Language Assessment Consultants / IELTS Examiners

Deadline: Sat 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • Deadline: Sat 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • China, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing
  • British Council
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Positions: 35
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

The British Council is recruiting IELTS examiners in China to be based in our four regional offices. This presents an exciting opportunity for TESOL professionals to work in the world’s biggest and most dynamic English language assessment environment. We are looking for experienced examiners and examiner trainers as well as TESOL professionals interested in training up as examiners.

Details of Position

The British Council is recruiting IELTS examiners in China to be based in our four regional offices. This presents an exciting opportunity for TESOL professionals to work in the worlds biggest and most dynamic English language assessment environment. We are looking for experienced examiners and examiner trainers as well as TESOL professionals interested in training up as examiners.
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

The IELTS examiner package in China is based on a core + top-up model. There are two components to the package: a core number of days work in exchange for a basic salary, and a top-up component that allows for flexibility in terms of schedule and the opportunity to increase earnings further. The top-up component is paid on a piece-rate basis, allowing examiners to have more control over their time and income. Across the vast majority of months in the year, top-up earnings represent the bulk of examiner income. Core salary = CNY 8,000 for 6 days of examining work per month. These are scheduled in advance and are based on operational requirements. Examiners are then able to make themselves available for top-up work on other days during that month.
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.
Piece rates:
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).
Medical Allowance
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.
Settling-in Allowance
2-4 weeks' hotel accommodation during the first induction and settling-in month.
Other Assistance
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.

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