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Business Development Manager / Country Lead South Africa (Namibia/Mozambique)
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
South Africa
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 7/ Location: Johannesburg, South Africa/ Contract type: Indefinite/ Remuneration: R 55,600 (Company benefits include contribution to Medical Aid, Provident Fund and 13th Cheque Pay) / Requirements: Applicants must have pre-existing legal rights to live and work in South Africa/ Closing date and time: 25 February 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager / Country Lead South Africa (Namibia/Mozambique)


The Role:

Business Development Manager / Country Lead South Africa (Namibia/Mozambique)

The Role Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver the 2 year market led, integrated cross portfolio Business Development & Sales strategy aligned with Global/Regional Exams strategy working with other BC colleagues to leverage opportunities and create value. This role is ultimately responsible for building and managing demand, ensuring capacity fill, delivering income/surplus targets, ensuring excellent B2B Customer Service and overseeing quality of B2C customer experience. As the most senior Exams representative in Country, this role will also sit on Country SMT and oversee performance & team working of Exams on the ground.  It is envisaged that this will take up to 20% of role focus.

Role Requirements:

  • Relevant work experience in a Business Development Manager role
  • Significant experience of managing a large team
  • Demonstrable experience of sustaining and/or growing a product/service in line with strategic priorities for income and impact
  • Significant experience collecting and analysing client/stakeholder feedback and using the data to identify business needs and obstacles; works to resolve them
  • Business development experience in the E&E sector advantageous


Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Business Development / Country Lead - South Africa.pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf

British Council Core Skills.pdf


Closing date for applications is 25 February 2020 (23:59 UK time)

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success.

About us:

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 UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:

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 avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the 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.