Regional Information Governance Manager (EA-1671-2)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Kuala Lumpur
Business Support Services
Job Category
Risk Management & Knowledge Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract: 12 month FTC or 12 month secondment | Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Salary: Pay band 7-Competitive | Deadline for Applications: 20 January 2019 (23.59 UK time)

Regional Information Governance Manager (EA-1671-2)   

We are recruiting for a Regional Information Governance Manager to be based in our Malaysia office. 

As the post holder, you will support the British Council’s reputation, agility and effectiveness by providing professional business assurance in the field of information management, particularly: Information Governance (including Data Protection, Intellectual Property), Information Security (including IT Security), Information Risk Management and Records Management.

As a Regional IGRM Manager, you will act as a first point of contact for Information Governance and Information Risk issues for the cluster country operations and you will escalate concerns to the Regional Head of Information Governance and Risk and/or Senior Manager as appropriate.

To be successful, you should possess a University Degree in related area. Essentially, you will have a good insight into all business processes in a given country operation and/or set of cluster countries across all Strategic Business Units. Working knowledge of an information management area (e.g. information governance, information security, Data Protection, records management) is also preferred for this role.

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

In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles. 

If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 20 January 2019 (23:59 UK Time).


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.

British Council in East Asia
The British Council is managed on the basis of a regional structure which includes 8 regions. In East Asia region we have an employee population of 2300 people in 14 countries and territories: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Our strategy in East Asia is driven by a common goal of shared prosperity. As the global economy becomes ever more connected, it is vital that the UK retains and builds strong international links to secure its own future prosperity and the prosperity of those countries we are working with. East Asia is a dynamic and diverse region but many of the challenges or opportunities within the region, as countries seek to build prosperous and inclusive societies, are common. It is these that shape our cultural relations response in the different countries we work in:

- Improving English skills to support individual and country competitiveness;
- Supporting the internationalization of Higher Education, both in terms of student  mobility, institutional partnerships and education policy development;
- Collaborating with individuals, organisations and governments to build more creative and inclusive entrepreneurial economies
- Responding to increased interest in equality, diversity and inclusion, civil society, public space and promotion of cultural identities


British Council in Malaysia 

The British Council has had a presence in Malaysia since 1948 (when the first office was established in Kuala Lumpur, though since this predates Independence, strictly speaking it was before current day Malaysia was formed) so celebrates its 70th anniversary next year. The operation includes 3 physical premises across the country based in Kuala Lumpur (the largest centre), Damansara and Penang. While the programme in Malaysia has a wide cultural relations offer, ranging across Higher Education, Science, Society and the Arts, the largest part of the operation is its English language teaching. 

The Malaysia Teaching Centre is one of the largest in the British Council’s global network with thousands of adults and young learners studying with us at any one time. We also have a large examinations operation facilitating the taking of UK examinations. Our customers engage with us face-to-face, online, through email and via the phone, and as a result we have a large Sales and Customer Management team to ensure an efficient level of service. Through our work in Education we help connect thousands of Malaysian students with education opportunities in the UK. Malaysia is amongst the top 5 ‘sending’ countries with around 18,000 Malaysian students currently studying in the UK. We also support links in higher education and scientific research, the latter particularly through the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund, while our Society work focuses on supporting the landscape for successful social enterprises. 

Our work in the Arts and Creative Industries is themed around Creative Hubs and Cities, a culture and development programme called Crafting Futures and collaborating with Malaysian cultural organisations to help build skills and capacity and fostering the exchange of creative ideas with the UK. The operation employs approximately 230 people and also relies on hourly-paid and temporary staff to manage various aspects of the business.   

British Council Malaysia operates as one of 6 countries in the South East Asia cluster of the East Asia region.

Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Recruitment team ( based in Singapore.

If you are an internal candidate: 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, and that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager. 

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, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour 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.