The British Council Sudan is one of the fastest growing Teaching Centres in the British Council network. Since opening in April 2010 it has developed four distinct training areas each designed to assist in the development of this rich and diverse country while enhancing the relationship between the UK and Sudan. We are currently recruiting for a Corporate Programmes Manager to lead on the academic and operational management of our B2B courses in Sudan. This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Teacher to further develop their skills in business and product development in a dynamic environment while driving the continued growth of our successful corporate programmes.
The British Council has seven classrooms within its office in Khartoum in which we currently deliver General English and IELTS preparation courses to upwards of 600 adult learners each term. Learners are typically attending courses to increase their potential in the local job market and to prepare for further study in overseas universities. There are also initiatives to partner with local universities to support English for Academic Purposes, developing Sudan’s capacity to uphold English as a University Requirement.
The young learner programme began in 2013, offering weekend courses for 6-14 year olds and has grown rapidly since its inception. Preparation is underway for expansion of this programme through the use of partner premises and the establishment of a regular summer course programme. Young learners will also have the opportunity to take YL exams through our exams business.
Contract Courses for the Public and Private Sector
A large proportion of the training programmes delivered in Sudan are delivered offsite for companies and organisations in the public and private sector. The scope of these courses varies significantly depending on the needs of the client and can range from teaching Military English to officers from the Sudanese Armed Forces, to teaching one on one classes to high level executives, to training groups of lawyers, bankers and administrators. The aim of these courses is centred around capacity building and providing participants with the skills they need to interact in the modern world.
Soft Skills Courses for the Public and Private Sector
Similar in target market to corporate courses, but different in level and delivery, these two to three day workshops are designed for middle and senior managers to further develop their professional skills. Courses include report writing, giving presentations, project management and effective negotiating. As these courses become more established, with longer term commitments from NGOs and Commercial operations, the Teaching Centre is able to further develop its public portfolio of courses.
For teachers the opportunities to build and expand your professional profile are second to none. We actively encourage our teachers to gain experience teaching the different course types we deliver and support our staff to attain Diploma level qualifications in TESOL and ELT Management through a bi-annual sponsorship application process. We ensure a variety of in house training is delivered both by teachers and management throughout the year and work closely with the exams team in supporting staff to qualify as IELTS examiners when training is provided by the Exams team.
2016/17 is set to be another exciting year at the Sudan Teaching Centre as we look to further expand our onsite and off-site Adult and YL programmes and further enhance our clients experience with the British Council Sudan.
We currently have a strong team of around 25 teachers, with a diverse range of nationalities. Teachers and coordinators work closely with the Teaching Centre Manager, Senior Teachers, Administration team and Customer Service team to ensure the professional delivery of quality English language training programmes. The Teaching Centre team are part of the wider British Council team working to create opportunities and build trust between the UK and Sudan.
The closing date for applications is 17 May 2016. For further information please view the role profile and vacancy information documents on our website.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.
Source: TheGuardian Jobs