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Role Title

Branch Young Learner Coordinator – Brendon Branch

Role Information

Role Type Pay Band Location Duration Reports to:

Teacher Teacher Hanoi 36 months Senior Teachers

Role purpose

• To support the Branch Manager with the operational needs of the Brendon Branch.
• To support the Branch Manager in providing training to teachers in good YL practice.
• To support the YL team in delivery of events.
• To teach up to 18 hours per week (plus a 2hr cover slot), ensuring quality and effective
teaching and learning of English at the Hanoi Teaching Centre.
• To line manage up to 3 teachers.

About us

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational
opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK
and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries
we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English
language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face
and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we
are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Geopolitical/SBU/Function overview:

Our newest Teaching Centre, located in the Brendon School, is a 10 classroom Young Learner
centre in a rapidly developing modern area of Western Hanoi. We opened in March 2012 and
have far exceeded initial targets, due to the very strong reputation of our courses, and the
popular location. You will be required to assist the Branch manager with the operational needs
of the teaching centre and help to supervise the work of administration staff to provide quality
courses and service to customers to meet our high standards and demanding business targets.
Teachers deliver up to 24 contact hours a week to a range of young learner classes, and all
staff are expected to work on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Brendon YL Coordinator will work as part of the Teaching Centre Management Team to
ensure continued growth. Alongside management of YL events, the post holder will be expected
to take on management duties such as line management, TYLEC course tutoring, assist in the
implementation of new products and act as management cover when the Branch Manager is

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Hanoi. Travel is required between the two centres. • To ensure Child Protection guidelines are followed in event planning and permission is given for filming and photographs of students during YL and YA events. and actively promote learner autonomy • To contribute to the development. • To assist Head of Young Learners Vietnam with product development and implementation of regional YL products. • To provide support to teachers when planning lessons. and improvement of English language courses. • To provide support to the Brendon administration team by assisting teachers with IT issues and maintenance of classrooms. parents and potential customers. • To contribute to YL training in Brendon teaching centre. • To liaise with TC Administration team in purchasing materials for YL events and courses. Flexibility and the ability to work well with others will be of paramount importance in the position. prepare and deliver high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles • To monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course. • To support the Branch Manager in the day-to-day running of the Brendon teaching centre. Branch Coordinator main duties (30%) • To support Branch Manager Brendon in planning and implementing events for Brendon branch throughout the year. evaluation. • To act as part of the TYLEC training team. in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team 2 [Brendon YL Coordinator Hanoi] | [20 May 2017] | The British Council .unavailable. after being approved as a course tutor for TYLEC. approximately twenty minutes by motorbike. • To act as TC Duty Manager for one evening/day a week. Main Accountabilities: • Support the Branch Manager Brendon to provide extra value for parents and students of YL courses in Hanoi. • To work with TC marketing team to ensure that all TC events and extracurricular activities are promoted to students. • To manage Child protection elements in the Brendon teaching centre Teacher main duties (70%) • To plan. materials and related services. Main Responsibilities: • To support Branch Manager Brendon in providing extra value for parents and students • To ensure YL competitions and events are integrated into the TC Hanoi YL and YA programmes. • Contribute to E&E strategy by delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT. • To contribute to YL Training for teachers at the British Council. enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT. This role is ideally suited to those teachers who would like to develop management skills and gain a better understanding of the running of a teaching centre operation.

on arrival for the purposes of obtaining a work permit. with certification ‘FIT FOR WORK’ status. • Please also note that the definition of a legal partner in Vietnam is for people who are legally married. and maintain British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices • To contribute to the development of lasting.• To complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards • To engage actively in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning. • All staff have to undergo a medical examination. original certificates including your university/undergraduate degree. and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service • To 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 Key Relationships: Internal • Branch Manager Brendon • Head of Young Learners Vietnam • ST Young Learners • YL Co-ordinator at the main teaching centre • Teachers • Teaching Centre management team • Resources and administration team • Section Heads and all staff • Visitors and enquirers at Brendon School branch External • Parents of students • Students • Other wider BC teams (Including YL Coordinators forum) • Wider EFL community Role Requirements: Threshold requirements: Assessment stage Passport requirements/ • No passport restrictions Shortlisting Right to work in country • For work permit to be processed. teaching certificates as well as a police check from previous country are required • Valid DBS check & police check from previous country is required. mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK • To support local marketing and promotional strategy. 3 [Brendon YL Coordinator Hanoi] | [20 May 2017] | The British Council .

full Shortlisting 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 Qualifications Minimum / essential Desirable Assessment Stage  Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Dip  Recognised Primary Shortlisting TESOL/PGCE teaching qualification  High proficiency in English i. All the above need to be applied for prior to post. full  CELTYL/TYLEC mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module  Undergraduate/university degree Role Specific Knowledge & Experience Minimum / essential Desirable Assessment Stage 2 years post-certificate i.Direct contact or Yes managing staff working UK nationals need to apply for a UK DBS with children? (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. CELTA/Trinity  Experience teaching in at Short listing cert TESOL experience least two of the young and interview learner age groups Experience in teaching relevant age groups:  Experience of teaching  Young learners aged 6 to 10 (400+ and/or assessing IELTS hours)  Young learners aged 11 to 13 (400+ hours)  Over 900 hours teaching  Young learners aged 14 to 17 (400+ Young Learners experience hours)  Adults General English 18+ (400+ hours) Role Specific Skills (if any) Assessment Stage All 5 Teaching competencies (all at level Knowledge of common Shortlisting AND 2): difficulties for Vietnamese Interview learners • Subject Knowledge 4 [Brendon YL Coordinator Hanoi] | [20 May 2017] | The British Council .e.e. In addition all new teaching staff should acquire a police check from their current country of residence.e. Person Specification: Assessment stage Language requirements Minimum / essential Desirable Assessment Stage  High proficiency in English i.

all behaviours will be used for performance management purposes.• Understanding your Learners • Course and lesson planning • Classroom Management • Learning Technologies Working with children  Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children  Effective communication and engagement with children and their families  Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on learning and behaviour British Council Behaviours Assessment Stage  Connecting with others (more demanding) Interview  Working together (essential)  Being accountable (essential)  Making it happen (more demanding) Please note: the other behaviours below will not be assessed at interview. However.  Shaping the future (essential)  Creating shared purpose (essential) Prepared by: Date: Thomas Evans 20/05/2017 Branch Manager 5 [Brendon YL Coordinator Hanoi] | [20 May 2017] | The British Council .

the post holder will be expected to take on management duties such as line management.5 18 + 2 hours on cover Job Overview British Council Hanoi is a high profile Teaching Centre which is expanding to meet an ever growing number of clients and students. You will teach children. Travel is required between the two centres. You can still live off the delicious and cheap street food or dine out at great restaurants. Vietnam Job Type Teacher Applications 12 June 2017 (23:59 Start Date 13 Aug 2017 Close UK Time) Number of Posts 1 Role Information Contract Renewable Contract No of Staff Contact Contact Length Period Type Managed Hours Teaching Hours 36 months Renewable Full time Up to 3 37. Brendon branch Location Hanoi.Information about the vacancy Job Title Branch Young Job Code VIE-T-1540 Learner Coordinator. This role is ideally suited to those teachers who would like to develop management skills and gain a better understanding of the running of a teaching centre operation. Alongside management of YL events. Interviews are likely to be held one week after closing date. The Brendon YL Coordinator will work as part of the Teaching Centre Management Team to ensure continued growth. approximately twenty minutes by motorbike. It is a city of lakes and contrasts – tree-lined roads with colonial villas can be found around the corner from moped- filled streets with modern glass skyscrapers. and adults and join a team of about 40 teachers in Hanoi (about 80 in Vietnam). It is a city of fast paced change. Flexibility and the ability to work well with others will be of paramount importance in the position. TYLEC course tutoring. Hanoi is a wonderful city with an intoxicating mix of the old and the new. assist in the implementation of new products and act as management cover when the Branch Manager is unavailable. teenagers. Your salary goes a long way and many find it difficult to leave after they have acclimatized to Hanoi’s way of life! Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team based in Singapore. Most of our staff live in the old quarters or around Tay Ho or Truc Bach lakes either in spacious apartments or houses. 1 [Branch Young Learner Coordinator] | [20 May 2017] | The British Council .

Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL) including original copies of certificates • Verified teaching experience • A police clearance from your most recent country of residence. 11 state of the art classrooms. Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. courses to primary. The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. All staff have to undergo a standard medical examination. If you are coming from the UK this is the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (former CRB check) • A Vietnamese police check if you used to stay in Vietnam • A medical examination. To facilitate our getting your work permit. Although no maximum age for expatriate workers is specified. recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity. It has stunning views over West Lake. inclusion and human rights. where we teach children. weekends. UNCRC.everywhere in the world. The updated details are as follows : With the new immigration laws in place from January 2015. we need to get a working permit for you before you arrive in Vietnam. secondary students at their schools. teens and adults in the evenings. You will need a marriage certificate as proof of marriage for your partner to get a visa • The British Council cannot guarantee that work permit applications for people over 60 will be accepted. any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks. by qualified hospital upon acceptance of the offer. in line with legal requirements. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. with certification ‘FIT FOR WORK’ status. 1989 and that every child matters .Please include your most recent end-of-year-record and copy in both your line and centre managers when submitting your application. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy. We will do our utmost to support you in getting into post in Vietnam and will be in contact regularly after your appointment is confirmed to assist you. and day times.Internal applicants only . The medical examination report will have to be legalised for the purpose of applying for a work permit. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19. you will need to send the completed application and documents to us 50 calendar days before your expected arrival date. Once the work permit has been received you will be able to get a work visa. • Passport photos (digital) The following are constraints on working in Vietnam : • The definition of a legal partner in Vietnam is someone who you are legally married to. we have learnt that it can be difficult for applications to be accepted by the authorities when the applicant is over 60. including intensive courses sponsored by companies or partner organisations. We also deliver courses for special groups.e. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination. We are required to submit the following legalised documentation to obtain your work permit: • A university/undergraduate degree and an internationally recognised EFL qualification (i. Centre information British Council Hanoi’s main centre is the hub for our teaching operations in Hanoi. Local restrictions on employment Vietnam has recently updated its immigration laws. 2 [Teacher of English] | [24 April 2017] | The British Council .

and also provide training leading towards the Trinity Young Learners Extension Certificate. Salary 24-hours contract 2. document legalisation.906 .28 (May 2017) Visa and Work Permits With the new immigration laws in place from January 2015. The office in Hanoi (or Ho Chi Minh City) will assist in submitting the dossier to the local Department of Labour. the working visa for your relocation will be arranged accordingly. which has 10 classrooms. We offer financial and academic support to teachers pursuing the DELTA. In addition our weekly INSETT programme focuses on skills and knowledge about our day to day work in teaching and the customer journey. We support learning through a personal learning plan and longer term professional development through developing career objectives and planning. at least 30 working days (or 50 calendar days) before the expected arrival date. and send the complete set of application documents to the centre. £1 = US$1.We are a 7 day a week operation. Across the British Council Hanoi we employ about 80 staff in the Teaching centre. Once the work permit is issued. We see training and development as helping you to do your job better and preparing you for future career steps. as well as training to become an IELTS examiner. all those who come to work in Vietnam will be required to obtain a work permit before their arrival. Points are awarded for relevant qualifications and experience. We are the premium English provider in Hanoi. Income taxes and national insurances 3 [Teacher of English] | [24 April 2017] | The British Council . In the coming years we expect to open further branches with resulting career opportunities.3. Our service quality supporting our teaching offer also differentiates us and we aim overall to deliver the highest quality available. We currently have one branch in the rapidly developing “New Hanoi” west of the centre. over half of whom are teachers. and translation will be reimbursed by the centre upon your arrival. Costs related to health check.689 USD per month gross 10 point salary scale. Individuals will need to make sure they complete all preparation for the work permit application well in advance. Four times a year we also have a Team Day where we work together to improve key aspects of our offer and standards across our courses / products. We have an experienced management team. Competition is tough so our reputation for teaching quality is our highest priority.

You may also request up to 3 months' salary advance (net) to help with rental down payments given valid rental contract is provided. 4 [Teacher of English] | [24 April 2017] | The British Council . accompanying partner and children from previous post or the UK. all teachers and expat staff working under employment contract in British Council Vietnam will be put into this mandatory scheme. baggage. 2. The contribution rate is currently 1. and time off (during non. who have been resident and working in the UK immediately prior to going abroad for employment. Please email EAteacher. Accommodation Allowance No accommodation allowance. it is required that all foreign staff who legally work in Vietnam will have to contribute to the state mandatory health insurance.2 million VND).000 GBP for staff with accompanying partner and /or children per transfer. but we will put you in touch with a local estate agent.200 GBP for single staff.recruitment@britishcouncil. Settling-In Allowance Unaccompanied teacher allowances: 2 weeks' salary + up to 2 weeks’ hotel accommodation Accompanied teacher allowances: 3 weeks' salary + up to 2 weeks' hotel accommodation Vaccinations Essential vaccinations (recommended for people coming to Vietnam) upon arrival are all covered and arranged by the British Council. Please note that successful candidates based in Vietnam do not receive transfer benefits such as flights. settling in allowance etc with the exception of medical insurance.teaching hours) is also given in order to seek accommodation on first arrival. If so the Council will pay the employer's share and will deduct the employee’s share from your salary at the source. the employer contributes 32USD accordingly. Economy class air fare(s) paid for member of staff. Annual leave allowance 35 working days per annum plus 10 public holidays as designated by the Teaching Centre Manager and/or Operations Manager. From September 2015.Income Tax Vietnamese tax is payable on gross salary at between 5 and 35% (deducted at source) National Insurance Applicants.5% of monthly base salary by the staff member and 3% by the employer (base salary cap at should you need further clarification. Mandatory Health Insurance contribution applied to all foreign staff In our recent update with the Social Insurance Organisation. accompanying partner and children to the UK or home country upon leaving post after completing a minimum of a two-year contract. This means every month. Transfer Package – for those recruited outside Vietnam only Airfares on transfer Economy class air fare(s) paid for member of staff. Baggage Allowance Accountable allowance of 1. are liable for UK National Insurance Class 1 contributions for one year. for the teachers and their eligible (~16USD) to the state health insurance fund. a staff member has to pay maximum 363.

britishcouncil. Additional Information Enquiries about the post should be sent to the East Asia Regional recruitment team: E-mail: EAteacher.800 Help and advice will be given to any teachers applying for this background check.Recruitment@britishcouncil. This police check is difficult to get once teachers have left the country and it is often a necessary document for future teaching At the end of contract it is advisable for teachers to apply for a Vietnamese Police background check before they leave Vietnam. 5 [Teacher of English] | [24 April 2017] | The British Council .Medical allowance International cover under the excellent and very comprehensive British Council BUPA medical scheme for member of staff and eligible dependents. Meet and greet service on Deadline for applications: Information on the Centre's current courses can be found at www. Induction: A structured Induction programme. Qualifying period of 3 months in first contract with the centre. Whilst the above information was accurate at time of Any Other Allowances Pension support: The British Council will match contribution to pension scheme up to 1. specific details and entitlements are subject to change.