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Distribution Examinations Officer in Chongqing (CHI-593)
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Pay Band 5
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Contract: 2-year fixed term contract| Salary: Pay Band 5| Location: Chongqing| Deadline for Applications: Feb 22, 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

Distribution Examinations Officer in Chongqing (CHI-593)




China is one of British Council’s largest exams operations, delivering extensive international exams to individuals, institutions, schools and corporate clients in mainland China. By providing access to highly valued UK qualifications, with the reassurance of integrity, we build on the UK’s reputation for world-class educational standards. Core tests we administer include IELTS, Aptis, and a wide range of academic and professional qualifications (Distribution Exams stream). The Distribution Exams stream in China encompasses school exams, professional exams, and university exams and is a critical part of our exams business.





In this role, you will will be responsible for administrating a wide range of high-stake international exams of Distribution Exams stream in Southwest China.

You will take an important role in the secure handling of confidential materials, supporting the development and continued optimisation of exam administration procedures, communicating with children and their families to collect contact information before tests as well as managing financial related work post the tests. You will also provide support remotely to Guangzhou office. 

You are expected to have good adaptability to changes, pay attention to details as well as demonstrating strong capability in working together.




You will be entitled with 22 days annual leave package, flexible working hours, possible career development opportunities.

Experience and knowledge will be acknowledged when trying to deliver high quality examinations services for British Council Distribution Examinations (Professional, Educational and Entrance exams) in South China through effective exam administration management, ensuring exam services are delivered in full compliance with all corporate standards and regulations set by examinations’ boards.


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 the role, you will need to have:


1.English at Proficiency Level B2 (Aptis B2, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)Chinese at Proficiency Level C1(HSK 5 or equivalent)

2.Bachelor degree

3.Minimum one year of experience in administration that required high level of attention to details and meeting strict deadlines

4.Demonstrable experience of project management

5.Effective communication and engagement with children and their families.

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 


Internal candidates only: please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance and confirm when the system prompts you to, that you have discussed the application with your line manager. 




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