Senior Academic Manager, Schools English and Skills - India
South Asia
Country / Territory
Flexible Location
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
Pay-band: SAM / No. of posts: 2 / Duration: 2 years, renewable by 1 or 2 years / Location: Delhi/Chennai/Mumbai/Kolkata / Contract type & eligibility: Country Plus or Country contract. If you are relocating to India, you will be offered Country Plus contract with benefits, allowances, you need UK passport to apply for vacancy, and need to get an official passport if selected. For country contract, applicant must have legal right to work in India / Closing Date: 13 October 2019 (UK time 23:59)
We’re recruiting for Senior Academic Manager, Schools English and Skills - India at Flexible location. 

The Schools, English and Skills (SES) team coordinates the British Council‘s work in these sectors across India. In the public sector, we work with national governments and other organisations to enhance capacity in teaching from primary to secondary education. In the private sector, we work with networks and schools in the areas of English teacher training and teacher language development, and in providing access to a wide range of teaching resources, curricula, assessment tools and teaching qualifications. Our thought leadership work involves policy-level engagement including the field of vocational and skills education.  

You will be supporting the Assistant Director – Academic, SES and the SES team to lead, manage and deliver teacher development and education projects across the country. You will design projects based on assessed needs, quality assure teacher training materials, create monitoring and evaluation plans and oversee the academic aspects of project delivery (e.g. supporting trainers, observing training delivery etc.) while maintaining an agreed budget and timeframe and to an agreed standard. You will also contribute to our thought leadership work and engage with external and internal partners in a way that will maintain and strengthen the position of the British Council India as one of the leading organisations in education and development.

We are looking for someone who possess a DELTA, Trinity Diploma or equivalent TEFL Level 7 qualification with (as a minimum) experience of:
  • delivering teacher training in an international development context  
  • managing projects in the EES or Education sector in an international development context  
  • teacher training or professional training    

Note: there are two posts to be filled, each with variations in oversight.  For more information, please see:

Applications are open for roles at flexible locations. In your supporting statement, please indicate which role(s) you would like to apply for. You will be assigned to a location based on your present location and business need.

If you are interested in applying, please see the Role Profile.pdf further information on the job description and assessment criteria. In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the assessment criteria mentioned in the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success. 

For definitions of the assessment criteria mentioned in the role profile, please also read the 
BC Behaviours.pdf and the Core Skills.pdf .

Closing date:

13 October 2019 (UK time 23:59). 

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Our policy aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, race, colour, creed, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.  

British Council has a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with including a duty to protect them from abuse (Abuse falls into four categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect). In the context of our work, child protection therefore means putting in all reasonable measures in our activity planning and work practices to protect children engaging in British Council activities from abuse. We believe in establishing a child safe environment one that has a careful and thorough staff selection process, child friendly policies, clear guidelines and management systems in place.