Hourly Paid Teacher – Young Learners

ESL / EFL teacher wanted by British Council Singapore First work day: ASAP
Proficient speakers
Min. 2 years
BA in any subject
Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.
--- OR ---
Bachelor degree (BA) in a relevant subject
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, dedicated teacher to join our teaching team on a part-time hourly paid basis. We are keen to appoint staff who can demonstrate good professional skills, are willing and able to learn and develop, and are good members of a team.

Job details


ESL / EFL teacher

Work hours:


Student type:

1-5 years , 6-10 years

Group size:


Contract term:

1 year renewable contract

Contract type:


Institution type:

Language school

School authority:


The British Council Singapore offers many opportunities for training, project work and development, including funding for external professional development and internal development activities. Many of our teachers have benefitted from this and have gone on complete further qualifications.

In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, if you are using our CV upload function to apply - kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.

Main Accountabilities:
• Teach a variety of young learner lessons in groups of up to 18 students (16 for Very Young Learners)
• Adapt materials to meet the needs of learners
• Use technology during lessons when appropriate
• Complete registers and other administration within agreed time frames
• Support the British Council's global English strategy by delivering professional teaching to the highest standards
• Enhance the British Council's reputation as a world authority through continued professional development and sharing of best practices

Key Relationships:
• Teaching colleagues
• Senior teachers and management team
• Customer management team
• Learners
• Parents

Income tax is paid one year in arrears and staff are responsible for submitting the necessary tax forms and arranging payment. Payment is usually demanded as one lump sum but installments can be arranged as long as you do this before you receive your assessment.

If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply as soon as possible.

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s 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.

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract (renewable)
Start Date: flexible

30 Napier Rd, Singapore 258509

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Proficient speakers

    (High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module)

  2. Experience

    Min. 2 years

    (2 years relevant work experience with young learner students in teaching: Pre-school learners aged 3-6 (N1 to K2 levels). Have experience in phonics, kindergarten, and lower primary curriculum)

  3. Qualification

    BA in any subject + Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.
    --- OR ---
    Bachelor degree (BA) in a relevant subject

    (First degree or equivalent AND Relevant teaching qualification i.e. Cambridge CELTA/ DELTA OR Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECCET) or equivalent, Letter of Notification (LON) Level 2)

  4. Must already be in Singapore and have the legal right to take up additional employment
  5. Classroom management
  6. Course and lesson planning
  7. Subject knowledge
  8. Understanding your learners
  9. Learning technologies
  10. Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children.

What we offer

  1. Salary on a scale ranging from S$61.37 per hour to $75.92 per hour (5 points). This applies to non-permanent residents and non-Singaporean citizens. For permanent residents and Singapore citizens, the hourly rate is inclusive of employer’s CPF contribution

Singapore, Singapore

Job location

British Council Singapore

About the employer

The British Council is the UK’s 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.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We have been in Singapore since 1947 and work in these centres. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Singapore.

In Singapore, our work includes teaching English to adults and young learners aged from nursery to primary and secondary; teacher and corporate training, as well as a pre-school.

We offer a range of exams, including IELTS and provide the latest information about studying in the UK and on UK qualifications in Singapore.

We also promote British education and training; and demonstrate the innovation, creativity and excellence of British arts, literature and design.

Our mission is to build mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and Singapore and to increase Singaporeans' appreciation of the UK's creative ideas and achievements.

This work is driven by our strong belief in internationalism, valuing people, a commitment to professionalism and an enthusiasm for creativity. We hold ourselves to the highest possible standards of integrity. We believe that cultural relations can help individuals and the world community to thrive.

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