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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 below:


Job Title: IELTS Examiner Nigeria

Locations: Abuja, Lagos, Asaba, Warri – Delta, Ado Ekiti, – Ekiti Akure – Ondo, Port Harcourt – Rivers, Kano, Abeokuta – Ogun, Ibadan – Oyo, Calabar – Cross River, Benin – Edo, Osogbo – Osun and Nsukka – EnuguPay band: Paid per Candidate examined 

About the Job

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 
IELTS examinations regularly take place at our locations in Nigeria 
Training of successful candidates will be part of the recruitment process.
Examiners are recruited on a casual basis and are expected to examine at least ten sessions a year at regular intervals

Essential RequirementsQualifications:

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).


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


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


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


Existing right to live and work in Nigeria.



How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline  9th December, 2022; 23:59  South Africa time.

Important Information and Notice

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. 
If you have any technical problems, please email: [email protected]

Abuja, Lagos State, Asaba, Warri, Delta State, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Akure, Ondo State, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Kano State, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Ibadan, Oyo State, Calabar, Cross River State, Benin-city, Edo State, Osogbo, Osun State, Nsukka, Enugu State