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Learning and Development (L&D) Manager, Sales and Academy Management Academy (EA-SCM-0023)
East Asia
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Flexible Location
Flexible Location
Teaching Centres
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Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract: 1-year fixed term | Location: Flexible | Salary: Pay band 7 | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 23 February 2020 (23.59 UK time)

Learning and Development (L&D) Manager, Sales and Academy Management Academy (EA-SCM-0023)


The British Council’s Sales and Customer Management (SCM) team manages the acquisition, retention and support of customers in our English and Exams businesses. This includes our English course consultants, Call centre and Telesales teams and ‘front-of-house’ customer management teams in our centres. Together, this covers approximately 400 staff, who work towards achieving sales business targets and on contributing to an excellent customer experience.



The SCM Academy Project Manager will be responsible for developing a learning and development strategy and framework and then implementing this across the region. The Academy is expected to cover five key areas

-       Role specific on-boarding (including

-       Skills training and assessment

-       Product training framework

-       Manager readiness and succession planning.

-       Monitoring and evaluation of all of the above.



The role will work with country, regional and global leadership to:

-       create and curate content

-       establish a framework for delivering different types of training, e.g. training playbooks; e-learning modules; webinars and workshops.

-       identify and allocate resources, including establishing a network of trainers who will help with the creation and delivery.

-       Establish the monitoring and evaluation framework.


You should have experience of working with a sales function, either as a sales manager or L&D lead working closely with sales teams and developing learning, developing and training programmes and content for multiple role-types (preferably at scale and with a focus on sales). You will be working with sales team in the regional to review and improve business processes, particularly in the areas of customer service and sales. Experience of working with Salesforce CRM would be advantage.


This role can be based in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore or Malaysia.


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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.


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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.