The post-holder will join a team of 120 teacher development mentors each providing on-the-job mentoring support to primary teachers working in a cluster of state primary schools in Malaysian Borneo. Working independently, without on-site supervision and often in remote and/or rural locations this post will suit autonomous self-starters looking to make a difference in a unique working environment and location.


Location East Malaysia
Closing date 31 March 2014

Role overview


Support British Council’s global English strategy by:

  • Delivering teacher development activities to the highest standards of ELT.
  • Enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT.
  • Continuing professional development and sharing of best practices.


  • Ensuring teacher development activities meet the individual needs of national teachers.
  • Ensuring teacher development activities meet ELTDP objectives.
  • Maintaining good relationships with project stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Supporting the ELTDP activities and British Council plans.

Main Duties:-

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate high quality teacher development activities that meet the individual needs of national teachers (NTs), take account of individual circumstances and enhance the British Council's reputation as a world authority in ELT.
  • Monitor progress and give regular feedback that helps to support NTs' performance throughout the project and actively promote continuous professional development.
  • Work with school and district level management (Head Teachers, Heads of department, Senior Teachers, local Education officers) to ensure that professional development activities build on existing structures and systems.
  • Complete all project related administrative tasks to specified standards.
  • Participate in the professional development programme of the project and work collaboratively and professionally with colleagues. This will include participation in zone and cluster meetings.
  • Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy including the following areas:
     - Child protection
     - Equal Opportunity and Diversity
     - Health and safety
     - IT and Data Protection


How to apply

Interested applicants should visit the following weblink for a role profile and British Council behaviors & teaching skills.

These posts have a rolling application deadline as we will accept applications until we have filled all of our posts.