To deliver quality teaching and guide effective learning of English.

To support the wider aims of the British Council and its cultural relations mission.


Reference number JPN-T-3010
会場 Tokyo, Japan
Salary 40 hour teacher salary scale
Duration 1 year (renewable)
Working hours 24 contact teaching hours per week
Closing date 2019年 10月 27日 (日曜日)

Role overview

The British Council Tokyo Teaching Centre is looking for a qualified and experienced teacher to lead our offsite teaching project at an elementary school in the Yokohama area. The post involves teaching students from grades 1 to 6 based on a syllabus and materials designed by the British Council. Teachers are responsible for teaching solo to classes of up to 40 students. The post also involves line managing up to two teachers and liaising with the school on academic and operational matters. A strong level of spoken Japanese and Japanese reading ability is required to complete these duties (equivalent to JLPT Level N2 or higher).  

In addition to teaching all elementary school grades  the post-holder will refine and develop the existing materials and curriculum in use in the school. She or he will undertake duties related to assessment, record keeping and report writing. She or he will attend staff meetings in the school and also liaise in Japanese with home room teachers and other teachers and staff on a daily basis. The post-holder will be expected to work closely with other British Council teachers at the school on lesson planning and materials and curriculum development. She or he will also  take a lead role if required in helping that teacher liaise with school staff members. In addition, there will be a small number of weeks during which the post-holder may be asked to teach British Council young learner classes or work on British Council teacher development courses for Japanese teachers of English  These classes and courses may take place in many and various locations in addition to our main teaching centre, including satellite centres, cultural centres,  universities and in the case of short teacher training courses, other cities across Japan. In those working weeks outside the elementary school year, the post holder may be required to work at weekends, during the evening or early mornings within a Variable Working hours system, details of which can be found in the local TACOS. The Lead Teacher on this project is expected to teach an average of 24 hours a week and is paid on the 40 hour teacher salary scale, plus an additional payment of JPY 20,000 per month to reflect the additional areas of repsonsibility as outlined here. Please note that this additional JPY20,000 is directly related to this particular post, and as such may not be payable for other posts you may be assigned to in the future. The initial contract period will be until the end of March 2020, and is renewable on a mutaully agreed basis.

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