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About the role

CfBT Brunei (part of Education Development Trust) is looking for a qualified and experienced EFL/ESP trainer to join its existing team, working on a new and exciting contract, teaching English to Chinese engineers onsite on the island of Pulau Muara Besar just off the coast north of the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. Successful candidates should be available to join the programme the beginning of September 2019. 

We have put together a small, dedicated team of Trainers who will be supported and supervised by a Training Team Manager. Due to project expansion, we now need to expand the team further and are recruiting an EFL/ESP trainer to work 5 days a week, delivering up to 25 contact hours of lessons. You will be on site teaching, planning, marking and developing materials and should be able to work autonomously. 

The aim of the programme is straightforward (taking around 800 employees from an estimated beginner/elementary to intermediate level), but also increase, at higher levels, the students workplace language skills; the importance of the contract and client mean that we are looking for teachers of high calibre. The most pressing need for the client is one of operational safety and this is where your ESP and EFL skills come in, helping to write and deliver a bespoke English course and get the workforce confident at speaking and understanding their Bruneian counterparts orally. We need the engineers to be confident in their oral communications as quickly as possible, and then build on those skills to raise their level of English to a good intermediate level. The materials writing component and bespoke ESP delivery will provide you with experience; this will be of benefit to you in your career development.

Outside of work, you are free to enjoy the delights of living in tropical Borneo, with great, and inexpensive connections to other south-east Asian destinations. Brunei is a quiet and incredibly peaceful country. Citizens enjoy a high standard of living. It offers a wealth of natural beauty and would really suit outdoor types, and those with a willingness to work in a cultural environment that may be different from their own.

Candidates should be aware this is a single status contract and no flights or education support for spouses and dependents is available.


The ideal candidate will be a native English speaker with a first degree, a CELTA and experience in ESP and IELTS training. Experience of Chinese learners is an advantage 

Salary and Benefits

Tax free remuneration (subject to satisfactory probation and performance):

  • Trainer B$3,000 (approx. £1,700) per month, tax free.
  • Contract Completion Bonus of one-twelfth of the total salary paid.
  • Furnished, comfortable accommodation within a short driving distance from your work site.
  • Baggage allowance of up to B$1000 (total sum of in and out).
  • Settling-in allowance of B$500.
  • Car hire for one –two months while awaiting your driving permits (you will need to be able to drive, and have a full driving licence; once you have your permit, transport will be your own responsibility).
  • Interest free car loan and computer loan
  • Mid-term travel allowance of B$1500.
  • Return flight to your destination of origin at the conclusion of the contract.
  • All visa costs.
  • Medical insurance coverage.
  • 28 days annual holiday leave + 15 national holidays (43 days in total).

About the organisation
CfBT Education Services has been working with the Ministry of Education in Brunei for over 30 years. Our focus is to raise the proficiency and attainment levels of Bruneian students through high impact teaching and learning in classrooms, specialized national support and intervention programmes, and the continuous building of our own and local capacity across primary and secondary schools and sixth form colleges.
Our principal sponsor is Education Development Trust, a UK education charity that works with governments, schools and other partners across the globe to provide excellent education for all