Business Development Manager - Exams (TWN-525)
East Asia
Country / Territory
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract: Indefinite| Salary: Payband 7| Location: Taipei| Deadline for Applications: 30 October 2019(23.59 UK time)

Business Development Manager - Exams (TWN-525)





The English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E) is one of three strategic business units in the British Council (the others being Arts and Education & Society) all of which have the remit to build trust for the people of the UK by building relationships through aspects of our language and culture.  E&E achieves this by enabling people across the world to access the life-changing education and work opportunities that are created by learning English or gaining valuable UK qualifications. Promoting the English language also provides a medium for communication, helping break down barriers of misunderstanding or mistrust between cultures. The British Council’s 2020 vision for English & Examinations is to be the world authority in high quality English language teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the International distributor of choice for UK professional and school qualifications.





You will be ultimately responsible for building and managing demand for our products and services, ensuring capacity for language and professional exams is filled, agreeing and setting delivering income/surplus targets, ensuring excellent B2B/G relationship building and management and overseeing quality of B2C customer experience.

The role will sit on Country Management Team and oversee performance & team working of Exams on the ground.  It is envisaged that this will take up to 20% of role focus.




You can take pride in the fact that you will hold a business critical role that adding value to key accounts in a competitive enviroment. You will motivate and drive performance in achieving sales targets. You will play a key role 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.




To qualify for the role, you will need to have:


1. Relevant work experience in a BD Manager role

2. Significant experience of managing a large team

3. Demonstrable experience of sustaining and/or growing a  product/service in line with strategic priorities for income and impact

4. Significant experience collecting and analyzing client/stakeholder feedback and using the data to identify business needs and obstacles; works to resolve them.

5. Takes a pro-active approach to identifying ways in which service can be improved, and takes these forward

Below skillsets are also highly desirable in this role:

6. Business development experience in the E&E sector; University Degree in any subject or qualification in a relevant field

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

Together, we can do more.



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


Internal candidates only: please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance and confirm when the system prompts you to, that you have discussed the application with your line manager. 




The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We work to change lives by creating opportunities for people to learn and develop. 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

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.