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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: IELTS Examiner – Nigeria

Locations: Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt – Rivers, Kano, Abeokuta – Ogun, Ibadan  – Oyo, Calabar – Cross River, Benin – Edo and Warri – Delta

About IELTS Examiner Nigeria 

  • We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join our team of IELTS Speaking Examiners in various locations across Nigeria.
  • You will conduct one to one interviews with IELTS candidates to assess their spoken English according to set requirements, and assess written scripts produced by candidates under exam conditions.

The Opportunity

  • We are keen to build excellence in language assessment in Nigeria through the recruitment of qualified and motivated professionals
  • Examiners are recruited on a casual basis and are expected to examine at least ten sessions a year at regular intervals
  • IELTS examinations regularly take place at our locations in Nigeria
  • Training of successful candidates will be part of the recruitment process

Essential Requirements
Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate or Master’s degree or qualification(s) that can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate or Master’s degree (3 years’ full-time academic study, or a minimum of one year’s full-time academic study in the case of a Master’s degree).

And



  • A TEFL / TESOL qualification from a recognised institution (at minimum Certificate level).

Or

  • EFL / ESOL-related studies completed as part of an undergraduate / post graduate award course from a recognised institution (minimum Certificate level equivalent).

Or

  • A degree in Education (if supported by an undergraduate degree which includes studies focused on English language).

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.). Any expenses related to verifying qualifications are to be paid by the applicant. You will be required to produce the original certificates for all qualifications.

Teaching Experience:

  • A minimum of three years’ full-time TEFL teaching experience (or equivalent part time) is required. Almost all of this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over). Full-time teaching’ is classified as a minimum of 14 hours of face-to-face teaching per week. Freelance and volunteer teaching is not included.
  • If an applicant’s EFL / ESOL qualification is at Certificate level (or equivalent), one of the three years of full-time teaching experience 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.

Professional Attributes and Interpersonal Skills:
An IELTS Examiner is expected to have the following professional attributes and interpersonal skills:

  • Completes tasks accurately and in sufficient detail
  • Observes the need for confidentiality and security
  • Responds positively to guidance and advice
  • Acts professionally at all times
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues and candidates and treats others with respect
  • Is sensitive to cultural differences.

Pay Band
Paid per Candidate examined.

Application Closing Date
14th April, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Critical Information

  • You will be required to complete further information and attach qualifications (Degree & a TEFL / TESOL / EFL / ESOL Certificate) to your IELTS Examiner application. If you do not have required criteria, you will be disqualified.
  • Application questions must be completed honestly; if questions are not completed with true valid information, you will be disqualified
  • Please include your preferred location in your application.
  • Eligibility: Existing right to live and work in Nigeria.

Equality Statement

  • The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
  • The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.
  • The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.
  • We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.
  • Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

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