Has anybody worked another job abroad while completing a British Council Assistantship? If so, how did it work out?

I've had a full-time job (4 12 hour days) in addition to Uni for two years now, and the jump from that to 12 hours a week seems like a big ask for me! I know it might sound silly, but has anyone worked a job in addition to planning and being an assistant for 12 hours a week? Are there any restrictions in place? Looking for any answers from anyone, but my Assistantship will be in Bayonne, France :) 🇫🇷

This question was asked by Christie from Royal Holloway, University of London , asked on 11th August 2014 and has been read 1919 times.

  • Thomas Dearing · 7 years ago


    There aren't any restrictions in place for taking on additional hours as long as it doesn't interfere with your work as an assistant. Many former assistants say that they gave private tuition to students and some take on part-time jobs. It's important to remember that you're not just there to do your 12 hours contact time but also to integrate into the school and the local community. The more time you're able to spend in the staff room getting to know your colleagues the easier you will find your assistantship.

    It sounds as though you're very organised so taking on additional responsibilities wouldn't be a problem but definitely wait until you have a fixed timetable before planning anything.

    I hope this is useful.Tom

  • Katie Palethorpe · 6 years ago

    We were told as long as we were earing 450 euro or less (in Germany) we wouldn't have to pay tax and it was fine to do so. 

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