 1 contributions for one year, and the British Council will pay the employer's contributions.
  • Relocation Allowance: One-off payment of up to 500 GBP for candidates who are currently located outside Romania. This accountable allowance can be used to contribute towards initial transport, baggage and accommodation costs related to moving to Bucharest
  • Medical Allowance: The British Council currently provides extra medical cover through a local heath care provider, although all teachers have access to the state system which is generally adequate.      
  • Settling-In Allowance: You will receive a settling-in allowance equivalent to two weeks' salary (three weeks’ if accompanied). This is to help you to meet your initial expenses on first arrival in Romania.  Please note all allowances are taxed. N.B.  The settling-in allowance applies only to teachers recruited from outside Romania.


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