Job opportunities

Working for the British Council offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills. The British Council offer scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive work environment.

Whatever your area and level of work, a job in the British Council is a unique opportunity to develop highly transferable skills which will serve you well in the future.

Work with us

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations and manages a wide range of activities covering the arts, science, technology and education. Through our work we aim to build and develop long-term relationships with governments, organisations and people to provide mutual benefit and promote a wider knowledge of the UK and the English language. All jobs in the organisation contribute towards these aims.

Working for the British Council offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in international cultural relations. We have members of staff working for us in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide.

You will be part of a modern, rapidly changing organisation with worldwide influence and impact. Our jobs offer you a scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment. You will be encouraged to pursue your personal and professional development via training, on the job coaching and individual study.

 Equal opportunities and diversity

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity in employment. We welcome applications from all sections of the community as we believe that a diverse workforce gives added depth to our work. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

Child protection policy

The British Council has a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with. We believe that all children have potential and that every child matters in the world. We affirm the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC,1989).  In the context of our work, child protection therefore means putting in all reasonable measures into our activity planning and work practices to protect children from abuse and to ensure that the best interests of the child are paramount and is the primary consideration in our decision making. We believe in establishing a child safe environment, one that has a careful and thorough staff selection process, child friendly policies, clear guidelines and management systems in place that reinforce our Child Protection policy.

Teach with us 

Saudi Arabia plays a major role in the British Council’s ELT work across the whole Arabic-speaking region. The British Council currently has three main teaching centres in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Al Khobar. Our teaching centre in Riyadh is located in the Diplomatic Quarter and also has a separate men and a separate women's teaching centre. In Jeddah our centre is located in the Farsi Centre Tower on the fourth floor and has a separate sections for the  men and women. Our Al Khobar teaching centre is located in the Al Rashid Tower on the seventh floor.

We are regularly looking to recruit enthusiastic, motivated and qualified hourly paid teachers who have a certificate in Cambridge CELTA/ trinity certificate TESOL with two years’ subsequent full time English language teaching experience. A valid resident permit (iqama) for Saudi Arabia is essential.

The Professional Profile is a CV-like document that aims to capture full evidence of your qualifications and training, career history and teaching experience to date.

When a teaching vacancy arises we will review the Professional Profiles we have received and then invite any short-listed candidates for an interview.

Please send a completed Professional Profile CV to teach@sa.britishcouncil.org

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