Examinations Services Assistant (CHI-400)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Beijing
Department
English & Exams
Job Category
Exams
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Contract: 12 months Fixed term contract | Salary: PB 4/H (from min of CNY 6,000 per month)| Location: Beijing | Start Date: ASAP | Deadline for Applications: 26 March 2019 (23:59 UK Time)
 
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

The British Council has had a presence in China since 1943, and since 1979 we have been operating as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Beijing and the Cultural and Education Section of the Consulate-Generals in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Wuhan. In 2017 we opened our first English centre in Mainland China, based in Nanjing.

Our work in China is of great importance to the global British Council operation, both politically and commercially. With more than 750 staff across our offices in China, we operate a wide range of programmes in English, exams, arts, and education in partnership with local authorities and partners. 

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

 

In this role, you will provide professional and effective service to IELTS candidates in North and Central China and ensure the IELTS Post-test services are compliant with global IELTS Administration Manual, audit requirements, and China-specific IELTS administration procedures.

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

 

You can take pride in the fact that you will ensure all duties are delivered in line with the British Council’s policy on Child Protection and Equality, diversity and Inclusion, and these are considered when you are planning and delivering activity. You will also be given the opportunity to monitor outsource staff or service suppliers to perform duties up to the service standards which includes providing feedback as well as offering support as necessary.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

 

To be qualified in this role, you will need to have English at Proficiency Level (B2 Aptis, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent) and Chinese (HSK 5 or equivalent) with bachelor’s degree. You will have good computer skills on Windows platform applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as excellent communication skills.

 

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.

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.

 

KINDLY TAKE NOTE

While various measures have been put in place by the government to help curb pollution in China, there are still potential health issues associated with the poorer air quality. The British Council does its utmost to provide a working environment that minimises employees’ exposure to pollutants, however, anyone wishing to work in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Chongqing should be aware of the situation.