Head of Basic Education - Mexico
Region
Americas
Country / Territory
Mexico
Location
Mexico City
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: F / Location: Mexico City / Contract: Indefinite / Monthly Gross Salary: $40,551 MXN / Post holder must already have the right to work in Mexico.
 
Details

ABOUT THE JOB 

As our next Head of Basic Education you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the British Council’s programme for Basic Education in Mexico, delivering an integrated English and Schools offer for public education systems.      
  • Developing and maintaining networks and relationships in federal and state governments, and with foundations in the education field, with a view to developing partnerships and business to meet impact and income targets.
  • Leading and managing project delivery teams (Project Managers, Officers, Coordinators and Assistants, as well as trainers and consultants).
  • Working alongside other Heads and the Director of Education Services in the planning and delivery of an integrated Education Services strategy.

ABOUT US  

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. 

Mexico is one of the world’s largest emerging economies with an increasingly important international voice and remains a priority country for the UK government.

We aim to grow our presence and significantly extend the impact of our work in Schools in Mexico, building on existing partnerships and contracts particularly in English.
 

ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOURS OR COMPETENCIES 

Performing successfully in this position will require much more than a suitable academic and working background, therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours (competencies) that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working Together, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose, Being accountable and Shaping the Future.  


REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB (for a complete list of requirements, please review the documents attached below):

You should have: 
  • Experience of strategic planning and implementation of business growth plans.
  • Proven ability to plan, monitor, implement and evaluate complex projects or programmes.
  • Proven ability to manage human and material resources to maximise business benefits.
  • Experience of supervising project managers, and groups of teachers or trainers.
  • Experience of setting up quality assurance processes.
  • Knowledge of the education sector in Mexico, particularly of basic education needs and priorities.
  • Understanding of the UK education sector and what it can contribute to Mexico.   
  • University degree in Business Administration, International Commerce, International Relations, Education Management or related fields.
  • The ability to operate in English and in Spanish (both written and spoken) at a business level. Non-native speakers of English or Spanish should demonstrate a CEFR C1 level in their non-native language.                    

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?  

Because you will be joining an organisation that works with 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.

Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. In the Americas, we have offices in 13 countries.
 
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?   
Role Profile Head of Basic Education
British Council Behaviours
British Council Core skills

HOW TO APPLY?  
Click on the apply button, and follow the instructions. 

WHAT IS YOUR DEADLINE? 
Make sure to apply before the closing date: January 20, 2019 at 23:59 UK time.

HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCESS TAKE? 
  
After reviewing applications, you could be shortlisted for an interview or not. In either case you will be notified.  After the 1st interview, there could be a second interview stage or assessment. Once that is done, the panel makes a decision, we run a reference check process and then an offer is extended. In every stage we provide feedback via e-mail. We thank you in advance for your patience.  
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.   

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.