RETC Head of Academic Management
- Thailand, Bangkok
- British Council
- Experience: 5 YEARS
- Positions: 1
- Degree Required
Job SummaryThe British Council in Thailand is recruiting a Head of Academic Management to join the highly successful Regional English Training Centres project. This is an excellent career development opportunity for senior teachers wishing to move into a more strategic role with more responsibility for overall project management.
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 and teacher training experience. Experience in teacher training at primary and / or secondary level and line management experience is essential. Experience of training state school teachers outside of a teaching centre is and of working on a similar high-risk project preferred.
The post-holder will be a pro-active self-starter who has a clear vision; can think strategically about the educational direction of the project; review and revise existing systems as appropriate; anticipate problems and plan for solutions and has strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work well with others.
We are looking for a Head of Aacedmic Management who:
Has a sound understanding of English language teaching, especially to young learners.
Is culturally sensitive, understands the cultural and institutional contexts of teachers from other cultural backgrounds and is quick to adapt Western best practice to a different cultural context.
Understands how best to support the professional development of teachers through face-to-face mentoring, online learning and group intensives.
Thrives 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.
The Head of Academic Management will attend (and help lead parts of) a one-week induction prior to the start of the programme and will manage a group of cluster managers.
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 2017 (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 scale for the role is THB143,169-160,336 (Gross) monthly. Average annual income tax is approximately 20-25%.
Please refer to the role profile on our jobs portal for details and other benefit.
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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