Brand Standards Officer
Country / Territory
Based in UK: Location negotiable
Based in UK: Location negotiable
Corporate Headquarters
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay band: Pay Band 7 (£26,406 - £33,112) Location: Edinburgh or Manchester or other regions dependent on experience, ability to work within UK core hours, and economical and practical travel considerations) Contract type: 12 months - Maternity Contract/Secondment Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK Closing date and time: Sunday 13th January, 2019

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.


The opportunity:


The purpose of this role is to support global brand management and standards.  This role is responsible for supporting the management and development of brand-related tools, training and development, setting brand standards and guidelines and managing brand compliance by providing advice and guidance as the first point of contact on brand management and standard matters.


The brand function is a Centre of Excellence within Marketing, providing strategic brand expertise, and driving global professionalism and consistency across strategic business units, regions and countries/clusters.  



What we require of the successful candidate:


-          Knowledge of brand marketing, and British Council Brand standards

-          Ability to provide effective brand advice and support in a global organisation

-          Good written and verbal communication skills

-          Administrative, organisation and coordination skills

-          Experience of supporting brand management and standards operation

-          Experience of dealing effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in a matrix environment.




If you would like to understand more about this post then please see the documents below:

ROLE PROFILE.docx.docx

British Council behaviours.pdf




Further details:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by Sunday 13th January, 2019 (23:59)


We are looking to hold Interviews for this position, week commencing 21st of January, 2019


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. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.