Teaching jobs in Lisbon – British Council is hiring for 4 different job roles

Teaching jobs in Lisbon

The British Council has teaching jobs in Lisbon, we are a unique place to build your career. We have a presence in many countries around the world, and there is a range of career opportunities available, either in the UK or in one of our offices or locations abroad.

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Teaching jobs in Lisbon – New job offers!

  • Young Learner Assistant
  • Country Director Portugal
  • Sales and Customer Executive, English Online
  • Full Time Teacher of English – Global 

Young Learner Assistant (YLA) – 2 vacancies

Role Purpose – Teaching jobs in Lisbon

To ensure the safety and well-being of our young learner students (4-17 years old) while in our care.

To provide support to the Teaching Centre team (Sales and CS, management / coordinator, and teachers) on issues relating to young learners

Main opportunities and challenges for this role:


  • Be aware of the policies and practices of the teaching centre, particularly around health & safety as well as child protection / safeguarding and share in collective responsibility for their implementation.
  • Demonstrate the positive values, attitudes and behaviour expected from children and young people.
  • Have high expectations of children and young people and a commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive environment in which all students behave appropriately and can enjoy and benefit from their attendance at the British Council. 
  • Establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with Young Learners.
  • Have a commitment to collaboration and cooperative working with teaching centre staff and parents/guardians of YLs.

Main accountabilities – Teaching jobs in Lisbon

  • Implementation of policies and practices of the teaching centre linked to EDI, child well-being, safeguarding and health and safety.
  • Supervise arrival and departure of young learners on our premises, in line with British Council policies and procedures.
  • Supervise young learners whilst on our premises.
  • Inform management /safeguarding focal point of any concerns related to individual child well being.
  • Inform management of any concerns about health and safety risks.
  • Provide support for children who lack autonomy or if they are unwell (This may include Intimate Care at times).
  • Contact and liaise with parents as necessary (e.g. if a child is unwell, to report absences, to discuss other concerns).
  • Ensure information about special needs provided at registration is kept confidential but shared with appropriate teacher / centre coordinator.
  • Assist teachers and students with fire drills or other evacuation procedures.
  • Issue and distribute student cards at the beginning of the year.
  • Assist registrar and coordinator with routine tasks and upkeep of the teaching centre when appropriate.
  • Assist with organising and smooth running of parent meetings and other YL events.

Other important features or requirements of the job:

The working week is Tuesday to Saturday in the main academic year and Monday to Friday during holiday courses. Working hours may extend up to 21.00 on occasion.

Flexibility with timetable is expected.

There may be work on our off-site premises.

Leave is planned according to Teaching Centre holidays.

Role specific knowledge and experience:

Essential – Teaching jobs in Lisbon

  • Proficiency in spoken and written communication Portuguese
  • English – B2 level
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, young people, colleagues, parents and carers
  • Experience of working with children 6-17 years old


  • First aid training
  • Experience of working in a busy educational environment

Further Information – Teaching jobs in Lisbon

Pay Band – Grade K (starting salary 792.87 euros gross per month)

Contract Type – Teaching jobs in Lisbon – Fixed term contract for one year (possibility of renewal)

Locations – one vacancy for 30.5 hours in Parede, Lisbon and one vacancy for 35 hours in Miraflores, Lisbon

To know more about this offer about this teaching jobs in Lisbon at British Council please check the apply page. Not interested in this offer? You still have plenty more offers, please check also for another available jobs in Portugal.

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