Exams system product manager(CHI-564)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Beijing
Department
English & Exams
Job Category
Exams
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Contract: 3 years-fixed term contract | Salary: Payband 6 | Location: Beijing | Deadline for Applications: 19th Nov 2019(23.59 UK time)
 
Details
 Exams system product manager(CHI-564)




ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM 

China is one of British Council’s largest exams operations, delivering extensive international exams to individuals, institutions, schools and corporate clients in mainland China. By providing access to highly valued UK qualifications, with the reassurance of integrity, we build on the UK’s reputation for world-class educational standards. Core tests we administer include IELTS, Aptis, and a wide range of academic and professional qualifications (Distribution Exams stream). The Distribution Exams stream in China encompasses school exams, professional exams, and university exams and is a critical part of our exams business.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

You will play a dedicated role in Exams system product team to align with business teams and IT project teams to manage the product whole life cycle, conduct business & process analysis, user requirements collaboration, and to support the functional design and control the quality of the development.

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

There will be fantastic opportunities for you to be trained for new technical solutions. You will also have opportunity to cooperate with various China Exams teams and global teams to help you build a solid knowledge of our test products management.

You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

To qualify for this role, you will need:

1. Language ability: English B2 (Aptis, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent); Chinese C1 ( HSK 5 or equivalent);

2. Bachelor Degree or equivalent;

3. PMP/ PRINCE2 certified;

4. Minimum 3-year full-time work experience with minimum 2-year proven cross-team work experience;

5. Proven record of product/ project management, process control and quality assurance;

6. Knowledge of Agile, Lean, Waterfall.

NPDP/ACP is highly desirable; experience of managing IT projects.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL

-      Smart working (most of us hot-desk!) 

-      37.5 contracted working hours per week (we believe in an output-based delivery!)

-      Flexible working opportunities (working from home / flexible hours)

-      Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave (depending on role grade)

-      Year-end bonus and annual bonus scheme 

-      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.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE

While various measures have been put in place by the government to help curb pollution in China, there are still potential health issues associated with the poorer air quality. The British Council does its utmost to provide a working environment that minimises employees’ exposure to pollutants, however, anyone wishing to work in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Chongqing should be aware of the situation.