Senior Programme Manager (Outward Mobility), Beijing, China (CHI-AES-0050)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Beijing
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract: Indefinite | Location: Beijing, China | Salary: Pay band 7 - Competitive | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 29 December 2019 (23.59 UK time)
 
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Senior Programme Manager (Outward Mobility), Beijing, China (CHI-AES-0050)

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

Generation UK is a campaign that was launched by the British Council in 2013. It directly advances the UK government commitment to a Global Britain and is supported by all four UK administrations. The campaign aims to ensure that the UK has a generation of young people that will be able to drive forward the relationship with China. It represents a strategic investment in the UK’s competitiveness as well as in the employability and language ability of the participants.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

The postholder will lead on the development of the British Council’s outward student mobility strategy for China and East Asia. The post-holder will report to the Head of Higher Education and will work with partners, stakeholders, sponsors and wider target audiences in the UK and China to meet the British Council’s strategic objectives.

 

This role will specifically support on our Outward Mobility work in China and across the East Asia region, including most notably the Generation UK campaign, but may also include additional project areas within the Education team.

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

This role will need to manage the needs of external and internal clients, and be able to work with key stakeholders and provide them with timely, effective and efficient communications on all our outward mobility programme. Crucially, the role will also coordinate with Regional and Global outward mobility teams on key communications and activity strands.   

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

To be successful, you should have a recognised degree-level qualification in social science or relevant working experience with minimum five years of relevant work experience in project or programme management including line management and external representation. You will be required to travel frequently within China and to the UK. You must be a Chinese or UK passport holders or spouses or partners of diplomats.

 

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
- Smart working (most of us hot-desk!)
- Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave
- Year-end bonus and annual bonus scheme

- Supplementary pension saving scheme

 

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.

 

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.