Cluster Manager - Regional English Training Centre (RETC) / Boot Camp Project
- Thailand, Bangkok
- British Council
- Experience: 5 YEARS
- Positions: 1
- Degree Required
Job SummaryThe British Council in Thailand is recruiting cluster managers to join the highly successful Regional English Training Centres project. This is an excellent career development opportunity for teacher trainers who wish to move into a senior teacher role or senior teachers from a teaching centre background who wish to extend their experience into managing teacher trainers.
Details of Position
The post holder should be qualified with either a Cambridge DELTA/Trinity DipTESOL and have at least 5 years post-qualification teaching experience. Experience in teaching primary and secondary learners and line management experience is essential. Those with the YL Extension to the CELTA/BCTYLEC certificate holders are preferred. Experience of training state school teachers outside of a teaching centre is desirable but not essential if the candidate can clearly demonstrate how they would transfer skills learnt in a teaching centre to a different context.
The post-holder will be a flexible self-starter who doesnt mind a lot of travelling and who is able to provide academic and pastoral support to British Council trainers working remotely as well as quickly forming good relationships with Ministry stakeholders to efficiently resolve problems on the ground.
We are looking for Cluster Managers who:
Have a sound understanding of English language teaching, especially to young learners.
Are culturally sensitive and quick to understand the cultural and institutional contexts of teachers from other cultural backgrounds to themselves.
Are flexible and quick to adapt Western best practice to a different cultural context.
Thrive on challenge and are unphased by the need to overcome institutional and logistical obstacles in a different institutional context.
Can lead, motivate and line manage a team of lead trainers as part of a dispersed team.
In addition to line managing up to six Lead Trainers, the role also involves overseeing the Lead Trainers support for a group of Thai Master Trainers who have been trained on a Trainer Development Programme led by British Council. They will work with Lead Trainers and Mentors to deliver training to participants. When Lead Trainers are not delivering training input, they will be mentoring, coaching or observing Thai Master Trainers and helping them in their new role.
Cluster managers will attend (and help lead parts of) a one-week induction prior to the start of the programme and will work in a small training
Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team based in Singapore.
Start date: 2 January 2018
Closing date for applications: 19 November 2018 (23.59 UK Time)
In your application, please include evidence of the relevant experience which you possess, matched against the criteria listed in the Role Profile and Person Specification for this post.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity, and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all of our partners to share this commitment. British Council appointments are contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.
Salary and BenefitsThe salary for the role is THB 115,665 (Gross) monthly. Average annual income tax is approximately 20-25%.
Please refer to the role profile on our Jobs Portal for details of other benefits.
More Company Information
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes. We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publicly-funded grant provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover which last year was £781 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.
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