Schools Programme Manager - Colombia
Region
Americas
Country / Territory
Colombia
Location
Bogota
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: G / Location: Bogota / Contract: Indefinite / Monthly Salary: 5,178,000 COP / Post holder must have the right to work in Colombia and must have availability to travel / Benefits: Salary without discounts as the British Council covers the Social Security and the 'prepagada' medical plan. Home office 1 day a week and discounts for our English courses.
 
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ABOUT THE JOB 

As our next Schools Programme Manager you will be responsible for managing and following up the delivery of the British Council´s Schools’ portfolio of paid services complying with British Council strategic objectives and internal policies. 

The post involves close liaising with BC staff, the management of programmes such as Cambridge, Affiliate and Training, leading a team of consultants and the management of a network of external stakeholders (primarily private schools across the country).

The post holder will also provide critical consultancy support for schools.

WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE 

You should have:
  • At least 3 years as part of a leadership team of a bilingual/international school with proven record of administrative responsibilities and/or significant experience in large scale educational projects.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in programme and contract management.
  • Active network of senior level contacts and relationships across the Colombian private education sector.
  • A university degree in Education, Social Studies, Industrial Engineering, Administration, Economics, or related area.
  • MA in education or related area.
  • English at Proficiency Level C1.
  • Spanish at Proficiency Level C1.
ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOURS OR COMPETENCIES
As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background, therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours (competencies) that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY? 

Because you will be joining 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 work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.

The British Council has a significant track record of working with the Colombian Ministry of Education, state and municipal secretariats and private foundations in seeking to improve quality and educational performance across the country.

We aim to grow our presence and significantly extend the impact of our work in Schools in Colombia, including, but not limited to our better-known work in English for Education Solutions.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?    

Role Profile Schools Programme Manager
British Council Behaviours
British Council Core Skills

HOW TO APPLY?  
Click on the apply button and follow the instructions. 

WHAT IS YOUR DEADLINE?
Make sure to apply before closing date: September 15, 2019 at 23:59 UK time.

HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCESS TAKE?  
After reviewing applications, you can be shortlisted for an interview or not, in either case we will notify you.  After the 1st interview, there could be a second interview stage or assessment. Once that is done, the panel makes a decision, we run a reference check process and then an offer is extended. In every stage we provide feedback via e-mail. Thanks so much for your patience!    

ABOUT US
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.