Teaching Centre Manager for British Council

Teaching Centre Manager for British Council

The British Council in Sub Sahara Africa has a 2-year fixed term contract opportunity for an experienced Teaching Centre Manager in two of our locations; Senegal and Mauritius. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the growth of the existing Teaching business and to generate new value while strengthening the current business foundations. The post holder will ensure that regional and local strategy is clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon. S/he will create an organisational structure for the Centre that reflects British Council values, and UK/regional and local policies, practices, goals and priorities.

The Teaching Centre Manager role provides professional leadership to the local Teaching Centre team and clearly demonstrates the ability to motivate, influence, and shape individuals in order to assure continuous programme development and improvement. The post holder must show competency in the areas of leadership, business development, planning and improving curriculum and instruction, developing policy and procedures, people management and development and relationship management. 

This post is part of and accountable to the (Country) leadership team and has a key role in the implementation of change and business growth initiatives. He/she works under the day to day supervision of the Country Director and is line managed by Business Development Manager Teaching SSA. He/she maintains a co-operative relationship with the wider management team, Centre personnel, and, specifically, Exams and ELT, Marketing and Customer Service and customers including parents and partners.

Locations: Dakar Senegal, Rose Hill, Mauritius
The recruitment for the roles will be combined and interviews will encapsulate the 2 roles. 
You are able to include your preference of location in order on the Supporting Statement of your application. The British Council will accommodate your preference where possible, however cannot commit to the location preferred.

The Role: Teaching Centre Manager

The Opportunity:

The post holder will be expected to balance costs, quality and value; building strong relationships with customers including parents and partners; building a fully integrated offer across all SSA which means developing the quality of teaching and learning including relevant administrative and academic systems and processes with shared systems for financial management and reporting, HR, premises management, marketing and resources.

Role Requirements:

  • Full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalents to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module
  • 1st Degree
  • DELTA or Trinity Diploma in TESOL or equivalent as accredited by the QCA at level 6/7 of the National Qualifications Framework.*
  • At least 3/4 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.
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop, implement and maintain academic systems in accordance with quality assurance frameworks.
  • Experience of undertaking teaching observations, teacher training, line management and professional development of teachers and support staff.

Closing date for applications is 9 February 2020 (23:59 UK time)

To apply, click here

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