Head of Teaching and Learning, British Council Riyadh

Deadline: Wed 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • Deadline: Wed 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
  • British Council
  • Experience: 5 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

British Council Riyadh Men's Centre is seeking to recruit a Head of Teaching & Learning. To view and apply for this post, please visit our jobs portal via the link below. Deadline to apply is 21st February 2018. Ref No: SAU-MM-0567.

Details of Position

Head of Teaching and Learning, Riyadh Mens Centre
The British Council is the UKs international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
The post holder will lead on ensuring Quality in the Classroom through performance management and professional development of Teaching Professionals. They will ensure learning methodology is consistent with British Council Brand standards and teaching delivery exceeds customer expectations and is in line with latest thinking in pedagogy.
The KSA Teaching Centre business is one of the top ten globally and the largest in MENA. In 16/17 the business delivered £12.14m income and £1.41m surplus. The Teaching Centre business in KSA is currently spread across 3 main locations, Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar providing English courses predominantly for men and women in separate classes in line with local legislation. There is a small but growing number of Young Learner classes offered across the country and Early Years pop ups will be introduced in 2018.
The role will require close cooperation with the other centres throughout KSA, and especially the Womens Section in Riyadh & the centre in Al Khobar where the Head may manage the Senior Teacher.
The Men's Section is the largest of this with 16 classrooms and an average of 800 students per term. All 16 classrooms are equipped with IWBs and teachers receive regular training and support.
The post holder will play a key role in growth of the YL courses and developing partnerships to add capacity for the adult programme over the next few years.
Main Opportunities for the Role:
To lead on the implementation of OD (Organisational Design) changes and work closely with the newly appointed DELS KSA
Effectively lead on quality management and setting KPIs
Line Management of a dispersed team that will include line management of a ST in Al Khobar
Work closely with KSA Management team on further aligning products and processes throughout KSA
Work with Regional Product and Service Leads to launch new regional and global products
Providing feedback to Regional Product and Service Leads on customer insight and market suitability.


Essential Requirements:
DELTA, Trinity Diploma, TESOL, or equivalent TEFL- Qualification.
At least two years proven experience and demonstrable success as a manager in a complex educational context.
Demonstrates the ability to develop, implement and maintain academic systems in accordance with quality assurance frameworks.
Proven track record of managing or contributing to the development of pedagogic activities such as syllabus design, teacher timetabling, class scheduling and course management.
Experience of undertaking teaching observations, teacher training, line management and professional development of teachers and support staff.
At least two years experience of ELT teaching/training in one or more of the following areas; Young Learners, Professionals, General Adults, Teacher training, Exam preparation.
Desirable Requirements:
A specialist qualification for teaching Young Learners: e.g. B.Ed, PGCE, BE/Trinity TYLEC, or Cambridge YL Extension.
Experience of academic management at Senior Teacher level or above in an English language teaching centre.

Salary and Benefits

A very attractive remuneration package is on offer! Including housing allowance and 35 days' annual leave.

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