The British Council in Kyiv is looking for Teachers of English (freelance) for the following three schedules:

  • Saturday 9.30 to 16.30
  • Sunday 9.30 to 12.45
  • Monday 14.00 – 19.00


Please get in touch if one or more of these days / hours are suitable for you. As a freelance teacher at the British Council in Ukraine, you will be working with an outstanding team of teachers and will have access to our full suite of professional development.


Location Kyiv, Ukraine
Duration Fixed term
Closing date Monday 30 September 2019

Role overview

Main opportunities/challenges for this role:

Support British Council’s global English strategy by:

  • delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT
  • teach a variety of courses – in-house and off-site
  • ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations
  • ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational expectations
  • maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
  • supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans
  • enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT
  • continuing professional development and sharing of best practices

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
  • Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards (registers, lessons records, mid-course and end-of-course reports, feedback forms, evaluations)
  • 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
  • Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK
  • Support local marketing and promotional strategy, and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service
  • Assist in covering classes for colleagues

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

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience:

2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience

Experience in teaching relevant age groups specific to the Corporate Courses sector:

  • Young learners aged 8 to 10 (200+ hours)
  • Young learners aged 11 to 17 (200+ hours)
  • Adults General English (200+ hours)


Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL (global minimum standard)

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

Undergraduate degree or equivalent

How to apply

Please see the Role Profile (attached at the end of the page) for the full scope of duties. Please also refer to the British Council Behaviours Dictionary and Core Skills before applying for the job. To apply for this post please forward the completed Application Form, and Equal Opportunity Questionnaire to the following e-mail address:

All the listed documets can be found at the end of this page

Please put the title “Teaching Centre Freelance” into the subject line of your e-mail message.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.

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The British Council in Ukraine has been ranked within the top 20 of more than 500 companies surveyed in relation to supporting learning and development for their employees. Part of a Hay survey on Best companies for personal development in Ukraine 2015, we have been placed at no 8 – the highest scoring British employer and the only British employer to make the top 20. 

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We work to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant grounds. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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