Senior Communications Manager, China (Stakeholder Communications) (CHI-1676-3)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract: Indefinite | Location: China | Salary: Pay band 7 - Competitive| Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 24 January 2019 (23.59 UK time)

Senior Communications Manager, China (Stakeholder Communications) (CHI-1676-3)



The Communications department is part of the wider Marketing department within the British Council.  Marketing and Communications at the British Council is a strategic function which drives awareness, understanding and engagement across our diverse audiences. We use insight, knowledge and analysis of our market and our customers to engage them with the British Council’s international cultural relations mission, our products and services in the most impactful and effective way. We lead the development of our brand and use our expertise to tell inspiring stories to enhance our global reputation, build lifelong relationships, engage our staff and prove the impact of what we do.



As Senior Communications Manager (Stakeholder Communications), you will be part of China’s wider communications team and you will be responsible for building the profile of the British Council through the implementation of strategic initiatives targeted at key internal and external stakeholders both in China and the UK. Through your efforts, you will strengthen our position as the UK’s cultural relations organisation, with high quality products and services that positively change lives.



This is an exciting role for a self-starter.  It is a newly created position, which means you will have the opportunity to make it your own and shape it into one that can really make an impact. The nature of the job means that you will be engaging with a variety of key stakeholders to actively position the British Council’s work at a strategic level. Working in a dynamic environment you will be able to use your creativity and strategic thinking to strengthen the British Council’s reputation as an expert and thought leader in Education, the Arts, English and Assessment; while at the same time reinforcing our position as a cultural relations organisation that changes lives by creating opportunities.



The Senior Communications Manager (Stakeholder Communications) role will involve considerable interaction with a number of stakeholders and we therefore require an individual with strong interpersonal skills and experience in managing people. You must have a relevant degree in communications, journalism or marketing with considerable experience in managing communications within a large and complex organisation (preferably an international one).  The role will also require you to provide expert advice and guidance on stakeholder communications and be experienced in speech writing. Experience in managing and mitigating internal and external communications risks and issues would be advantageous. This role requires a native English speaker or someone who possesses the equivalent standard in both written and spoken English.




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.


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.