Examinations Manager Australia & New Zealand(AUS-584)
East Asia
Country / Territory
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Contract: Indefinite | Salary: Payband 6 | Location: Sydney | Deadline for Applications: 19th Jan 2020(23.59 UK time)

Examinations Manager Australia & New Zealand(AUS-584)


The English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E) is one of three strategic business units in the British Council (the others being Arts and Education & Society) all of which have the remit to build trust for the people of the UK by building relationships through aspects of our language and culture. E&E achieves this by enabling people across the world to access the life-changing education and work opportunities that are created by learning English or gaining valuable UK qualifications. Promoting the English language also provides a medium for communication, helping break down barriers of misunderstanding or mistrust between cultures. The British Council’s vision for English & Examinations is to be the world authority in high quality English language teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the International distributor of choice for UK professional and school qualifications.


You will develop and deliver the 2-year market led, integrated cross portfolio Business Development & Sales strategy aligned with Global/Regional Exams strategy working with other British Council colleagues to leverage opportunities and create value for UK Qualifications in Australia & New Zealand.

You will be responsible for the overall management of business development and service delivery of our Examinations Services business in Australia and New Zealand. Principal areas of responsibility include business pursuit, financial management, stakeholder management, people management, compliance with quality and security standards and exams-related customer service.


You will be deeply involved in developing country strategies that focus on sustainable growth of the exams business with an entrepreneurial, innovative approach.

As the key leader for exams management and growth, you will provide operational leadership and manage the delivery of professional, university and schools exams in Australia, ensuring all relevant national and corporate standards are met.

You will work closely with our IELTS testing partners in New Zealand and worldwide, and act on the opportunities discovered by you so to grow our exams business in New Zealand.

You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills


To qualify for this role, you will need:

1. Language requirement is a must for this role: you must possess excellent written and spoken communication skills in English;

2. You are educated to degree level or above;

3. You are a proven business developer, preferrably in education or examination areas;

4. You are always proactive in looking for ways to improve/streamline the current practices;

5. You are an excellent communicator who can effectively develop relationships and creating shared-purpose with with our commercial clients and key stakeholders;

6. You are preferably knowledgeable in UK qualifications, or have the capacity to develop this; and you are insightful in terms of education sector in Australia+/New Zealand;

7. You are experienced in problem solving-based sales experience and project management.


-        Smart working (most of us hot-desk!) 

-        37.5 contracted working hours per week (we believe in an output-based delivery!)

-        Flexible working opportunities (working from home / flexible hours)

-        Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave (depending on role grade)

-        Year-end bonus and annual bonus scheme 

-        Professional development opportunities – we offer a broad range of professional courses to large corporations and that is available for our staff members too!

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

Together, we can do more.


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



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 75 million people directly and 758 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.