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IELTS Examiner - British Council

Date Posted: Jan 09, 2022 Views: 134
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  • Location:
    , Shanghai, China
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time
  • Shift:
    First Shift (Day)
  • Career Level:
    Native English Speaker ( with Degree / with TESOL / TEFL Certificate)
  • Positions:
    4
  • Experience:
    1 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
    TESOL / TEFL / CELTA Certification
  • Apply Before:
    Jan 31, 2022

Job Description

Application closing date: 23 January 2022 - 23:59 China Time (GMT 8)
*Please note only applications from people currently in CHINA will be considered .

Salary: c. ¥240,000 – ¥360,000 pa*| Locations: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing |Department: Exams China |Contract type: Full Time |Duration: 1-year Fixed Term (Renewable) 

* The salary range indicated above is an estimate based on historical information.

Role Purpose:

Either from home or in a British Council office, to conduct interviews and carry out assessments for the IELTS Speaking module, maintaining the standards required by the IELTS Professional Support Network (PSN) and the British Council. This role may also require travel to test centres across China for periods of one to five days to support the smooth running of operations.

 

Main Opportunities and Challenges:

This post offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain work experience in China, to enhance skills and expertise in language assessment, and to be part of the worldwide British Council network.

 

Flexibility in working hours is expected in order to meet operational needs. The job may require some travel regionally and nationally which usually involves one to four overnight stays in good quality hotels. It will involve weekend working hours or evening work as well as occasional work in the British Council office. For work not completed at home or in the office, the facilities and building standards can vary. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that standards are met, as these premises are not owned and managed by the British Council, we cannot guarantee that this will be the case in all test venues all the time.

 

Note:

Language Assessment Consultants / IELTS Examiners are required to maintain certification in the speaking module for the duration of the contract.

If the successful applicant is not currently certificated as an IELTS examiner, the applicant will be required to meet the PSN Minimum Professional Requirements and certificate in the Speaking module during the 2-month probation period of the contract.

 

Main Accountabilities:

The post holder will be responsible for delivery of IELTS Speaking Test interviews, will work closely with the exams support teams and report directly to their Team Leader in one of our 4 Centres.

Examining Responsibilities

  • Conducting IELTS Speaking interviews.
  • Marking IELTS Speaking tests.
  • Conducting other IELTS and British Council exams as required.
  • Second marking for the Speaking module.
  • Adhering to the IELTS Professional Support Network and British Council policies.

 

  • Other duties relevant to British Council English Language and assessment services.
  • Participating in Examiner meetings and other relevant meetings as required.
  • Maintaining the reputation and integrity of IELTS and the British Council at all times.
  • Professional Academic support for the China Exams Teams where necessary.
  • Ensuring all duties are delivered in line with the British Council’s policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and to ensure that policy is taken into account when planning and delivering activities.
  • Managing information created and received in compliance with the British Council’s information management standards, policies, the UK data protection principles and local legislation.
  • Participating in required British Council training and applying relevant principles in carrying out duties, including Safeguarding and Health and Safety.

 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • CELTA or equivalent TEFL/TESOL qualification from a recognized institution (at minimum certificate level);
  • OR EFL/ESOL - related studies completed as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate course from a recognized institution (minimum certificate level);
  • OR A degree in Education - if supported by an undergraduate degree that includes studies focused on the English Language;
  • DELTA or other Diploma level qualification with a TEFL/TESOL focus is desirable;
  • Recognised Young Learners’ Teaching qualification (e.g. CELTA YL or TYLEC) is desirable;
  • For former or existing IELTS examiners, most recent 2 PSN Monitoring results to ‘standard’ is desirable;
  • Experience in a management position, preferably in an Educational setting, is desirable.

 

Note:

All qualifications must be validated by a reputable institution and accredited by a professional certification board. If requested, applicants are required to provide additional information regarding their qualifications (e.g. transcript, course curriculum, evidence of external validation, accreditation by a certification standards board, etc.).

 

Role-Specific Knowledge & Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ full-time (or equivalent part-time) EFL/ESOL teaching experience to adults (age 16 and above).
  • If an applicant’s EFL/ESOL qualification is at certificate level (or equivalent), one of the three years of full-time teaching must be post-EFL/ESOL certificate qualification.
  • If the EFL/ESOL qualification is at diploma level or higher, the teaching experience can have been completed before the qualification.
  • Experience of working in mainland China and 2+ years’ experience as an IELTS examiner are preferable;

 

Note:

“Full-time teaching” is classified as a minimum of 14 hours of face-face teaching per week. Freelance and volunteer teaching are not included.

 

Salary and Benefits:

The IELTS examiner package in China is based on a ‘core + top-up’ model. There are two components to the package:

  • A core salary = CNY8,000 for 6 days of examining work per month. Core days are scheduled in advance and are based on operational requirements. Examiners are then able to make themselves available for top-up work on other days during that month.

 

  • A ‘top-up’ component that allows for flexibility in terms of schedule and the opportunity to increase earnings further. The top-up component is paid on a piece-rate basis, allowing examiners to have more control over their time and income. Across most months in the year, top-up earnings represent the bulk of examiner income.

 

  • Piece Rates
    Speaking Exam interviews CNY 127
    (usually an examiner conducts a maximum of 20 interviews per day)

    Speaking Exam second marking CNY 88
    (amounts of work are variable)

 

There is seasonal fluctuation in opportunities to work, and examiners are usually very busy during months where demand is high while having more free time at other times.

 

The Examiner Administration teams provide information about likely fluctuations in work opportunities so that examiners can plan annual leave accordingly.

 

This flexible approach puts you in control, enabling you to decide when to add to your earnings and when to feed your sense of adventure - to this end, we also offer Chinese language learning support.

 

Special Note
Anyone who accepts an offer to become a full-time examiner in China will initially be offered a ‘speaking-only’ contract and will only be trained to deliver exams in the Speaking module of the IELTS test. Those examiners may be trained as Writing examiners at a future date, but this is not guaranteed.

 

*To APPLY, please attach the following documents as required:

 

1. Scan copy of your degree (Bachelor's and/or Master Degree);

 

2. Scan copy of your CELTA/DELTA/Trinity TESOL qualification at minimum certificate level;

(For other TEFL/TESOL certificates, please enclose the transcript of the course and website of the institution).

 

3. If you are a Current or Previous Examiner, please provide your most recent three Speaking monitoring reports or all reports if you have received fewer than three; If you do not have copies, please ask the administrator at your current or previous centre to send them to you.

Enquiries about the post can be sent to Mr. Robin Tonge at: Robin.T[replace]

To apply, email EA.R[replace]

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