Communications Officer, Japan (JPN-MC-0028)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
Japan
Location
Tokyo
Department
Business Support Services
Job Category
Communications
Pay Band
Pay Band 5
Vacancy Description
Contract: 2 years fixed-term (renewable) | Location: Tokyo, Japan | Salary: Pay band 5 (from JPY 4,457,966 per year) | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 19 August 2019 (23.59 UK time)
 
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Communications Officer, Japan (JPN-MC-0028)

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

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.

 

To join this high functioning team, we are looking for candidates who are adaptive and innovative. Prepared to think differently, drive value and demonstrate high levels of expertise and professionalism. They will be dedicated to growing the impact and reputation of the British Council and work seamlessly across many countries, supporting the requirements of multiple business units.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY
The successful candidate will support the execution of a communications strategy (internal and external) within Japan. The Communications Officer will create and deliver output related to internal and change communications, and external communications planning and delivery including, but not limited to, digital media management, PR and stakeholder communications within Japan. 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT
You will have exposure to the unique communications challenges and risks the British Council faces in Japan. You will work closely with multiple teams internally, supporting them with their communications and giving you a close look at our work in Japan. You will have opportunities to participate in country communications projects where you monitor their impact and effectiveness. This role will also work on communications for the UK in JAPAN 2019-20 initiative.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You should possess experience in managing social media platform, including content management with digital technical support experience for managing a website. You are able to assess the effectiveness of digital communications, using results of user feedback, tests/pilots and effectiveness indicators to improve the user experience.

 

A relevant degree or equivalent level of experience along with good written and spoken English and Japanese is essential.


BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
- Flexible working opportunities (working from home / flexible hours)
- Smart working (most of us hot-desk!) 
- Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave (depending on role grade)
- Professional development opportunities – we offer a broad range of professional courses to large corporations and that is available for our staff members too!

 

Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.

Together, we can do more.


NEXT STEPS

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

 


ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL

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.

 

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

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.