Join us to be part of an international organisation that works in more than 100 countries and changes lives around the world. 

We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term.

You will be encouraged to pursue your personal and professional development via training, on-the-job-coaching and individual study.

We want the British Council to be an inclusive place to work. We aim to create opportunities and reduce barriers for everyone, particularly under-represented groups. We are committed to making sure there is no unjustified discrimination in our processes for recruitment and selection, performance management and pay, and that promotion and retention is fairly granted across all our operations.


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Teaching positions

Teachers of Young Learners (freelance basis) 

We are expanding our team of dedicated and experienced Young Learner teachers for our centres in Milan, Naples, and Rome. We are keen to engage with freelance teachers who can demonstrate good professional skills, are open to being part of a team and are passionate about exchanging knowledge and expertise.

Role Purpose

  • Providing learners between 4-18 years old with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience.
  • Delivering quality teaching and effective learning of English, along with maintaining and enhancing professional development and academic quality in our teaching centres.
  • Engaging with continuing professional development and sharing of best practices.
  • Supporting our global Child Protection and Safeguarding, and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policies.

 Essential Requirements

  • Cambridge CELTA, Trinity, Cert TESOL or equivalent (only qualifications with formal, observed teaching practice will be considered)
  • Bachelor / University degree (Undergraduate or Higher) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years’ post-certificate experience gained from teaching a variety of YL ages and levels
  • C2 level of English (certification to be provided on request)
  • Right to live and work in Italy.


  • Recognised diploma in English as a Foreign Language e.g. DELTA and or Trinity Diploma
  • A PGCE and/or B.Ed in Primary or a relevant secondary subject is highly desirable. Relevant state qualifications from your home country will also be considered. 

Collaborating with the British Council offers you:

  • An inclusive and engaging work environment, encouraging cross-team collaboration and building connections across our global network
  • A free learning environment with plenty of opportunities to develop skills and knowledge
  • Collaboration with an international organisation

Please send your CV and short (100 words) cover letter in English to: 

Corporate English Teachers (Freelance Basis) 

We are looking to expand our network of highly-motivated and experienced freelance teachers to deliver Business English, EAP and ESP courses to a large and varied client base across Italy. 

Role requirements 

  • A university degree (e.g. BA, BSc) 
  • CELTA/DELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent teaching qualification 
  • C2 level of English (can provide certification on request) 
  • Minimum 2 years’ corporate teaching experience at all levels
  • Experience in course programme design and placement level testing  
  • Ability to plan, deliver and evaluate corporate courses 
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills 
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office suite and video conferencing platforms 
  • Right to live and work in Italy 
  • Demonstrates interest in continuous professional development 

 Preferred skills/experience

  • Experience in working in finance, insurance, legal and/or energy sectors
  • Knowledge of IELTS/Cambridge ESOL exams 
  • Experience teaching university pre-sessional programmes 

Location – Italy 

Please send your CV and cover letter to:

 See more information on teaching with The British Council.

IELTS Invigilators

We are currently looking for suitably qualified individuals to join our freelance team (collaboratori occasionali) of local invigilators (test personnel) for IELTS in Milano, Roma, Napoli, Trento, Verona, Treviso, Padova, Venezia, Bari, Lecce.



Invigilators typically work between 5 and 9 hours at any given IELTS test session. 

CLOSING DATE 11/02/2024


Applicants must be 21 years old, based in Milano, Roma, Napoli, Trento, Verona, Treviso, Padova, Venezia, Bari, Lecce and must be able to demonstrate: 

  • CEFR level B2 levels of spoken and written English
  • spoken Italian (native speaker or CEFR level C2)
  • reliability and punctuality
  • willingness to Travel
  • effective teamworking/organisational skills
  • cultural awareness
  • an ability to work well under pressure

 If you meet all requirements as outlined above, please fill in the below Google Form at this link and submit the documentation requested sending the attachments to with Subject: IELTS Invigilators 

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in Italy. If you are not an EU citizen we also require a copy of your work permit.

We will contact suitable applicants by 16/02/2024 to invite them to a training session. 

 We will provide a training online and will ask them to provide us with a copy of their casellario giudiziale and three references before they start working on test days.

 The training will be held on Monday 19/02/2024 from 15:30 to 18:00 using Teams.

 The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is keen to reflect diversity at every level of the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC 1989. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks, including criminal records checks.

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