The British Council Exams Department is looking for individuals to provide external services related to IELTS sessions. We hope to establish long-term co-operation. 


Invigilators represent the British Council delivery of the IELTS test. They must be dynamic, pro-active, with initiative and strongly customer oriented. It is also important to have a good working knowledge of computers and technological devices.

Invigilators will indicate their availability in advance and will be offered work based on demand. Flexibility in working hours is expected in order to meet operational needs. And will be required to attend a training session delivered by a British Council professional in order to be able to perform this role.

During the sessions, inside and outside the test room, they are responsible for:

• Invigilation of the speaking, listening, reading and writing modules;

• Carry out the registration and verification of candidates' identification according to IELTS regulations and timescales;

• Preparing and handling confidential test material;  

• Responsible for test room security, administration, checking test materials and setting up the exam room. Ensure all electronic equipment is functioning;

• Seating and assisting candidates with queries.

Invigilators do not have to be native speakers but must have an excellent working knowledge of English to fulfil the function's requirements, to be assessed during the selection process.

Before applying, please read the following documents below

Invigilator Minimum Professional Requirements (PDF) 

Reference Request form for Invigilator Applicants  


If you'd like to apply, please send the required documents for the desired function using the online Invigilators application form.


Examiners carry out speaking assessments at IELTS test sessions.

We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join our team of IELTS Speaking Examiners.

You will need the following:

• An undergraduate or Master's degree or qualification can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate or Master's degree.

• A recognised qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or recognised equivalent as part of a recognised university award course.

• At least three years full-time (or the equivalent part-time) relevant TESOL teaching experience (minimum one-year post-certificate level qualification). Most of this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over).

• The required professional attributes and interpersonal skills.

Before applying, please read carefully the documents below:

• Examiner Recruitment Guide for Applicants (PDF)   

• Examiner Minimum Professional Requirements (PDF)  

Examiner Applicant Reference Template (PDF) 


If you'd like to apply, please send the required documents for the desired function using the online Examiner application form.

Teacher Trainer

IELTS Teacher Trainers

IELTS Teacher Trainers conduct 2-3 day training sessions for educators working in our partner educational institutions, focusing on preparing students for the IELTS examination. We are actively seeking qualified and experienced individuals to become part of our team of IELTS Teacher Trainers. If you are a dedicated educator with a strong passion for IELTS preparation, we encourage you to apply.


  • An undergraduate or Master's degree
  • Either a TEFL/TESOL/EFL/ESOL certificate or a degree with a TESOL emphasis
  • A minimum of three years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in teaching TESOL to adult students (aged 16 and above)
  • Previous experience teaching exam classes, especially IELTS


To submit your application, kindly send the required documents for the relevant position by completing the Teacher Trainer application form. Send the completed form via email to


The information above applies to potential candidates who live and/or are eligible to work in Brazil. For other countries, you should contact your local British Council office and inquire about becoming an examiner.

Selected candidates will be considered as external individual service providers with no formal employment relationship with the British Council. All freelancer service providers must have a CNPJ number,  registered under 'Ensino de Idiomas' activity, and can issue a Nota Fiscal de Serviços.

Please consider that our invigilators receive R$ 25,30 per hour, at least five working hours. Remember that most sessions last between 10 to 12h, and all of our venue staff has flexible days to work. We have sessions at least three times a week, and you tell us whether you are available to work. 

Equal opportunities

The British Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all community sections. We work to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated against based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other grounds. We guarantee an interview with candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria. 


Our safeguarding policy is mandatory for all British Council staff and service providers. In our work, we meet many children and adults who are potentially at risk for various reasons. We aim to create a safe environment where no child or adult will experience harm or exploitation during contact with us. Applicants will be assessed regarding their suitability to work according to this policy. Further information is available online.


All applications will be handled by our privacy policy which is available online.