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Working as an Online Speaking Examiner

You will be delivering online IELTS tests through our new centralised hub and supporting test centres through the remote delivery of OnlineSpeaking tests.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team of specialist IELTS examiners.

We offer this opportunity globally, with a specific interest in applications from the following countries/territories:

We are particularly interested in applicants from:

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam

Although we engage examiners in the below countries, due to current Global Hub resourcing levels, we are not currently accepting new applications from these countries until further notice.

There is an option within the application form to leave your details as an Expression of Interest so that you can be notified when onboarding resumes in these locations:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany 
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands, the
  • Nigeria 
  • Poland
  • Portugal 
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

The IELTS examiner recruitment process  

To apply for this position, you need to possess the necessary education, teaching qualifications, and relevant experience as listed below:

  • A minimum three years experience in teaching English language 
  • CELTA or DELTA qualification or equivalent 
  • An interest in online education and assessment.

Assessments and interviews 

All applications will go through a shortlisting process and successful applicants will be invited to interview.

The induction and training process 

After the interview, successful applicants will be required to take part in an induction. Once the induction is completed successfully, applicants will then proceed to training.
The training will consist of two days of speaking assessment, which will be conducted by an Examiner Standards Manager.

Professional Support

New examiners are monitored a minimum of three times in their first year and then at least once every two years, with a maximum of four evaluations in a single year.

All examiners receive written feedback on their performance to give them the opportunity to enhance their skills.

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