Regional Head of Talent & Development (EA-HR-0014)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Human Resources
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Contract: Indefinite | Salary: PB8 (Competitive) | Location: East Asia (Singapore) | Start Date: ASAP | Deadline for Applications: 19 September 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

Regional Head of Talent & Development (EA-HR-0014)


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional who is well-versed in implementing talent development strategies to take on the post of Regional Head of Talent & Development in East Asia.

You will be thrilled to find yourself managing the end to end regional talent management process and engaging with key senior business and HR stakeholders.
You will be identifying L&D requirements and will be providing local insight to ensure global learning and development initiatives are appropriate for local markets, while thriving a culture of strong performance management process in the region.

You will have the fantastic opportunity of working as part of a global team, while proactively participating in the design, development and delivery of global initiatives.

This role will lead on talent and development for all countries in the region by working closely with global, regional, cluster and country HR and Business leads.



You should bring along a relevant professional qualification such as a diploma or degree level in HR or Talent Management, Learning & Development or equivalent experience.

You must have experience of working in a multinational and multi-cultural organisation across multiple lines of business/divisions while balancing requirements from global policies versus regional or local need.

You must be able to develop and implement talent management initiatives in a complex matrix environment across multiple geographical locations.


At the British Council, we value equality, diversity and inclusion; we value our staff even more.
We believe in the quality of work you can bring to the table without rigid working hours and we work on a 37.5-hour work week.
You will find yourself having the opportunity to sit with various departments in office because we hot-desk!
Last but not least, the rest of the standard corporate benefits will apply.

The British Council provides a range of excellent benefits to our employees which can include comprehensive relocation support for international applicants.


If this sounds like what you are looking for, apply today – or before we close this on Sunday 19th September 2019 (UK Time 23:59).

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

We are funded through a mix of Government grant and earned income, which enables us to 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.

The British Council provides a range of excellent benefits to our employees which can include comprehensive relocation support for international applicants.

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 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.