Senior Internal Communications Manager, China (CHI-MC-0069)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Beijing
Department
English & Exams
Job Category
Communications
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract: Indefinite | Location: Beijing | Salary: Pay band 7/F - Competitive | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 30 January 2020 (23.59 UK time)
 
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Senior Internal Communications Manager, China (CHI-MC-0069)

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

Marketing and Communications at the British Council is a strategic function which drives awareness, understanding and engagement with us 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.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY
This role will lead and manage the development and implementation of a China internal and change communications strategy, ensuring clear strategic direction and alignment to wider the communications and organisational strategy. This role will be the strategic lead for internal communications and change communications best practice, frameworks and channels, supporting the delivery of the British Council’s mission, vision and values under ‘One British Council’.

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT
This role supports the British Council in China’s employee engagement strategy- a strategy that inspires employees to succeed and perform at their best and supports the delivery of the British Council China strategy. This will be led through maintaining two-way staff communication through integrated (online and offline) channels, campaigns, online discussions, webinars and managed online forums.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Minimum five years’ experience of leading an internal communications function within a large and complex organisation.
  • Deep understanding of internal and change communications strategy, planning and delivery
  • Demonstrable experience in managing and mitigating significant internal communications’ risks and issues
  • Demonstrable experience in providing strategic communications advice at business unit leader level

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL 

- Flexible working opportunities (working from home / flexible hours)
- Smart working (most of us hot-desk!) 
- Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave (depending on role grade)
- Year-end bonus and annual bonus scheme

 

Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.

 

Together, we can do more.

 

NEXT STEPS

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

 

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.

 

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 80 million people directly and 791 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.