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Communications Manager (East and South China) (CHI-1767-3)
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Contract: Indefinite | Location: Shanghai, China | Salary: Pay band 6 (from CNY 15,800 per month) | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 09 April 2019 (23.59 UK time)

 Communications Manager (East and South China) (CHI-1767-3)



Marketing and Communications at the British Council is a strategic function which drives awareness, understanding and engagement with us across our diverse audiences. We use insight, knowledge and analysis of our market and our customers to engage them with the British Council’s international cultural relations mission, our products and services in the most impactful and effective way. We lead the development of our brand and use our expertise to tell inspiring stories to enhance our global reputation, build lifelong relationships, engage our staff and prove the impact of what we do. The Communications department is part of the wider Marketing Department within the British Council.



Based in Shanghai, the purpose of this role is to support the execution of a communications strategy (internal and external) within the country to China facing audiences and stakeholders. Led by the Senior Communications Manager and communications team, and working with programme staff, the Communications Manager will create and manage campaigns related to external communications within the country. These campaigns will reinforce the British Council’s position as a cultural relations organisation with high quality products and services that positively change lives.



You can take pride to support the development and execution of China’s corporate communications strategy and develop key communications collateral including printed materials, video content and web content. You will also be able to proactively manage the British Council brand in China, providing internal training to colleagues on the brand and ensuring brand compliance across our communication channels.



To be considered, you should have a relevant degree e.g. communications, journalism, marketing, or equivalent level of experience. You must reach English C1 (Aptis, IELTS 7 or equivalent) and Chinese B1 (HSK 5 or equivalent). It is essential to have considerable experience in creating communications campaigns. You should demonstrable experience in working in a matrix situation, managing social media campaigns and event management leadership. Experience in a global organisation and in managing communication campaigns across sectors would be advantageous.




For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours


This is an interesting, absorbing role where you can work to support us building awareness of the British Council in delivering to the needs of our customers.




The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.


All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.


The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements. 

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