Lead a team of teachers to deliver high quality British Council courses at a university with campuses in both Yokohama and Tokyo

Support the development of off-site materials, systems and procedures

Line manage up to 5 teachers and support their training and development

Promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English

Work with the Senior Teacher Companies and Universities in meeting British Council Japan strategic objectives

Support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission


Reference number JPN-T-3028
会場 Yokohama / Tokyo, Japan
Salary Basic salary is paid monthly at the following rate: JPY 390,000/month
Duration 1 year renewable
Working hours 18 contact teaching hours per week
Annual leave 35 days leave allowance per year, plus 14 days public holidays
Closing date 2020年 01月 12日 (日曜日)

Role overview

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible and customer-oriented University Course Coordinator with experience of academic management, and experience of teaching in Japanese universities to join our professional team in Japan starting in April 2020. 

The role of University Course Coordinator involves 18 hours of teaching per week at a university with campuses in both Yokohama and Tokyo on an Academic English course run in partnership with the British Council’s Tokyo TC and working closely with the Senior Teacher for Companies and Universities to ensure the planned objectives and deliverables for the course are achieved. The post holder will be responsible for the quality of teaching and learning, ensuring Academic Quality Plan (AQP) objectives are met and customer satisfaction is high. This will include supporting the development of off-site materials, systems and procedures and teacher training. 

The post-holder will work at the univeristy for the British Council throughout the school year. In addition to teaching all university courses, the post-holder will refine and develop the existing materials and curriculum in use in the university. She or he will undertake duties related to assessment, record keeping and course reviews. She or he will attend staff meetings in the university and also with other teachers and managers and administrative staff on daily basis. Japanese language skills are desirable. 

In addition, there will be a several weeks during which the post-holder may be asked to organise and review new university course materials. He/she will also work on British Council teacher development sessions for the university-based teachers of English. The post holder will also line manage up to 5 teachers on the project. The post holder will be available for meetings with either British Council academic management or university academic management at our teaching centre, different university locations or other parts of the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama and in the case of short teacher training courses, other cities across Japan. In those working weeks outside the university 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 6 University Course Coordinator | December 2019 | The British Council can be found in the local TACOS. Teaching assignments during these periods may include teaching adults and/or young learners both onsite and offsite.

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