Senior Manager – Teaching Center (Non-Academic) –South
South Asia
Country / Territory
Teaching Centres
Job Category
Business Solutions
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
PayBand: 06 / No. of posts: One / Duration: Indefinite Contract/ Legal right to work in India/ Must have completed one year in current role / Location: Chennai / Closing Date: 24 October 2019 (UK Time 23:59 hours)
We’re recruiting for Senior Manager – Teaching Center (Non-Academic) –Southat Chennai location. 


Chennai Teaching Centre is well established and growing.  There are 9 classrooms, around 1,700 students registered per term, and over 30 full-time and hourly paid teachers, all local.  Students are adults, young learners, and teachers of English. Main course types offered are general English, spoken English, Primary and secondary YL, IELTS preparation, business English, and courses for teachers, which include the flagship CELTA programme.   The British Council Chennai is an attractive modern building set in a garden with cafeteria.  There is a library, cultural events space, and a busy lively office from which programmes are delivered across South India.  The centre is run by a team of 2 Academic Managers, and a marketing and operations team, all reporting to Head of Teaching Centre.  They are accountable to Teaching Centre Manager India for financial and academic matters, and to Director South India.             Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, is an industrial port of over 5,000,000 people.  A metro line that includes a station in front of the Council is under construction.


1.    Contribute to planning of teaching activity, and monitoring and reporting on monthly financial and business    performance
2.    Managing the receipting and recording of student fees
3.    Contribute to the setting of business targets for income and expenditure
4.    Oversee all Teaching Centre operations to ensure business goals are met, and all facilities and processes meet corporate standards.      

We are looking for someone who possess a Graduate degree with experience in business management, some experience in marketing of educational services and using complex management software (e.g SAP).

  • Qualification in Business, Accounting, Marketing or related discipline

Note: For more information, please see:

Applications are open for roles in Chennai location. 

If you are interested in applying, please see the Role Profile.pdf further information on the job description and assessment criteria. In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the assessment criteria mentioned in the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success. 

For definitions of the assessment criteria mentioned in the role profile, please also read the  BC Behaviours.pdf and the Core Skills.pdf .

Closing date:

24 October 2019 (UK time 23:59). 

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Our policy aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, race, colour, creed, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.  

British Council has a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with including a duty to protect them from abuse (Abuse falls into four categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect). In the context of our work, child protection therefore means putting in all reasonable measures in our activity planning and work practices to protect children engaging in British Council activities from abuse. We believe in establishing a child safe environment one that has a careful and thorough staff selection process, child friendly policies, clear guidelines and management systems in place.