The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Our purpose is to create international opportunities for people of the UK and other countries, and to build trust between them worldwide. 

We are recruiting a number of hourly paid invigilator positions to supervise Cambridge English, IELTS, APTIS and/or Vocational and Professional examinations, in the following geographies ONLY:

  • Barcelona
  • Bilbao
  • Palma de Mallorca.
  • Pamplona
  • Valencia


Location Barcelona, Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Valencia
Closing date Tuesday 31 December 2019

Role overview

Suitable candidates should have the following experience, qualifications and competencies:


•Suitable candidates should be legally entitled to work in Spain.

•Suitable candidates should be resident in any of the above locations.

•Suitable candidates should be available for work on weekdays and Saturdays, particularly in peak periods (May to July).

•Minimum: Completed Secondary Education. 
•Desirable: Completed First Degree education. 

•Employment experience:
•Minimum: Five years of employment experience.
•Desirable: Ten years of employment experience.

•English Language knowledge:
•Minimum: Certified English language B2 level.
•Desirable: Certified C1 level.

•Local language knowledge:
•Minimum: Competent Spanish speaker. 
•Desirable: competent communication skills in co-official languages.

•Competent computer user, including the internet.

•Ability to deal with customers in a professional manner, to a high level of quality.

•Ability to follow and carry out instructions carefully.

•Experience in working as part of a team.

How to apply

Please, complete the 'Application form' document you’ll find at the end of this page and send it to by writing in the subject of the message “Exams Invigilator” + the city where you would like to work. The deadline for applications is 31.12.2019. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Shortlisted candidates will be required to bring both originals and copies of the documentation below on the day of the interview:

•Originals and copies of three forms of identification (DNI/NIE/Passport/Driving license/Bank 

Statement/Utility bill).

•Original and copy of the highest completed level of education certificate. 

•Original and copy of the latest English language certificate.

Knowledge of Spanish/other co-official languages will not require of a support certificate; level will be assessed on the interview.

British Council pre-recruitment checks will be required for shortlisted candidates, including references, qualification checks, background checks and the Spanish “Certificado Negativo de Delitos Sexuales”.

The British Council is committed to policies of equal opportunity and diversity and child protection. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria