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English Language Teaching Professionals (BBC World News Talent Pool ) - Freelance PAYE

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Learning English is an award-winning department of the BBC World Service devoted to English language teaching. The service provides resources and activities for millions of teachers and students around the world through its own and partner websites, its social media platform and its mobile app.

Find out more about BBC Learning English and the content it creates by visiting its website, social media platforms or by downloading its app:






Android app:

iOS app:        

To apply please include your CV and links to examples of your work in your application

Role Responsibility

BBC Learning English is looking to widen its pool of freelancers to work on existing content and new projects. In particular, the department is looking for:

English Language Teaching Professionals with significant experience in the creation and production of online, audio, video and/or social media products for self-study purposes.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for English Language Teaching Professionals

  • Delta (or equivalent) English language teaching qualification required
  • Native speaker knowledge of British English including complete comprehension in written and spoken forms.
  • Substantial and recent experience teaching English as a foreign language to adults in a language school setting (preferably non-UK)
  • Recent and substantial experience in the production of English as a foreign language multimedia teaching materials for online and social media environments


Package Description

All opportunities offered, as a result of appointment to this talent pool, will be on a Freelance PAYE basis.

Appointment to the Talent Pool will not entitle candidates to a permanent contract in the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way, and neither does it guarantee work.  However, it may lead to consideration for broader freelance opportunities across BBC News.

If you already have a current staff contract with the BBC (continuing or fixed term), you won’t be eligible to apply.

Any work offered with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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