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

We have two types of functions:


Examiners carry out speaking assessments at IELTS test sessions.

Applicants should be able to provide services on demand: on weekdays and Saturdays, and travel if necessary. They do not have to be native speakers but their level of English must be at level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (equivalent of IELTS band 9).

Before applying, please read carefully the documents below:


Invigilators represent the British Council delivery of 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;  
  • Taking responsibility for test room security, administration, checking of 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 need to have a good working knowledge of English in order to fulfill the function's requirements, to be assessed during the selection process.

Before applying, please read carefully the Invigilator Minimum Professional Requirements (PDF).

How to apply 

If you are interested in being a service provider, please send the required documents for the desired function using the online application form.


The information above is applicable for potential candidates who live and/or are elegible to work in Brazil. For other countries we suggest you to get in touch with your local British Council office and inquire about becoming an examiner.

Selected candidates will be treated as external individual service providers with no formal employment relationship with the British Council. It is mandatory that all our freelancer service providers have a CNPJ number, registered under the 8593-7/00 Ensino de Idiomas activity, and are able to issue a Nota Fiscal de Serviços.

Please consider that our invigilators receive R$ 20,00 per hour worked, being at least five working hours. Do have in mind that most sessions tend to last between 10 to 12h and all of our venue staff has flexible days to work. We have sessions happening at least 3 times in a week, and you tell us whether you are available or not to work. 

Equal opportunities

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

Child protection

Our child protection policy is mandatory for all British Council staff and service providers. We work to protect children. Applicants will be assessed regarding their suitability to work with children. 


All applications will be handled in accordance with our privacy policy which is available online.