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Senior Consultant English and Education East Asia (EA-AES-0060)
East Asia
Country / Territory
English & Exams
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Contract: 3-year fixed term | Location: Hanoi | Salary: Pay band 8 | Deadline for Applications: 16 Feb 2020 (23.59 UK time)

Senior Consultant, English and Education, East Asia (EA-AES-0060)


East Asia, with a population of around two billion people, is one of the most diverse and dynamic parts of the world, and is characterized by continuing economic growth. There is a strong demand for recognised education and English language skills, and an interest in many countries in exploring how creative, open and transparent societies can lead to greater prosperity.

We have operations in high-growth developing economies of China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Burma, and the major developed economies of Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. Our annual turnover across these 14 markets is more than £321 million and our employee population is approximately 2600. We have 18 country offices, each headed up by a Country Director, and supported by shared functions for human resources, finance and marketing which support all businesses.

In this dynamically diversifying region and in the context of a changing Government funding environment, our challenge is to maintain and develop the UK’s cultural, educational relationships and influence. Central to this is our commitment to supporting links between East Asia and the UK, and the development of strong bilateral relationships for the UK with countries in East Asia. We do this by connecting people at Government, institutional, community and individual level.

We are funded through a mix of Government grant and earned income, which enables us scale our impact and best serve our UK stakeholders and those we engage with. Our business model is to lead surplus generating business in English and our multi-million dollar Exams business, and growing self-sustaining and partnership-driven programmes in Education, Society and Arts fields. We are increasingly focused on generating maximum impact with our audiences with minimum draw on UK government funds. The balance of programmes, products and services that we offer, and the scale of businesses that we operate in each country, varies in response to the specific markets of this diverse region. Increasingly, we are working across countries and business fields, to maximise impact and the return on investment.


You will be responsible for leading the technical design and oversight of delivery of large scale EES and Schools commercial and non-commercial contracts and programmes and ensuring their impact and financial sustainability. A specific focus will be on providing quality assurance and technical inputs, ensuring that research and evidence informs design, M&E is embedded from the outset, and that UK and EA partnerships are built into solutions.


This is a new role which brings into focus the quality and impact of what we do in EES across East Asia. You will experience all the stages of development in education in East Asia region, where there is a track of government winning business.

You will be excited to lead a creative insight approach. And you will have the opportunity to gain external presence and exposure.


You should have the ability to identify and articulate the role of teacher development to improve learning outcomes in English medium education and or English as a Subject as part of education system reform

You will bring along experience of designing, leading and managing innovative projects and programmes, as well as Child Protection / working with children / managing staff working with children.

Track record in business and project development in education and English is also important.

International Assignment

The British Council provides a range of excellent benefits to assignees which include housing and schooling for accompanying dependent children, plus comprehensive relocation support to the host location.  In some locations a cost of living allowance and/or a hardship allowance is provided.    

f you’re currently based in East Asia region, there may be a possibility that you could remain in your contractual home location to take up this assignment.


-       Payband 8/E (Competitive)

-       Standard working hours of 37.5 hours and five days a week

-       24 days of Annual Leave per annum, 15 days public holidays (combination of Vietnam and UK public holidays)

-       Comprehensive Medical Insurance package for you and your family members (eligible spouse and children only)

-       Annual health check

-       Other benefits regulated in the TACOS

-       Extensive training and development opportunities, both local and within the global network


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


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.


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.