Language Assessment Consultants / IELTS Examiners
- Deadline: Sat 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
- China, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing
- British Council
- Experience: 3 YEARS
- Positions: 35
- Degree Required
Details of Position
Our innovative working model allows examiners to increase their earning potential or opt for more flexibility in terms of monthly workload. For those relocating from abroad, we are offering 1-year contracts and a highly competitive monthly income. Travel throughout China is an essential aspect of the work. For more details, please see the attached information pack. In addition to the earning potential, the examiner package includes annual leave, medical benefits and a full working visa. Examiners who are new to China also receive an enhanced induction and assistance programme.
Examiners will be part of the wider British Council network and, as demand for quality language assessment grows in the region, this is an excellent opportunity for those interested in building a career in the area of language assessment.
Note that the visa process for China can often take 14-16 weeks and you will need time to get necessary documents ready; therefore you are encouraged to submit your application at least 20 weeks before your chosen start date.
Enquiries about the post can be sent to the EA Examiner Recruitment Team via the link below.
Start date: Your start date will be dependent on visa processing times;
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Councils work. 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, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.
All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.
Salary and Benefits
Examiners can expect to take home an average of CNY 20,000 per month if they avail themselves of all work opportunities. There is seasonal fluctuation, however, and examiners are usually very busy during months where demand is high while having more free time at other times. The examiner support teams provide information about likely fluctuations in work opportunities so that examiners can plan annual leave accordingly.
Speaking interviews - CNY 122 (On average an examiner conducts a maximum of 20 interviews per day) Writing marking CNY - 31 per task (On average 60-80 tasks per day)
Second marking speaking - CNY 88 (variable)
Second marking writing - CNY 31 per task (variable)
Annual leave allowance
6 days leave allowance per year (= 1 month in this model). These are 6 core days and must be taken in two 2-week slots across the year or one 4-week slot. The working model allows for a great deal of flexibility in terms of time off (see information above).
Examiners are covered in China by Ping An, an international-standard commercial insurance company. The British Council core plan provides both inpatient cover and some outpatient benefits to Examiners. Examiners have the opportunity to add to the core package and add their spouses/children to the insurance scheme at their own cost.
2-4 weeks' hotel accommodation during the first induction and settling-in month.
Assistance in finding accommodation in the first two weeks of contract.
Assistance in opening a bank account at the Bank of China.
Induction programme providing information on the organisation and role, and on living, travelling and examining in China.
Premium subscription to a high-quality online Chinese learning tool (ChinesePod).
IELTS examiner training and certification, where necessary.
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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